Many of us buy coffee regularly but would never be able to tell the difference between coffee beans that were freshly roasted or many weeks old. And even if we could, we probably wouldn’t really know how to keep them tasting as good as they did when we first received them?
The first thing to keep in mind is that the freshness of coffee is determined by the time since it was roasted and not harvested. Freshly picked coffee beans still in seed form will last for a very long time while freshly roasted coffee beans can quickly lose their freshness and flavour if not stored under the right conditions.
Here are a few ways to keep your beans fresh and full of flavour;
- Use a sealed bag to keep your coffee beans fresher for longer or an air-tight container.
- If you prefer to grind your own coffee, try only to grind the amount that you need. Ground coffee will quickly go stale if it’s left out exposed, so rather store the beans in their full form and grind them as you need to.
- Do not store your beans near water as they will pick up the condensation in the air quickly which will take away from their flavour.
- Do not keep your beans in the sun or in warm areas, cool and dry storage is best.
- It is a common misconception that coffee beans should be stored in the fridge or freezer. This is not a good idea as it will strip the beans of their natural flavour and aroma.
- Another option all together would be to buy smaller bags or amounts of coffee to ensure you always keep a fresh supply.
Before purchasing and storing your beans, make sure that they are of good quality too. To buy good quality coffee at affordable prices, visit the www.bluebagcoffeeshop.net website. As Mexico’s recommended supplier of affordable wholesale coffee online, they have a small selection of products available from their farms and associates in Chiapas and Veracruz.