Coffee brings an effervescent joy to our mornings that's simply kick-ass. The aroma of a fresh brewed coffee, whether it's an espresso, latte, or drip coffee, sets the tone for a great day ahead. For us coffee lovin' b*tches, having a well-stocked supply of coffee beans at home is essential for maintaining a comforting routine and getting that morning boost of caffeine.
To ensure that your B*tches Love Coffee beans retain their rich flavor and aroma, it is recommended to store whole beans rather than ground coffee. Grinding the beans just before brewing will ensure maximum freshness and flavor extraction. If you're looking for the best way to store whole coffee beans, try these simple tips.
STORE AT ROOM TEMPERATURE IN AIRTIGHT CONTAINER
The National Coffee Association (NCA) states that air, moisture, heat, and light are some of the greatest enemies of coffee beans. They can break down the flavors and aromas, leaving you with a subpar cup of coffee.
Yeah, not on our watch!
To prevent this we recommend storing opened coffee beans in an airtight, opaque container that blocks out light. Room temperature is wonderful for coffee, so look for a spot in your kitchen, pantry, or counter that's not too close to your oven or exposed to strong sunlight.
Invest in a dedicated airtight coffee container to ensure maximum freshness. In a pinch an insulated airtight coffee mug makes a great coffee bean container. Properly stored whole coffee beans can stay fresh for up to nine months.
STORE IN ORIGINAL PACKAGING
While transferring an already opened bag of beans to an airtight container is a great way to prolong their life, keeping unopened coffee in the original packaging is just as good. Especially if it features a one-way valve like our coffee bags.
The secret is the innovative one-way valves that effectively let out gas and prevent the entry of oxygen, ensuring that the beans remain protected from light and air. Don't fret if you have a bag of amazing coffee that isn't from BLC, nowadays most coffee bags are designed with a gas-release valve on them.
STORE COFFEE BEANS IN THE FREEZER
Storing coffee beans in the freezer is a highly debated topic in the coffee world, but many experts - including us - believe it can extend the shelf-life of your beans. Freezer storage is ideal due to its dark and stable temperature. However, the we suggest transferring the beans to an airtight container to protect them from the moisture, odors, and flavors present in the freezer. It is important to avoid defrosting and refreezing the beans, as this creates moisture that ages the coffee. Frozen coffee beans will stay fresh for about a month.
Unlike freezing, it isn't a good idea to refrigerate coffee beans. The fridge is not suitable for coffee storage as it causes condensation, pushes oils to the surface, and speeds up the aging process of the coffee.
For the freshest coffee, it is recommended to store beans at room temperature or in the freezer in an airtight container or bag.