Now that you're buying fresh roasted coffee beans, how do you keep them fresh. Here are our best coffee storage recommendations.
There are many opinions out there whether you should refigerate your coffee beans, or worse yet, keep them in the freezer. Seems reasonable, you keep lot's of other foods in the freezer to extend the storage time. Unfortuantely, freezing is not good for coffee beans.
We won't get into the physical and chemical explanations. Take our word for it, the best method to store your fresh roasted coffee beans (for a little while at least), is with airtight containers. The biggest detriment to keeping coffee beans fresh is oxidization (exposure to air), and moisture.
And we certainly hope you have a coffee grinder and grind your own beans. Yes, you can store ground coffee in an airtight container, but this is not an optimum way to enjoy fresh roasted coffee. Always best to keep your whole beans fresh, and grind just prior to brewing that great cup of coffee.
Of course, the best approach is to consume your coffee beans before they even have a chance to grow stale. Don't order or purchase a huge supply of coffee beans, only to keep them around for an extended period of time. Better to buy smaller batches of fresh roasted coffee that you can comfortably consume in about a weeks time, and then replenish with a new batch. It's a bit of inventory control. Ordering fresh roasted coffee online is one way to help you manage the schedule.
Here's to keeping your freshly roasted coffee beans ... well, fresh, of course! We recommend the following products to store your coffee beans.
Vacu Vin Coffee Saver Starter Set
Snapware Square Grip 10-Piece Airtight Canister Set