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Fresh grounds make a better cup. Coffee lovers have their own ideas about the best way to keep their coffee fresh. This is a page about keeping coffee fresh.


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February 9, 2005

Tips for keeping coffee fresh. Post your ideas.


March 18, 20052 found this helpful
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I always keep mine in an air tight container. I grind it as I use it, and contrary to popular belief, the freezer doesn't keep coffee fresher. You should never buy more than you can use in a fairly short period of time. If you want better tasting coffee, use filtered or distilled water. It makes a huge difference!

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August 7, 20140 found this helpful
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There seems to be disagreement as to whether freezing coffee grounds has a positive or negative effect on the brewed coffee flavor. I'm no sure which is correct. I am sure about one thing: exposure to air causes a loss of flavor. Every time you open a canister of coffee, whether it has been stored in the freezer, the refrigerator or kitchen cabinet, you are exposing the entire contents of the canister to air.

I save and clean, glass peanut butter jars. When I first open a canister of coffee, I divide the contents into the jars (I get about 6-7 jars per container), and screw the lids on tightly. Then, I refrigerate the jars. That seventh jar tastes about as good as the first because its contents have not already been repeatedly exposed to air.

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The coffee can recommends refrigeration for unused coffee grounds. I have been letting the can sit in the pantry. I don't have room in my frig. Can I freeze the grounds to keep them fresh? A can lasts me a long time. Thanks in advance.


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July 18, 20110 found this helpful

Yes, you can freeze coffee to keep it fresh. We only drink coffee at breakfast so I keep a small container in the refrigerator to use so it always tastes fresh. It is important that the containers be air tight to preserve the flavor. Enjoy.

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July 19, 20110 found this helpful

Absolutely! Put coffee in a plastic freezer bag (or several small bags). That saves more room in your freezer too plus keeps it fresh.

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