Category Archives: Coffee Basics

Coffee FAQs – Storage – Grinding – Brewing

Please store your coffees whole bean and grind just before brewing. —What to Avoid in Coffee Storage | Air (oxygen is the enemy) | Moisture | Heat | Light —Coffee Container Types— Glass, ceramic or stainless steel containers with airtight gaskets are ideal for storing coffee. Opaque, airtight containers are best for counter top storage. —Coffee Storage Locations— Cool, dark, dry places (such as pantries and cabinets) are best for coffee storage. Freezers should be .

How Coffee Loves Us Back

Coffee is everywhere, through history and across the world. And increasingly, science is demonstrating that its popularity is a good thing. Harvard scientists have for years put coffee under the microscope. Last year, researchers announced they had discovered six new human genes related to coffee and reconfirmed the existence of two others. The long-running Nurses’ Health Study has found that coffee protects against type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Researchers are continuing to follow up on .