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You can’t make a delicious cup of coffee with old, stale beans. Here’s how to keep your coffee fresh.
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.
Did You Know?
If you store coffee beans in a cabinet on an outside wall, the sun’s heat can spoil their freshness.