Storage of roasted coffee beans – Tips

Let’s keep our coffee beans fresh – as long as possible!

If we want to maximize the flavours and aromas of our coffee-drinks, it’s important that we storage the beans correctly.

A passionate coffee-lover once told me that it is a good idea to storage coffee beans like wine: We should keep them away from sunlight, moisture, oxygen and heat.

Coffee beans act like tiny sponges. They soak up aromas, odours and moisture around them. Their delicate oils will be destroyed if they come in contact with air. Therefore, it’s important that we storage our beans as dry as possible in airtight containers. It’s a good advice to keep the beans in their original package. After each use, the package should be rolled down as much as possible to draw out excessive air.

Sunlight spoils roasted coffee beans.
To preserve the magic of our beans it’s crucial that we keep them in a dark place.

A cool storage temperature is another key factor if we want to preserve the freshness of our coffee beans. After all, coffee beans are food products. The optimum storage conditions are around 7°C – 15°C. The best temperature is around 7°C.

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