How To Store Coffee Beans After Opening Original Packaging

Brewing a great cup requires getting freshly roasted coffee beans. That is the easier part. After that, how you store the beans determines how fresh your next cup of coffee will taste because as soon as you open the bag, the beans start losing their aroma and freshness.

According to Andrew Ho, a food and beverage manager, “the right storage vessel can definitely extend your coffee’s shelf life and keep all of those delicate flavors and aromas ripe and fresh for another week, maybe two weeks, if you are lucky.”

Coffee beans should be stored at room temperature before brewing. To get the best results, you should store the beans in a dry, airtight container. When choosing a container and location for your favorite blend, it is important to avoid air, moisture, heat, and light.

Coffee Container:

After the original coffee packaging is opened, coffee loses its freshness quickly. If you want to retain the natural aromas and floral notes from your coffee, you will have to put your coffee into the right container as soon as possible. Such containers include:

  • Glass, ceramic or non-reactive metal containers with airtight gaskets are ideal for storing coffee.

  • Clear glass canisters or clear plastic ware only if the canisters are kept in a cool, dark place.

  • For counter-top storage, opaque, airtight containers are best.

Coffee Storage Locations

  • Cool, dark, dry places (such as pantries and cabinets) are best for coffee storage

AVOID the following areas:

  • Warm spots, for example, next to the oven or microwave.

  • Counter-tops that are direct to sunlight and other sources of heat

  • Fridges and freezers.

Above all, the type of coffee beans you buy will also determine how fresh they remain while under storage in the containers described above. If the coffee beans are hand washed and hand picked, you will likely get better results because they retain all their natural flavors during processing. Order the Yirgacheffee beans grown in high attitude areas in Ethiopia and are hand picked and hand washed. And fresh roasted! You can also subscribe and get a regular supply of coffee that will always remain fresh!

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