Coffee Freshness care by Ideal Storage
As a home coffee drinker, storing packaged ground coffee in the freezer may do
more harm than good if the damage from oxygen exposure is present, such as
storing in a container that is not air tight or secure to keep your beans from
the danger of absorbing odors from your freezer.
Think of coffee as fresh produce with mainly has four enemies that we should
keep it out from
- Air - To keep coffee from oxygen, store it in an airtight container
- Light – Make sure the container used is preventing light from coming in
- Heat – Keep in a cup board at room temperature
- Moisture – do not keep in the refrigerator. Storing coffee in the refrigerator
or freezer in the improper way, for daily use, can damage the coffee as warm,
moist air condenses on the beans and can cause cracking or breaking.
The ideal way to store coffee in the freezer is to
- Pre- package the grounds individually in small plastic bags according to amount
to be used for 1 brewing
- Keep the plastic bags in sealed containers at less than -10 degrees F
- Take out the ground you require to use grounds are ready for use. This will stop
the release of carbon dioxide and aromatics from the bean as well as stop any
chemical reactions with oxygen.
- Brew and Enjoy
For the best results, coffee should be ground fresh just before brewing.