Why do my coffee beans look dry? Are they stale?

Modified on Mon, 15 Jan 2018 at 05:41 PM

Why do my coffee beans look dry? Are they stale?

Fresh coffee should not contain oil on the coffee beans unless it is a French Roast or over roasted. Oil on beans is generally a telling sign of the age of coffee. The longer they have sat in a bag the more oil seeps out of the bean on the surface. If you prefer to have oil on your beans place them in your cabinet for a few months and they will become oily. The less oil the fresher the coffee.


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