Keeping Your Brew Fresh

Do you consider yourself a coffee connoisseur? Are you looking for ways to create your own special blends at home? If so, we are here to help. We have many suggestions available to help you through the perfect cup of coffee, regardless of your experience level.

Many people tend to store their coffee in airtight containers in their refrigerator. The only problem is, if your container isn’t airtight, the coffee may absorb the odors from the refrigerator. Your coffee can also be destroyed by moisture if not sealed correctly.

Others prefer to store their coffee in the freezer. This is often done because the coffee will stay fresh for a longer period of time. The only potential issue with this is if it is not well wrapped. Just like in the refrigerator, coffee that is not tightly wrapped can pick up odors from your freezer.

Speaking of coffee and temperatures, you should never reheat your old coffee. Some believe reheating coffee can be dangerous to drink, but that is it so. The taste of the coffee will suffer, though. After 30 minutes of brewing, some of the chemical compounds of your coffee will begin to break down. Coffee that is microwaved or left on a hot plate breaks down even faster. The reheating process will give your coffee a taste that is bitter and unpleasant.

If you want to spice up your coffee, simply try adding some spices to the coffee grounds. There are many options available that are only limited by your imagination. One of my favorite spices to add to coffee is nutmeg. Once the coffee with the nutmeg is brewed, I add a splash of vanilla extract. It makes me feel like I am back home around Christmas time.

Now that you have a better idea on how to store coffee and keep it fresh, you are becoming a coffee expert. You are also in a position to impress your friends by adding a little spice to your favorite beverage. Use the information you have learned above to help yourself and become more popular with your friends.