I fully expect answers such as ‘get a subscription’ or ‘local shop’, and I can see plenty of easy answers. (I have considered a subscription, but then I can’t easily explore all of the wonderful roasters)
However, I’m curious if anyone has tips on how to explore new beans and roasters, whilst also letting beans rest for a week or so after roast date, and not leaving them too long ?
I am currently trying to remember to order when I open my last remaining bag (usually 250g), so that the new beans will arrive and be rested in time for when I’m ready. The problems being roasting time and delivery times seem to vary by roaster, so there could be times when I have too much (not a problem if occasional) or none (a bigger problem). I have learned that Darker roasts should be consumed before lighter, but beyond that I’m still learning.
If I run out, I could go and buy some cheap beans, either locally or delivered next day, but then I’ve got an amount of beans to work through before starting my next ‘good’ beans.
Maybe I’m being too picky/pedantic, but when I’m spending £10+ on a bag of good beans, I don’t really want to brew them too soon, or too late, and at the same time I want to minimise the time I’m on ‘cheap’ beans because, well, it’s boring.
Perhaps this is just a ‘me’ problem, but I’d welcome feedback and thoughts from everyone else as to their method/process around bean sourcing and usage.
(I’m opening a fresh bag on Saturday, and placed an order with Unorthodox today - thanks to folk in this forum - and realise I may have once again have misjudged my timing)