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About Coffee: The Process: Storage

The shelf life of roasted coffee is relatively shortó properly stored, it is about two weeks. We roast our coffee daily, insuring the freshest coffee possible. We would like to offer a few suggestions to help you maintain the freshness of your coffee once you get it home.

Keep in mind, roasted coffees greatest enemies are moisture and oxygen!

To insure that every cup you brew is fresh, buy only as much coffee as you can use in a couple weeks, leave beans whole until you are ready to brew, and only grind as much as you need at a time.

Whether you buy whole bean or ground, keep coffee in an airtight container that blocks light. If you can't use all your coffee in 2 weeks, then you should freeze it. Coffee stored this way will last about a month, maybe two. Store your coffee in a zip lock freezer bag to keep out any freezer odors. Once your coffee has been frozen and thawed, do not refreeze. There is no need to thaw frozen coffee, you can go directly to your grinder or coffee brewer.

Don't try to compromise by storing in the fridge. The refrigerator is the worst place for your coffee. The temperature is not cold enough to prevent your coffee from going stale, and condensation will formó destroying the freshness of your coffee. Also, roasted coffee is an odor magnet, so your coffee is likely to pick up flavors and odors in the refrigerator.



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