Here at Gloria Jean’s Coffees we’d like to think we’re coffee experts. That means anytime we hire someone new I will take them through a rigorous coffee education training no matter what their role is with the company. From Receptionists to Executives, we make sure they learn the ins-and-outs of the coffee world.
One of the most common questions people ask us is “how should I store my coffee?” There’s actually a lot of misconceptions on this method. Some say to store it in the fridge or freezer. While others leave it in the bag that it comes in. Storing coffee the proper way will ensure that each cup you brew will be as fresh as the day you got the beans.
So here’s what we recommend. Get yourself a large hermetic glass storage jar that has a locking metal latch. These types of storage jars are great because of the air tight seal they create. Another storage option could be a mason jar with a lid. These offer affordable storage solutions and they are available in various sizes. The benefit of this is you can grind your coffee and store it in smaller containers that way you only have to open one jar up at a time, preventing the other grounds from going stale.
Keeping these storage containers on the kitchen counter or in a cupboard would be the best place for it. Storing coffee in the fridge or freezer will dry the coffee out plus they’ll absorb any aromas that might be lingering.