Raise your hand if you’ve got a big container of coffee in your pantry that’s been sitting around for a couple of months.
It will get you by in a pinch, but next time you reach for the big container at the grocery store, consider these tips:
- To maximize the flavor, it is always best to buy coffee in whole bean form and grind it just prior to brewing.
- If you don’t have a grinder, buy only enough ground coffee to last a week or two.
- Store coffee in a tightly sealed jar, preferably glass with either a screw or clamp top.
- Coffee can be kept at room temperature or refrigerated in an airtight container. Do not freeze coffee unless you will be using it over a long period of time.