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.
Unless you buy all your coffee by the cup, you need an effective way to store your coffee at home. Since I drink a lot of coffee, I considered a silo. But there are more practical solutions for keeping your coffee fresh, so it always tastes its best.
To enjoy a great cup of coffee at home, make sure the coffee you’re brewing is as fresh as possible. Coffee is perishable. It begins to lose freshness soon after roasting. As coffee loses freshness, its natural flavors and aromas are diminished. To reduce the likelihood of brewing stale coffee, use your coffee as soon as you can, and when you store it, keep it away from the four agents of deterioration: excessive air, moisture, heat, and light.