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    How do professional roasteries store their green coffee beans?

    Hey, guys.

    We're just a few weeks away from officially opening up for business, and we're thinking through a lot of things right now. At the moment, I'm wondering how other professional roasteries store their green coffee. How do you have it organized? And do you leave it in the sacks, or do you dump it into food-grade containers?

    I'd love to see a few photos of how some of you have your green storage areas organized.

    Thanks!

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    Congrats Ryan.
    for me, we just leave it in the sacks, BUT ON PALLETS. no direct contact with floor (which is concrete) We want to avoid moisture problem as much as we can, so we put them in a cool, dark, ventilated room ON PALLETS.

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    Alex is right...not only for protecting the bean quality, but from health department requirements. Dunnage racks are the type of racks used for this purpose, esp in refrigerated storage where wooden pallets would develop mold and mildew. Pallets are a cheap alternative for this purpose, but they do take up a lot of space, unless you can find some narrow skids. There was just another inquiry about these types of racks shown in a picture on the topic "Roastery Pics"...check it out.

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    32 Gallon Brute trash barrels (NSF approved and obviously only for green) on dolly's (one per varietal) and bags still in burlap/grainpro on top of dunnage racks for sealed bags.

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    Ditto Ensoluna's comment. We leave them in the bag, on pallets. Also we turn our inventory as fast as we can so smaller orders of green bean more often.
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    In the bag, on the pallet as well. And use NSF buckets for the roasted product before being bagged and sealed.

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    We keep the burlap bags that are double bagged in plastic on a pallet then stage one bag of each grade into grain pro bags inside a brute tub on rollers. Also use only NSF buckets and utensils for roasted product. We never, ever touch the roasted beans

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    Congrats Breifne for new Business!!

    Keep your beans in a convenient, but dark and cool location. Remember that a cabinet near the oven is often too warm, and so is a spot on the kitchen counter that gets strong afternoon sun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by austinbaines View Post
    Congrats Breifne for new Business!!

    Keep your beans in a convenient, but dark and cool location. Remember that a cabinet near the oven is often too warm, and so is a spot on the kitchen counter that gets strong afternoon sun.
    The question in the original post was asking how other professional roasteries store their green coffee.

    It looks like your response was about home storage. I agree, that in a kitchen, the cabinet near the oven is a bad place to store coffee or any other food items.

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    Dunnage racks are the way to go...super clean and easy to sweep under. They can get pricey but well worth it.
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