Today, I received 0.5 KG of coffee from one of the roasters. It just mentions brew before Dec 2024. It doesn’t have a batch or a serial number either.
Considering the best before is still 12 months away, I am assuming it was recently roasted probably in Dec 23.
It doesn’t impress me when a roaster can’t be asked to put a roast date bags.
Somebody gave me a bag as a gift for Christmas 2023. It had a roast date some time in mid Sep 2022 and the best before was by March 2024. The person insisted we brew this coffee immediately. We did and it was a punishment drink, which I would not even dream of giving it to my nemesis. I hate wastages. We tried to camflouge with a drop of milk and sugar, which are no no for me. After a few drinks, it went to the bin, unfortunately.
These experiences make me a little suspicious. 🤷
I have emailed the roaster. Let’s see. :-)