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How to store your Coffee

The question asked most by every Cre8ive coffee customer who visits our roastery – How to store coffee beans? We are all passionate coffee lovers who want to get the most out of our coffee so here is some helpful info.

The most important points to note are your coffee’s worst enemies, air, moisture, heat and light. As a rule of thumb keeping your beans in a cool, dark and dry place is a good option, like your pantry cupboard. Avoid places like on top of your coffee machine, kitchen counter or cupboards next to an oven or element that may experience heat. Storing your ground coffee should always happen in an air tight dark, dry container.

Although ok to store your coffee beans in their original bag, retail packages are not ideal for longer term storage. Our recommendation is to keep your coffee in an air tight storage canister, preferably not clear as it could be subjected to light easily. We recommend purchasing our Stainless Steel Vacuum Sealed Coffee Canister. It is easy to use with a pump lid and quick release valve and can store up to 600 grams of coffee beans or 650 grams of ground coffee.

Freezing does not change the actual brewing process. It is important to remember coffee is hygroscopic, meaning it can absorb moisture, odours and tastes from its environment. We do not recommend freezing ground coffee.

If you must freeze your coffee, take out the amount you need for a couple of days. Avoid subjecting the beans to moisture through opening and closing the container too often.

Storage chat aside, buying FRESH is always best!

Coffee aroma and taste begins to deteriorate after some time, faster once the bean is ground. Buy smaller amounts based on what you consume.  Make sure you use beans within 6 weeks and ground coffee within 2 weeks. We recommend using a Vacuum Sealed Stainless Steel Coffee Caniste