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What does everyone store their coffee in?

Postby rph123 » Sat Jun 14, 2014 1:46 pm

What does everyone store their coffee in after they grind it? I know ideally you should only grind what you want to use, but that's not very practical for using at work. I was thinking about grinding around a weeks worth of coffee to take to work. Will any kind of air tight container work?

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Re: What does everyone store their coffee in?

Postby VydorScope » Sat Jun 14, 2014 5:33 pm

rph123 wrote:What does everyone store their coffee in after they grind it? I know ideally you should only grind what you want to use, but that's not very practical for using at work. I was thinking about grinding around a weeks worth of coffee to take to work. Will any kind of air tight container work?

thanks!



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Ok - more seriously - I use plastic airtight containers. No idea if that is stupid, but is cheap and easy. :)
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Re: What does everyone store their coffee in?

Postby bogiesan » Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:41 am

Suggest you check home-barista.com or coffee geek.com for thorough discussions on the topic of storing coffee as whole beans and after they've been ground. Coffee loses everything that makes it coffee in a few hours after grinding. Unless certain storage parameters are met. But open the container once and the essence is lost. You simply cannot store a week's worth of coffee in a single container; each does will be worse than the previous but that last dose will be the awfulest. Use two or three or five individual containers.
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Re: What does everyone store their coffee in?

Postby jbviau » Sun Jun 15, 2014 3:44 pm

^^^ Have to agree with bogie above. I've had good experiences pre-grinding small amounts into individual Ball jars and then sealing. Open a jar the next morning (or whenever), use everything in it, and you're probably fine.
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Re: What does everyone store their coffee in?

Postby carollovescoffee » Sun Oct 05, 2014 11:17 am

I use Mason Jars and don't put it fridge as I only grind about two or three days worth.
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Re: What does everyone store their coffee in?

Postby bogiesan » Mon Oct 06, 2014 8:45 am

If you put one day's worth of coffee in each jar, that's a credible solution. You can keep them in the fridge if you want to since they're airtight. The problem with jars, though, like all storage attempts for ground coffee, is that there is nothing you can do to stop the deterioration of the cellular material and the loss of air-solubles once the cells of the seeds have been ruptured. The difference between freshly roasted coffee ground a few seconds ago and freshly roasted coffee ground yesterday is easily perceived.
Those are the physical and chemical facts. But they need not interfere with yoru enjoyment of your coffee. There was a time when I would have found your practice of pre-grinding disturbing but that time has passed.
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Re: What does everyone store their coffee in?

Postby MrJavaCupOfJoe » Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:15 am

bogiesan wrote: The difference between freshly roasted coffee ground a few seconds ago and freshly roasted coffee ground yesterday is easily perceived.
Those are the physical and chemical facts. But they need not interfere with yoru enjoyment of your coffee. There was a time when I would have found your practice of pre-grinding disturbing but that time has passed.


Pre-grinding 24 hours before brewing, with a quality burr grinder= great coffee.

Grinding fresh with a blade grinder (dust and boulders) ground just seconds before brewing= not as good coffee.

That was what I had found out with experimenting.. However, now I just use single serve machines, much easier :wink:
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Re: What does everyone store their coffee in?

Postby stephan » Sun Jun 21, 2015 6:46 pm

Grind it before consumption. In this way the coffee taste is better. Before that it can be stored in special coffee bean containers
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Re: What does everyone store their coffee in?

Postby iamavapollard » Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:36 am

Plastic airtight containers of-course.. :) :)
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Re: What does everyone store their coffee in?

Postby NDJollyMon » Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:02 pm

Anything air tight and extra points if light can't pass through it.
How about one of those vacuum sealed jars? The ones that you can remove the air from? Air is the real enemy.
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Re: What does everyone store their coffee in?

Postby iamavapollard » Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:51 pm

Keeping coffee beans in Vacuum sealed jars can be good idea. But if one wants to prolong its freshness, FREEZING FRESH WHOLE BEANS in the bad will be best option. I will keep the freshness intact but be sure that you do not take out the frozen beans every day.
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Re: What does everyone store their coffee in?

Postby thefundu » Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:49 am

Vacuum packed containers are the best f course, but don't store these containers in the refrigerator as the aroma gets mixed up in other things resulting in a strange cup of coffee.
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Re: What does everyone store their coffee in?

Postby Bonenfant » Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:43 am

iamavapollard wrote:Keeping coffee beans in Vacuum sealed jars can be good idea. But if one wants to prolong its freshness, FREEZING FRESH WHOLE BEANS in the bad will be best option. I will keep the freshness intact but be sure that you do not take out the frozen beans every day.


I had no idea freezing would be a good idea. I guess it makes sense. I store mine in plastic containers like many others.
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