Freshness is the key to coffee’s full and robust taste. As soon as coffee beans are roasted, ground and packaged there is a window of time in which you can enjoy the brew’s full flavour profile. At Corporate Coffee Solutions, we believe life is too short to put up with a bad cup of coffee, so we’ve put together some tips and tricks to help protect the freshness and flavour of your coffee. Keep reading to find out more!

How long does coffee actually last?

Once they are cracked, ground and brewed, it is crucial that you drink your coffee within two weeks. If you’re drinking a certain type of coffee on a regular basis, it is best to buy enough for two weeks’ worth at one time in order to prevent any staleness. Ground beans lose flavour and aroma at an accelerated rate. The longer you store them the less flavourful they will become. 

How to keep coffee fresh

Here are a few ways that you can make sure your coffee is as fresh as possible:

The best place to keep coffee is in an airtight container, which keeps the beans at the ideal temperature of 6-12°C, which helps ensure they stay fresh for about five to six weeks. 

In short, the key to extending the shelf life of your coffee is to keep it in a sealed container and away from food and moisture. 

What to do if my coffee has gone stale?

If you’re worried your coffee may have gone stale, there’s no need to panic – there are things you can do to boost its freshness. First of all, don’t reheat your coffee with boiling water as the heat can burn the grounds and tarnish the flavour even more – you need to introduce heat slowly. Instead, try microwaving it in short 25-second increments to help prevent the grounds from burning. 

So there you have it, a few simple tips on how to keep your coffee fresh and flavourful for longer! If you don’t settle for anything less than the best beans, make sure you check our coffee range through our online store, and don’t forget to subscribe to our blog for more updates from Corporate Coffee Solutions.