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Date: 15 Nov 2006 08:42:25
From: phreaddy
Subject: Java City?
Anyone know anything about this company? (It's at javacity.com) My
brother-in-law just sent me some coffee from them for my birthday. It
seemed promising until I looked at the freshness date: Use by Nov. 11
2007.





 
Date: 15 Nov 2006 13:37:44
From: John S.
Subject: Re: Java City?

Barry Jarrett wrote:
> On 15 Nov 2006 11:52:32 -0800, "John S." <hjsjms@cs.com> wrote:
>
> >
> >The purpose of the date really isn't stated.
> >
>
> the original post clearly said "Use by..."

I stand corrected.



 
Date: 15 Nov 2006 11:52:32
From: John S.
Subject: Re: Java City?

Barry Jarrett wrote:
> On 15 Nov 2006 10:47:13 -0800, "John S." <hjsjms@cs.com> wrote:
>
> >
> >phreaddy wrote:
> >> Anyone know anything about this company? (It's at javacity.com) My
> >> brother-in-law just sent me some coffee from them for my birthday. It
> >> seemed promising until I looked at the freshness date: Use by Nov. 11
> >> 2007.
> >
> >Not much at all. However I would use the expiration date as a starting
> >point and enjoy the coffee well beforehand. Many roasters don't even
> >bother to provide such a date, so in a way such information is a plus.
>
> absent other data, that information is essentially useless beyond its
> stated purpose.

The purpose of the date really isn't stated.

> the *assumption* is they date their coffee out a
> year, and therefore this coffee is currently "fresh". what if they
> date out 15 or 18 months or more?

Personally, I would not consider a coffee with a one year expiration
date, but considering the circumstances I think it is reasonable top
say the coffee is not ancient and should be enjoyed. OTOH if one
bought a coffee bag with an expiration date of 11-11-07 on 11-01-07 one
could have a sense of comfort that would be shattered on the first
brewing. But who knows. The best rule to follow is to know your
roaster. But in the case of gifts...I say give them a try.



  
Date: 15 Nov 2006 20:01:51
From: Barry Jarrett
Subject: Re: Java City?
On 15 Nov 2006 11:52:32 -0800, "John S." <hjsjms@cs.com > wrote:

>
>The purpose of the date really isn't stated.
>

the original post clearly said "Use by..."




 
Date: 15 Nov 2006 10:47:13
From: John S.
Subject: Re: Java City?

phreaddy wrote:
> Anyone know anything about this company? (It's at javacity.com) My
> brother-in-law just sent me some coffee from them for my birthday. It
> seemed promising until I looked at the freshness date: Use by Nov. 11
> 2007.

Not much at all. However I would use the expiration date as a starting
point and enjoy the coffee well beforehand. Many roasters don't even
bother to provide such a date, so in a way such information is a plus.
There are many people who would not be the least concerned about using
1 year old coffee and canned preground coffee could be sitting for that
long too. It would not be to me tatse though.



  
Date: 15 Nov 2006 19:30:10
From: Barry Jarrett
Subject: Re: Java City?
On 15 Nov 2006 10:47:13 -0800, "John S." <hjsjms@cs.com > wrote:

>
>phreaddy wrote:
>> Anyone know anything about this company? (It's at javacity.com) My
>> brother-in-law just sent me some coffee from them for my birthday. It
>> seemed promising until I looked at the freshness date: Use by Nov. 11
>> 2007.
>
>Not much at all. However I would use the expiration date as a starting
>point and enjoy the coffee well beforehand. Many roasters don't even
>bother to provide such a date, so in a way such information is a plus.

absent other data, that information is essentially useless beyond its
stated purpose. the *assumption* is they date their coffee out a
year, and therefore this coffee is currently "fresh". what if they
date out 15 or 18 months or more?



 
Date: 15 Nov 2006 10:26:49
From: daveb
Subject: Re: Java City?
whoa! USE by 11/11?? when was it roasted??!!


dave
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phreaddy wrote:
> Anyone know anything about this company? (It's at javacity.com) My
> brother-in-law just sent me some coffee from them for my birthday. It
> seemed promising until I looked at the freshness date: Use by Nov. 11
> 2007.