The primary enemies of your beans are air, moisture, heat, and light. Purchase freshly roasted coffee as soon as possible.
A cup of coffee's quality is contingent upon its freshness. Therefore, purchase your coffee in small quantities (ideally every one to two weeks). Maintain an airtight seal and maintain a cool temperature for the beans. The primary factor to remember is that coffee collects moisture, as well as aromas and flavors, from the air around it.
To extend the life of your beans' fresh-roasted flavor, store them at room temperature in an opaque, airtight container. While coffee beans might be visually appealing, avoid clear canisters that allow light to impair the taste of your coffee.
Keep your beans in a dark, cool place until they are ready to use. A cupboard near the oven, as well as a position on the kitchen counter that receives a lot of afternoon sun, might become excessively heated.
Coffee's retail packaging is not always the most suitable for long-term preservation. Use storage containers that have an airtight seal.
When stored properly, coffee beans can remain quite fresh for up to 9 months, however, the quality of the beans will gradually deteriorate throughout this period. Coffee grounds stored in an airtight container can be used for several months after they have been opened.
The majority of household storage containers still permit a certain amount of oxygen to enter, which is why food stored in the freezer for a longer length of time can develop freezer burn. Therefore, if you do decide to freeze your beans, make sure to choose a container that is completely airtight.
Make sure you just take out what you need at a time and return the rest to the freezer before any condensation forms on the frozen coffee, if you choose to freeze it.
A cup of high-quality coffee requires freshly roasted beans.
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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).