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Got this in August. The box smelled great, but the coffees I've tried were underwhelming.
Aldo's: meh. Definitely nothing special, a bit less than average.
Bell's: ok; a bit better than average.
I was so disappointed I haven't bothered to try the other two.
Disclosure: I'm partial to dark, full-body roasts.
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killme wrote:I bought this brand in September. I separated the beans into weekly portions and placed them in individual ziplock sandwich bags, stuck those in the original coffee bags, then stuck those in bigger ziplock bags and placed them all in the freezer. You CAN freeze beans. I pull one of the small bags out out every week or two and it still tastes great.
Freeze beans??? Only if you want to RUIN them! PLEASE stop this old wives tale quality advice! The -proper- way to store coffee beans or grounds is in an air tight container. Freezing them only dehydrates them and makes them highly susceptible to tasting like the food in your freezer!
woot changed my signature...apparently linking my old blog was "advertising"...never thought I'd see anyone give Obama a run for his money on being the nanny state...
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nmpls wrote:When was this stuff roasted, or better yet, when will it be roasted?
If the dates hand written on the bags were accurate then the beans from 3 of the bags were roasted the the day they were shipped; the fourth the day before. They were all great. In for more!
I use a French press at home and work. Mill the beans, never grind them. Makes for an even size and (IMHO) tastes better.
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