There are many misconceptions on the way roasted coffee should be stored. Roasted coffees do not like moisture, air, light, and heat. Storing your coffee away from these elements will keep it fresher longer. Therefore, an airtight container stored in a cool, dry, dark place is the best environment for your coffee.
Should I refrigerate Coffee?
No, absolutely never. Due to its humidity, the fridge is an absolute no-no to put coffee. This is because coffee is porous, and can absorb other flavors lingering in your fridge.
Should I freeze coffee?
Coffee should always be fresh. The time period we suggest is three weeks to store coffee in order to retain its optimal taste. However, if you happen to go away and not use it within this period, the freezer can be an acceptable one-time deal. What this means is that once you take it out of the freezer, it should never go back in. The constant changes in temperature will affect the coffee adversely. The frozen moisture on your coffee will melt and be absorbed into the bean. The goal in freezing coffee is to keep it away from moisture. If you have a lot of coffee to store, divide it up into weekly portions and wrap them up using freezer bags. Take the weekly portion when you need it, and store it in an air-tight container in a cool, dry place. Do not put it back into the freezer.