Should I use a ground coffee storage container or leave it in the bag?


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Apr 23, 2023
Denver, Colorado
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I currently buy my "Dunkin' Original Blend" ground coffee in a 12 oz bag at the supermarket. I leave it in the bag and every day I scoop out what I need with a long-handled scoop. As the bag gets below 50%, it becomes more tedious to scoop the coffee out with my big fist not fitting well into the bag.

Some kind of storage container might be a lot easier. Does pouring the ground coffee into a container make it go bad more quickly? What is the best storage method for ground coffee?

Do you use a container for your ground coffee that you would like to suggest to me?



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Jan 20, 2023
Millburn, NJ
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If you are concerned that pouring your ground coffee into a storage container might make it go bad more quickly, don't worry! It is a great idea. Just use an airtight container that you store in a dry, cool place away from light, heat, and moisture. It is also best to avoid plastic jars since they can make your coffee smell bad. Instead, I recommend using a glass jar with an airtight gasket seal. This will keep your coffee fresher for longer and make it easier to scoop out.


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May 11, 2014
Kansas City
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Try to squeeze the oxygen out of the bag as best as possible. The key is trying to make it airtight. With pre-ground mass-market coffee, its already probably pretty old and won't degrade significantly.

If you want to go with a container... Airscapes are the way to go!