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Old 09-17-2014, 01:08 AM   #11
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...Storage is important as ground coffee deteriorates within a matter of days when it's been exposed to the air. I was advised by a coffee blender many years ago to store ground coffee in the freezer once the pack was opened...
Actually, the school of thought has changed on that. Keep only enough ground coffee out that you can consume within the week, and store whole beans in the freezer in one-week portions. Taking coffee in and out of the freezer ruins it.

That isn't how I do it, but that's what is recommended. We go through coffee so quickly that I just keep it in its bag from the roaster, rolled down and rubber-banded, and store that bag in a tin canister. It tastes as fresh to us for the last cups as when I first open the bag.

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Actually, the school of thought has changed on that. Keep only enough ground coffee out that you can consume within the week, and store whole beans in the freezer in one-week portions. Taking coffee in and out of the freezer ruins it.

That isn't how I do it, but that's what is recommended. We go through coffee so quickly that I just keep it in its bag from the roaster, rolled down and rubber-banded, and store that bag in a tin canister. It tastes as fresh to us for the last cups as when I first open the bag.

Where to Store Coffee: Pantry vs. Freezer - Real Simple
From the article, "When you freeze the coffee you use every day, the fluctuating temperatures create moisture in the packet, which can leave your morning cup tasting like cardboard"

I don't find that to be true. But, what do I expect from someone who works at Starbucks. That person probably thinks that Starbucks makes good coffee. I would rather have coffee from Tim Horton's, and they don't make espresso, which is my preferred coffee.
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OK taxy, fair enough that Star$$$ is flawed. How about the National Coffee Association U.S.A.?

It is important not to refrigerate or freeze your daily supply of coffee because contact with moisture will cause it to deteriorate. ~~~~~ If you've purchased a large quantity of coffee that you will not use immediately, small portions, wrapped in airtight bags, can be stored for up to a month in the freezer.

"Serious Coffee" outlines even more stringent controls than the NCA recommends. Seems they stop just short of recommending you buy beans green and roast them yourself.

I used to put my infrequently-purchased decaf coffee in the freezer and have noticed an off taste when I used it, even if that was shortly after I bought and froze it. For my use I find it's just better to store my current bag of beans in a steel canister in the kitchen, away from appliances, moisture, and light.
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OK taxy, fair enough that Star$$$ is flawed. How about the National Coffee Association U.S.A.?

It is important not to refrigerate or freeze your daily supply of coffee because contact with moisture will cause it to deteriorate. ~~~~~ If you've purchased a large quantity of coffee that you will not use immediately, small portions, wrapped in airtight bags, can be stored for up to a month in the freezer.

"Serious Coffee" outlines even more stringent controls than the NCA recommends. Seems they stop just short of recommending you buy beans green and roast them yourself.

I used to put my infrequently-purchased decaf coffee in the freezer and have noticed an off taste when I used it, even if that was shortly after I bought and froze it. For my use I find it's just better to store my current bag of beans in a steel canister in the kitchen, away from appliances, moisture, and light.
I keep ground coffee in the fridge in a fairly air tight jar. I really can't taste anything wrong with it and I'm really fussy. I think it's a fad. I will happily update how I do stuff, if I think it's better. I will probably ask some friends, when they have coffee at my house. Maybe someone else can taste it.
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