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February 26, 2012

Babbie's Rule of Fifteens

Green coffee should be roasted within 15 months, or it goes stale.
Roasted coffee should be ground within 15 days, or it goes stale.
Ground coffee should be used within 15 minutes, or it goes stale.

Related coffee lore:

The Four M's of Espresso:
1) the Macinazione is the grinder, and with it, the correct grinding of the coffee beans;
2) the Miscela is the coffee beans/blend itself;
3) the Macchina is the espresso machine; and
4) the Mano is the skilled hand of the barista.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at February 26, 2012 09:27 AM