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    How to store coffee beans?

    is it good to store it in jars in the cupboards?

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    If they are already inside vacuum sealed bags/jars, put them in freezer; otherwise, vacuum seal them (food saver), then freezer. The key is to isolate them from oxygen and low temperature.

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    I personally store them in an airtight container in the cupboard. I use bee hive containers with lock down and gasket. Keep coffee away from sunlight, moisture, and air. It is also good to buy less coffee more frequently.
    "Wine is for aging, not coffee."
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyCoffee View Post
    If they are already inside vacuum sealed bags/jars, put them in freezer; otherwise, vacuum seal them (food saver), then freezer. The key is to isolate them from oxygen and low temperature.
    Freezer is good long term storage of beans...roasted and green, but not necessary for short term...less than 1 month. I go through at least 2 lbs each week between myself and my wife, who also grinds to take to work...it just doesn't sit long enough to get stale...lol! Imho, if you are having an issue with stale beans...you just aren't drinking enough coffee!

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    I save my green beans (mostly peaberry) the same way. You can even save fish this way for 3 years according to food saver (never tried).

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    Yeah, its fine

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    Yep - airtight in a cabinet is fine. I'm a big fan of Planetary Desing's Airscape.... they don't have one way valves but do an awesome job.

    https://planetarydesign.com/all-products/

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    Someone told me NEVER store roasted coffee beans in a refrigerator. NEVER store coffee beans in a Freezer. Never buy ground coffee beans and never grind coffee beans until you are ready to use them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by realtech View Post
    Someone told me NEVER store roasted coffee beans in a refrigerator. NEVER store coffee beans in a Freezer. Never buy ground coffee beans and never grind coffee beans until you are ready to use them.
    This is "old school" advice. It is based on the misinformation about coffee that was...and still is to a large degree...prevalent. The issue at hand is the degradation that occurs in roasted coffee with repeated condensation of moisture on the beans. Technically it is NOT the freezing of coffee, or the refrigeration of coffee, but rather the warming up of the coffee back to room temperature. IF...the coffee is used once it is taken out of the freezer or refrigerator, and not put back...little harm comes to the beans, except in the case of what else might come into contact with the beans. Off tastes due to strong odors are of more concern in a refrigerator. Deep freezing coffee beans for long term storage is quite effective, but beans should not be returned to the freezer after thawing, so it is best to pack in sealed bags in a quantity for immediate or short term consumption. That's really about it. I always questioned the "tribal knowledge" concerning freezing coffee from the standpoint that if blood and genetic material can be frozen and then unfrozen, and an egg fertilized producing a "normal" human being, then what in the heck is freezing doing to coffee that is intrinsically evil???

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    Actually, things that should NEVER store in a Freezer are meat and seafood. But people now believe they came from there in supermarkets. How many people can still enjoy or remember kill-of-the day/catch-of-the day kind of freshness nowadays?

 

 

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