Depending on the type of coffee and your personal preferences, roasted beans will last anywhere from two to six months.
You may assume that taste is the most significant indicator, but once you've brewed and tasted a cup of coffee, it's too late.
All that's left could be a heavy bitterness, which means that stale beans will leave a bad taste in your mouth.
The beans will dry out and lose their deliciousness over time because these oils are delicate and vulnerable.
If you're testing for freshness, however, we recommend taking a closer look . . .
Is the kit equipped with an air valve? (The bag has been punched with tiny holes.) To stay fresh, coffee must continue to release gases after roasting. Since there is no air valve, the air isn't particularly fresh.
The average life expectancy of Freshly roasted coffee beans will last up to three months in the refrigerator. The amount of caffeine varies depending on the blend and roast.
WHAT HAPPENS TO COFFEE BEANS AFTER THEY ARE GROUNDED?
The surface area extends when they're ground, exposing even more oils and aromas to the air.
Rather than buying in bulk, buy in smaller increments. Stored in an airtight jar in a cool, dark location is ideal for fresh ground coffee or beans to keep it fresh.
Simply grind the exact amount of beans as desired. While it may be tempting to grind in large batches to save time for future brewing, this will only cause the coffee to lose freshness more quickly.
Put beans in the freezer and double bag them to keep moisture out.
Read on: Can You Drink Coffee During Intermittent Fasting
Other Questions about Coffee
Questions not about coffee (but important to coffee)
OCM (OnCoffeeMakers.com) was started in 2007 with the first webpage about coffee machines. And for a number of years, we focused on helping people find their desired coffee machine (we still are helping folks with that! So, if you are looking for coffee machines for office or restaurants - check out the link).
In 2010, we started getting enquiries on restaurant marketing and we start to help food and beverage brands with their marketing. Below are campaigns and events that we have done over the years:
OCM's campaigns: F&B Marketing Ideas by OCM
OCM's Events: F&B Industry events by or with OCM
Check out this restaurant marketing guide to learn more about the many campaigns and companies we have worked with.
Since then, we have also created many marketing workshops and classes for the F&B industry. Many of these modules are still running in tertiary institutions such as Temasek Polytechnic Skillsfuture Academy and also ITE College East COC classes, below are some snippets of our lectures and workshops:
OCM’s F&B workshops: Food and Beverage Marketing Lectures | Workshops - click to watch classes on customer journey map, JTBD and more.
So, if you are looking for industry practitioners to help you scale your coffee or F&B businesses, do drop us a message or book an appointment. Do also check out our various social media platforms on regular F&B and coffee market updates:
For regular coffee (F&B) related videos: OCM Youtube
For Daily Coffee Inspiration (fun coffee content): OCM IG
For insights into the coffee (F&B) industry: OCM LinkedIN
PS: For the coffee lovers, we continue to share coffee articles (and videos) and have also started a free coffee class section (with free online coffee training supported by coffee partners).