*Cameron’s Coffee has sponsored this post but all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Whether you’re someone who always brews your own coffee at home or is wanting to start brewing your own coffee, how to store your coffee is incredibly important!
You don’t want your coffee to taste bad simply because you didn’t store your beans correctly and you’re left with stale coffee bean, do you?
Well today we’re going to share some tips on how to best store your beans along with some product ideas for you to use!
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Before I share get into the tips and products, first let me share a bit about Cameron’s Coffee if you’re not familiar with them!
I’ve been drinking Cameron’s Coffee for years and years and have fallen in love with not only their amazing coffee but also the brand as a whole. If you want a brand that exudes positivity and joy and delights in the perfect cup of coffee, you’ve found it!
Cameron’s has everything from whole bean coffee to ground coffee to EcoPods for your Keurig. They’re always coming out with specialty coffee and seasonal blends but one thing always stays true – their coffee is always smooth and never better!
If you’ve never tried them out, do yourself a favor and get a bag or two to try them! I know you won’t be disappointed.
Now, on to storing your coffee!
3 Tips for Storing Coffee Beans
Before we talk about my favorite coffee storage, let’s talk about how to actually store coffee beans. If you’re someone like me that buys the extra large bag of coffee at Costco (yes, Cameron’s is at Costco!) instead of smaller batches of beans, you’ll need proper storage.
According to the National Coffee Association, air, moisture, heat and light are your beans’ greatest enemies. Here’s how to combat those!
1. Use an Airtight Container
The best way to keep your bag of coffee beans fresh is by putting them in an airtight container. While some bags have a one-way valve on them to help carbon dioxide release from the bag, most coffee bags don’t.
It’s a good idea to store your fresh beans in an airtight container rather than the original packaging. This will help extend it’s shelf life by stopping air, moisture and other odors to seep into the container, spoiling your beans.
2. Put them in a dark place
You don’t want your coffee beans to go bad because you kept them in a sunny spot! You have a few options here.
One, if you leave your beans out on the counter, chose an opaque container that the light cannot penetrate. This will help protect your beans.
Or if you only have something like a glass jar, put that in a dark spot in your kitchen away from light such as a cabinet or closet. You also want to keep them away from heat sources like your oven!
Keeping them in a dark, room temperature spot to help preserve their freshness and allows for long-term storage.
3. Buy Whole Bean Over Pre-Ground Coffee
There’s a reason coffee snobs insist on grinding their coffee right before they brew it – they’ll have a much fresher cup of coffee that way!
Ground coffee loses it’s freshness much quicker than ground coffee so always buy whole beans if you have the choice.
3 Best Coffee Containers for Whole Beans
Here’s some of the best containers to use for storing your coffee!
1. Best Overall: Coffee Gator Coffee Canister
This stainless steel, airtight coffee container will help keep your beans stay as fresh as possible.
This amazing canister have innovative freshness valves that helps release carbon dioxide but keeps oxygen locked out. They’re also zero-BPA canisters.
Another cool feature of this coffee container is that you can keep track of the freshness through the dial on top where you can track the month and date. Use this to track the roast date or the expiration date or whatever date makes sense to you.
2. Best Vacuum Seal – Fellow Atmos Vacuum Canister
This amazing air-tight container will literally vacuum seal your coffee just be twisting the lid! Simply twist and keep twisting to remove as much air as you want out of the container. You’ll see a green color when it’s been fully vacuum sealed.
When you want to get inside, just push the button on the top and you will actually hear the air being released. That’s one legit vacuum-sealed container!
3. Best Budget – KKC Borosilicate Glass Coffee Bean
If you have a spot in a cupboard or pantry that is dark and room temperature, this is a great budget option!
This can be tucked away and pulled out to refill your coffee grinder. It is made out of glass while the lid is made out of bamboo. It creates an airtight seal when closed and locked.This jar can hold up to one pound of coffee beans.
To have the freshest coffee possible, store an opaque, air-tight container at room temperature.
No, coffee doesn’t technically expire but it can get stale and result in a pretty terrible cup of coffee.
No, you shouldn’t store your coffee beans in the fridge. This can expose them to unnecessary moisture and odors from other foods.
While technically yes, you can freeze coffee, it’s not advised. When freezing, it can be exposed to moisture which can alter the taste of coffee or cause freezer burn. If you do freeze your coffee be sure to do so in an airtight container.
Now you know exactly how to store your beans to have the freshest, most delicious cup of coffee!
Be sure to head on over to Cameron’s Coffee to try out their coffee that’s always smooth and never bitter!
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