When you purchase your premium Koffee Kult coffee beans, you will want to keep them fresh for as long as you can. After all, there is nothing like grinding up fresh beans and brewing that perfect cup of coffee. The key objective here is to make that first cup as fresh tasting as the last. Here are a few tips to do just that.
Storing beans in an airtight container is ideal. A good quality canister, kept in a dark space, is the best way to keep your whole beans fresh. Storing whole coffee beans is better than ground coffee because ground coffee’s oils begin to evaporate and you risk loss of flavor because of it.
If your coffee beans are exposed to light for a long period of time, it can also alter the taste and strength of the coffee. We recommend a dark, airtight container over a light-colored or clear one.
Once you’ve stored your beans successfully, how can you tell if they are still fresh after some time goes by? Your coffee beans should have a glossy appearance, in the case of decaf, less glossy due to the decaffeination process, and be oily to the touch.
Lastly, for the perfect cup, we recommend storing whole beans and grinding them up just before you make coffee. Your taste buds will thank you for it, too. Check out these brew guides for your best way to make your expertly stored premium coffee beans.