How Should I Store My Coffee?
If you love coffee and you buy coffee beans, storage is an issue that comes up often and there are a few simple but important guidelines to follow. On this page, you will find recommendations on how you should store your coffee as well as numerous coffee storage options like the best rated coffee canister on Amazon, the Friis Stainless Steel Coffee Vault; vintage coffee canisters; new coffee jars; and some other attractive options like this blue canister by Le Creuset, which can be found new and used.
Simple Recommendations For Storing Your Coffee
- Coffee is best when fresh. Start by buying smaller quantities, more often.
- Store roasted beans in the freezer for a month.
- Store ground coffee for up to two weeks. If vacuum packed, it will last up to a year.
- Coffee should not be stored in the fridge as condensation will hurt it.
- Coffee beans can be ground right from the freezer, still frozen.
- Clean your storage vessel periodically as the oils from your coffee beans can go bad.
- Never store coffee and tea close together. The coffee will have a bad effect on the tea.
- Coffee beans that are green will last for many months.
Friis Stainless Steel Coffee Vault - Amazon's most popular coffee canister.
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How do you store your coffee? - Do you follow the guidelines?
TransplantedSoul on December 31, 2012:
I only buy whole-bean coffee and grind it right before use. I store it in the bag is comes in, and make sure it is sealed after each use.
momsfunny on December 31, 2012:
Thanks for the tips. I found it really useful.
Netlexis LM on July 08, 2012:
We just buy a small quantity of beans at a time and keep in a heavy, opaque canister (with good seal) and keep in a cool, dark place on counter.
seashell2 on June 30, 2012:
We keep our coffee beans in the freezer and actually we do keep our coffee in a plastic container in the freezer once its ground too, we only grind enough for 1 or 2 days at a time! We've never had it taste bad or become bitter, so we will most likely continue to do this! Love our starbucks coffee beans...:-) Great tips you have here!
cmadden on June 05, 2012:
Ours is in the vacuum bag until ground, then an airtight coffee jar; and we never have more than about a two week supply on hand. We never keep it in the freezer.
ChrisShaefer on January 30, 2012:
Hello Brenda, Very informative as I told my readers I do not like to store coffee in the freezer but I do like the layout and information in your lens. casting votes your way!Sincerely,Chris
anilsaini on September 12, 2011:
Joan4 on September 09, 2011:
I generally buy the small tubs of coffee and I just store in the plastic container it came in. I do often freeze extra bags of coffee, though, so I am glad to see that is not a bad thing. We drink a lot of coffee around here!
Dianne Loomos on September 08, 2011:
We keep coffee beans in a canister type jar. We also keep coffee beans in the freezer.
Susan Deppner from Arkansas USA on September 08, 2011:
Oops. My husband stores his open coffee can, covered with its plastic lid, in the refrigerator. Guess that's not so good.