Yesterday the Victor crew read an article about how freezing the coffee beans before grinding and using them to get a more uniform grind. If the beans are kept cold right up the time they are ground. As coffee heats up, the beans don’t grind as evenly.
Today we read how some warehouses are starting to roll out coffee that could have been stored as far back as the Bush administration. Many coffee roasters won’t purchase beans more than a year old because they lose their flavor. The oldest beans are going to bulk and instant-coffee roasters and to companies that supply institutions, hotels, vending machines. Some may be roasted longer or combined with newer beans to help mask the taste.
What’s a coffee-lover to do?