Do you love your morning cup of coffee? There are many ways to make sure your coffee tastes fresh and that it lasts longer between brews. In this blog post, we will give you five best practices for preserving your coffee beans, as well as a list of ways to make sure you're getting the most out of your beans.
The first thing that comes to mind when thinking about how to keep our coffee fresh is storage. Whenever possible, store freshly roasted or ground beans in an airtight container- Keep them sealed airtight – this prevents too many volatile aromas escaping into the environment risking stale taste. Keep the container away from light sources (sunlight or fluorescent) as they accelerate oxidation which causes rancidity.
The second thing is to grind your coffee beans right before you brew them - this will ensure that the aromatic oils and aromas are preserved as they're released from the grounds during preparation.
Thirdly, Keep cool – heat speeds up deterioration like mold growth on humid mornings; freezing temperatures are also not good because moisture condenses inside packages so avoid storing coffee beans in the freezer. Freezing them will degrade them and make them take much longer to brew or lose their flavor profile altogether.
The fourth step is to make sure you're using whole beans whenever possible - ground beans last for a shorter time than unground ones because more surface area is exposed during brewing.
Fifthly, make sure you're brewing with water between 195 and 205 degrees Fahrenheit - this ensures the coffee flavor is preserved because it won't boil off or scorch during preparation.
Lastly, don't be afraid to experiment! There are various ways to prepare your favorite morning beverage so you can change up your routine and keep it fresh.
The best practices for keeping coffee fresh are: store in an airtight container, grind right before brewing, use whole beans whenever possible, water between 195-205 degrees Fahrenheit when boiling the water to brew the coffee (not so hot that flavor is burnt off), don't let the coffee sit after brewing, experiment with different methods to brew your favorite morning drink.
We hope this has been helpful. Remember that we are here for you. Don't hesitate to reach us via email or social media if you have any questions about brewing, keeping your beans, or what coffee might be best for you.