Coffee FAQs, Instructions, & Recipes

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does coffee last?

 Unopened, Sealed Pantry Freezer
Ground Coffee 3-5 months 1-2 years
Whole Coffee Beans 6-9 months 2-3 years
Opened, Unsealed Pantry Freezer
Ground Coffee 3-5 months 3-5 months
Whole Coffee Beans 6 months 2 years

How can I tell if coffee is bad?

The best way to tell if it has gone bad is to use your sense of smell.  If coffee has gone bad, the pleasant aroma will be gone and with it much of the taste.  Using this coffee will not harm you but will just not have much flavor if the smell is gone.  it may also lose its deep, dark color and appear a lighter brown.

How do I store coffee beans to extend their shelf life?

Coffee flavor does degrade over time and degrades faster depending on the surface area of the grind.  This means that whole beans will last longer than an espresso grind, and everything in between.  The best way to store whole beans is to place them in an air-tight container in the freezer.  You should grind fresh only the amount you plan to use that day to avoid unnecessary exposure to air.  Storing coffee in this way will keep out moisture and other contaminants.

How do I store ground coffee to extend its shelf life?

The best way to store ground coffee is to keep it fresher longer by storing it in your freezer immediately after grinding (this means as soon as you receive it).  Strong coffee in the freezer does not freeze the coffee, only removes its access to the air that degrades it, so it is always ready for use without any defrosting.

Is your coffee FDA approved?

Yes!  The coffee we sell is FDA approved and ships from Orland Park, IL.


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Fun recipes we've tried, liked, and want to share with you.