How to Store Your Coffee: Tips from the Amoretti Coffee Masters
All of us here at Amoretti are big coffee lovers. We make it in French presses, vacuum pots, standard drip brewers, stovetop espressos, handheld espressos, pod machines, espresso machines, and more. We love to make gourmet espresso drinks. We also love using our coffee syrups in those drinks.
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As coffee lovers, we’re also pretty serious about how we store our coffee. Coffee beans – whether they’re ground or not – are pretty delicate things. A lot of forces out there will damage coffee beans in no time, including heat, air, light, and (the most commonly ignored forces) the refrigerator and freezer.
So, we decided to do a quick write-up on how to store your coffee. Storing your coffee properly will ensure you get the longest life possible out of each and every bean. You’ll enjoy Amoretti Premium coffee syrups far more when you have fresh, properly stored coffee to mix them with!
Don’t Do This…
- Let’s start with a common misconception. Freezers are not a good place for coffee. Coffee beans absorb aroma like nobody’s business. So, when you store your coffee beans in a freezer, your beans will absorb all of the aromas of the freezer. That means turkey leftovers, frozen meals, ice cream, peas…. You get the idea.
- Plus, the freezer and refrigerator can cause your coffee to take on moisture. Also, not good!
- In order to properly store your coffee, find an airtight, non-glass container. Glass will let in air, resulting in your coffee losing some of its freshness and intense flavor.
- Keep the container out of light, and away from extreme heat or cold.
- It’s best to store your coffee in a kitchen cupboard. Oftentimes, people store their airtight coffee containers on the counter, next to the oven, which undoes all their hard work of “proper storage.”
These are just a few of our favorite tips for storing coffee. We’re always impressed by our readers’ knowledge, too, though. If you have a great storage tip that helps you make gourmet espresso drinks par excellence, then we would love to hear it!