Freshly Packed & Sealed

Smokey Barn Roasters believes in the importance of ultra-fresh coffee above all else. What so many fail to realise is that the moment a coffee bean is roasted, it begins to lose its freshness and flavour. The decline in quality happens even faster when coffee beans are ground, which is why we not only roast our beans as close to the time of shipping them as possible, but always recommend investing in fresh coffee beans when and where possible. If you’ve never given it a go, try grinding your own beans by hand if necessary and making a fresh cup of gourmet coffee – compare this to anything you’ve brewed up at home before and we guarantee you’ll notice an unbelievable difference.

We’re incredibly meticulous when it comes to the way we package, seal and ship our quality coffee beans to buyers up and down the UK. Over the years, we’ve honed and refined what we do on the back of customer feedback in order to ensure that every shipment we make arrives every bit as flawless as it was when it left our roastery. We offer a full satisfaction guarantee with every bean we sell and will stop at nothing to make sure you get as much enjoyment out of our exclusive coffees as we do.

Whether you’re looking to buy just enough to tide yourself over for a week or perhaps a much bigger shipment to stock your own café or coffee business, we treat every order with the same level of care and priority.

 

Storing Coffee at Home

There’s much debate right now as to how to store coffee at home the very best way in order to preserve freshness for as long as possible. Some swear by one means or another while others will tell you they’re dead wrong…it’s little wonder so many are being lead down entirely the wrong path.

Smokey Barn Roasters believes in the importance of ultra-fresh coffee above all else. What so many fail to realise is that the moment a coffee bean is roasted, it begins to lose its freshness and flavour. The decline in quality happens even faster when coffee beans are ground, which is why we not only roast our beans as close to the time of shipping them as possible, but always recommend investing in fresh coffee beans when and where possible. If you’ve never given it a go, try grinding your own beans by hand if necessary and making a fresh cup of gourmet coffee – compare this to anything you’ve brewed up at home before and we guarantee you’ll notice an unbelievable difference.

We’re incredibly meticulous when it comes to the way we package, seal and ship our quality coffee beans to buyers up and down the UK. Over the years, we’ve honed and refined what we do on the back of customer feedback in order to ensure that every shipment we make arrives every bit as flawless as it was when it left our roastery. We offer a full satisfaction guarantee with every bean we sell and will stop at nothing to make sure you get as much enjoyment out of our exclusive coffees as we do.

Whether you’re looking to buy just enough to tide yourself over for a week or perhaps a much bigger shipment to stock your own café or coffee business, we treat every order with the same level of care and priority.

 

Storing Coffee at Home

There’s much debate right now as to how to store coffee at home the very best way in order to preserve freshness for as long as possible. Some swear by one means or another while others will tell you they’re dead wrong…it’s little wonder so many are being lead down entirely the wrong path.

If you ask us, the most sensible thing to do is consult the experts…that of course referring to us! Not only have we been in business for long enough to learn every trick of the trade, but our life-long passion for coffee has equipped us with all manner of lessons we wouldn’t have picked up anywhere else.

So, when it comes to storing coffee at home, here are a few tips from Smokey Barn Roasters you can take to the bank:

 

Grind Only When Necessary

Try to avoid falling into the habit of grinding as much coffee as you think you’ll need for a week, weekend or even the whole day ahead – every minute it’s sitting and waiting on the side, it’ll be losing its freshness. It may be a little more time-consuming, but if you can get into the habit of grinding your speciality coffee beans just before you use them, you’ll notice an incredible difference in flavour.

 

Refrigerate Only When Unopened

If you buy ground coffee that’s shipped in an air-tight sealed packaging, feel free to store it in the fridge to preserve freshness a little longer. However, the moment you break the seal you must NOT put it back in the fridge, as to do so is to invite dampness to creep into the grounds and pretty much wreck the whole batch. This is the problem with ground coffee – the moment it’s open, there’s little you can do to preserve it’s freshness…so you might as well drink it down!

 

Freeze Your Beans

One of the tips you’ll have probably heard that does indeed hold water is that of freezing you coffee beans to preserve their freshness. Indeed, freezing can work wonders but it’s of crucial importance to make sure you not only keep the beans a good distance from anything that might taint their flavour, but also that the temperature remains constant and that they are sealed firmly away from moisture. Use an air-tight bag or container, ideally freezing in small batches.

 

Grind From Frozen

A little known tip is that if you freeze your beans carefully in a manner that no moisture can creep into the equation, you can and very much should grind them from frozen. They’ll grind just as easily as fresh beans…sort of…and all their lovely flavours and aromas will be preserved right through until the hot water is added. So not only is it more convenient than thawing them first, you’ll also benefit from better flavour.

Follow these tips and every sip you take will be as exquisite as it can possibly be – our Smokey Barn Roasters guarantee!

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