Thursday, April 7, 2011

Tip From The Hearth: Don't Let Your Coffee Beans Breathe

It sounds cruel, but it's a fact of life. Air and moisture are the enemy of your coffee beans, so if you're looking to make that perfect cup of coffee:
  • Store your coffee beans in an airtight container. I'm a fan of canning jars.
  • Grind the beans only as you need them.
  • Don't freeze your coffee if you want it to keep it's maximum flavor.
  • Buy only what you'll use within a week or two; coffee goes stale quickly.
Don't forget, you can use coffee for more than just a morning pick-me-up: It's a great ingredient too, and pairs especially well with chocolate.

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