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When does coffee go off?

If I've ground a batch of coffee, I know I should use it as soon as possible, but if I store it (in an opaque, air-tight, slightly-below-room-temp container), how long have I got to use it? Are there ...
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How should I store whole bean coffee?

I just got a pound of microroasted, local coffee and am curious what the optimal way to store it is (what temperature, humidity, etc)
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How should I store ground coffee?

I came across this question, which seeks the optimal method for storing whole beans. In that same vein, I'd like to know the best way to store ground coffee to preserve freshness. Should ambient ...
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Finding if coffee is a health risk after best before

I have couple of coffee in my cabin where I visit on weekend and I saw 2 coffee which were best before xx 2017. One has big chunk of coffee and looks faded and the other got faded colour. I have no ...
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Chemically, what's happening to coffee after it's brewed?

So I've prepared my coffee in the morning, and transferred it to a thermos flask, where it will only cool down negligibly over the course of the day. Is anything happening to the coffee in the flask? ...
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Freezing brewed coffee

The other day, I had stupid idea: What if I made my coffee in big batch and freeze what I did not manage to drink? Let's put away why would I even want to do it. And for sake of argument, I know it ...
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How much does keeping beans vacuum sealed matter?

I use a moka pot (makineta) to make coffee, and I keep the beans in a bag (not sealed) in the freezer. I keep getting people saying that in order to get to best aroma and the most fresh coffee the ...
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Coffee in a flask - How long can I store?

In the past I have made up to 2L of coffee using a french press and stored it in a flask that I have brought to lectures. Sometimes I will continue drinking this after 5 days, but it tastes pretty bad....
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Can I store wet coffee beans in the fridge?

My coffee beans accidentally got wet. Can I store them in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days? Or not?
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Does storing coffee in a freezer preserve freshness?

Does storing ground coffee in a freezer make it stay fresh longer? If so, how long will it remain fresh?
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What actually happens with the ground coffee that lost its flavour?

Ground coffee looses quickly its flavour. It's especially painful for singles living in rented apartment (no coffee machine) and having only big packages in nearby groceries... But what actually ...
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Why do coffee packs have an aroma hole if it is recommended to store coffee in an air tight container

If it's recommended that coffee should be stored in an air tight container then why do coffee bags have an aroma hole. Apart from being able to smell the coffee is there another purpose to this? I ...
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How does freezing affect vacuum packed coffee beans?

I recently vacuum packed 1 kg of coffee beans that were about to expire into 100 g portions. I would like to know how they will be affected by the freezing and how long they will last in the freezer.
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How long does it take coffee beans to degas?

A google search brings up a great article by Hannah from Fellow Products called "Understanding Degassing: Is Fresh Best?," in which she claims: Degassing varies depending on the type of ...
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Coffee Expired before its mentioned date?

I buy this coffee jar 3 months ago and now coffee is turned into solid round balls is this expired? I can use or not is this good for use?
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How to transport coffee

I'm afraid this is a dirty instant coffee question. Every morning I'm up pretty early and will usually make myself a quick instant coffee in a travel mug and hit the road. It is really good instant ...