- Mar 12, 2006
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If I had to guess, it's maybe that some beans start out more intensely flavorful than others, so you still get some of the flavors when it ages. There are some beans I've had that are too intense when new off roast, but settle down 2 weeks later, for my tastes. I've been experimenting with freezing beans at what I think is their flavor peak too. For example, I wait a week after roast, and then freeze it.On a side note: is there any reason why some beans will lose flavor faster than others? It seems that better roasters can prolong the good flavors (is this an inherent superiority of the beans?) and more middle-of-the-pack roasters can have a quicker drop off but will be more consistent over the long haul....if that makes sense.