Hello and welcome to our forum. We use up coffee so fast that it's never been a problem for us at my house. I believe those little coffee cup things, like Keurig machines use, can be good for years. I don't know about normal coffee. Coffee beans unground or ground? Instant? Freeze-dried? I don't know.
Post by emptynestmom on Mar 29, 2020 11:05:29 GMT -5
Welcome Kitucafe...hope to see you around...
Usually only use instant coffee in baking, and not often. This makes it inevitable that mine could be used after expiration...however, I like my coffee beans roasted and used soon after...when this isn’t possible I buy smaller sealed packages of whole beans and grind as needed...I admit my name is Pam and I am a coffee snob...
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Post by traildoggie on Mar 29, 2020 15:23:49 GMT -5
I've used coffee significantly past expiration. the fresher the better, but it still tastes like coffee. If I have more than I should, I freeze the beans or ground coffee . instant coffee , same way. I've used years after expiration and could not tell any difference. we keep instant in backpacking supplies and emergency foods, and when I turn over stock I use what has been stored and never noticed much if any difference.
Coffee has oils and if kept too long, can go rancid. Rancidity isn't an immediate issue in terms of food poisoning or anything like that but the taste is usually off. Too much rancidity can affect anti-oxidant/oxidant stuff going on in the body, but rarely at the rate we consume them.
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