Since attending college, I've recently gotten into drinking coffee. First, it was with store bought whole beans, freshly ground with some heavy cream. Now, still with store bought bulk beans, I drink it black like my mother (Father still drinks it with some heavy cream). When our blistering and opressive summer chimed in, I got myself into makeshift home roasting
. It's now time to go back to college. The Dilemma.
I am not allowed to use my makeshift hot air popper roaster at my apartment. And I've gotten use (addicted?) to better tasting coffee by roasting my own beans (seeds). Now you should see my dilemma.
Fortunately, I go home every 2-3 weeks since I do not live terribly far away. Question is: is there a way I can roast at home, yet have freshly roasted, hence better tasting coffee while attending college too?Will I get the same or very close to the same freshness of coffee in taste if I store the beans in a valve bag/tin or something otherwise 2-3 weeks immediately after roasting? Or perhaps another way?
I sincerely thank you for any advice.