How to Store Coffee & How to Brew Coffee: Myths About Making Coffee Answered (Page 3)

Myth #2: The Best Place to Store Your Coffee is in the Freezer or Refrigerator

Roasted beans are porous and readily take up moisture and food odors, so the refrigerator is one of the worst places to store coffee. Flavor experts strongly advise against ever freezing coffee, especially dark roasts. Optimally, buy a 5- to 7-day supply of fresh beans at a time and keep at room temperature in an airtight container.

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