The Best Ways To Store Your Coffee


The way coffee is stored could have a big impact on the taste of your morning cuppa. Here are the top tips to retain your coffee’s quality.

STORE WHOLE BEANS
Storing whole beans helps retain flavour, which would allow the delivery of a fresh tasting cup of coffee when it is ground right before brewing. Whole beans also last longer than ground coffee.

DON’T KEEP COFFEE IN THE REFRIGERATOR OR FREEZER
Keeping coffee beans in the freezer could actually cause the beans to absorb odours and flavours from the air around it.

KEEP IN A DRY PLACE TO AVOID MOISTURE
Moisture would compromise the flavour of the coffee, so it is best to store it in a dry place to keep its optimal flavour.

STORE IN A COOL, DARK PLACE
Coffee beans should ideally be kept in a dark space and at room temperature, such as inside a pantry or a kitchen cabinet. Avoid storing it above the stove, near the microwave or in direct sunlight, as heat will deteriorate the integrity of the coffee.

CHOOSE AN OPAQUE, AIRTIGHT CONTAINER
There are various types of containers available for storing coffee, including bags, glass jars, ceramic jars or non-reactive metal containers. Among those, a coffee bag is one of the best options. Some coffee beans already come in a bag that has a one-way valve halfway down the bag, which allows it to squeeze all the air out when it is sealed. Like moisture, air could also affect the flavour of the coffee.