Top tips for storing your coffee

At Beans Coffee Club all our coffees are roasted to order by our amazing roasting partners shipped direct to our customers for the ultimate freshness. We believe fresh beans deliver the best quality cup of coffee.

Of course, it’s really important to store your beans correctly to protect their freshness. Our coffees are shipped in bags with zip locks which is great for short term storage; but if you take a few weeks to get through a bag we recommend investing in an airtight container.

Here are 3 tips to consider when purchasing your container and storing your beans

  1. Use an air-tight container – air will make the beans go stale so being airtight is vital
  2. Make sure its non-see through – sun light will affect the beans and impact the taste, so an opaque container is essential.
  3. Store at room temperature – a cool place is also helpful so don’t keep them out in the sun or on a radiator.

These tips are especially important if you use pre-ground coffee, because of the increased exposure to oxygen pre ground coffee goes stale much quicker than whole beans. We recommend buying whole beans and only grinding the amount you need immediately before brewing.

Storing your coffee in this way can keep beans tasting fresh for up to 6 weeks. Sometimes you end up with just too much coffee or you unexpectedly have to go away, and you will want to store them for longer than this …. then what?

Freeze your beans!!

There are quite a few different views on whether or coffee should be frozen or not. The debate is still on-going … however …. if you have a lot of coffee you’re not getting through then doing something is better than doing nothing.

The main thing to consider is that coffee absorbs moisture, odours and tastes from the air around it so if you do freeze or refrigerate it then you have to be careful.

Most home storage containers will still allow a small amount of oxygen to get in, which is why food stored a long time in the freezer can suffer freezer burn. Therefore, it is essential to use an airtight container to refrigerate or freeze your beans.

If you do freeze your coffee, then when it comes time to take it out remove only as much you need for a week at a time and then return the rest to the freezer quickly before any condensation forms on the frozen coffee.

Allow your coffee to defrost thoroughly before use and the taste should not be affected by the freezing process.


Hopefully with these tips and tricks you can keep your fresh coffee for as long you need too.