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Old 11-20-2011, 04:22 PM   #1
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Best way to store coffee beans?

I bought some Organic Mexican coffee beans at Starbucks and grind a little every time I make a cup. On the foil bag it says "use within a week of opening", which I have not done. I don't drink coffee that often, so how I can store the beans to keep them freshest?

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Old 11-20-2011, 04:57 PM   #2
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I bought some Organic Mexican coffee beans at Starbucks and grind a little every time I make a cup. On the foil bag it says "use within a week of opening", which I have not done. I don't drink coffee that often, so how I can store the beans to keep them freshest?
I keep mine tightly closed in the fridge, in their original container, then in a ziplock. We don't drink much coffee either, and our coffee stays nice and fresh. I have also kept them in the freezer, again in an airtight container. I ordered a specialty blend some years ago, and that was what the website recommended.
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Old 11-20-2011, 05:22 PM   #3
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Store vacuum packed refrigerated beans in small Foodsaver™ ziplock bags or 1/2 pint ball jars.
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I store my whole beans in vacuum sealed ziplock bags in the freezer.
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Storing them in the fridge doesn't make them moist?
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Old 11-20-2011, 05:43 PM   #6
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Storing them in the fridge doesn't make them moist?
Not if they're vacuum packed or they are packaged in a low humidity environment.
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Unfortunately I don't have anything to vacuum pack foods. Will it work to store the beans in a mason jar in the fridge without vacuum packing them?
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Unfortunately I don't have anything to vacuum pack foods. Will it work to store the beans in a mason jar in the fridge without vacuum packing them?
It should, I use a chip clip on the top of the original bag, then store in a ziplock, squeezing out all the air. Some pill bottles have food grade antidessicant packs, you could throw one of those in there too. I've never had a problem keeping my coffee beans fresh tasting.
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I clip the bag shut and toss it in the refrigerator or in the freezer for longer storage.
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Old 11-20-2011, 07:14 PM   #10
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Is there a difference between a mason jar and an ordinary glass jar? I have an old sauerkraut jar that I washed in the dishwasher. Will that do if I decide to use a jar instead of keeping them in the bag?
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