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Coffee Tips – Get To Know About Shelf Life of Coffee Beans

Cold, dark, dry storage? Or the fridge? What is the best place to store coffee beans and extend shelf life? Here are some tips to help improve the quality of your coffee and extend the shelf life of your coffee beans. It is now really easy to buy coffee bean bags via

Does Coffee Go Bad? Shelf Life of Coffee and Tips to Keep Your Java Fresh

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Commercial Shelf Life After Harvest:- Green coffee beans are usually stored in a dry environment and can last up to ten years or more. Stored green beans are known as "old coffee". Ripe green beans lose acidity and gain body.

Consumer shelf life after purchase, roasted coffee beans have a shelf life of two to four weeks when stored properly. Coffee can lose its flavor after two weeks, so it's always a good idea to buy fresh coffee often.

Ideally, coffee is only ground just before drinking. Unused coffee is best stored in the bag used to package it. Roasted coffee bags are made in such a way that the roasted coffee stays fresh without affecting the taste of the coffee.

Place the coffee bag in an airtight container, away from light and moisture at room temperature or cooler if possible. Coffee beans are porous and absorb moisture and odors. They are also perishable and lose their aroma and taste over time.

Yes, you can extend the "freshness" life of an unopened specialty coffee bag. Place in a freezer bag and close tightly. Doing this step appears to reduce the amount of roasted coffee beans, which further "expel" the gas through the one-way valve on the side of the bag. We tried it and felt it retains the fresh taste and aroma of the coffee.