There are hundreds of aromatic flavour compounds in coffee, but they stale rapidly. That is why stale coffee tastes flat and boring. In fact, coffee is best consumed within 30 days of the roasting process. That is why, at Grab-a-Java, we stamp every bag with the date the beans were roasted on, so you know you are getting the freshest beans possible.
An easy way to check if your coffee has gone stale is to look at the beans – an oily bean is a stale bean!
Not sure how to store your freshly roasted coffee? Here are a few tips:
- Never store your coffee in the fridge or freezer! Coffee absorbs odors better than baking soda. Nobody wants onion-flavoured coffee!
- If possible, buy whole coffee beans and grind them yourself, as needed. The staling process intensifies rapidly once coffee is ground.
- Not everyone has access to a coffee grinder. We are more than happy to grind your coffee for you at the roastery or café! To keep it fresh for as long as possible, store your ground coffee in an airtight container.
- Drink more coffee.
These simple tips will keep your coffee beans fresh for longer. For more tips on coffee freshness and bean quality, follow us on social media for the latest coffee news.