Techniques » Coffee Freshness & Storage
George Howell, coffee connoisseur of George Howell Coffee details how to enjoy coffee at its peak of freshness, starting when purchasing coffee at the store through maintaining the quality at home until it is ground for use. George discusses the pros and cons of purchasing bulk coffee from supermarket bins, and what types of bags reduce exposure to oxygen and allow for carbon dioxide release. Should coffee beans be stored in the freezer or refrigerator? What is the shelf life of beans? George addresses these common questions and gives some nifty storage tips to maximize the lifespan and quality of your coffee beans.
George Howell Coffee is the result of George's devotion to the perfect cup of coffee. From his early days in San Francisco to traveling cross-country headed for the East Coast - with French press, whole-bean coffee and a grinder onboard - George has been a "coffee missionary."
The George Howell Coffee™ company represents identifying, roasting and discovering the highest quality coffees possible. George's Terroir™ line of single-origin coffees is the next step in his unfolding odyssey as he presses to extend the limits of quality coffee standards.