Storing 100% Kona Coffee
100% Kona coffee is precious and deserves your utmost care and attention when it comes to storage. As a general rule for coffee, oxygen, time and temperature are the biggest threats.
Here are some coffee storage hacks that can help you extend the life of your beloved 100% Kona Coffee beans:
Do not buy ground coffee.
Unless you are completely out of time and energy, never buy pre-ground coffee. At Pele Plantations, we highly encourage you to buy freshly roasted whole beans and only grind enough for your daily consumption. Grinding releases carbon dioxide (CO2) inside the bean and ages your coffee much faster.
Order small batches.
We only roast and sell coffee in small batches to make sure that you never get coffee from a storage shelf, fridge, or supermarket shelf. Coffee tastes best right after it comes out of the roaster. That’s why we encourage customers to join our Coffee Club. Keep a fresh supply of “your-batch” roasted Kona Coffee coming every month, just the way you like it.
Follow the nose.
Your nose is the best instrument for judging the freshness of your coffee. Beans that are improperly stored in non-airtight containers lose their aroma and freshness faster than properly sealed coffee.
When your Pele Plantations coffee arrives, your FedEx driver will smell it before you do! Enjoy its full aroma and flavor over the next 2-4 weeks whenever possible.
Keep it cool.
Higher temperatures are the enemy of freshness, as they cause more rapid oxidation. Always keep your coffee in a cool, dry location away from direct sunlight.
We are not fans of refrigeration. If for any reason you need to store some of your precious Kona Coffee for later use, we recommend freezing the beans in a vacuum-sealed bag. When it’s time to thaw the coffee beans, bring them to room temperature before brewing.
Divide and conquer.
For longer-term storage, divide and store your coffee beans in weekly amounts. Keep the current week’s coffee in an airtight container, and thaw a new packet each week for maximum freshness and aroma. Do not refreeze any coffee beans once they have been thawed. Condensation will ruin the taste.
The best coffee freshness tip is to avoid buying large quantities of coffee in supermarkets. It will take too long to use it up; and it’s already been on the shelf for an unspecified amount of time.
Order what you need every month, and reward yourself with the perfect cup every single day. At Pele Plantations, “your-batch” roasting ensures that you never have to drink low-flavor coffee ever again. Sign up for a 100% Kona Coffee Subscription and enjoy 10% savings on full-flavor coffee every month.