Trendy Roasters Selling Old Coffee
Checking out the expensive and trend conscious coffee at my local market, I was not too surprised to see the roast dates were quite old. At least these roasters stamp the bags. As a consumer, you are paying top dollar for these coffees and part of the value is in freshness. While sealed bags with one way valves help preserve coffee it is not the same. The coffee will not be subject to oxygen which helps preserve the coffee but it will be expelling gasses and losing flavor in the process.
At Great Infusions our coffee is roasted in the SF Bay Area each week. You will always find a bag of coffee here within a week of roast date...