One of the most common questions we get is whether or not you should store coffee in the freezer to keep it fresh. We don’t know how this old wives’ tale got started, but we’re here to end it.
Storing your beans or grounds in the freezer is not the best way to keep your coffee fresh. Freezing coffee dehydrates it and saps it of some of its natural flavors, replacing it with the flavors of whatever is currently molding in your fridge or freezer. Coffee is like a sponge, it soaks up whatever is around it. To keep coffee fresh for as long as possible, watch out for UV rays, oxygen, odors/aromas, humidity, and time passed since roasting, because these factors can really mess up your coffee.
The best way to store coffee is in an airtight container (like our Evak storage canister) in your pantry or cabinet. The key is getting it airtight to protect your coffee. Or just drink your coffee faster. No more of this freezing nonsense.