Keeping Your Mornings Fresh: Coffee Storage Products and Tips
For anyone who has tasted coffee that was brewed with stale beans that had been stored improperly, you know that storing your coffee the right way is of utmost importance. You wouldn’t think that storing these dried little beans in the wrong place would make such a difference, but it really does. For the sake of your morning and all mornings to come, utilize these tips on coffee bean storage.
Where to Store Your CoffeeContrary to popular belief, storing coffee in the fridge or freezer isn’t the best way to keep your coffee fresh. But that poses the question, “where should I be storing it then?” The fridge and freezer create too much moisture, and this will ruin the coffee, as it is coffee’s worst enemy in a sense. The key here is to avoid storing coffee in any places that expose it to heat and moisture.
This means avoiding spots in the kitchen that are exposed to temperature extremes such as by a window or close to cooking equipment. Storing your coffee on the kitchen counter is perfectly okay as long as it is in the right kind of container, and far from direct sunlight and any heat sources.
What Do I Store it in?
Now that you know where to store your coffee, now to go over the kinds of containers you should be using. As you've probably already noticed, your coffee comes in vacuum-sealed containers. This is because keeping the air out is what ensures lasting freshness. That being said, it's best coffee practice to transfer your beans into an airtight container just after opening a new package.
Opaque containers are best because they will help to keep light and heat from penetrating the container. Glass, ceramic, and certain metals will work best. Not only will they keep your coffee fresh, but maybe even add to the coffee aesthetic of your home brewing station. If you decided to go with a clear glass or plastic container, just be sure to store it in a dark space to avoid light exposure.
Unless you live near Park City, UT where our flagship, pet-friendly store is located, you are likely ordering your Hugo Coffee beans online in bulk to brew at home. That being said, it's important to know how to store your beans for optimal freshness that lasts.
Coffee is like a pet. It requires particular care and treatment once you bring it home. Coffee storage is simple. Add some flair to your at-home coffee brewing station by picking up a stylish ceramic or glass container at your local shop or flea market to store your beans in. If you really want to get creative, even take the time to decorate your new coffee container in a way that is unique to you and your love for coffee!