How long does coffee last?

There are many factors, such as the method of the bean’s processing and its storage condition.

If stored properly, dried coffee can last for months or even years beyond the dates printed on the packaging. 

So, how long does coffee last, and if coffee expires, does it matter whether it has caffeine or is decaffeinated. 

Usually “best before date” is printed, which means that the coffee is safe for consumption after that date if it's properly stored.

How to tell if Coffee is bad . . . smell for the pleasant aroma. If it’s gone, much of the taste will be gone too, and the dark color will appear lighter. Using them is not harmful, you will just not have any flavor.

Depending on how particular you are about the taste of your coffee. An increased amount may regain a stronger coffee taste.

Buying whole beans and then grinding them as needed for maximum freshness and coffee flavor. 

To lock out moisture and other contaminants, store these beans in a tightly closed container and place it in a cool, dry place.

You can achieve a coffee-store taste by simply pre-grind your beans, place them in an airtight container then place the grounds in the freezer for use during the week.

read more: How long to steep coffee?

Other Coffee/Coffee Machine information

Featured: Office Coffee Machines

Follow's board Office Coffee Machines | Singapore on Pinterest.

Do check out other cool boards such as the one all on how to make coffee and drip coffee.

By: Douglas

Contact Us

Please note that all fields followed by an asterisk must be filled in.

Please enter the word that you see below.


About US | OCM Profile

OCM ( 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).

Contact Us