Just How Effectively Can We Store Coffee?
This is a simple guide to storing the coffee you purchased in the best possible way as to preserve its fragrance, freshness and awesomeness. Sounds vague, but I’m sure you get what I mean. We need the best of the best coffee. To do that, we need to store it well.
It’s always better to purchase whole coffee beans rather than ground-up coffee.
After purchasing the coffee beans, there a few things you can do to keep them fresh.
1. Store the coffee beans in air-tight containers
Your coffee beans may be packaged slightly differently depending on where you get it.
Some may come in zip locks or none at all. Also, the zip locks may not be of the highest quality which means that it could allow the coffee beans to get in direct contact with the air.
So, the best way to store coffee is by putting them in glass containers with very tight seals. The Mason Jars or Ball Jars are very ideal. In Japan, we have Cellarmate Jars which come with lock handles.
You could put them in metal containers but I prefer glass containers as there’s very little chance of it chemically reacting for some unknown reason.
2. Avoid direct sunlight
Coffee is a crop. Just like any other crop, direct sunlight does more harm than good so it would be advisable to keep it somewhere dark or in an opaque container/bag.
3. Avoid the fridge or/and the freezer
The fridge or freezer may not be the best place to store coffee. There are many different smells permeating within the fridge or freezer; you don’t want your coffee to start absorbing all of that. So, try to avoid storing your coffee beans in the fridge unless you live in the tropics where temperatures can hit 90 degrees fahrenheit or 30 degrees celsius. Also, as mentioned previously, keep it in an airtight container.
That’s pretty much it guys, enjoy your coffee!!