Avoid light, air and heat for the best taste and storage life of coffee.
Coffee should never be stored in the freezer. Freezing coffee draws the oils out of the coffee, which is important for maintaining excellent flavor.
The most ideal storage containers for coffee are glass or ceramic(especially if on a countertop) with an airtight gasket. Plastic containers can be used, but best kept in a dark place for this option.
Proper cleaning of any coffee maker is crucial; overtime coffee leaves residue that can leave coffee tasting bitter.
Use filtered or bottled water if tap water is not good; chlorinated water can leave your coffee with a foul odor or taste.
A general guideline is 1 to 2 tablespoons of ground coffee for every six ounces of water. This can be altered for individuals taste preference.
Never reuse grounds once they have been used.
Know Your Grind For Your Brew
Knowing the grind for your system is a crucial to making and giving the best product for your cup of coffee.
Percolator and French Press- Coarse Grind
Drip Coffeemaker- Medium-Fine Grind
Keurig and Espresso-Fine Grind
Turkish-Extra Fine Grind
Whole Bean vs Ground
Whole bean coffee has a shelf life a month once packaging is opened.
Ground coffee has a shelf life of a week once packaging is opened.
Whole bean coffee maintains the oils that give coffee its characteristics and taste longer. When coffee is ground the oils dissipate at a much faster rate.