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making coffee concentrate for short trip

I'm going on a 4-night trip soon, visiting a person who is not into coffee. Seems like the simplest thing to do is to brew up some coffee concentrate beforehand, and dilute it with hot water each ...
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How to keep sachet coffee fresh?

I got some sachet coffee from Turkey. They are instant. I want to keep it fresh once it has opened. How can I make sure that the coffee remains fresh after opening as sachet turn to unwrap while ...
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How soon do coffee beans lose flavor

I mostly brew my coffee using a cold brew method. I store my beans in an air tight container. But it is a bit of a hassle to open the container. Would the beans lose much flavor if they were exposed ...
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Decipher Lavazza roast/batch code

Can anyone help deciphering Lavazza coffee roasting / batch codes on ground coffee? The bag on the left was great. The one on the right is bad enough I will return the several I bought. Both were ...
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Freezing Cold Brew?

Folks established in this question* that freezing hot-brewed coffee isn't a great idea. But what about cold brewed coffee concentrate? Given that cold brew is already at fridge temperature, it seems ...
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Storing Brewed Coffee in a Temperature Controlled Insulated Mug

Suppose a thermos mug is fully filled with coffee (so there is no air and the coffee can't come in contact with oxygen) and somehow I manage to keep the temperature of coffee around 60 degree to 70 ...
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Bialetti Moka Express Pot

Hi all! I am a new owner of a Bialetti Moka Express Pot! I have only had this little guy for maybe a month, and I am noticing that the water chamber is starting to look like this. Does anyone have any ...
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Coffee choices for Zombie Apocalypse

(This is probably an opinion question.) With the coronavirus I've been stocking up on foods that last, and that I like to eat. Example, I love figs and dried fruit and eat them daily so I've bought ...
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Does coffee really need to be stored in an air-tight container?

I am getting conflicting information online about whether or not coffee needs to be stored in an air-tight container. There seem to be two camps: Container must be air-tight Container must have CO2 ...
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NS Oscar II should I drain the boiler before storage?

I' have a Nuova Simonelli Oscar II machine for events. There is considerable time between those events and I was wondering if I should drain the boiler before storage. The usual storage time is about ...
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Coffee Expired before its mentioned date?

I buy this coffee jar 3 months ago and now coffee is turned into solid round balls is this expired? I can use or not is this good for use?
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Can I store wet coffee beans in the fridge?

My coffee beans accidentally got wet. Can I store them in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days? Or not?
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If I only occasionally brew at home, should I keep instant or grounds (or something else)?

Related: Is it a good idea to keep a coffeemaker if I only occasionally drink coffee? At home, I produce less than 2 cups of coffee per week. Lately, I've been using instant to keep the hassle-payout ...
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How can I identify whether coffee is expired or not?

My coffee jar is half used. I can't find an expiration date on it. Maybe it is misprinted or the label has been removed because it's a year old. How will I know if it's safe to drink?
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How long can we safely store cold brew concentrate?

How long can we store cold brew? Does storing cold brew for a week or more affect its taste or texture provided that we use good grinding beans and make it under proper ratio?
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Is leaving coffee bins open in the store normal?

I'm checking out a local coffee shop online that was recommended to me, before deciding to go in. I noticed that the beans they sell in bins are all uncovered in photos (the photos are from Google so ...
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How does moisture occur inside Trader Joe’s coffee cans?

I’ve started trying Trader Joe’s whole bean coffee that comes in canisters. When I opened one today and poured the beans into the grinder, I noticed there was some moisture inside the can that I had ...
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How long does sealed ground coffee retain its flavors?

Assuming I purchase freshly ground coffee from a shop which sell it sealed. How long can I store it before it begins to lose its flavor? Sealed here means the sealed packets which we get from ...
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Is there a composition available about how the main parameters influence coffee taste?

There's lots of information available about the influence of various parameters on coffee taste, but it's scattered across the internet. On top of that, most answers and articles are packed with ...
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How to prepare beans for grinding

A friend brought me home some coffee beans from his back garden in Sri Lanka (I live in Ireland :) ), and I am unsure on what to do next. He said that they dried them, but I will need to toast them on ...
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Does it make sense to buy smaller-sized bags of whole bean coffee to keep it fresher?

How much impact has having a coffee bag being opened vs. sealed on preserving the aroma of beans over 1 month? I am deliberating between 250 gram and 500 gram packages, with the former being 4% more ...
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Finding if coffee is a health risk after best before

I have couple of coffee in my cabin where I visit on weekend and I saw 2 coffee which were best before xx 2017. One has big chunk of coffee and looks faded and the other got faded colour. I have no ...
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Do ground beans or brewed coffee lose flavour faster?

I usually roast my coffee in the evening, grind it and brew it in the morning, to drink multiple hours later. I do notice that I do not have the same experience drinking coffee multiple hours after it ...
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How to transport coffee

I'm afraid this is a dirty instant coffee question. Every morning I'm up pretty early and will usually make myself a quick instant coffee in a travel mug and hit the road. It is really good instant ...
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Aluminium v's Ceramic storage

I've been reading a wikipedia article about the best material for a coffee jar for storing beans, which recommends ceramic or dark glass. I then came here and there is a recent question about ...
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Why of the-shelf-coffee packages are aluminum from the inside

Why of-the-shelf coffee packages (available e.g. in supermarkets) are covered with aluminum (or some sort of hard silver a little bit shiny thick foil) from the inside?
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Does ground coffee lose caffeine like it loses aroma?

