Whether you prefer to purchase whole-bean or ground coffee, it’s important to keep it as fresh as possible to keep your coffee tasting great. Coffee’s main enemies are air, moisture, heat, and light, so keep that in mind when storing your beans or grounds. Here are some tips for coffee storage:
1. Make sure your container for coffee is airtight. Humidity plays a large role in coffee bean quality, and when exposed to moisture, the beans can go bad.
2. Store it in a dark place or opaque container, away from light.
3. Keep your coffee at room temperature- temperature variations can damage coffee quality.
4. Refrigerating or freezing coffee may not be a good idea after all, as drastic changes in temperature can cause condensation to form. If you are going to freeze your beans, make sure they are well-insulated and only freeze once- do not re-freeze after thawing.
If you’re looking for a coffee-storage canister, HealthWise offers a few options which you can find here! These are vacuum-sealed and opaque, keeping out light, air, and moisture.