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    Beware Amazon is selling stale coffee beans

    I recently ordered coffee beans from Amazon. I was frustrated to see that the roasted coffee beans that arrived were 3 months old and useless for making espresso. Lesson learned, from now on I'm going directly to the roasters web site to order.

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    Lesson Learned!

    Too bad you didn't discover the Coffee Forums before you made that mistake. We would have told you it was a bad idea to order the coffee from Amazon.

    By the way, welcome to the Coffee Forums!

    Rose

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    Welcome aboard!!!!!
    When you have chance to check out our past posts, you will find many threads about stale coffee.
    many of the members from this board are home roasters or commercial roasters and if they don't roast their beans at home, they buy coffee from local roasters or roasters of their choice.
    I would suggest for you to find local roaster who cares about freshness of their beans.

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    There are some on Amazon that ship fresh, but you have to check the wording/descriptions carefully, on some the orders they go direct to the roaster to fulfill. If it's just Amazon, then it's been sitting in one of their warehouses for god knows how long lol. Not worth the hassle of getting screwed though, too many roasters online you can just go to directly and order from and not deal with a 3rd party.

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    I sell on Amazon, but only roast and ship as the coffee is ordered. As stated above make sure you read the sellers description before you place your order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IslandRoast View Post
    I sell on Amazon, but only roast and ship as the coffee is ordered. As stated above make sure you read the sellers description before you place your order.
    hi, can you tell me what kind of coffee do you roast and sell to Amazon? interest to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdavis121212 View Post
    I recently ordered coffee beans from Amazon. I was frustrated to see that the roasted coffee beans that arrived were 3 months old.
    How did you know that they were months old? Was the package date stamped?

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    buying from Amazon is "hit & miss". I also experienced few times. If you want consistently good coffee, better to buy from reputable roasters in your area. However, only draw back is that pricing gets much higher for same coffee when you buy from roasters, specially it gets really high when you buy from famous roasters, like Colombe, Intelligentsia and Lamill..etc It is better to find local roasters where you can actually go and visit and buy.

 

 

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