How To Store Coffee

Storing your coffee

Fresh air. Coffee’s arch nemesis.

Why? Because fresh coffee is hygroscopic. It absorbs everything in its environment – oxygen, moisture, odours.

Once opened, a bag of wholebean coffee starts losing its flavour after one week. Ground coffee? After 15 minutes.

The fridge – surprisingly – is one of the worst places to store fresh coffee. Fridges ooze with distinct, pungent aromas. Your coffee soaks them up like a sponge.

Intense, rich espresso with hints of 3-day-old onion? Anyone…?

So store your coffee in a dry, stable environment, and brew it within 14 days. Or, pop it in the freezer, where its fine flavours are locked in for much longer.

Right, almost time to brew. Grab your grinder, scales, and Hario kettle. Or, skip that, and pick your brewing method.

 


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