04 Sep '17, 2pm

How to store #coffee (not in the freezer)

How to store #coffee (not in the freezer)

Freshly-roasted coffee is about as sensitive as a liberal-arts freshman at UC Berkeley. You need to treat it just right in order for it do what you want it to do. There are plenty of myths about the proper ways to store coffee, most perpetuated by mother-in-law wisdom passed along from the days of freeze dried Maxwell House. A couple of reminders about the molecular structure of freshly roasted coffee helps to decode what is best for proper storage. To summarize: The four enemies of whole bean coffee are heat, light, water, and air. Coffee is hygroscopic. That means that it will absorb water from the air. It can also absorb odors and flavors carried by that water. Neither of these lends to enjoying the coffee as it was meant by the roaster. When coffee absorbs water, it displaces the essential oils in the coffee and accelerates aging. Second, fresh-roasted coffee expels a ...

Full article: https://clivecoffee.com/2017/09/how-to-store-coffee-corre...

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