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Coffee Basics | How to get the best brew from your beans

What is the best way to store coffee, you ask?

I mean, you want to get the most delicious drink from your beans, right? 

Here are three simple things you NEED to make sure you are doing to ensure you are maximizing the taste of your brew:

  • Buy whole beans and invest in a home grinder.  I know, I know, it takes more time.  But, did you know that pre-ground coffee can go stale within hours, while whole beans can last up to several weeks?  Trust us, it's worth the investment. If “grinding” coffee intimidates you (like it did me) check out some of our helpful hints/cheat sheet here.
  • Store your beans in an air-tight container in a dry, dark, and odor-free location.  At Black Standard Coffee, our coffee bags are air-tight and zippered to "keep your beans safe" from the environment.  We recommend and personally use a vacuum sealed tin because a bag can only do so much.
  • Avoid the fridge.  If you need to store your beans for a more extensive time (not advised), put them in the freezer.  Only take out the amount you are going to brew and leave the rest frozen.  Thawing and re-freezing your beans will significantly impact the taste of your beans.

Yes there is a big difference between stale and fresh coffee.  It is truly worth the time and effort to make sure that you are properly storing your beans. 

 

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