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Coffee fans - best stock up

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by dowie, 23 Nov 2021.

  1. dowie

    Capo Crimine

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    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/arti...are-climbing-and-roasters-are-switching-beans
    I guess there is bound to be a lag with this sort of stuff - plenty of coffee available in my local shops right now but it looks like it might be worth getting a few extra jars in now as the price is quite likely to rise a bit and/or the coffee replaced with robusta.
     
  2. silversurfer

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    Does it keep well across years, I presume thats how long a seasonal failure can affect pricing
     
  3. ~Divine~Wind~

    Underboss

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    Jars? You heathen

    Got about 8kg of beans atm, probs last a coupla month lol :(
     
  4. Jean-F

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    I’ve been told that freshly roasted coffee beans will last 3-4 months, but I’ve no idea if it’s true.
    My kid brought some instant type granules when he came over from Germany a few years ago, he said, “I know that you won’t drink it you snob, but I quite like it.”
    I saw it in the cupboard earlier this year, half full, expiry date 2019!
    Sorry kid, you’ll have to put up with my Jamaican Blue Mountain if the U.K. lets you in from Covid ravaged Deutschland!
     
  5. dLockers

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    PANIC BUY!!!1
     
  6. dowie

    Capo Crimine

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    Depends - instant stuff fo sure, stuff bought now can go into 2023... though instant brands can be a mixture of robusta and arabica beans.

    Ditto with tins of say ground coffee - I think I've got some illy tins I bought in summer 2020 which have an expiry in 2022.

    LOL fair, but sometimes I like an instant coffee too.
     
  7. Flibster

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    No.

    Green unroasted around 12 months if stored properly (cool, dark, vacuum sealed)
    Roasted coffee is about 12 weeks, but best in first 6.
    Ground coffee... minutes. The most volatile components of the coffee will disappear in minutes.
     
  8. dave28

    Wise Guy

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    Not really, green beans last a while but they go stale i think.

    i have roasted ones several years old and tasted ok to me lol, but i wouldnt say it is a good idea at all
     
  9. ~Divine~Wind~

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    Aye we uses to drink instant all the time, got a b2c machine and never looked back.

    Had instant a little while back and thought me mam had accidentally used gravy xD nescafe gold apparantly
     
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  10. Pawnless Endgame

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    You can freeze coffee beans. Have a 1kg bag on the go and freeze the other bags. That's what we used to do on our booze cruises to France, although not for the last couple of years due to the pandemic restrictions.
     
  11. cainer

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    I already have Coffee on my shopping list for tomorrow... i've put x1000 next to it,
    now to set up an Ebay account and wait
     
  12. TheOtherOption

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    Grabbed a few more bags for the new year period to see me through winter - Just 4 kilos though nothing mad!

    Also trying out Grind to see what that's like - will cancel if their beans are rubbish - lately I've been swearing by Owens Organic from Devon!
     
  13. DXP55

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    I have three 750gm tins of Maxwell House in cupboard. :D:D
     
  14. 200sols

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    He said coffee.
     
  15. DXP55

    Soldato

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    It is coffee - it says so on the tin.:rolleyes: :)
     
  16. Dwarfy

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    Guess I'll weather the storm with a good ol' cuppa
    I may be a liitle grouchy in the mornings though
     
  17. nine_tails

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    2021 in a nutshell :D
     
  18. omnomnom

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    Just bought 400 jars of nescafes finest. Thanks OP
     
  19. Freefaller

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    I have coffee beans on subscription so have enough to keep me caffeinated. Christmas without coffee would be close to hell.
     
  20. Uther

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    Good time to give it up. Terrible stuff.