Updated: May 2, 2019
If you've invested in quality coffee beans, you want them to last! We get lots of questions about how to store beans so they stay fresh as long as possible. We've scoured the internet and found these resources for you.
Seattle Coffee Gear has a great article on what makes beans go stale, how to protect them, and the all important question-- is it ever okay to freeze your coffee beans? Click Here for their post.
For all those foodies out there, Bon Appetite also has an excellent resource for you. Pre-ground or whole beans? Do roast dates matter? If you stay awake at night pondering these questions, then this is the article for you. It also includes a shocking revelation about a use for beans that have gone stale. Click Here for Bon Appetite's post.
If you prefer to buy your beans already ground (don't worry, you're not alone!), this article from The Coffee Brewers has lots of good tips for keeping your ground coffee safe from air and moisture. Click Here for The Coffee Brewers' input.
But what about actual storage products? What will keep the beans the freshest? This article from NY Mag has recommendations on canisters designed to keep air and moisture from your precious coffee beans. Click Here for their post.
What about you? Do you have any suggestions for keeping your coffee fresh? We'd love to hear them.