How to Store Coffee – Long Term Food Storage

Looking for the best ways to keep coffee fresh for everyday, short term and long term food storage? Check out the below information!

Everyday – store ground or instant coffee in an airtight container, use as needed.

Short term – store ground or instant coffee in an airtight container, mason jar, vacuum sealed bag, food grade bucket or mylar bag with oxygen absorber.

Long term – store ground or instant in food grade bucket, mylar bag with oxygen absorber or in a #10 can.

Can ground coffee be stored long term?

The best way to store ground coffee long term is by buying it in a #10 can and keeping it sealed and in a cool place. Ground coffee can last 10+ years when stored this way. You can also place in a mylar bag with an oxygen absorber. It may lose some taste in time, but it will still have that same great caffeine effect.

Does instant coffee last the longest?

Instant coffee is freeze dried and will last 25+ years.

Can I store green coffee beans?

Yes, storing green coffee beans is the absolute best way to store coffee as the green bean itself hasn’t been processed so it will last practically forever. Store in mylar bag with oxygen absorber. Make sure you know how to roast coffee beans.

Can I store roasted coffee beans?

Roasted coffee beans have too much oil and it’s not recommended to store for long term, coffee beans should be stored in your short term layer in the bag it came in and ground as needed.

Do I need to use an oxygen absorber when storing coffee?

Yes, you need an oxygen absorber if you’re storing it in a food grade bucket or mylar bag. There’s no need to place an oxygen absorber in if you are vacuum sealing it. Use 300-500cc for 1 gallon mylar bags and 2000-2500cc for food grade bucket or 5 gallon mylar bag. You do not need an oxygen absorber if you plan to use it regularly.

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Morgan is the founder of Rogue Preparedness. She has been a prepper for over a decade. She's a wife, mother of two daughters and is homesteading off grid. She teaches people how to be prepared for emergencies and disasters.

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