How To Store Coffee At Home

How To Store Coffee At Home

With Dunkin’s Brew at Home products available in our restaurants and at grocery stores, you can make and experience the delicious Dunkin’ coffee you love right in your kitchen. Did you know that how you store your coffee at home can affect the overall taste? As we gear up for National Coffee Day, we’ve got you covered with coffee storing tips that will help you brew the perfect cup every time.

Before we get to our tips, don’t forget to visit our restaurants this Friday, September 29th, where any guest who purchases a medium or larger-sized cup of Dunkin’ Donuts hot coffee will receive an additional medium sized hot coffee for free in celebration of National Coffee Day.

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Now, onto our helpful tips for storing your brew at home packaged coffee, brewed iced coffee, K-Cup pods, and Cold Brew coffee packs.

Packaged Hot Coffee:

  • Be sure to store your coffee in a cool, dry space at room temperature for best results. A pantry or cabinet, for example, is a better spot than the refrigerator or freezer.

  • Coffee can absorb the flavors and aromas of anything around it, which is another reason to avoid the refrigerator or freezer. It's important to store your coffee in an airtight container so it will stay fresh.

Brewed Iced Coffee:

  • Since melting ice dilutes the coffee, you should brew your iced coffee with twice the amount of coffee grinds than are used for hot coffee.

  • After taking the coffee pot off the burner, pour the hot coffee over ice and store immediately in the refrigerator in a sealed container to cool completely.

  • Avoid keeping it on your counter to cool, as that will in fact allow it to continue self “cooking,” which will make it more bitter. You want to cool the iced coffee down quickly to preserve the inherent sweetness of the coffee.

  • Store your iced coffee in your refrigerator in an airtight container. Properly storing the icy brew is key to retaining that signature DD freshness we all know and love.

Packaged Coffee Pro Tip: Overall, ground coffee remains fresh for up to seven days after opening, while whole bean coffee lasts up to 10 days.

Dunkin’ K-Cup Pods:

  • K-Cup pods are designed to stay fresh on their own.

  • The two elements that can degrade coffee are light and oxygen. Because K-Cup pods are opaque and include nitrogen, you’ll get a fresh cup every time.

Cold Brew Coffee Packs:

  • Similar to K-Cup pods, our Cold Brew Coffee Packs are easy to make and store at home.

  • This product can simply be kept in its box in your cabinet.

  • After steeping the coffee overnight, the Cold Brew should be refrigerated and can last for up to a week.


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