I know there has already been a fair bit of discussion regarding the storing of beans. I know many of you portion and vacuum pack to keep them as fresh for as long as possible but for me that seems a lot of effort and waste of plastice bags (not too good for the environment either…cough!). Also, many of the vacuum sealer type containers aint cheap either and don’t seem to be as good as they make out.
Now, I simply freeze my beans as soon as I get them and when I want a portion, it takes literally seconds to take the bag out, open it, weigh out my required amount, re-seal it and pop it back in the freezer.
When I mentioned this before Dave said that even though I am freezing the beans that I should still tape over the valve on the bag. So, here are my questions…
If the beans are frozen aren’t they effect in a sort of stasis and therefore any deterioration would be considerably slowed down a bit like peas frozen at the point of being picked?
If they are frozen how can the ingress of air (even minus 18 - 20 degrees air) effect them? I know stuff can suffer from freezer burn but that is usually food that is kept for months and months and my coffee never is.
Has anyone noticed the difference in taste of beans vacuum packed and beans frozen for the same amount of time?
I’m not knocking what anyone else chooses to do, I’m only asking loik.