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Everything You Need to Know About Storing Coffee

Having reached the level of coffee snob some years ago, I don’t think I’m quite to the level of coffee geek yet, but I continue to work on it. That’s how much I love really good coffee!

Coffee beans in a bag, ground coffee in a jar and brewed coffee in a cup

As you may recall from previous posts I’ve been a home roaster for many years now. While my family and I seriously enjoy a good cup of coffee, the real reason I took up this hobby in the first place was not to achieve quality. It was to save money. Excellent quality, gourmet-level coffee is not inexpensive.

The day I spent $19.95 for 12 ounces of Costa Rican, La Minita Tarrazu roasted coffee beans—with absolutely no indication on the packaging for when this coffee was roasted—was the day I said this is crazy. There has to be a better way.

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How to Get Started Roasting Your Own Coffee Beans

Updated 9-21-19

Clearly, a recent post where I mentioned that my coffee roasting hobby has taken on a new dimension now that I import my green raw coffee beans from the grower in Costa Rica, piqued the interest of many of coffee lovers.

It all started about 10 years when I had a conversation with Dax Wilson, who’d recently taken up this hobby of home roasting. The motivation? First, quality and taste, but also to cut the high cost of quality coffee by at least half. That was enough to get my attention and all I needed to become equally enthusiastic.

Cup of coffee next to roasted coffee beans

Today I’m going to walk you through the entire process I followed to get started, complete with tips and advice on creating your perfect cup of home-roasted coffee.

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