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How Should I Store Coffee Beans?

Updated on October 8, 2014
Le Creuset Coffee Canister
Le Creuset Coffee Canister | Source

How Should I Store My Coffee?

If you love coffee and you buy coffee beans, storage is an issue that comes up often and there are a few simple but important guidelines to follow. On this page, you will find recommendations on how you should store your coffee as well as numerous coffee storage options like the best rated coffee canister on Amazon, the Friis Stainless Steel Coffee Vault; vintage coffee canisters; new coffee jars; and some other attractive options like this blue canister by Le Creuset, which can be found new and used.

Click here to see this Le Creuset coffee storage jar on Amazon.

Coffee is best when fresh.

Buy smaller quantities, more often.

Simple Recommendations For Storing Your Coffee

  • Coffee is best when fresh. Start by buying smaller quantities, more often.
  • Store roasted beans in the freezer for a month.
  • Store ground coffee for up to two weeks. If vacuum packed, it will last up to a year.
  • Coffee should not be stored in the fridge as condensation will hurt it.
  • Coffee beans can be ground right from the freezer, still frozen.
  • Clean your storage vessel periodically as the oils from your coffee beans can go bad.
  • Never store coffee and tea close together. The coffee will have a bad effect on the tea.
  • Coffee beans that are green will last for many months.

Friis Stainless Steel Coffee Vault - Amazon's most popular coffee canister.

Friis 75051 16oz Stainless Steel Coffee Vault Canister, 16-Ounce,
Friis 75051 16oz Stainless Steel Coffee Vault Canister, 16-Ounce,

The Friis Stainless Steel Coffee Vault is Amazon's most popular coffee canister. It is a 16-ounce container designed to keep your coffee fresh. It features Friis' valve which keeps out moisture, light and air and also vents CO2 gas.


You Can Pick A Vintage Coffee Canister

Or A New Coffee Jar

How do you store YOUR coffee?

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How do you store your coffee? - Do you follow the guidelines?

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    • TransplantedSoul profile image


      6 years ago

      I only buy whole-bean coffee and grind it right before use. I store it in the bag is comes in, and make sure it is sealed after each use.

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      6 years ago

      Thanks for the tips. I found it really useful.

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      Netlexis LM 

      6 years ago

      We just buy a small quantity of beans at a time and keep in a heavy, opaque canister (with good seal) and keep in a cool, dark place on counter.

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      6 years ago

      We keep our coffee beans in the freezer and actually we do keep our coffee in a plastic container in the freezer once its ground too, we only grind enough for 1 or 2 days at a time! We've never had it taste bad or become bitter, so we will most likely continue to do this! Love our starbucks coffee beans...:-) Great tips you have here!

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      6 years ago

      Ours is in the vacuum bag until ground, then an airtight coffee jar; and we never have more than about a two week supply on hand. We never keep it in the freezer.

    • ChrisShaefer profile image


      7 years ago

      Hello Brenda, Very informative as I told my readers I do not like to store coffee in the freezer but I do like the layout and information in your lens. casting votes your way!Sincerely,Chris

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      7 years ago

      nice lens

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      7 years ago

      I generally buy the small tubs of coffee and I just store in the plastic container it came in. I do often freeze extra bags of coffee, though, so I am glad to see that is not a bad thing. We drink a lot of coffee around here!

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      Dianne Loomos 

      7 years ago

      We keep coffee beans in a canister type jar. We also keep coffee beans in the freezer.

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      Susan Deppner 

      7 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Oops. My husband stores his open coffee can, covered with its plastic lid, in the refrigerator. Guess that's not so good.


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