How to store coffee to maintain its freshness

Coffee is a drink loved by millions of people around the world. Every coffee enthusiast knows how important it is to store it in the right way to ensure that it maintains its aroma and flavor at its best. Whether you prefer coffee beans, ground coffee, pods or aluminum capsules, there are some essential guidelines to follow to preserve your coffee optimally. In this article, we will explore practical tips on how to preserve the freshness of coffee.

Come conservare il caffè per mantenere la freschezza

Tips and tricks to keep your coffee fresh

Here are some precious tips on how to store coffee in order to preserve its freshness and authentic taste.

Cool and Dry Place

The key to storing coffee optimally is to keep it in a cool, dry environment. Make sure you store it away from sources of heat and humidity. Avoid storing it in the refrigerator or freezer as changes in temperature and humidity can affect its flavor and aroma. 

Airtight container

Use an airtight container to store your coffee, giving preference to glass or stainless steel containers. Avoid using plastic containers as they can absorb odors and negatively affect the flavor of the coffee.

Appropriate Quantity

Store coffee in adequate quantities so that it can be consumed within a short period of time. Avoid stockpiling large stocks of coffee for long periods as the coffee will progressively lose its aroma and flavour.

Protection from Light

Store coffee in a place protected from direct sunlight. Sunlight can alter the taste and aroma of coffee, so it is important to store it in a dark place.

Among the different types of coffee, ground coffee is particularly vulnerable to oxidation due to its large contact surface with air. To best preserve ground coffee, it is essential to use airtight glass or stainless steel containers, preferably opaque to protect it from light. Furthermore, it is recommended to store ground coffee in small quantities, sufficient for weekly use, in order to minimize oxidation.

The main causes of coffee spoilage include exposure to air, contamination by foreign odors and moisture absorption. Roasted coffee becomes porous and can absorb moisture from the surrounding environment, so it is essential to protect it from these elements.

For those who prefer coffee in capsules, it is worth noting that Cellini Caffè's capsules are made of aluminium. This material is not only durable but also potentially infinitely recyclable once separated from the coffee. The aluminum capsules are ideal for best preserving the aroma of the coffee and guarantee maximum protection against humidity, oxygen and light. 

In conclusion, storing coffee properly is essential to maintaining its freshness and authentic flavor. Follow our advice for storing your favorite coffee and enjoy the pleasure of tasting good coffee, right down to the last cup.