May Happenings

Coffee of the month is a great Mother's Day gift at Brown Dog Coffee CoThere’s always something to do in our beautiful little valley.

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Salida Festivals

Buena Vista Events

PaddleFest May 26-29

 

HOW TO STORE COFFEE BEANS

From the National Coffee Association

  • Keep beans airtight and cool.
  • Your beans’ greatest enemies are air, moisture, heat, and light.
  • To preserve your beans’ fresh roasted flavor as long as possible, store them in an opaque, air-tight container at room temperature. Coffee beans can be beautiful, but avoid clear canisters which will allow light to compromise the taste of your coffee.
  • Keep your beans in a dark and cool location. A cabinet near the oven is often too warm, and so is a spot on the kitchen counter that gets strong afternoon sun.
  • Coffee’s retail packaging is generally not ideal for long-term storage. If possible, invest in storage canisters with an airtight seal. Buy the right amount
  • Coffee begins to lose freshness almost immediately after roasting. Try to buy smaller batches of freshly roasted coffee more frequently – enough for one or two weeks.
  • Exposure to air is bad for your beans. If you prefer to keep your beans in an accessible and/or attractive container, it may be a good good idea to divide your coffee supply into several smaller portions, with the larger, unused portion in an air-tight container.This is especially important when buying pre-ground coffee, because of the increased exposure to oxygen. If you buy whole beans, grind the amount you need immediately before brewing.

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