For many people, a hot cup of coffee is a necessity in the morning to get the day started. When one goes to a grocery store, there is a wide selection of ground coffee available, making it easy for anyone to enjoy a cup of coffee at home instead of having to pick up a cup on the way to work at a gas station or a coffee shop. But, if you want the freshest, most delicious cup of coffee possible at home, it is important for ground coffee to be properly stored after the package is initially opened. If you're a coffee drinker, use the following tips to maximize the taste and freshness of your ground coffee at home:
Purchase Smaller Packages
While buying in bulk or getting the biggest package of something can make sense for many products, coffee is not one of them. After a sealed package of coffee is opened, the freshness clock begins ticking. In most cases, ground coffee will only remain fresh for around a week after it is opened. Thus, if you want the best cup of coffee each morning, it is in your best interest to buy smaller packages of coffee so you can use it before the taste of the coffee begins to deteriorate.
Invest in an Air Tight Container
Exposure to air is one of the biggest reasons that ground coffee begins to lose it's fresh taste. After you open a package of coffee, it is not a good idea to leave the ground coffee in the original container, even if the container has a lid. To maximize freshness and taste, your best bet is to place coffee in a separate air tight container. Ideally, try to buy an air tight coffee storage container that seals tightly and has valves to keep oxygen out of the container when it is properly closed.
Many people make the mistake of storing their ground coffee in the freezer or refrigerator, assuming that doing so will keep it fresher longer. In reality, doing this is not a good idea. Condensation can build up inside a freezer or refrigerator when the doors are opened and closed, exposing ground coffee to excess moisture. When ground coffee is exposed to too much moisture, it can develop a sour taste that is very unpleasant. It is best to keep ground coffee in an area of the kitchen that is cool and dry.
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8 August 2018
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