The best part of waking up is a good cup of joe with strong flavor and aroma in your cup. We've all bean there and had flavorless or stale coffee. The key to avoid that and have that satisfying cup of coffee lies within the beans and keeping them fresh as long as possible. Moisture, heat, and light can change the flavor, aroma, and quality of your coffee. You can avoid these enemies of coffee by storing your grounds or unground beans in vacuum sealed bags.
Step 1: Seal
Oxidation is the main culprit that causes coffee to lose flavor and taste. This oxidation happens when air comes in contact with the roasted beans. So removing the air is a perfect technique to delay or reduce oxidation.
When the air surrounding the beans is removed, oxidation is pretty low which means beans will retain their freshness. Even with the best seal, coffee beans will still produce gas from oxidation so you'll have to freeze your coffee to ensure pause button is hit.
Package your coffee in smaller amounts so that not all of your grounds have to unsealed each time. Many people seal coffee in amounts that will get them through a week at a time.
Step 2: Freeze
Storing vacuum sealed coffee beans in the freezer will keep moisture away, decrease air movement, limit temperature fluctuations, avoid exposure to light, and keep the coffee from losing its vacuum seal. Don’t forget to write the date in which you sealed and froze the coffee on the outside of the bag to help identify which bags should be used first.
Pro Tip: Buy in bulk and save! Divide your coffee beans into smaller bags keep the majority of your coffee stored properly and only take out what you need each week. And look no further! EcoVac has you covered with 3 different size vacuum and chamber sealer bags that fit your coffee storage needs!