Ducks 'n a Row: How To Store Coffee And Keep It Fresh

08 January 2016

How To Store Coffee And Keep It Fresh

By Sinea Pies

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Those of us who love a richly flavored, piping hot, freshly brewed cup of coffee can seem to be snobs. We appear to be just a little bit hard to please. Not so. Inexpensive coffee can taste really good. No snobbery here. But there is nothing worse than stale coffee. Stale coffee is "yuck". May as well throw it away. 
Personally, I don't require Starbucks or Dunkin' Donuts coffee to be a happy camper.  Store brands will do. I'm frugal. I love good CHEAP coffee! But that's where the compromise ends. 

There are ways to make really great tasting drip coffee at home. An even better method is the carafe method because that wonderful coffee lasts all day long. It is vitally important, though,  to preserve your coffee so that the last pot tastes as good as the first. 

How To Keep Coffee Fresh
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Storing coffee properly is the answer.
Soon as you open the can or bag, your coffee has about 10 days life in it. After that, it will be stale. There are some simple ways to keep it fresh.
  • Refrigerate: If you place your can of coffee in the refrigerator, its shelf-life will be extended from 10 to 30 days.
  • Freeze: Frozen coffee will stay fresh for 3 months.
  • Tip: Frozen coffee must never sit out at room temperature. If you leave it out, it will form condensation. Refreezing is not an option at that point and you will need to use the rest of it soon. Damp coffee is no good.
  • Tip: Before you pour your cup of coffee, heat up the cup. Simply put hot water in it, let it sit for a minute or two, pour out the water and pour your coffee. Delicious!


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Photo credit:  "Coffee Machine" by Sura Nualpradid on Freedigital Photos

NOTE: This author is an Amazon affiliate. Anything purchased from Amazon through Ducks 'n a Row results in a small commission for me. In advance, "thank you!"  Sinea

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