Coffee Storage – How To Store Fresh Roasted Coffee

Pirate’s Brew Coffee is packaged with a valve that allows air to escape but does not allow air in which is great for storage.  A lot of us prefer canisters so in that case please remember these tips..How to Store your Fresh Coffee

Airtight and Cool storage is very important to maintaining your coffee’s freshness and flavor. Keep it away from excessive air, moisture, heat, and light — in that order — in order to preserve its fresh-roast flavor as long as possible.  Coffee beans are decorative and beautiful to look at but you will compromise the taste of your coffee if you store your beans in ornamental, glass canisters on your kitchen counter top.  Doing so will cause them to become stale and your coffee will quickly lose its fresh flavor. I have a confession though..I do store some in a small glass canister on my counter top beside my coffee pot. But only what I plan to use within a couple of days 🙂

Storing Your Daily Coffee It is important not to refrigerate or freeze your daily supply of coffee because contact with moisture will cause it to deteriorate.  Instead, store coffee in air-tight glass or ceramic containers and keep it in a convenient, but dark and cool, location. A cabinet near the oven is often too warm, as is a cabinet on an outside wall of your kitchen if it receives heat from a strong afternoon or summer sun.

The commercial coffee containers that you purchased your coffee in are generally not appropriate for long-term storage. Appropriate coffee storage canisters with an airtight seal are a worthwhile investment.

Buy Right Don’t buy too much. Coffee begins to lose its freshness almost immediately after roasting so it is far better to purchase it in smaller quantities. Purchase freshly roasted coffee frequently and buy only what you will use in the next 1 or 2 weeks. Because exposure to air is your coffee’s worst enemy, it is a good idea to divide your coffee supply into several smaller portions, keeping the larger, unused portion in an air-tight container.

Storing Larger Quantities of Coffee If you’ve purchased a large quantity of coffee that you will not use immediately divide it into small portions wrapped in airtight bags.  You can then store it for up to a month in the freezer.  Once you have removed a package from the freezer do not return it instead move the coffee to an air-tight container and store in a cool, dry place.