Monday, November 23, 2015

A Simple Way to Test If Your Coffee Is Fresh [Video]

By now you should know that if you want to enjoy a delicious cup of coffee, you should only buy freshly-roasted coffee beans and consume it all within 2-3 weeks of roasting. When you brew coffee that's beyond 3 weeks of its roast date, there's a good chance that your coffee is already stale and you lose those delicious aromatics you would otherwise find in a freshly-roasted cup. If you have an Ethiopia Konga or Yirgacheffe that no longer tastes has that fruity taste of fresh berries, you know you have stale coffee.

If you don't remember exactly when the coffee beans were roasted and you want to check if the beans you have in your pantry are still fresh, then I suggest you watch this useful video from America's Test Kitchen. 

Another way to check if coffee beans are fresh is if they have a beautiful bloom when the coffee grounds come into contact with hot water, but this method is way easier. 

If the coffee you have is already stale, go ahead and use it as deodorizer around the house. That's what I do! 

I hope this video helps. Do you have any tips on what else you do with stale coffee? Let us know through the comments section!

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  1. I don't drink coffee but I might start now with our plan to open a coffee shop. And this is a great video for that too. :)

    Thank you!

    1. No problem Lux, if you need coffee help for your coffee shop you can always shoot me an email! :)