15 Mar

How to Store Coffee for Freshness

Whether you’re a coffee supplier of a coffee lover, there are a few things to consider when it comes to the proper storage of coffee.

Here are a few tips about how you can keep your coffee fresh and delicious.

Storage areas

When storing coffee, you should avoid the following:

  • Air
  • Moisture
  • Heat
  • Light

The most ideal storage location for coffee is a dark, cool, dry area such as the pantry. Contrary to belief, the fridge or freezer is not that ideal as these areas create moisture that can sweat the beans. Additionally, the potential thawing and freezing routine of a freezer kills the flavour of the coffee.

Storage methods

Airtight glass or ceramic containers are the best options when it comes to storing coffee. If you can’t find a dark place to store your coffee, you can store it on a counter top away from direct sunlight. For this, you can use a ceramic container or an opaque class container as these help create darkness for the beans.


Different types of coffee have different lengths of time for freshness. Here are some facts you may be interested in.

  1. Coffee that is just roasted starts to lose its freshness immediately. It reaches it peak within the first few days.
  2. If you want truly fresh coffee, be sure to buy coffee that has just been roasted. However, only buy an amount that you know you’ll be able to consume within the first one to two weeks. Store it appropriately.
  3. If you want to buy bulks of coffee, store the majority of it in an airtight container and leave it in a cool, dark, dry area. Only keep a portion of the coffee in another smaller container for use.
  4. It is best to consume ground coffee within two weeks of roasting.
  5. For whole beans, it is best to consume within one month of roasting.

Cannon Logistics have specialised in temperature controlled transport across Queensland since 2006. If transporting coffee is part of your operation, get in touch with us to explore competitive prices and top quality freshness for your product.

Now that we’ve shared our tips, feel free to share yours in the comments below. Enjoy your coffee.

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