HOW do you store coffee? And what does it mean if my coffee is oily?
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The best way to store coffee, I think we should start with the main factors that affect coffee so, the main factors are heat, direct sunlight, moisture and oxygen. So anywhere in a dark, cool spot is where you want your coffee, otherwise it will deteriorate at a faster rate. Here we have one of our bags, it’s completely solid in colour so it keeps the sunlight out, it has a metalised lining to keep heat out, and it also has a one way valve in it that lets the carbon dioxide out, which comes from freshly roasted coffee. The best temperature for coffee is around 20 degrees so, somewhere it’s not too hot or too cold, in the pantry is probably a great place to put it on the bottom shelf. Heat rises, so the coolest place you can possibly find for it. If it hasn’t been stored properly, you’ll notice the beans start to sweat at a faster rate; sweating is the oils coming out of the coffee, which is what you want when you’re making a cup of coffee, it gives you the crema on top of it. Without those oils it just comes out pretty flat and tasting old and dull. The oils are there for as long as possible are the best coffees.