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Old 01-16-2011, 05:18 AM
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I was in the commissary yesterday and I found these 1.75 oz. vacuum-sealed bricks of Millstone coffee on sale. The packaging appears to be the same stuff a regular coffee bag is made of. There is no expiration or "use by" date. How long might such a thing last in storage before it becomes unusable?
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I've had coffee in cans that are still good after 3 years. I recently bought coffee on sale to put in storage and to use as barter.
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I wonder what causes the vacuum packed coffee to "go bad"? It's sealed in mylar or a can so nothing slips off into the atmosphere. I've got some that I rotate, but it may be good barter if it turns "bad"
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I'm wonderingif you can't pack them in a mylar and o2? That way you know it will store for a long time.
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Well, if they are still holding vacuum, then there isn't oxygen in there oxidizing the coffee. My guess is that vac packed coffee is going to last for a long time. Caveat is that it doesn't sit around in heat. Caveat no. 2, I have no direct experience with this, it is my judgement.
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Vac packed coffee as long as it's sealed, and kept cool (so the oils don't turn which they can even without o2 they aren't rancid but it has an odd flavor) can last for many years. I've had packs as old as 5 years and still tastes pretty fresh.
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