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DrD

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Freezing coffee beans
« on: 24/08/2019, 09:02 AM »
Hi everyone

I am a big fan of this forum, been distracted on other things (baby) for some time but am trying to get off my butt and make some contributions to this great community.

Anyway, came across this article the other day (hope it's ok to post link) and I must say it was really surprising as I was of the belief that freezing beans was a no-no. The idea that there are some benefits and that it could open a way to preserving sought after/rare roasts is really quite fascinating. Ultra low temperature freezers are probably unlikely to make their way to many homes, so I'll stick to using room temperature beans for now  :D

https://www.beanscenemag.com.au/big-freeze-theres-no-longer-barrier-coffee-freshness/?fbclid=IwAR01LydD3CNmqNhrd4pHWInu2iL_k8oaHM8PX07QVu31__Db4GLlzOgoWVg

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Brett H

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« Reply #1 on: 24/08/2019, 10:36 AM »
Hey there DrD... this is a much debated topic and It’s a good article. I have frozen beans at work if we are to be away for a week or two and no chance to roast before returning. If the brands are thawed appropriately before use I can’t taste a difference (subjective relaxation of standards for convenience??) but one of my colleagues certainly does (my Wine is better than your wine and was only $6 a bag). To each their own, but I too will stick to being fresh. Enjoy the new Bub... they grow up too fast!
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« Reply #2 on: 24/08/2019, 11:03 AM »
Hi Brett

have you tried grinding while frozen? Some of those interviewed in the article considered this the way to go, as it changed the way the beans fractured during grinding and supposedly led to some improvement. All very interesting.

Little bub is a year old now and getting into all sorts of mischief. He is especially interested in the coffee machine and I have to keep him out of cup storage area all the time!
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« Reply #3 on: 24/08/2019, 08:06 PM »
Hi DrD... yep, I used to grind straight from the freezer but I found I was needing to clean my grinder much more often thanks to the Queensland heat and condensation.

They grow up so fast eh... especially when you are consistently sleep-deprived and surfing their ‘phases’.
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« Reply #4 on: 24/08/2019, 10:27 PM »
Yep there certainly is alot of interesting thoughts as to freezing beans, and many competitors have used it to great effect. But yeah the conditions have to be very specific to avoid alot of variables that are brought up as a result... but I'd love to experiment with it :)
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