|Ground Coffee||3 - 5 months||1 - 2 years|
|Whole Bean Coffee||6 - 9 months||2 - 3 years|
|Ground Coffee||3 - 5 months||3 - 5 months|
|Whole Bean Coffee||6 months||2 years|
Coffee does degrade overtime, depending on the surface area. As you can see, coffee beans maintain freshness longer than ground coffee.
How to tell if coffee is bad
Your sense of smell is the best means of determining whether coffee has gone bad. If the pleasant aroma has diminished, so too will the taste. It may also lose the dark color.
Drinking coffee that has gone bad will not harm you. You just miss out on that great taste and aroma that fresh coffee provides.
How to store ground coffee to extend its life
Keep coffee fresher for longer by storing it in the freezer immediately after use. Don’t worry, this will not freeze the coffee, it will be ready for use without the need to defrost.
How to store coffee beans to extend their life
Keep coffee beans fresher for longer by storing them in an air-tight container in the freezer. Only grind the amount that you need for that day and return the rest to the freezer. This helps keep out moisture and any other possible contaminants.