What I know is that, for the best taste, one should grind the coffee right before brewing it. Storing ground coffee makes it lose part of its taste, even if there are ways to counteract that effect. ...
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How long does it take coffee beans to degas?

A google search brings up a great article by Hannah from Fellow Products called "Understanding Degassing: Is Fresh Best?," in which she claims: Degassing varies depending on the type of ...
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Why some coffee pods are under pressure?

I am quite sure that air prejudices the quality of the coffee. So why some coffee pods are under pressure? Shouldn't they be in vacuum?
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Is there any way to preserve roasted coffee beans?

I know different people try different things to preserve roasted coffee beans, including freezing them or vacuum sealing them. But do any of these actually work? I have a very rare and expensive ...
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Is there a way to economically store freshly roasted coffee under vacuum?

I know that freshly roasted coffee needs to rest at least a few days before drinking because carbon dioxide is being released from the freshly roasted beans. At the same time, excess exposure to ...
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For how long coffee may stay in thermoses; meeting ECBC/SCAE/SCAA requirements, what does it mean?

We got in the office some kind of coffee-machine, I think it's Moccamaster CD Thermo, and it has 2 thermoses, to keep a coffee warm/fresh for certain period of time. Thermoses are good and easy to ...
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Can I reduce harmful terpenes?

There are reports that terpenes in coffee made without a paper filter raise cholesterol and risk of atherosclerosis / heart disease. (See Coffee and Cholesterol and Warning: Going to the Coffee Shop ...
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Will the quality of the coffee change if I store it in a plastic bottle?

I make my coffee every morning. I leave it to rest for 20-30 minutes, mix it with some milk, and pour it into a plastic bottle. I drink the coffee from that bottle during the day. Am I doing it right?...
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Best way to store unroasted/raw coffee?

I'm using green coffee and would like to know how to keep the beans to protect from getting bad (mold). I try to keep them safe and to be all time ready for roasting.
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Store Costco beans in individual vacuum sealed canisters?

Is it a good idea to split bulk (2-3 pound bags) Costco coffee beans into separate (1 pound) vacuum sealed canisters? This would be done quickly for reduced oxygen exposure. I would use up a canister ...
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What molds grow in brewed coffee?

This question is not about molds that affect coffee plants. I am asking about molds that grow in coffee that has been sitting for a few days or more. I did not find any scientific articles on point so ...
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Should I use the airtight container, or the opaque container?

I know that ideally, I should keep my ground coffee in an airtight, opaque container. Currently, I'm limited to one that is airtight, but glass, and one that is opaque, but not that airtight (it's ...
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Green bean storage [closed]

I'd like to get into selling green bean to roasters and I'm looking for information on storing coffee at a very small commercial level (50-100 bags). Without anyone to tap directly in my network, I'm ...
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How does freezing affect vacuum packed coffee beans?

I recently vacuum packed 1 kg of coffee beans that were about to expire into 100 g portions. I would like to know how they will be affected by the freezing and how long they will last in the freezer.
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Can flavoured coffees alter the shelf life of the coffee?

Flavouring a coffee involves introducing flavour oils to the beans after roasting. I am assuming that the shelf life of an object is measured as the minimum shelf life of its components, so is it ...
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Vaccum container and dispenser?

Is there a vacuum container that can dispense coffee without letting air in so I don't have to vacuum it everytime I need to make coffee? P.S., English is not my first language. Feel free to ...
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Freezing brewed coffee

The other day, I had stupid idea: What if I made my coffee in big batch and freeze what I did not manage to drink? Let's put away why would I even want to do it. And for sake of argument, I know it ...
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Are coffee 'vaults' like Friis really effective?

Some days ago I stumbled upon with this coffee jar: Friis coffee vault. Are products like this, with an special valve, really useful to preserve the freshness of ground or whole bean coffee?
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Why does the gas from degassing ground coffee smell bad?

I have a jar with ground coffee stored in a cupboard. Every time I open that cupboard a specific smell gets out, one that can surely be associated with coffee but that is not the same one that you can ...
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The one-way valve, to squeeze or not to squeeze?

I buy 2-3 bags of fresh roasted beans and after a few days the bags balloon out. Should I squeeze the gases out or let the gases seep out naturally?
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How much does keeping beans vacuum sealed matter?

I use a moka pot (makineta) to make coffee, and I keep the beans in a bag (not sealed) in the freezer. I keep getting people saying that in order to get to best aroma and the most fresh coffee the ...
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Chemically, what's happening to coffee after it's brewed?

So I've prepared my coffee in the morning, and transferred it to a thermos flask, where it will only cool down negligibly over the course of the day. Is anything happening to the coffee in the flask? ...
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How long will iced latte keep in the Fridge?

If I make a batch of iced latte, that is to say I make a regular latte then pour it over ice, how long can I keep a batch fresh in the fridge? A day? A week? If the milk is the limiting factor, could ...
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Coffee in a flask - How long can I store?

In the past I have made up to 2L of coffee using a french press and stored it in a flask that I have brought to lectures. Sometimes I will continue drinking this after 5 days, but it tastes pretty bad....
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