Freshly roasted coffee in contact with moisture and air adversely affects the taste and aroma of the drink.
To prepare coffee beans, while preserving all its benefits, you must follow the following rules:
– Most importantly, coffee beans must be freshly roasted. The roast date is always printed on the packaging. The fresher the roast, the brighter and richer the drink.
– The coffee must be in an airtight container with a degassing valve.
Immediately after roasting the grains, active carbon dioxide is emitted; when packed in this way, carbon dioxide displaces all the air that comes out through the valve from the package. Thus, the coffee is protected from oxidation and aging.
– Coffee from an open package must be poured into an airtight container.
Opening a pack of coffee and pouring some of the beans into the grinder, carbon dioxide, which protected the beans from contact with the air, instantly pours out of the pack. To minimize coffee exposure to air, a sealed package is required. This can be a jar with a sealed lid, preferably opaque.
– There is an opinion that to preserve coffee beans, you can store it in the refrigerator, but this is completely wrong! Taking coffee out of the refrigerator, the beans are instantly covered with condensate water, its other natural enemy. When water gets on the beans, coffee oils coagulate.
Based on the above, we strongly advise
– Buy as much coffee that you can drink within 2 weeks.
– All other options for the desire to preserve the freshness of coffee will not lead to anything good. In any case, exposure to either air or condensation (when stored in a refrigerator or freezer) will lead to the loss of a certain proportion of the flavor and aroma properties of the beans.