Coffee Storage Tips
The best way to store roasted coffee beans is in a dry cool place. Once you open the vacuum package, it is best to store in airtight container or wrap and seal the package itself. Avoid glass containers since sunlight, UV and heat accelerate the reduction of freshness. Air and moisture are the freshness enemies so its best to grind the coffee beans just prior to brewing espresso or any other coffee beverage.
Ground coffee particles surface area is thousands times larger than the surface area of an actual coffee bean. This allows much quicker interaction with air, heat, light and moisture, leading to very quick freshness lose. Therefore the best way to keep ground coffee is to seal it into an airtight or vacuum-tight container immediately. Freezing or refrigerating add moisture and my not be a good idea.
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