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Grinding beans for friends/family/customers...

edited January 1970 in Roasted Beans or Blends
I try to encourage everyone to get a grinder so they can grind fresh but not everyone will!!

Keeping that in mind if you normally roast then sell beans or give away and pack/seal immediately after roasting what do you do if they need to be ground?

Do you rest them for a day or so first? A week? Or not bother and just grind away knowing they will go stale quickly anyway?


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  • I have a number of people that I need to grind for. I usually allow at least 5 days development in the bag before grinding. I then open, grind and re-seal the bag for them. Many use it for Coffee @ work situation using a gold mesh filter, so grinding on the spot is not an option for them. They seem happy with the outcomes, and prefer it to other @ work alternatives. Graham
  • Yeah it's a tricky one hey.. I would just grind as close to the time that you're going to give them the coffee as possible. That's the only way it's going be at its best quality (relatively speaking)
  • I have no trouble roasting and grinding straight away as Ive read studies that say that by grinding you're increasing the particle size and so speeding up the degassing process anyway - certainly after 3 or 4 days in the bag I think that the average punter is going to be hard pressed to tell the difference between those which have beed aged post roast before grinding, and those which have been freshly ground ACG
  • Thanks guys :) all good info Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  • I wouldn't bother resting or waiting as those who want it ground most likely don't fully appreciate having the best possible experience from the coffee. Personally I don't do it (I know it's harsh) because I don't like to lower my standard and provide something that A, may not be ground optimally for their brew method B, is going to degrade pretty quickly after a few hours.
  • on 1504173475:
    I wouldn't bother resting or waiting as those who want it ground most likely don't fully appreciate having the best possible experience from the coffee. Personally I don't do it (I know it's harsh) because I don't like to lower my standard and provide something that A, may not be ground optimally for their brew method B, is going to degrade pretty quickly after a few hours.
    Agreed on all counts. I used to have this motto until I started a small business!! Then I realised there are some things you have to do if you want to grow a customer base. I try to move people on, but everyone has to start somewhere :) My hope is eventually they will move to a hand grinder and enjoy their aeropress brew more, then the sky’s the limit!!  Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  • Yes I encourage whole bean distribution.. I find that grinding to early reduces the flavour.
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