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    Question What to do with a bad batch of green beans?

    Last week we roasted a naturally processed Peruvian bean that we've been working with for several weeks now. It was an outstanding coffee that suddenly shifted from tasting like grape jam and raw sugar to dirty bath water. After the first bad roast, we tried again using a different roaster and it was at that point that it became clear that the green bean is the problem. We now have 15 lbs. of this coffee roasted and 50 lbs. of the green bean with no ideas for what we can do apart from throwing it away. Has anyone dealt with this before and/or have ideas on how we can repurpose the beans instead of tossing them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bandgeek View Post
    Last week we roasted a naturally processed Peruvian bean that we've been working with for several weeks now. It was an outstanding coffee that suddenly shifted from tasting like grape jam and raw sugar to dirty bath water. After the first bad roast, we tried again using a different roaster and it was at that point that it became clear that the green bean is the problem. We now have 15 lbs. of this coffee roasted and 50 lbs. of the green bean with no ideas for what we can do apart from throwing it away. Has anyone dealt with this before and/or have ideas on how we can repurpose the beans instead of tossing them?
    some real bad roasters will mix them with other beans. that is what many do with "old beans", mostly washed, not honey or natural also natural beans affect too much of bad tastes when mixed, so that is even more problem.

    the best solution?

    toss them and forget about them.
    it is not worth mixing and possibly losing customers, not to mention unethical!

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    Never had a bag change mid-stream... with green I don't want to sell I give to the local homeless shelters. They are always grateful for ANY donation... the organization I help was literally taking donated surplus k-cups and emptying them out to brew coffee.

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    Make french roast?

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    This is a great idea! I will talk to everyone at the shop. Thanks!

 

 

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