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Ever thrown out a package of stale coffee? Or even worse, made a couple of cups of poison from it instead?
Ground coffee gets stale within days and beans gets stale within a week. Combining a grinder/coffee maker and a storage department for beans with a vacuum pump (and possibly an airlock for
when disposing beans into the grinder) gives you fresh coffee without the need to buy new coffee every week.
[Amos Kito, Oct 17 2004]
||Does it make a difference if it's in a vacuum, or is air-tight sufficient? I've read, as in the [link], oxygen causes coffee to go bad.
But I'd expect this would appeal to the coffee connoisseur.
||//beans in the freezer//
Vacuum pumps, airlocks, plus a refrigeration unit -- I'm gonna need a bigger countertop, MrBurns.
||I believe that the oxygene left in an airtight container is enough to make the beans go stale. That's why I figured the need for a vacuum pump.
||As for freezing the coffee. I'm not sure which method is best (apart from the fact that most people already own a freezer ;-)).
A minor advantage with Mr. Bean is that you can fill it (him?) with beans once a month and that you don't need to thaw the beans before use.