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How To Store Coffee To Keep It Fresh

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Keeping coffee fresh is the best way to maintain it's pungency and flavour. Keeping it at its best is a simple matter of correct storage.
What you'll need: 
Coffee beans/grounds
Coffee grinder
Airtight container
Cool, dry space
1: 
Coffee in bean form maintains its flavour and strength far longer than grounds. Therefore, if possible, buy beans and a personal coffee grinder. Small grinders are inexpensive and easy to find.
2: 
Try to buy only as much coffee as you are likely to use in a fixed period (fortnightly for example). This will prevent your coffee sitting around unused for extended periods.
3: 
Grind your beans in small amounts; one to two days worth at a time at most. Store the remaining grounds in an opaque, airtight container in a cool, dry area. Clean the container frequently.
4: 
Store the beans in a separate airtight container in dry, cool area. Avoid placing either beans or grounds in the fridge or freezer.
5: 
Ensure your grinder is cleaned thoroughly after each use. This will prevent old, stale coffee build-up.
Conclusion: 
Investing in a grinder and a few airtight containers will ensure your coffee is always kept tasting as fresh as possible.

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