Keeping coffee fresh to preserve its taste has always been a challenge. The shelf life of roasted coffee is short: about a month for whole beans, only one or two weeks for ground coffee. The Friis Coffee Vault™ coffee storage canister is an innovative solution to the coffee storage challenge. It uses a “freshness valve” to vent residual carbon dioxide gas. The stainless steel canister comes in two sizes, 16-oz. and 12-oz. Another option is a black polymer travel canister.
Coffee has a limited shelf life and will not stay fresh indefinitely. But you can prolong the life of coffee beans and pre-ground coffee if you take some care in the way you store it.
To enjoy the best possible cup of coffee at home, make sure your coffee is always fresh. Coffee is perishable. Coffee beans begin to lose their freshness soon after they are roasted. As coffee loses freshness, its natural flavors and aromas are diminished. So, all things being equal, the sooner the beans are used, the better the coffee. Properly stored, coffee beans will stay good for about a month after roasting. Ground coffee will last for one to two weeks after roasting. The key to preserving freshness as long as possible is to keep the coffee away from excessive air, moisture, heat, and light.