Pro Tip Tuesday: Storing Coffee
This is probably one of the most frequent questions I get asked on bar: How should I store my coffee for maximum freshness?
Well, the answer is actually pretty easy: store it in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight. Ideally the beans you are buying come in a bag with a one-way valve on it to let the off-gassing CO2 from the coffee out without letting oxygen in, so you can just roll down the bag tight and clip it. If your beans aren’t coming in a bag like that, I’d suggest an airtight container.
You shouldn’t put the beans in the fridge or especially the freezer, this will screw up the moisture content in the beans and break down the cell structure. And don’t forget, the most important thing is to buy small amounts frequently so your coffee is always nice and fresh.
This advice is coming straight from our very own coffee expert Alex Bernson! Tweet your thoughts at him #cupofawesome.