How should I preserve coffee? I live alone and I like to drink coffee. I am trying to save money by brewing ?!

Question: How should I preserve coffee!? I live alone and I like to drink coffee!. I am trying to save money by brewing !?
at home instead of buying Dunkin Donuts every morning!. When I buy the average size grounds, they go stale before I get to use them so it defeats my purpose of saving money!. I am thinking to buy whole beans & a coffee grinder!. Then, freeze the coffee and use it as needed!. Is that a good idea!? Do you have any additional tips for me!? Www@FoodAQ@Com

Good thinking!.!.!.just to clarify!. What you want to do is freeze the whole beans until you grind them per pot!. Don't grind a bunch at once!.

And store the beans in an airtight container in the freezer!.

AND ONLY brew what you need!. Most folks (maybe it's just the people I know) make a half or whole pot and end up dumping a lot out!. So if you know you are a 2 cup a morning person, fiddle with the amounts to brew yourself 2 cups!.

You can also buy Folger's Singles (like a teabag) or Crystals!. It is surprisingly good and helps you not waste!. Just use your coffemaker to heat the water!. Walmart has an instant arabica coffee that is pretty amazing!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

As a coffee roaster I can tell you that the best way to save money on coffee is roasting it yourself!. That way you can roast up just what you need!. I started out with a popcorn popper as my roaster and it was a whole $2!.00 at a garage sale!.

Now, as far as keeping coffee, if you don't mind the stale taste of canned coffee you can keep coffee for up to a year before the oil goes totally rancid, but the fact is coffee begins losing flavor after about a week after it is roasted!. Most coffee lovers can tell after 2 weeks that the coffee is 'gone'!. And that's for whole bean, after it's ground it starts the flavor loss within minutes!. Ground coffee is considered 'old' after about 3 hours and stale after 3 days!. Green coffee beans can be kept for about a year before they start losing their character!.

So for the best money saving coffee method, roast your own, grind your own (as needed) and enjoy REALLY good coffee!.

Sorry to dispute all the old wives tales about coffee, but facts is facts!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

How long does coffee stay fresh!? A good rule to use is two weeks
The 1 pound bag is perfect for a weeks' worth!.

coffee grounds should be stored in the container they came with!.
beans can be stored in the bag it came with or an opaque container

NEVER in the fridge or freezer -
coffee is porous!. It will absored all the other smells!.
coffee has natural oils, you break down these oils by freezing, you are removing the flavor!.

A dark and dry spot in your pantry in the ideal place!.

Invest on a coffee maker that has a built-in coffee grinder!.
- I have the Capresso Coffee Machine with Conical Burr Grinder
Great machine not to mention the amazing coffee smell that perks you up in the morning!.

Hope this helps!.!.!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

I have always stored my pre-ground coffee in an airtight canister!. I am not an avid coffee drinker as I used to be, so I need it to last a while as well!. I have never had a problem with it going bad, and I am a very picky coffee drinker!. You can also buy instant coffee if you like that sort of thing, but it is definitely not the same (or at least I don't think so)!. And how much coffee are you buying at a time!? Perhaps you should simply try buying a smaller amount!? Www@FoodAQ@Com

You can keep them airtight and they will stay a year, or you can freeze the airtight container!.!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Coffee should not go bad for months as long as it's in a good tupperware like sealed container!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

buy a sachet coffeeWww@FoodAQ@Com

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