How to Store Coffee Beans for the Best-Tasting Cup of Coffee at Home
If you take your coffee seriously—or, at minimum, don’t want to drink sludge from a cup—you should learn how to store coffee properly. After all, coffee is really only two ingredients: water and coffee beans. So if you want to enjoy a cup of coffee that tastes as good as possible, you should know how to store coffee beans correctly. That’s the best way to ensure that the coffee beans you’re using to make your coffee are as fresh and flavorful as possible, and these tips for storing coffee beans are true whether you buy beans from the grocery store or an artisanal third wave coffee shop—or even if you roast your own beans at home.
The first step is figuring out what kind of beans to buy, and for best flavor and long-term storage potential, you want to buy whole beans and grind them as you need them, rather than getting pre-ground coffee. These whole beans are easier to store than their pre-ground