A great place to learn how to properly store coffee!
Here are a few tips on storing coffee:
Store your coffee in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. This is not necessarily the fridge or freezer. The kitchen counter sometimes is the easiest place, and if storing whole bean, a nice container full of fresh beans is a great decorating piece for any kitchen.
So why not the freezer? Well, the reason here is condensation. When pulling the coffee out of the freezer, the beans are immediately going to start to thaw. Very quickly, condensation will appear on the beans and they will begin to absorb the water, possibly altering the taste.
Of course, if you just find that the freezer is the most convenient place to store your coffee, keep the condensation factor in mind by quickly transporting the beans you are going to use to the grinder or coffee maker right away. Then put the remainder of your coffee back into the freezer quickly to avoid any unwanted condensation.
There are several airtight containers on the market with some complex in their mechanism to ensure air will not affect your coffee. These options are usually, as expected, more expensive. The key to storing coffee is simply to monitor your drinking habits and know how much coffee you go through in a given week. With this information you can properly purchase, grind, and store your coffee to guarantee a fresh taste in each cup of coffee you enjoy.
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And even more tips on why to buy whole bean coffee versus ground coffee.
Here's to fresh coffee!