How to store coffee beans correctly

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Not all coffee lovers know exactly how to store it. If you do not follow the rules of storage, even the best coffee will lose its flavor and aroma.

Based on the experience and knowledge of experts, we will tell you how to store coffee for its properties retaining as long as possible.

Which storage containers to choose

Just a couple of hours of storing coffee in an open package is enough for the beans to lose most of their taste and aroma.

You can store coffee after unpacking in the

Which storage containers to choose

Just a couple of hours of storing coffee in an open package is enough for the beans to lose most of their taste and aroma, not to mention ground or instant coffee.

You can store coffee before unpacking in the

Which storage containers to choose

Just a couple of hours of storing coffee in an open package is enough for the beans to lose most of their taste and aroma, not to mention ground or instant coffee.

You can store coffee before unpacking in manufacturer’s soft packaging, but it is better to pour it into a glass, ceramic or metal container. Glass is a simple, inexpensive and effective solution. Ceramics are not as good as glass containers, because it is not so easy to find sealed ceramic jars with rubber compressors and, preferably, with clamps on the sides.

Less preferred option – wooden jars, because they are not completely airtight. You should not use plastic at all, because coffee can absorb the smell of plastic.

Metal cans with airtight lids, cans of used branded coffee, specialized cans for coffee storage are also suitable for coffee storage.

Where to store coffee

Do not store coffee cans under direct sunlight, at very low or high temperatures, in a humid environment. Therefore, choosing a refrigerator or an open kitchen shelf by the window, especially if the container is transparent – not a very good solution.

It is best to store coffee in a closed kitchen cabinet away from sinks, windows, gas or electric stoves.

How long can you store coffee

In factory packaging, any coffee does not spoil for 1-2 years from the manufacturing date. Unpacked coffee sooner or later spoils even in ideal conditions. Coffee beans after unpacking should be stored no longer than 20-30 days. Storage limit for ground and instant coffee: 4-7 days. After that, its taste and aroma will almost disappear.

The manufacturers recommend using the open package for a maximum of 1 month.

Conclusion

1. Choose the right storage container. The best options are sealed jars made of glass and ceramics. The worst is made of plastic.
2. Store coffee only in closed dry places at the optimum temperature.
3. Do not forget the shelf life – open coffee beans should be used for 1 month, ground and instant – for 1 week.