Good Friends Do Spill The Beans…

…At least when it comes to caring for your whole bean coffee! The biggest threats to the taste and freshness of coffee beans are air, moisture and time. In a perfect world, coffee would be ground, brewed and drunk as soon as possible. When you buy fresh beans, you should try to use them within 2 weeks.2014_beans

Storage: Store your beans in the bag in which they were packaged, grinding them as you need them. Roll the top of the bag, forcing out as much air as possible, then seal the bag with tape or a strong clip. You can also store them in an air-tight canister, but make sure the container does not allow light to get in. We do not recommend storing beans (or ground coffee, for that matter) in the freezer or refrigerator. That is because moving coffee (or anything) in and out of the cold allows condensation to form on the coffee. That moisture will then refreeze and thaw each and every time you move it from the cold to the ambient room temperature. This will quickly deplete the flavorful oils of the coffee, making your coffee taste flat. No one likes flat coffee.

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