Coffee aficionados everywhere know that in order to make a great cup of coffee, you should start with quality coffee beans. But, after buying your beans here, the next step is to ensure that you store them correctly to maintain all the flavours and aromas. Unprotected beans will not only lose their flavour, but they could also be exposed to moisture and oxygen, leading to a compromised taste and, potentially, a waste of money. Read on for the perfect way to store our coffee beans and maintain optimum flavour.
Keep it Dry
It’s essential to store beans in a dry place as they are susceptible to water penetration and spoilage. This means that the bathroom, the kitchen cupboard (where steam can be released when water is boiled) or even an exposed countertop is NOT the place to store your beans. Instead, you should aim to find a cupboard or drawer where there is no steam or excess moisture present.
Stick to Room Temperature
For optimum flavour, a cool and dark place is ideal. You might be tempted to pop them in the fridge or freezer, but this could do more harm than good. Freezing can cause the beans to increase and decrease in temperature, resulting in condensation, which would, as you now know, ruin them. Room temperature is ideal.
Air Tightness is Key
It’s essential to protect your beans from oxygen and humidity, making an air-tight container the number one option for storing coffee beans. The most cost-effective option is a Mason jar with a lid, and this also comes in very useful if you need to carry beans around with you. Plastic containers can also be used but must be checked regularly for any cracks.
Invest in a Vacuum Sealer
If you’re serious about your coffee, you may wish to invest in a vacuum sealer. These are very handy, as they greatly reduce the amount of oxygen present and allow the beans to last for longer periods. Of course, these are a more expensive option, but if your beans cost a bit of money, it’s worth looking into.
It’s also important to remember that beans should be purchased in small quantities, with less than a month’s supply being advised. This might seem like a lot of effort, but ultimately, it will help to ensure that you enjoy all the flavours and aromas for which you paid. Fortunately, with Margaret River Roasting Co coffee subscriptions, we can have freshly roasted, delicious coffee sent directly to you in regular intervals, so you never have to worry about running out.
At Margaret River Roasting Co., we always strive to provide the freshest and best-tasting coffee possible. That’s why proper storage is so important. To get started on a coffee subscription that will save you time and keep you supplied with fresh coffee beans for years to come, contact us today.