Brewing and Storing

The secret to great coffee is freshness. Coffee is as perishable as produce. Once roasted, coffee has a shelf life, so be sure to enjoy within 7-10 days of the “roasted-on” date to maximize freshness.

Storing Guidelines

Store your beans in an opaque, air-tight container at room temperature and in a dark, dry, and cool location. Protect your beans from air, moisture, heat, and light.     

Do not store coffee in the refrigerator because it is damp inside, which compromises the aroma and flavor. Refrigerators also harbor a variety of odors that can ruin freshly roasted beans.


Try to purchase your coffee each week, so that you can enjoy Millcreek Coffee at its prime. If you must store coffee for more than 10 days, we suggest the following guidelines: separate beans into single-serve portions, store in air-tight containers in the freezer, remove only what you will brew immediately and thaw completely before grinding.

Brewing Guidelines

There are many methods which produce a quality coffee beverage, however there are a few simple guidelines to ensure you have the best cup   

 1. Follow our storage guidelines.   

 2. Brew beans within 7-10 days after roasting for best flavor. Grind beans just before use.   

 3. Use fresh, filtered cold water. Water represents 98% of the beverage, so ideally water should be filtered to eliminate particles, high levels of minerals, and odors.   

 4. Use two tablespoons of ground coffee per 6 oz water. Drink within 20 minutes of brewing.

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