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Why you should store coffee in an airtight container

How to properly store coffee beans

Like you, even your coffee has enemies — air, moisture, heat, and light. These factors strongly influence how fresh your coffee stays and, ultimately, the taste. If I wanted a cup of stale, tasteless coffee, I'd drink decaf. No thanks. 

Even though coffee doesn't technically go bad, freshness is a huge factor in getting the best possible taste. To preserve the freshness of your beans for as long as possible, store them in an opaque, air-tight container at room temperature (and out of direct sunlight). Why? To keep light, air, moisture, and heat out, AKA your coffee's worst enemies. 

What's the best airtight coffee container out there? 

Death Wish Coffee's 16-ounce airtight container by Planetary Design forces air out and locks freshness in. Made out of restaurant-grade stainless steel, it holds an entire bag of whole bean or ground coffee. So no matter if you drink multiple cups of coffee a day or if you just stick to one, this container will allow you to relish each cup over the span of a longer period of time. 

Properly storing coffee is extremely important to ensuring your coffee stays fresh and tasty. Other ways to ensure the freshness of your coffee include: 

  • Storing coffee you don't plan on using for 2+ weeks in the freezer
  • Grinding your own beans
  • Brewing single servings in a Chemex, Moka Pot, French Press, or Aeropress

Related: 9 tips for fresh coffee