What is degassing?
Very fresh coffee is not tasty. What is degassing and how can we ensure the preservation of the coffee’s freshness?
During the first week after roasting, coffee releases carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide gases, which can result in sour flavours and an unpleasant dry sensation on the tongue. Although these gases do not have any negative health effects, they can diminish the overall enjoyment of the coffee.
The emission of these gases gradually decreases over time, leading to a reduction in the undesirable tastes caused by the freshness factor. For filter coffee, we recommend waiting at least 5 days after roasting before consumption, while for espresso, a minimum of 10 days is suggested for proper degassing. Our coffees are immediately packed in specially designed airtight, resealable bags right after roasting.
When the package remains unopened, the coffee maintains its freshness for up to 3 months. However, once opened, it should be stored in a cool, dry place away from sunlight and spices. Simply keeping the zippered 250-gram bag sealed is sufficient.
If you choose to transfer the coffee to another container, an airtight jar or a ziplock bag can be used. Don’t refrigerate the coffee and aim to consume it within 2 weeks of opening the package. Remember to brew your coffee as soon as you open it and use a scale for precise measurements. For brewing recommendations, you can refer to the brew methods available on our website.