Fresh Coffee

by Karen Bates
(last updated January 30, 2015)

There are many people all over the world who start the day with a hot cup of coffee. Coffee has become the breakfast time beverage of choice for many because of the energy it offers, as well as its strong taste and enticing aroma. Many claim that the drink even offers health benefits for some people.

Of course, not all coffee is equal. Each person prefers coffee that is prepared in a particular way. Some like flavored coffee with sugar and cream, while others like to add nothing at all to the drink. The way you like your coffee prepared can be part of your personality and depends on your personal taste preferences.

Of course, there is one thing that just about everyone can agree on when it comes to coffee: fresh is best. Even the best coffee beans become lacking once they have sat for weeks and gone stale. There is just no comparison to coffee that has been freshly ground and brewed as soon as possible.

It is best to use coffee soon after grinding the beans, but this isn't necessarily convenient for everyone. If you don't own a coffee grinder, you may have a tough time getting fresh coffee all the time unless you only buy small amounts at a once.

The simplest answer to getting the freshest cup of coffee possible would be to invest in a coffee grinder to use at home. If this isn't feasible, there are other ideas you can try that will help keep beans fresher for longer. Coffee loses its freshness when exposed to air, light, moisture, and heat. To protect your coffee beans, store them in an airtight container in a cool, dry, dark location. A pantry or cabinet might be ideal places to store your coffee.

You might think that keeping your coffee in the refrigerator or freezer is the answer, it might not be the best option. These places can allow your coffee to be exposed to too much moisture, causing it to go stale.

If you buy coffee from the grocery store, purchasing a bag that is vacuum-sealed will help the beans to stay fresh for longer. These bags are protected from oxygen, light, and moisture until you open them.

Even though the best coffee is ground right before brewing, you can still enjoy fresh coffee by keeping beans sealed and protected from light, heat, air, and moisture. By properly storing your coffee, you can enjoy fresh coffee every morning.

Author Bio

Karen Bates

An English student who enjoys writing and art, Karen has had her poetry published in her university's literary journal and has several novels in the works. ...

MORE FROM KAREN

Cleaning Area Rugs

Although you might not think about it, area rugs need to be cleaned like other surfaces in your home. You can hire a ...

Discover More

Bread Bags

Bread should be stored the right way to keep it fresh. Examine the different kinds of bread bags so you can learn the best ...

Discover More

Home and Office PC Storage

Sometimes it is necessary to store away certain items for a while. If you need to store your PC, be sure you do it properly ...

Discover More
More Cooking Tips

Easy Gourmet Coffee

Ah, coffee...the nectar of the gods. How many times have coffee drinkers across the country said those exact words when they ...

Discover More

Coffee Service

A lot of workplaces provide a break room for employees to relax. Using a coffee service to restock and maintain coffee ...

Discover More

Espresso Coffee

Espresso is a type of coffee drink that is delicious (although strong) on its own. You can also enjoy it as part of other ...

Discover More
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Receive an e-mail several times each week with a featured cooking tip. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is five minus 0?

There are currently no comments for this tip. (Be the first to leave your comment—just use the simple form above!)


Videos

Subscribe to the Tips.Net channel:

Visit the Tips.Net channel on YouTube

Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Receive an e-mail several times each week with a featured cooking tip. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

(Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone, ever.)