Green coffee beans, which have not been roasted, will usually remain good for up to two years or longer. To keep roasted beans fresh, you can keep them in an airtight container in a cool, dark area for two to six months.
Roasted coffee beans are often more expensive than unroasted beans. Grinding your own beans could significantly save your coffee expenses.
However, two things to keep in mind. Buying unroasted coffee beans necessitates additional work for oneself. At the same time, making the decision to buy and roast your own beans at home has its benefits.
For those who prioritize freshness and flavor, roasting your own coffee beans is definitely worth the time and effort. Coffee tastes best a week after roasting, so home roasting assures you consistently having the greatest flavor.
Making the effort to roast your own unroasted coffee beans benefits you in multiple ways, including the following:
Remember that when coffee beans are roasted, they begin to lose their unique oils and delicious flavors. You can save money by roasting your own raw coffee beans at home. Every cup of coffee you brew will be the freshest money can buy.
A Cost-effective Option
Unroasted coffee beans are frequently less expensive than roasted coffee beans. The merchant hasn't taken the time and effort to roast the green coffee beans for you. So converting to raw coffee beans could result in huge long-term savings.
An Extended Shelf Life
Raw coffee beans also have a substantially longer shelf life than roasted coffee beans due to their unroasted state. While roasted beans have an average shelf life of around one month (when properly protected from oxygen, light, and humidity), high-quality green coffee beans can have a shelf life of up to 12 months (also if well protected). This allows you to stock up on green coffee beans in bulk and then roast them in smaller amounts as needed.
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Other Questions about Coffee :
OCM (OnCoffeeMakers.com) was started in 2007 with the first webpage about coffee machines. And for a number of years, we focused on helping people find their desired coffee machine (we still are helping folks with that! So, if you are looking for coffee machines for office or restaurants - check out the link).
In 2010, we started getting enquiries on restaurant marketing and we start to help food and beverage brands with their marketing. Below are campaigns and events that we have done over the years:
OCM's campaigns: F&B Marketing Ideas by OCM
OCM's Events: F&B Industry events by or with OCM
Check out this restaurant marketing guide to learn more about the many campaigns and companies we have worked with.
Since then, we have also created many marketing workshops and classes for the F&B industry. Many of these modules are still running in tertiary institutions such as Temasek Polytechnic Skillsfuture Academy and also ITE College East COC classes, below are some snippets of our lectures and workshops:
OCM’s F&B workshops: Food and Beverage Marketing Lectures | Workshops - click to watch classes on customer journey map, JTBD and more.
So, if you are looking for industry practitioners to help you scale your coffee or F&B businesses, do drop us a message or book an appointment. Do also check out our various social media platforms on regular F&B and coffee market updates:
For regular coffee (F&B) related videos: OCM Youtube
For Daily Coffee Inspiration (fun coffee content): OCM IG
For insights into the coffee (F&B) industry: OCM LinkedIN
PS: For the coffee lovers, we continue to share coffee articles (and videos) and have also started a free coffee class section (with free online coffee training supported by coffee partners).