So you spilled your fresh roasted coffee beans on the floor…

Maybe just wash them.

Robert McKeon Aloe
3 min readMay 1, 2021

Typically, when I roast coffee, I roast two different beans separately. It makes for a much better blend post-roast except when you knock over your basket because you weren’t paying attention.

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I was really sad and emotional even though in terms of cost, it was $4, and in terms of time, it was 15 minutes. However, I don’t like wasting anything.

So I cleaned it up.

I saw a post in a forum that if you have green beans mixed in with roasted beans, you can put them in water. The green beans will float to the bottom. I figured if you could put roasted beans in water for that purpose, why not to rinse them off?

Then I put them on a tray and dried them with some paper towels.

I let them stay there for a bit.

Finally, I put them in a jar with some paper towels, and I removed them a few days later.

The coffee ended up tasting just fine, so I’m glad I didn’t just throw away the beans in careless act.



Robert McKeon Aloe

I’m in love with my Wife, my Kids, Espresso, Data Science, tomatoes, cooking, engineering, talking, family, Paris, and Italy, not necessarily in that order.