How to care for coffee beans

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Hot tips on how to care for coffee beans

Care for coffee beans Coffee begins to lose freshness almost immediately after roasting. Try to buy smaller batches of freshly roasted coffee more frequently – enough for a one to two week supply.
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#1 Buy less, more frequently


#2 Grind just before use


Your beans’ greatest enemies are air, moisture, heat, and light. This is especially important when it comes to grinding coffee. When you grind coffee you increase its surface area resulting in greater exposure to oxygen. As exposure to air is bad for your beans try to purchase whole beans and grind the amount you need immediately before brewing.

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#3 Store it wisely


To preserve your beans’ fresh roasted flavour as long as possible, store them in an opaque, air-tight container at room temperature. It is ideal to have a container with a one-way valve so carbon dioxide released from the beans can escape, however this isn’t crucial. Although coffee beans are beautiful to look at, avoid clear canisters as light will compromise the taste of your coffee. Keep your beans in a dark cool location. A cabinet near the oven is often too warm, and so is a spot on the kitchen counter that gets strong afternoon sun. You want to keep the temperature stable so usually the pantry is ideal. Our coffee packaging has been especially designed to help increase the life of your beans.

If you don’t have a suitable container keep them sealed in the original packaging.
Take care for coffee beans, they will last longer.