Interesting facts about coffee beans

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Storing coffee beans can be one of the most difficult jobs for the producers. It is important to know the process clearly in order to store coffee beans and increase their shelf life. Following tips can be really helpful in storing the coffee beans properly:

Commercial storage

  • You might be surprised to know that stored green beans are also a form of aged coffee.
  • Green beans of coffee should be stored in a dry place and they can last more than ten years.
  • Once green beans start aging they gain body and lose their acidity

Storage ideas for consumers

  • Once the packet of coffee is opened it loses its flavor in two weeks. It is always a nice idea to buy coffee bags frequently.
  • If coffee beans are stored properly after being roasted then they can last up to four weeks.
  • In order to store unused coffee, you should focus on storing them in the bag in which they had been stored when they were packaged.
  • Coffee bags should be placed away from light and kept inside an airtight container. It is important to store them in a cool place and away from moisture.
  • There are special bags made for roasted coffee that keep the roasted coffee fresh and don’t have any negative effect on the taste of coffee.
  • It is important for you to know that coffee beans tend to be porous. They have the capacity to absorb moisture fast. Since they are perishable, it is important to make sure that they don’t lose the flavor quickly.
  • There are tricks that can help in extending the freshness of unopened bags. Placing the specialty coffee bags in the deep freezer and closing them tightly helps in keeping the coffee fresh. This step also helps in out-gassing coffee beans.

 

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