Freshness & roast dates: We receive coffee the day after it’s roasted. Coffee, like wine, needs time to breathe and “open up” before it can be fully enjoyed. Most coffees need 24-48 hours to “off-gas” carbon dioxide, so we’re receiving and serving it at the most flavorful period of its life.
Coffees also stale dramatically after 10 days past the roast date. All of our coffees have the roast date stamped on their bags. We don’t sell coffee that’s older than 10 days, so we’re careful to order it frequently in small batches. We donate all coffees older than 10 days to the Bend Community Center – it’s still better than typical mass-produced coffee, although it doesn’t meet our thump standards.