Thursday, January 29, 2009

No Country for Old Beans

Today marks the 15th day of my Alma Viva beans I mentioned yesterday. There done, I'm going to put them to rest today. Each day the beans loose oxygen, therefore losing there flavor. The great thing about getting freshly roasted (within 2-3 days of roasting) is that the flavors are really amazing. I take my coffee black so I can taste the flavors, so when the flavor is bad it makes it really hard to get down. I encourage you to go find the freshest coffee in your area and grab a cup. If you live in the Bay Area, you've got several options. I plan on doing reviews of all the big players: Blue Bottle, Ritual, Four Barrel, and Philz. Just to name a few.


  1. If you ever need a depository for your old beans to rest in, I'll take care of them for you. I use plenty of cream and a bit 'o sugar in my coffee, so I'm not quite as in tune to the 2 week deadline. Just saying... I'll take your leftovers...

    And try RENWOOD zinfandels, sooper tasty!

  2. I've got something even better than that for you! Blue Bottle requires us to use new coffee every week, so we always have leftovers. Check with Catherine on Sundays. That's where my supply comes from usually.
    I want to try some RENWOOD. we should try some together!