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6 Ways to Keep your Coffee Beans Looking and Tasting Fresh

This is a discussion on 6 Ways to Keep your Coffee Beans Looking and Tasting Fresh within the Coffee Beans & Espresso Beans forums, part of the Coffee Addicts category; For those of us who enjoy our coffee but are not necessarily coffee connoisseurs, here are a few ways to keep your beans fresh and ...

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    6 Ways to Keep your Coffee Beans Looking and Tasting Fresh

    For those of us who enjoy our coffee but are not necessarily coffee connoisseurs, here are a few ways to keep your beans fresh and full of flavour;

    Use a sealed bag to keep your coffee beans fresher for longer or an air-tight container.
    If you prefer to grind your own coffee, try only to grind the amount that you need. Ground coffee will quickly go stale if itís left out exposed, so rather store the beans in their full form and grind them as you need to.
    Do not store your beans near water as they will pick up the condensation in the air quickly which will take away from their flavour.
    Do not keep your beans in the sun or in warm areas, cool and dry storage is best.
    It is a common misconception that coffee beans should be stored in the fridge or freezer. This is not a good idea as it will strip the beans of their natural flavour and aroma.
    Another option all together would be to buy smaller bags or amounts of coffee to ensure you always keep a fresh supply.

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    Hi Tracy, thanks for those great tips. I am embarrassed to admit that for a long time I did store my coffee beans in the fridge/freezer. I have recently learnt the error of my ways, and now enjoy a better quality of coffee. Thanks for the reminder.

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    While I do agree with these tips, I think it's also an interesting experience to try some of the beans that may have been "harmed" by the 'mistakes'. I think it could alter a bean into a whole new direction, maybe even creating an experience you enjoy! That's all I really want to add to the coffee culture is the idea that everyones experience is their own, and having some 'wrong' ones, may only increase your appreciation of the 'right' ones!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ceegee View Post
    Hi Tracy, thanks for those great tips. I am embarrassed to admit that for a long time I did store my coffee beans in the fridge/freezer. I have recently learnt the error of my ways, and now enjoy a better quality of coffee. Thanks for the reminder.
    u are welcome and i will give more tips

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoffeeJive View Post
    While I do agree with these tips, I think it's also an interesting experience to try some of the beans that may have been "harmed" by the 'mistakes'. I think it could alter a bean into a whole new direction, maybe even creating an experience you enjoy! That's all I really want to add to the coffee culture is the idea that everyones experience is their own, and having some 'wrong' ones, may only increase your appreciation of the 'right' ones!
    i do think it is an interesting experience to try some of the beans and thanks for your reply

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    Excellent suggestion !

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    For instance, I recently found a ground bag of espresso that's been sitting wrapped in a brown paper bag in a cupboard for maybe over 6 months! While most people would throw it out, I think I have a unique experience ahead of me! I get to taste 6 month old ground espresso. Sure, I don't think I have a business model here, but it can give me a great bench mark for another way a bean can be for future comparisons sake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoffeeJive View Post
    For instance, I recently found a ground bag of espresso that's been sitting wrapped in a brown paper bag in a cupboard for maybe over 6 months! While most people would throw it out, I think I have a unique experience ahead of me! I get to taste 6 month old ground espresso. Sure, I don't think I have a business model here, but it can give me a great bench mark for another way a bean can be for future comparisons sake.
    LOL well, be sure to give us a report.

    I once had a root canal without anaesthetic, and that, too, was a unique experience that wouldn't have been the same with novocaine or whatever they use nowadays. Just the same, I think I could have gone through life without it and not suffered -- not nearly as much as I suffered in having it, anyway.

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    I use a tiny measuring cup that holds just the right amount of beans to grind for a double espresso. With this, I place a scoop of beans into the grinder and let it grind out all the beans and empty the grinder of coffee grinds. No chance of left over grind in the grinder, so I'm free to try a different type of bean for the next coffee.

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    6 Ways to Keep your Coffee Beans Looking and Tasting Fresh

    Hi Tracey
    For a new member as i am, looking to improve their knowledge and find out more about coffee in all it's spender, that's some very good tips and info Thanks
    Bill

 

 
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