Freezing Coffee: Do's and Don'ts

Recently, freezing coffee has become a major food trend. Coffee enthusiasts are famously against this method because it can be bad for the coffee. Freezing coffee can be a great way to store it, if you do it right. Here are a few do's and don'ts about freezing coffee.

Do: Freeze Coffee Beans, not Coffee Drinks

Coffee Beans, Freezing Coffee: Do's and Don'ts

You've probably seen life-hack videos about freezing freshly-brewed coffee in ice cube trays and using them in iced coffee. This technique will reflect poorly on the flavor of your coffee. To properly freeze coffee, you need to freeze your coffee beans. You'll be able to store them indefinitely. 

Don't: Freeze Beans in the Bag

Iced Coffee, Freezing Coffee: Do's and Don'ts

The bags coffee beans come in aren't made for long-term storage. They let moisture and air touch the beans. Freezing beans in these conditions can degrade the flavor and quality of your coffee.

Do: Freeze Coffee Beans in an Airtight Container

Coffee, Freezing Coffee: Do's and Don'ts

The best way to combat degradation of your beans is to store them in an airtight container. Make sure your beans don't have any extra moisture of air. You can keep them in a freezer-safe bag or something similar.

The best way to store coffee beans for long periods of time is to freeze them in air- and moisture-tight bags. Grinding frozen beans provides a more even texture than thawed beans. There are a lot of benefits to properly freezing your coffee beans.

Freezing coffee beans is a great way to store them for longer periods of time than in open air. As long as you do it correctly, you can store your coffee beans safely.

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