The worst enemy for a coffee lover, is when the coffee spoils and is impossible to use for brewing coffee. This happens when the coffee is put away for a long time and air has access to it, which means that it can be oxidized and can be impossible to use or will taste very bad when used. Therefore, in most cases, people recommend that you use your ground coffee as fast as you can, or it can go bad and you won’t be able to use it anymore.
The Best Way to Store Ground Coffee
Our top recommendation is to keep the ground coffee in an airtight container. This will help keep the coffee away from light sources as well as heat and moisture. Although light and heat won’t affect the coffee that much, keeping the ground coffee away from any sources that might affect the beans will be beneficial to you. It is very important that you also keep coffee in an airtight container as this will prevent the coffee from being oxidized.
You can also use a vacuum seal or a mason jar to store your coffee, as these will provide the same benefits that an airtight container will provide you with. These keep the coffee from becoming spoiled and will let you continue to use the ground coffee over long periods of time.
There are methods to where you can store your ground coffee for a very long time, and this is to freeze your coffee beans. However, this process is very complicated and is usually not worth the time it takes for you to dethaw and bring it back into good condition. This is because it is much easier for you to store the coffee in a Mason jar and keep purchasing new beans instead of freezing them for months at a time.
As we said in the beginning, ultimately, the best way to store your ground coffee is to use it as soon as possible. When I was younger, my family did not even keep it in a mason jar or an airtight container. We kept it in the bag that was given to us after our coffee was ground at Costco. Keep it in an airtight container and use it as fast as possible as this will prevent it from going bad and you will not need to use coffee that ever tastes bad.
Try these methods out and tell us how it goes. These methods have worked for us in the past very well and we hope that it will work for you just as well!