Sunday, December 14, 2008

Green raw coffee beans : Retain freshness for years

Roasted coffee : Begins to lose flavor after a week

Ground coffee : Starts losing flavor an hour after grinding

Brewed coffee : Starts losing flavor within minutes

The solution to freshness is to purchase bulk coffee beans
in smaller quantities and grind the beans before brewing.

The Arabs have the best solution, roast, grind, brew
and drink coffee all at one sitting.

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For those of you who may not think you are creative
enough, you can always do things like this and even
get others to help. Could be great fun and an interesting
way to go through that old stamp collection that may have
been handed down from a relative that you don't
know what to do with. No use wasting the stamps.

Proper Cup Of Coffee

Andrew Sisters


R.L. Bourges said...

the car seems to have a terminal case of chicken pox :-)

Megan said...

Oh boy, if I did that with dad's stamp collection, he would kill me! :)

tut-tut said...

I have too many collections; maybe I should do something unusual with them . . . Didn't know that song. Have a good week!

Joanne said...

It must be nice to have so much free time on your hands!

Crazy Ass Beastard said...

Wonder how much, if any, putting those stamps on his car raised its value? That's alot of stamps.

N said...

i wish there was a colour picture of that car. magnified one :) would have so interesting to go through it.

ratatouille's archives said...

Hi! Coffee Messiah,
Great!information on coffee and how long coffee retain it freshness.

dcd ;-)

tony said...

If I Showed Such A Car To My Postman It Would Give Him Heart-Failure!

Coffee Messiah said...

rlb: Ha, ha.....

megan: I don't know, he might like that others would be able to see his collection. Although, if there were any valuable stamps, maybe not ; (

t & t: Hey, U 2!

joanne: Can't imagine how long it would have taken.

simstone: Probably nothing, since the stamps were no good for selling after that.

n: I believe the article was from the 50s, maybe even a bit earlier. And from a newspaper article, although it did not state any information.

nc: Most people are still confused by the whole issue, so Thanks ; )

tony: Maybe, and maybe not.....

Kurt said...

We grind our own beans here at OPE. We don't want to buy beans green and roast them before grinding, as that would verge on connoisseurship, which is the aesthetic of damnation.

Squirrel said...

I like the stamp car.

We have bumper sticker cars here, not very pretty. More emphatic and extreme.

(Especially the Nader for president car.)

I wonder what kind of coffee Nader drinks? Obama?
Time to research!

dennis said...

Dennis noticed the coffee man is not wearing any clothes.

Unknown said...

I wonder what that car's worth with all those stamps on there - hope he didn't stick anything really valuable on it! ;-)

Reya Mellicker said...

What's not to love about the Andrew sisters, not to mention naked men pouring coffee beans all over the planet.

Oh yeah!!

lettuce said...

thats so bizarre
and rather fabulous

mouse (aka kimy) said...

thanks for the useful information..

I'm almost there... I grind, brew and drink my coffee at one sitting.

unfortunately I don't know exactly when the beans were roasted - I always buy free trade beans from equal exchange.... they seem fresh. and I never buy more than 5 days of beans at a time...

love the car!

edward said...

i think he is wearing a fleshtone suit

Coffee Messiah said...

kurt: Guess I want to reach "aesthetic of damnation." Hope to C U there! ; )

squirrel: Seems less and less people use stickers on cars now a days, at least out here.

dennis: U R the 1st to notice ; )

absolute: I'm thinking not much, since the stamps could not be used again.

reya: Not surprised you noticed ; )

lettuce: I've seen some crazy cars in the usa, his is tame in comparison.

kimy: If you find a place that roasts ask when they make a batch and try it. You'll like it ; )

edward: Hard to say isn't it?

Unknown said...

I'm from Indonesia, a coffee lover. I like the most of pictures @ this sites. Cooooool, Bro

lime14 said...

lol coffee i don't drink at all unless i put a lot of sugar in it. the main thing that i drink is hot chocolate. it is so good especially with marshmallows in it. where i get my hot chocolate from is Quick Trip. they have the best damn hot chocolate that i have ever tasted in my life. lol

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the info! Love the brazilian pic! I am brazilian and coffee lover.

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