What happens when coffee beans get old?

When coffee beans get old and stale, they lose some of their flavor, balance and nuance. That’s ok. Add some different flavors and nuance to them and brew some coffee out of them anyway.

Does coffee lose caffeine over time?

How long does caffeine stay in coffee beans?

Caffeine will still be present for a minimum of 4 years in roasted coffee beans. This is how long the unprocessed caffeine in the beans is stable for. It starts to break down a bit, but very very slowly after the initial 4 years. The same applies for ground coffee.

How many bags of coffee can you make from old beans?

One pound of old beans can make about 15 of these neat little treat bags. When coffee beans get old and stale, they lose some of their flavor, balance and nuance. That’s ok. Add some different flavors and nuance to them and brew some coffee out of them anyway.

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