How to Store Coffee for Maximum Freshness

by Symphony Ragan 2 min read

How to Store Coffee for Maximum Freshness

Proper storage is one of the best things you can do for your coffee. When your coffee is stored properly it will stay fresher for longer and retain more of its natural flavors. The conundrums many face with coffee storage are not simply how to store coffee, but how optimal coffee storage differs between various coffee states like ground coffee, whole bean coffee, and coffee pods. 

While coffee doesn't technically go "bad" it does go stale after a while, and because it oxidizes and loses freshness differently depending on the state that it's in, it's important to store it accordingly. 

Below, we'll take a look at recommended coffee storage for your coffee whether it's ground, whole, or in pod form. Grab a cup and let's get started!

 

Whole Bean Coffee Storage

  • Keep coffee in a sealed bag or airtight container
  • Place coffee in a cool and dry place, such as a pantry or cabinet
  • Avoid exposure to light to prevent premature drying out
  • Avoid the refrigerator to prevent exposure to additional moisture
  • Use coffee within 4 months

Ground Coffee Storage

  • Keep coffee in a sealed bag or airtight container
  • Place coffee in a cool and dry place, such as a pantry or cabinet.
  • Avoid the refrigerator to prevent exposure to additional moisture
  • Use coffee within 1 month

Pod/Capsule Coffee Storage

  • Coffee pods/capsules are in airtight containers already, so they may be kept in the storage compartment of your choosing
  • Place coffee in a cool and dry place, such as a pantry or cabinet
  • Refrigeration and freezing is not needed
  • Coffee in pod or capsule form can last one year or longer when obtained directly from the roaster and stored properly


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