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Can I drink my fresh coffee straight away?
Coffee that has been roasted two days ago will taste different to coffee that was roasted two weeks ago. Coffee can definately be too fresh and, ideally coffee needs to rest for a week to 10 days after roasting to allow it to settle down and ripen into its optimum taste profile. If you use it straight after roasting, you will be consuming combustion elements (carbon dioxide gas) which will make your coffee seem woody, bitter and flat.
We will ensure that your coffee will always be fresh, so please try to resist the urge to drink it straight away and spoil your enjoyment -  do our coffee proud by resting it. The roasting date can be found on the bag label.

How should I store my coffee?
The enemies of roasted coffee are moisture, air, light and heat. Storing your coffee away from them will keep your coffee fresher, longer.
Keep it in a sealed container, in a cool, dry and dark place. Do NOT store your coffee in the fridge. Because the coffee is fresh, moving it in and out of the cold will cause condensation, which damages the coffee.

How much coffee should I use?
Coffee is personal - the right way to make it is how you like to drink it best. However, as a starting point, if you aim for between 18-22g of coffee per cup (approx 300ml/10oz), you won't go far wrong. Experiment a little and adjust the amount until you find the perfect cup.

Can I collect my order? Where can I find you?
Yes you can! Currently you can find us most Fridays and Saturdays at The Shambles Market in Stroud (subject to space availability), and now we have a permanent pitch at Dursley Farmers Market, which takes place on the second Saturday of the month. Alternatively, pop into Haberdashery Twist in the High Street, Stroud and purchase our coffee there. You can also leave your order at Haberdashery Twist, or order online for collection from the shop or market.

Simply choose the required option at the checkout and leave us a message in the Customer Notes section for when you would like to collect.  Feel free to contact us if you require your order urgently.