Few traditions we have more good in Spain than that of mistreat coffee. It is no longer just a matter of abusing roasted coffee or of thinking that coffee should be bitter, but also of how to store it.
It is common for us to buy already ground coffee, especially since not all of us have a grinder at home. However, almost as bad is buying coffee beans and then not keep it in optimal conditions.
Even more so when we spend money on a good coffee, buying several packages, and parking them in the pantry or cupboard. There we leave them not only exposed to other odors, but also to the concept ‘fresh and dry’ which is not necessarily the best for coffee.
Mainly because, as happens with olive oil, two of the worst enemies of coffee beans are oxygen and temperature. Also, if it is ground coffee, its aroma will volatilize much sooner.
In any case, and before it sounds like a drama, consume coffee, for example, in two or three weeks if we have it. stored at room temperature It will not radically change its aroma or flavor.
Another song is that we are mistreating him. In that case, if we open it often, we subject to changes in temperature or it gives direct light yes we will end up loading it. Still, we insist: In a month that you have a few whole grains and you don’t vilify them, they will hold up.
The question is: what to do when you buy a large amount of coffee beans and want to keep it well? Here it is convenient to be more cautious and, for example, know that the fridge is not the best friend.
How to keep coffee beans longer
This happens because coffee is a hygroscopic substance, that is, moisture wicking of what surrounds him. In addition, we have to be clear that there are better ways to preserve it and that, generally, they will go through using hermetic containers or vacuum bags, preventing odors from sneaking in there.
That is why you will also have seen that in specialty coffees they usually use resealable bags with valves that preserve the freshness or that have zipper closures. These coffees are quite expensive and are not usually the ones we buy on a day-to-day basis.
What is more practical if we buy large quantities of coffee is that let’s put it in the freezer. Yes, nothing happens, if we put it in well-sealed bags or in vacuum bags, prolonging its aroma and knowing for a long time when we buy it in large volumes.
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In fact, it’s a advantage also for collectors who pack particular coffees and who want to keep them in top condition for longer, rationing these bags more and turning to them when necessary.
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