Storing your coffee at home

Storing your coffee at home the right way is an integral step to keep your coffee fresh, full of aroma and flavours. Firstly, buy the best quality and freshest beans possible to ensure that you have the best brewing experience. Store them properly to maximise your coffee's freshness and flavour. Your beans' greatest enemies are air, moisture, heat, and light. 

Storing your beans properly 

To keep your beans as fresh as possible, store them in an opaque air-tight container at room temperature (or the ultimate is a vacuum sealed container). Try and make sure the temperature in the room doesn't fluctuate too much. Keep the container away from any appliances that produce heat, such as your oven. Keep your beans in a dark and cool location. For those of you who purchase ground coffee, apply the same principles. Just remember that ground coffee oxidizes a lot quicker than beans. In my opinion, invest in a grinder. 

Don't refridgerate your coffee either. This is a common practice in many households. Cross-contamination of aromas is one of the main reasons to keep it out of the fridge.  

Buy the right amount of coffee for the week

Coffee begins to lose freshness almost immediately after roasting. The flavour and aroma of the coffee is more vibrant for the first 1-2 weeks, so it is far better to purchase it in smaller quantities. Buy your coffee weekly and store it properly. If you are an online buyer, your coffee should arrive a couple of days after it has been roasted. This is perfect!

I hope this helps you get the most out of your beans.