Does Coffee Go Bad?

I have been drinking coffee for a long time now and I know a lot about coffee. I have tasted all varieties of coffee from all over the world and I know which ones are good and which ones are not. So I could say that I am sort of an expert when it comes to coffee and other sorts of beverage. Now I have encountered a few questions that have puzzled some people in the past and I wanted to clarify those questions and provide answers for them.

One such coffee question that people keep on asking is, does coffee go bad? Will it go bad after a certain period of time? The truth is that coffee will go bad after a certain period of time. Coffee will be Ok about a year after being roasted but after that it will start going stale. The best way to keep your coffee fresh is by keeping it in an airtight container and not in a freezer. For best practice ground only the coffee that you will be drinking and not stock up on ground coffee as it will be a lot harder to keep that fresh and drinkable.

Here are some of the best methods on how you can store roasted coffee:

1. Storage- There are several things that yo need to keep away from your roasted coffee like moisture, air, light, and excessive heat. If you keep your coffee away from these your coffee will stay fresh for a longer period of time. The best way is to keep it in a container that’s airtight in a place that is cold and away from light.

2. Freezing- Keeping coffee in the freezer may not work as well as some people might think. Coffee will absorb many flavors from the things around them that is why it is easy to create flavored coffee because of that. Keeping them in the freezer where there other strong food with aromas may not be a good idea. You might find yourself drinking a seafood flavored coffee. Another reason why freezing coffee is not a good idea is because it will break down the oils that give flavor to the coffee. Once you have frozen coffee it will never have the same flavor of fresh beans ever again. So keep in mind that freezing coffee should on be done only in cases where you do not have any choice.

3. When to Freeze- The only when you freeze your coffee is when you have a lot of it and you would not be able to drink it all up in a short period of time. What you do then is to get freezer bags and divide the coffee in small portions. The rule in this case is that you do not place the coffee back in the freezer once you have taken it out.

Those are just some of the things that you can do in order to make sure that your coffee will stay fresh and good.