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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.


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.

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