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Oily Beans

Postby dwalsh1 » Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:42 pm

This may be a stupid question but I will ask it anyway. I was given a kilo of beans today that are intended for a cafe (No fancy name brand, just a bag of beans) They are very oily/silky to the touch and was wondering if such a bean would cause a lot of crap/damage to build up in the grinder (superjolly) due to the oils on the bean?
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RE: Oily Beans

Postby lsjms » Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:59 pm

Your safe, the grinder will be fine. I put a load of shiny coffee through a rubur to season/break in the burrs.

Some residue will stick, it maybe crap. Sort of depends on your opinion of the beans.
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RE: Oily Beans

Postby bruceb » Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:08 pm

Whether the oil is in the beans or on the surface is pretty much the same to the grinder.
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RE: Oily Beans

Postby lukas » Thu Aug 11, 2011 6:27 pm

except for the bea hopper of course, that might be needing a more thourough clean rather sooner than later ;)

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