Storing Your Coffee Beans

airscape container

Factors Towards Freshness:

Many of us purchase coffee beans and spend a considerable amount of time and energy trying to brew the best possible cup. We get frustrated sometimes in our efforts to make the best possible cup from the quality of the beans to the coffee preparation. What if I told you the biggest barrier to great coffee is how you store your beans.

Why Store Coffee Beans:

Once roasted, coffee beans must be stored properly to preserve the freshness of the bean. Air, moisture, heat and light can affect coffee freshness. Some will notice a change in flavor about a week after opening and others won’t notice until its lost all flavor.

The best place to store your coffee is in a cool and dry environment or in these containers that I personally recommend.

The Airscape:

Unlike canisters that lock the air inside with contents, the AirScape is an innovative container that removes substance-eating air. Great for storing coffee, tea, brown sugar, cookies, flour and more.

  • The patented valve forces air out, then locks the lid in place
  • While the top lid is clear, to easily see your content amount, the AirScape lid will not allow harmful ultra-violet light to reach the contents.
  • The canister is made from restaurant-grade 18/8 stainless steel with an enamel paint finish
  • Durable construction resists staining as well as odor and taste transfer

Information provided by http://www.planetarydesign.us/products.html?paction=airscape

CVault Frestor:

Freshstor

CVault is airtight, light weight, durable and impenetrable to light; it is the ultimate storage container

We worked with Boveda/Humidipak, a company that has developed a patented technology that provides the world’s first, 2-way humidity control packet. Boveda/Humidipak worked closely with us during FreshStor’s ® testing phase, providing us with a variety of Boveda/Humidipaks ® samples ranging from 33% ideal for coffee.

Information provided by http://www.freshstor.com/

Storing Coffee Beans In Freezer:

The National Coffee Assosciation (NCA) states you can only store coffee for one month in a freezer. Once you have removed them from the freezer, however, do not return them. Instead, move them to an air-tight container and store in a cool, dry place.

 

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