The One Issue 8 - 5 Steps To Keep Your Coffee Fresh
5 Steps To Keep Your Coffee Fresh
Roasted coffee is perishable, like produce, and only stays fresh for about a month.
1) Buy Fresh Roasted Coffee
The coffee industry doesn’t want you to know that roasted coffee is actually perishable, like produce, and only stays fresh for about a month. Now it won’t expire after a month, but it will be much lower quality. Buying fresh coffee will be a major upgrade to your current process even if you do not consider steps 2-5.
2) Store Coffee In An Airtight Container
Oxygen and light are the enemies of coffee. Immediately transfer fresh roasted coffee beans into an airtight container that blocks light.
3) Grind Coffee Right Before Brewing
Stay away from pre-ground coffee. Coffee starts degrading within minutes after it is ground since more of the beans are exposed to oxygen. A quality burr grinder is worth the investment.
4) Avoid Using Tap Water
Coffee is 98% water. For the best experience, try distilled water with Third Wave Water mineral sticks. Filtered water also works great.
5) Choose A Clean Brewing Method
We prefer brewing methods that do not heat plastic or store water (risk of mold). For those reasons, we avoid single-serve machines.
I encourage you to test each one of these tips out yourself. My bet is that once you experience how good fresh coffee tastes and makes you feel, you will never want to buy stale coffee from a grocery store ever again.
Written by Seth Jorde | firstname.lastname@example.org