Proper coffee storage is another crucial yet often overlooked aspect of coffee. Whether you prefer whole bean or ground coffee, understanding the best practices for storage can significantly impact the taste and aroma of your cup. From the shelf life of unopened packages to the ideal conditions for opened containers, let's explore the key guidelines for storing coffee to ensure a consistently delightful coffee-drinking experience.

Optimal Storage:

  • Buy whole bean.
  • Keep them in an airtight container, ideally in one that allows you to either vacuum or push out the air.
  • Keep them out of direct sunlight or other bright light.
  • Keep them in a cool, dry place.
  • Do not store in fridge or freezer (condensation can form and the moisture can help distort flavors).

Whole Bean:

  • Freshest way to order and store coffee (and why our coffee by default is shipped in its whole bean form).
  • Unopened: Use within 12 Months
  • Opened: Use within 6 Months

Ground Coffee:

  • For many people, this is the most convenient way to order and store coffee.
  • Unopened: Use within 6 Months
  • Opened: Use within 3 Months