What is the best way to store coffee?

Hoe kan ik best koffie bewaren?

There are many misconceptions about this subject and how best to store coffee. Such as freezing or storing coffee beans in the refrigerator, which is actually not a good idea.

In this blog post we discuss everything about storing ground coffee and coffee beans: from the shelf life to the ideal storage location and the use of the right packaging. Do you want to know whether coffee can spoil and how long it lasts? Then be sure to read the tips below and enjoy your fresh cup of coffee every day.

Storing coffee beans: this is how you do it

What is the shelf life of coffee beans? If you want the best taste, ideally use coffee beans between two and twenty days after roasting. Although the flavor diminishes slightly over time, the beans remain good for about forty days after roasting. After this period, most coffee beans can develop a stale taste.

Remember that 'stale' is not the same as 'not drinkable'. Coffee beans can often be used to make coffee for years to come. Why is it so important to store them carefully? Simply because you make the best coffee with fresh beans!

So what is the best way to store coffee beans? Above all, remember that it is better not to store coffee beans in the refrigerator or freezer. This is a common misunderstanding that does not promote the shelf life of coffee. Coffee beans easily absorb other aromas and humidity does not benefit the beans either. Instead, store them in an airtight container in a cool, dark place, away from direct sunlight.

By following these storage tips, you will enjoy truly fresh coffee every morning.

Store ground coffee

For the tastiest coffee, it is best to grind your beans fresh for each cup. But sometimes ground coffee is more convenient. If you're wondering if coffee can spoil, the answer is yes, and ground coffee spoils faster than coffee beans.

So, how long does ground coffee last? Ground coffee will keep for about three to five months if you store it at room temperature.

Our tips for storing ground coffee are similar to those for coffee beans. Use an airtight container and store in a dry, dark and not too warm place. Avoid storing in the refrigerator or freezer to prevent moisture damage and taste contamination.

With these storage methods for ground coffee and coffee beans you will always enjoy a fresh cup of coffee. We summarize some more storage tips:

  • Do not store your coffee beans or ground coffee in the refrigerator or freezer. (taste contamination and moisture)
  • Store your coffee in an airtight container.
  • Store your coffee beans in a cool place; so not right next to the oven.
  • Store the beans in a dark place and away from the sun or other light source. Light affects the taste of your coffee.

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