COFFEE BAGS WITH DEGASSING VALVES
The quintessential coffee bean goes through oxidation, which strips it of its aroma, acids, and oils, all of which are essential to the flavour of the coffee. To prevent it from going stale in storage, it is important to invest in airtight coffee bags. They are relatively affordable and come with valves that let oxygen out once you seal it, stopping the oxidation cycle. Spring for reusable ones to be a little more environmentally friendly, too! The first step to a fresh cup of coffee: keeping your coffee beans or grounds sealed tight and fresh in storage. For this purpose, it’s always preferable to buy your coffee beans whole, but if ground is all you can get, just make sure it’s kept in a dry, airtight container.
AIRTIGHT CONTAINERS OR JARS
If disposable bags do not sit well with your conscience, containers and jars will work just as well so long as they are airtight. Opt for those with rubber seals on the caps as opposed to normal twist-capped vessels, as they are more airtight. Do note that if you are using transparent jars and containers, that they need to be placed in dark and cool places such as kitchen cabinets, away from direct sunlight.