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The Best Way to Store Your Coffee

 The Best Way to Store Your Coffee

Coffee lovers understand the importance of the perfect cup of joe, and one key element to achieving this is properly storing your coffee. The way you store your coffee can significantly impact their freshness, flavour and aroma. So, let's dive into the best practices for storing coffee to ensure you can savour every sip.

1. Opt for Whole Beans

To maintain the freshness of your coffee for as long as possible, choose whole bean coffee over pre-ground coffee. Whole beans have a longer shelf life since they have less surface area exposed to air, which can lead to quicker oxidation.

2. Keep it Airtight

One of the most crucial factors in preserving the flavour of coffee is protecting it from air exposure. Oxygen can rapidly degrade the quality of coffee by oxidising the oils and aroma compounds. Invest in airtight containers, such as our specially designed Stainless Steel coffee storage canisters. Make sure these containers have a firm seal to prevent air and moisture from entering.

3. Shield from Sunlight

Coffee is sensitive to light, especially intense sunlight, which can cause chemical reactions that alter the flavour and aroma. Always store your coffee beans in a cool, dark place, away from direct sunlight or sources of heat.

4. Say No to Moisture

Humidity and moisture are sworn enemies of coffee freshness. Exposure to moisture can lead to mould growth, staleness, and a loss of flavour. Avoid stashing your coffee beans in the refrigerator or freezer, as the change in temperature can cause condensation when exposed to air. Instead, store your beans in a cool, dry pantry or cupboard.

5. Separate from Strong Odours

Coffee is incredibly absorbent, and it can easily take on the flavours and aromas of its surroundings. To prevent your coffee from acquiring unwanted odours, keep it away from strong-smelling spices, foods, or cleaning products. Additionally, use a separate container for flavoured or infused coffee to avoid cross-contamination of aromas.

6. Don't Overstock

While it may be tempting to buy large quantities of your favourite Hampton Roast Coffee, it's best to purchase smaller amounts more frequently. Coffee is at at its freshest within a few weeks of being roasted. Buying in smaller quantities ensures you can consume your coffee before it loses its peak freshness.

7. Grind Just Before Brewing

For the freshest coffee experience, grind your beans just before you're ready to brew. Grinding increases the surface area, which speeds up the oxidation process. By grinding right before brewing, you can preserve more of the coffee's flavours and aromas.


By following these simple guidelines, you can optimise the freshness, flavour, and aroma of your coffee. Remember to store your coffee beans in airtight, opaque containers in a cool, dry, dark location. Keep them away from moisture, strong odours, and excess air exposure. Embracing these best practices will enhance your coffee-drinking pleasure, ensuring that each cup is a delightful sensory experience. So, go forth and store your coffee beans with care, and let every sip transport you to coffee paradise!