Buy Less More Often
Our freshly roasted coffee is packaged in our air tight sealed bags so you know it will be fresh when it arrives with you. However, buying little and often will ensure you are using your coffee at its optimal freshness each month with no waste.
If you’re buying whole bean coffee, buy only the amount you expect to use within a month. Then grind only as many beans as you need, just before your brew your coffee.
At Bristol Twenty Coffee, we offer a subscription service that just this. We send you a specified subscription box of coffee, ground to your liking. We send this to you every month.
Storing Coffee – Either Whole Bean Or Ground Coffee
Keep The Air Out – Air Tight Containers
Once you have opened your coffee and released the seal, store it straight away into an air-tight container. The sooner you do this the longer your coffee will stay fresh.
By minimising the amount of air that comes into contact with your coffee you will maximise the length of time your coffee will stay fresh. Most normal kitchen air-tight containers will work well.
Avoid Moisture – Do Not Keep In The Fridge
Coffee needs to be stored in a dry place as excessive moisture will only make the coffee decrease in flavour and aroma. If your coffee is exposed to too much moisture then you will begin to notice a sour taste and mouthfeel.
If moisture gets into your coffee then you may change the flavour profile of the coffee and it will not brew in the same way.
Before You Brew Keep Your Coffee Away From The Heat
A cool, dry cupboard space is the best place to store your coffee as you also need to make sure that it does not get too hot. By storing your coffee in a warm cupboard or by an appliance that gets warm you run the risk of the heat breaking down the flavour in the coffee.
Avoiding The Direct Sunlight
You should also avoid storing your coffee in any windows or shelves that receive direct sunlight. Clear glass containers may look aesthetically pleasing but do not help keep your coffee fresh.
The sunlight combined with the heat will also break down the flavours and aromas of the coffee.
Knowing how to store coffee to keep it fresh is not rocket science. But buying the right amount of coffee and storing it correctly will go a long way towards giving you a great-tasting cup of coffee.