Freshness is the most important thing when it comes to a good cup of specialty coffee, but unfortunately, freshness is hard to maintain. Follow these simple tips to keep your BLACK FUEL TRADING CO. direct trade coffee as fresh as possible for as long as possible.
The full flavor of specialty coffee appears after a few days of roasting and starts to fade after a couple weeks. Most store brand, pre-ground coffee have typically lost their freshness before you bring it into your home, which is why purchasing specialty whole-bean coffee is ESSENTIAL.
You want to limit your coffee's exposure to extreme temperatures and light. You can store your whole bean coffee in the bag it came in, however using a jar and a lid is one of the best ways to store whole bean coffee. Although, a glass jar may let in more light than you want, this issue can be easily sidestepped by storing the jar in a darker place. If you prefer to not use a jar, there are devices made especially for storing whole bean coffee.
Do not store whole bean coffee in the fridge, not because of the cooler temperatures, but because of the humidity. The coffee will absorb the humidity as well as the other flavors floating around inside the fridge. Only store whole bean coffee in the freezer if you are considering keeping it for more than a month.
The key is making sure the coffee is in an airtight container. This is the best thing you can do in order to keep your whole bean coffee fresh. You can purchase all BLACK FUEL TRADING CO. direct trade specialty coffee by visiting our website.