Storing Fine Coffee
Once the vacuum seal is broken, store the coffee in an airtight container at room temperature and away from light, odors, and moisture. Coffee stored under these ideal conditions, should taste superb for 5 days and maintain good flavor for up to two weeks. Coffee in vacuum sealed packaging will taste great up to 1 month. Please do not refrigerate or freeze coffee.
Fresh Cold Water
Use cold, fresh filtered or mineral water; avoid tap, softened, or distilled water. Water temperature is important as well. The best temperatures are between 195 and 205 degrees for drip, and 203.5 degrees for espresso. Do not allow water to over-boil. Check automatic brewers occasionally – if it does not reach 195 degrees, you may get a result of watery, bitter coffee.