Vintage Coffee…..

Whilst I am pleased to see Hasbean getting some good press (halfway down the page) I am slightly concerned about the articles insistence that vintage coffee is the new, in-thing (despite being advised otherwise by Steve). Whilst people like George Howell and Terroir may be making in roads into increasing the shelf life of fresh coffee, telling people that coffee you’ve left lying around your warehouse for the last couple of years is now a terribly exciting and interesting thing is not “a good thing”.

Anette has written a suitably outraged, but helpful e-mail to the journalist and I will be interested to see the response. (I’ll post it on here too – the response, not Anette’s e-mail!)

I’d be interested to know who these experts are? Who is saying that old, baggy green coffee is good coffee?

Anyone for some OBJ?

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4 Comments

  1. Yes James I tried to tell him this was not a good idea, (alos that aged coffee was the next big thing), but I dont think he was listening.

    Ho Hum :(

    Steve

  2. James, I too find this worrying. It’s kind of like sake, which isn’t supposed to be aged, but you can get some pricey vintage bottles. You have to wonder…

  3. well, i’ll only say you should taste some good monsooned malabar if for no other reason than it’ll be one of the more interesting cups you’ve had. not saying it’s good or bad. just…different.

  4. I’ve a bit of an old bag left, I got it for free to season the new roaster, and now I’m thinking it could be worth a small fortune..?????? If you know any Uber-Rich with no taste buds let me know as I have the coffee they need!

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