In a perfect
world you would roast your coffee, grind it and then brew it immediately.
However, we know that most people don't have either the time or the facilities
for that, so the real key is to store your coffee in the best way possible.
If possible, we
recommend buying whole beans and grinding them yourself as you need it.
that coffee be kept in an airtight container (we ship all of our coffee in
resealable bags at no additional cost) and stored in a cool, dark, dry place.
The second best option is to store your coffee in the freezer if you're not going to consume all of it within a week. Coffee beans can be stored in the freezer for up to four weeks without much impact to taste as long as you use an airtight container. You should also only use as much as you need, then return the container to the freezer promptly. The reason is
the coffee will actually sweat when taken out,
which will expose the coffee to moisture and can damage both the flavor and
Refrigerators have a tendency to have odors which can taint your
coffee. They can also build up moisture inside of a container, dulling the freshness and flavor of the coffee quickly.
Do not store
coffee beans in regular plastic bags at any time. The petroleum oils found
in plastic bags tend to be soaked into the coffee bean. We recommend keeping
them in our resealable bags or putting them in a glass jar with rubber seal
if for some reason you don't want to use the bags.
storage time - We also recommend only storing coffee for a week before you
start consuming it. Any coffee kept for three weeks or more is just like the
bin coffee found at your local grocery store and defeats the purpose of buying
fresh roasted coffee.
Bottom Line: Buy Whole Beans
Buying whole bean coffee is the key to maintaining freshness for the maximum
amount of time.
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