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    Coffee beans

    How long should I wait before opening a new bag of coffee beans that where roasted three days ago? Iíve heard a week.

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    You really want to allow the beans to degas for at least 24 to 48 hours. So if you are storing them in an airtight container, you need to open it a crack every so often to let the CO2 out. Then you should be good to go.
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    Lord no! Not a week! MntnMan got it right, but that is just for storing. You don't have to let them degas if you intend to use them right away. Some people think that they taste better after they sit for a couple days, but I can assure you that by waiting a week you will have missed some of the best tastes and aromas of the coffee.

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    Thing is it really depends on two primary factors based on what I've bought roasted for years and what I've been home roasting for 4 years. Roast level as lighter coffees seem to need longer to mellow out to hit their peak as well as extraction method being used. Coffees specifically for espresso typically need around 6-7 days to start to peak. Too soon/fresh and you will notice the explosive nature of the degassing (massive/quick dissipating crema) as well as unbalanced flavors. Those things do settle in time. For what I consider less demanding methods such as pourover, press, drip using coffee sooner rather than later seems to be fine as there's no real pressure involved. Since I started home roasting any time I do a new-to-me coffee I will try it at day 2 post roast, then day 3, etc. and find all coffees I select (green) and roast to my preferred standards hit their peak around day 7-8 and that's how I roast/rotate my stash as each jar is used around day 7-8 and never sits longer than 8-9 days post roast. I can open a jar each day and see/smell the changes taking place. There is no right/wrong as experimentation to find what works for YOU is key.
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    Thank you so much. I was afraid to open it right away

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadow745 View Post
    Thing is it really depends on two primary factors based on what I've bought roasted for years and what I've been home roasting for 4 years. Roast level as lighter coffees seem to need longer to mellow out to hit their peak as well as extraction method being used. Coffees specifically for espresso typically need around 6-7 days to start to peak. Too soon/fresh and you will notice the explosive nature of the degassing (massive/quick dissipating crema) as well as unbalanced flavors. Those things do settle in time. For what I consider less demanding methods such as pourover, press, drip using coffee sooner rather than later seems to be fine as there's no real pressure involved. Since I started home roasting any time I do a new-to-me coffee I will try it at day 2 post roast, then day 3, etc. and find all coffees I select (green) and roast to my preferred standards hit their peak around day 7-8 and that's how I roast/rotate my stash as each jar is used around day 7-8 and never sits longer than 8-9 days post roast. I can open a jar each day and see/smell the changes taking place. There is no right/wrong as experimentation to find what works for YOU is key.
    Crap, I just opened the espresso roast now. It was roasted on the 6th and when Mr.Peachberry said it was ok, I when ahead. I just made some and it should had a few more days to degas. Oh well, not much I can do now.

 

 

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