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drinking expired coffee [Jan. 30th, 2009|05:14 pm]
Food Safety For the Cheap and Adventurous
i just made 16.9 oz of coffee
the coffee is from starbucks and expired dec 2007

i didnt know this.

I added in lite coffee mate creamer and splenda sweetner.
and it was gross and bitter but i drank it because i figured it was xuz i had no milk and i wasn't gonna run to the store for milk.

that was , 2 hrs ago and now i'm very feeling sick

i checked the packaging and i realized it just now.

i didn't know coffee expired. :(

[User Picture]From: builtofsorrow
2009-01-31 02:41 am (UTC)
Expired coffee won't make you sick... coffee doesn't go off, just stale. The expiration dates are just for quality control.
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[User Picture]From: kaitensatsuma
2009-01-31 02:41 am (UTC)
Roast beans and dried beans have different shelf lives, don't they?

I'd grab something to ease the stomach discomfort, maybe some strong peppermint tea?
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[User Picture]From: mistressxenobia
2009-01-31 03:34 am (UTC)
It wasn't the coffee.
Coffee expiration dates are more of a "best before" thing, not a "go bad" thing. It's about the freshness.
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[User Picture]From: fire4ice
2009-01-31 04:57 am (UTC)
The oils in coffee can go rancid.
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[User Picture]From: edminster
2009-01-31 06:50 am (UTC)
This is slightly misleading. 'Rancid' in this instance does not equate to 'Rotten'. As the others have said, it's more a case of the flavour changing. Expired coffee is no more unhealthy than fresh, it just tastes horrendous. Although with Starbucks coffee, I'm not sure one could tell the difference. [/elitist jackass]
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[User Picture]From: fire4ice
2009-01-31 07:03 am (UTC)
Stale coffee = kind of bitter, loses complexities in the flavor, probably needs cream and sugar.


It won't make you throw up, but it will make you want to throw up. Starbucks coffee is also pretty notorious for giving some people the shits. So, drinking very old Starbucks coffee is still a risky endeavor.
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[User Picture]From: fluffydragon
2009-01-31 02:29 pm (UTC)
it is a food product, and probably will eventually go 'bad', but this shouldn't kill you. Look inside the bag and if you're going to toss it, dump the grounds out on a paper towel and make sure nothing's growing inside. If you find nothing, you should be fine.. otherwise, I have no idea.
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[User Picture]From: guitarstrings
2009-01-31 03:52 pm (UTC)
I work at Starbucks. You aren't going to get sick from beans that are expired at all, it just effects the taste of the coffee.

Unless it was opened before and something not so great got into the beans, that's the only way that the coffee could be making you feel sick.
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[User Picture]From: jaysstory
2009-01-31 03:54 pm (UTC)
Stale coffee won't make you sick, but it will taste like crap. Some peoples stomaches can't take that nasty flavor continuously and could give you that feeling. The date is, like said before, a "best by" date; not expiration.
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[User Picture]From: shinebynight
2009-01-31 10:14 pm (UTC)

watch out for the white substance

I used to work at SBUX and had pounds and pounds of bagged, sealed beans. I opened a few 2 years after their freshness date to grind them, and there was a white, feathery, substance all over the beans, which I can only guess is mold. So while I didn't think beans could go bad in a sealed bag, apparently they can. I tossed all the rest of the bags.

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From: (Anonymous)
2010-01-16 04:19 pm (UTC)

oooooold coffee

to all the nay-sayers: i just drank coffee that "expired" 4 years ago and i feel like a million bucks.
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From: (Anonymous)
2010-01-25 12:05 pm (UTC)

On a High

I just started my second cup of 2001 Douwe Egberts real coffee, it's been stored in my fridge for at least a year in air tight foil pack and I have used 2 spoonfuls for 1 cup but as it was a bit weak used 3 for the next and I have to say that my heart rate is definetly up and I do feel a little strange somewhay sickly in the tummy but thats just a reaction to drinking coffee, nice high though.

If I get really sick I'll be back to post another note otherwise if you never hear from me again, old coffee doesn't make a difference from a health point of view, or it can kill you .... LOL :0)
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[User Picture]From: ladyjavert
2010-01-26 05:32 am (UTC)

Re: On a High

Well I think, that everyone's system is different.
My brother and fiancee both get really ill from eating expired food
however theres this lady we know who ate 2 week old meat, breads, etc and she did not get ill. We don't understand it, but hey, whatevs. People are different.
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From: (Anonymous)
2010-02-27 07:00 pm (UTC)


I don't know how I feel about this one.. This pack of coffee has been lying for a while.. I bought it sometime towards the end of 2008 and it doesn't say the expiry... Any suggestions?
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From: (Anonymous)
2011-02-26 01:10 am (UTC)
is it safe to drink coffee which has been expired for the last 4 months?
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From: (Anonymous)
2011-03-25 03:25 pm (UTC)

Coffee expired 2007

Does not tasted to bad, just I need the right advice if can be unhealhthy. Good to check expired time before buy it.
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