Do roasted coffee beans expire?

Do roasted coffee beans expire?

Do roasted coffee beans expire?

For coffee lovers, nothing beats the taste of freshly brewed, café-like coffee at home. But brewing a great cup of coffee involves a lot of work. Right from the process of grinding the coffee beans, measuring them and then actually brewing a cup every morning can be a tedious task even for a coffee aficionado, and if someone does find the time to get all this done, every single day, the storage and shelf life of the coffee beans possess another hurdle. 

Yes, we all have pondered on this question, do roasted coffee beans expire? The answer to which is, “YES,” they do expire, but not in the conventional way like other foods.

When it comes to coffee, time and environmental factors work against it. The moment coffee beans are roasted, they start to gradually lose their flavour due to oxidation and moisture in the air. As time passes, the degradable components of coffee beans like carbohydrates, lipids (fats), sugars and proteins start to break down which alters the quality of the coffee.  That is why coffee beans tend to lose their flavor and aroma when kept in storage too long, even in an airtight container. The sooner you use the roasted beans, the better the coffee. Older coffee may be perfectly safe to drink, but it’s not going to please your coffee loving taste buds.

So, to enjoy your coffee at its freshest, one will have to first procure freshly roasted coffee beans, buy them roasted to order and in small batches, then store it in a cool, dark place and in an air tight container and then grind the coffee beans before brewing. Honestly, that’s a ton of work even for a coffee enthusiast. With today’s busy and demanding lifestyles, no one has the time to get all this done. Not to mention the consistency issues with every batch.

The answer to this conundrum is Coffeeza, because today, the best way to enjoy gourmet, café quality coffee at home is with coffee pods and coffee pod machines. Coffeeza’s single-serve coffee capsules have be carefully designed to keep ground coffee fresh and safe. As soon as the coffee beans are roasted and ground by experts in Italy, they are hermetically sealed into capsules. The casing gives the ground coffee a shelf life of 2 years, and you can be assured a brewing a fresh cup once the capsules are inserted into the machines. Each capsule is perfect for one serving and you get a consistent brew every time. Just drop in the capsule, press a button on the Coffeeza machine, and your gourmet coffee is ready within seconds.

For those who love a good cup of coffee, but don’t want to be bothered with all the fuss and shelf-life issues that are a part of manually brewing coffee, these coffee capsules and coffee machines from Coffeeza is just what you need. It’s as easy as using a tea-bag and you get café-like coffee within minutes. This maybe a higher investment that other cheap coffee making methods, but it’s very reasonable for someone who otherwise would not mind enjoying a good cup of coffee at a café daily. 

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