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Monday, July 12, 2010

How To Properly Store Coffee

You can’t make a delicious cup of coffee with old, stale beans. Here’s how to keep your coffee fresh.

You Will Need
Coffee beans
A mason jar
A cool, dark storage area
And freezer bags

Step 1: Buy coffee beans
Buy coffee beans sealed in a one-way valve package, or freshly roasted at a coffee roaster’s store.
Buy enough coffee to last one to two weeks. Freshness deteriorates after the roasting process.

Step 2: Store in a cool, dark place
Pour your supply into a mason jar and store the jar in a cool, dark place.
A mason jar is a glass container with a rubber gasket in the lid that keeps its contents airtight.

Step 3: Store bulk coffee effectively
If you purchased a large amount of coffee that you won’t use within two weeks, divide into small portions wrapped in airtight freezer bags. Freeze for up to a month.

If you store coffee beans in a cabinet on an outside wall, the sun’s heat can spoil their freshness.

Credit: Howcast
Related Tools / Resources:
Hamilton Beach 43254 Ensemble 12-Cup Coffeemaker with Glass Carafe, Black

Cafe Altura Organic Coffee, Sumatran Dark Roast, Whole Bean, 32-Ounce Bag
Coffee Bean Direct Hazelnut Flavored, Whole Bean Coffee, 5-Pound Bag
Ziploc Double Zipper Heavy Duty Quart Freezer Bags (216 Bags)
Ball Regular Mason Canning Jar 1 Qt., Case of 12


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