Air and heat are enemies of coffee, so it is strongly advised that you keep your daily supply of coffee in an airtight container in a cool spot – away from sun and the heat of the kitchen – including the stove or counters that enjoy the afternoon sun. Never place your coffee in the refrigerator or freezer, as the moisture will cause the coffee to deteriorate.
Whether you use whole bean or ground coffee, it is best that you choose an airtight container that non-reactive and opaque. To further help with freshness, it is advised that you only purchase coffee in the amount that will be consumed in a 1-2 week period.
Four our coffee storage, we like the Friis Coffee Vault as it limits the forces that allow freshly roasted coffee to loose it’s flavor – trapped carbon dioxide (released after the roasting process), light, air, and moisture. Designed with a Freshness Valve that vents away flavor destroying CO2 gas. When stored in a cool, dry place, your coffee stays fresh longer. They suggest replacing your Freshness Valve every two months, and to help remind you, the unit comes with a helpful date wheel to the top of your Friis Coffee Savor. This rotating wheel is designed to help you set a monthly reminder to replace your valve on the appropriate day.