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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
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.
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.
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.
Store the beans in a separate airtight container in dry, cool area. Avoid placing either beans or grounds in the fridge or freezer.
Ensure your grinder is cleaned thoroughly after each use. This will prevent old, stale coffee build-up.
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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