If you’re new to the world of gourmet coffee, you might have a few questions. Fortunately, you’re in the right place. At Amoretti Premium Syrups, we love coffee as mu- … well, a lot more than “the next guy.”
In fact, we’re pretty crazy for coffea arabica, coffea canephora, and all the other illustrious members of the Rubiaceae family. So, why not devote a few minutes of our passion to some frequently asked questions about coffee?
“Does coffee expire?”
Yes! It’s a common misconception that coffee, when kept in an airtight container, will last forever. Coffee does have a shelf life. Have you ever opened a bag of roasted coffee and noticed how oily and rich the beans are? Of course, you have. And have you noticed how dry and brittle those same beans are a few weeks later?
That, friends, is expired coffee. Here’s how it works:
- All coffee – even roasted coffee in an airtight container straight from the processing plant – has a shelf life. The coffee could last for up to a year in this packaging as long as it’s not opened.
- Whole bean coffee will last longer than pre-ground coffee.
- Once opened, coffee is only good for about one week.
- Storing coffee in an airtight container will prolong this shelf life, while storing coffee in the bag you bought it in will decrease the shelf life.
“Won’t my coffee last longer if I store it in the freezer?”
No! Coffee beans absorb the smells around them and the freezer is home to a lot of scents. Coffee that is stored in the freezer will take on those other aromas – not to mention the taste and aroma of “freezer burn.” Keep your coffee sealed in a cool, dry, room-temperature location.
“Does a darker roast mean more caffeine?”
Actually, the contrary. The darker the coffee is, the less caffeine it has. Lighter roast coffees contain the most caffeine. Learn more about the 9 stages of coffee roasting.
“Can’t coffee syrups curdle milk?”
If you’re using low-quality drink syrups, sure. If you’re worried about curdling, play it safe and choose from the 115+ premium syrups in the Amoretti Store. Amoretti coffee syrups do not curdle milk. Need a starting point? Why not give Amoretti Premium Pumpkin Pie Syrup a try? This drink syrup is great all year round.