Storing Coffee: Form, or Function?

 

Roasted coffee beans don’t look delicate, so it’s key to remember that this is a fruit that has been subjected to high temperatures. The resulting sugars have a finite shelf life and a baseline for consumption.

In general, coffee beans thrive on room temperature, darkness and air-tight bags. Yet roasted beans are still misunderstood by many cafes, grocery stores and coffee resellers.

For that reason, there are some estimates that 98% of all the coffee consumed is stale. The horror! Your $4 latte, $3 pour over — stale? Moreover, you pay $8 to $18 at stores or coffee shops you trust to sell you reliably good roast.

That’s why it is so important to always look for a roast date label.

Storing Coffee: Form, or Function?

 

Roasted coffee beans don’t look delicate, so it’s key to remember that this is a fruit that has been subjected to high temperatures. The resulting sugars have a finite shelf life and a baseline for consumption.

In general, coffee beans thrive on room temperature, darkness and air-tight bags. Yet roasted beans are still misunderstood by many cafes, grocery stores and coffee resellers.

For that reason, there are some estimates that 98% of all the coffee consumed is stale. The horror! Your $4 latte, $3 pour over — stale? Moreover, you pay $8 to $18 at stores or coffee shops you trust to sell you reliably good roast.

That’s why it is so important to always look for a roast date label.