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Whole Bean 101: Tips for Storage

January 08, 2018
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BY: Team CCB
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Chameleon Cold-Brew Whole Bean Coffee Storage Tips.

Chameleon Cold-Brew Whole Bean Coffee is a staple for any coffee lover’s kitchen. However, high quality flavor profiles and brewed consistency can only be achieved if the beans are stored properly beforehand. We’ve made it simple for you with these tips for storing your whole bean coffee to maximize quality.

Chameleon Cold-Brew Whole Bean Coffee Storage Tips.

Keeping Whole Bean Coffee in its original packaging

For most of us, our whole bean coffee is bunched in its original bag and readily accessible next to our coffee machine, Chemex or French Press. This simple storage works just fine as long as the bag is properly sealed.

Chameleon Tip: Keep the bag fully sealed after opening using the bag tabs and by rolling the top down tightly.

Chameleon Cold-Brew Whole Bean Coffee Storage Tips.

Store beans in airtight, dark container 

The most important tip for storing whole bean coffee is keeping it in a cool, dark place. We recommend using a stainless steel Airspace kitchen canister to preserve the beans in the ideal environment.

Chameleon Tip: Keep the opaque jar of coffee beans inside of a cabinet for more darkness and cool temperatures. Do not use glass for storage!

Chameleon Cold-Brew Whole Bean Coffee Storage Tips.

Vacuum-seal and freeze coffee beans for future use

Plan ahead for making coffee by measuring out the right about of coffee beans for grinding and vacuum-seal them for later. Put the vacuum-sealed bag into the freezer until ready to use.

Chameleon Tip: Whenever you are ready to brew your coffee, remove your pre-measured bag from the freezer and grind for brewing. 

Chameleon Cold-Brew Whole Bean Coffee Storage Tips.

Avoid glass containers and storing coffee bean bags in the fridge or freezer

Glass containers, while adorable and chic for coffee bean storage, do not help preserve the beans as it does not create a cool, dark environment. Original packaged coffee bean bags in the fridge or freezer (not including vacuum-sealed bags) create the possibility of absorbing moisture and odors from other items in your fridge. 

Chameleon Cold-Brew Whole Bean Coffee Storage Tips.


Chameleon Cold-Brew Whole Bean Coffee comes in three vibrant varieties: Single Origin, The Day Breaker, and Dark, Black & Bold. Purchase our Whole Bean Coffee on our website or at HEB. 

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