Tips for Coffee Storage

Oxygen, light, moisture, and heat are the four main components which will compromise the standard and taste of coffee.

After roasting, the beans are weighed and placed in foil bags that protect from oxygen, light, moisture, and heat and are then nitrogen flushed and sealed. Once the bag is opened, the coffee is exposed to oxygen and can begin to lose its freshness.

In the first few days after roasting, the coffee degasses as CO2 (a natural byproduct of the roasting process) exits the beans. a little one-way valve on the front of the bag allows for the gas to exit the bag, which prevents a build-up of pressure that might otherwise break the bag’s seal.

Gas is allowed to exit from the inside while preventing any oxygen from outside the bag to enter, keeping your coffee fresher for up to 6 months past the “roasted on” date printed on the rear of the bag.

Following the storage suggestions below will assist you make sure you achieve the simplest coffee experience, every time!

Freshly roasted coffee beans are often beautiful. To preserve the fresh roasted flavour well, avoid clear canisters which may allow light to compromise the taste of your coffee.

The fridge isn’t cold enough to keep your coffee fresh, and since coffee works as a deodorizer, it'll absorb all the aromas in your fridge which will definitely have a negative impact on the taste of your cup of coffee.

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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).

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