Coffee comes in many different forms and as such requires a variety of methods for correctly storing it. We’re going to look at 4 different style of coffee and the correct ways of storing each.
First and foremost, Instant coffee. Instant coffee, due to its dried nature, should simply be stored in a dry cupboard. No special measures need to be taken as the coffee itself has a long shelf life.
Secondly, Fresh Beans. For the most part, coffee in bean form has a decent shelf life and as long as it is kept away from sunlight and moisture, a cupboard should be fine. You could refrigerate it if you wanted too, but it isn’t essential.
Thirdly, Ground Coffee. Ground Coffee has a much shorter shelf life than its unground bean form and therefore requires a more care. Ground Coffee needs to be kept in an airtight container and refrigerated. This will help ensure that it stays out of the light and it kept dry.
Finally, Coffee Bag Pods. Coffee Bag Pods are very much like teabags in their construction and like tea bags, they should be kept in an airtight jar of tub. Light exposure isn’t a problem with these bags so as long as they are kept dry and airtight, you shouldn’t have a problem.
While coffee doesn’t “go off” in a traditional sense, it will become weaker and weaker over time and if not stored properly. In order to fully experience your coffee, you need to take as much care as you can.