If you love coffee, I’m guessing you also love fresh coffee.
I certainly do.
And when it comes to making the best coffee possible and thus really enjoying your coffee, you want it to be as fresh as it can be.
It really doesn’t matter whether you get pre-ground coffee or whole bean; maintaining the freshness after opening a bag of coffee is crucial!
And if you happen to roast your own coffee, you’re going to need your own container!
Here’s the thing… some coffee bags do a pretty fine job of making an airtight seal and helping the coffee keep for as long as possible.
And some don’t.
It’s really a bummer when you’ve bought a bag of delicious coffee and it goes stale faster than you hoped because the bag didn’t seal properly! It’s happened to me a couple times.
Thankfully, there’s a remedy for this, and that’s coffee containers you can keep your coffee in after opening.
So in this article I’m going to tell you about the best coffee storage containers and give you some great options for keeping your coffee fresh with style.
Coffee Gator Stainless Steel Container
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Think about how much pressure an alligator can bite down with it’s mouth… up to 3,700 pounds per square inch.
That’s a lot of pressure.
Now imagine that this coffee cannister is the airtight, coffee freshness preserving equivalent.
Ok sorry for the silly analogy.
But seriously, what you need is airtight pressure to preserve your coffee’s freshness, and this container is very tightly sealed, and it vents out the carbon dioxide, which over time can give coffee a stale taste.
You can of course find so many containers that are made for storing anything that you can put in them, but this Coffee Gator container is made for coffee.
It’s also designed to keep UV rays and oxidizing air off of your grounds/beans, which will keep them fresh much longer than any clear container.
This is a more expensive coffee container, but for good reason.
You’re definitely getting your money’s worth with this one.
The Coffee Gator makes the top of my list because of how sturdy it is, how awesome it is with maintaining maximum freshness, and a nice look.
If you’re buying or roasting quality coffee, it’s worth it to get a quality container for it.
Coffeevac 1 Pound Airtight Coffee Container
This Coffeevac container has many of the features and benefits of the Coffee Gator, and it’s less expensive.
So if you’re on a little more of a budget but still want a container that’s made for coffee, vents out the carbon dioxide, and will protect against UV rays that ruin coffee, this is yet another awesome option!
But while it’s less expensive than its Coffee Gator counterpart, it’s also smaller, with a 1 pound size.
This might not be as favorable if you’re buying larger portions of coffee.
I frequently buy 2 pound bags of coffee myself… especially if it’s ones like my favorite coffee ever.
But if you don’t need quite as much storage space and want to spend about half the money of the Coffee Gator, the Coffeevac is a great choice.
Progressive Coffee ProKeeper Large
This convenient, affordable and large container can hold about 2.5 pounds of coffee grounds.
That should be plenty enough storage space for pretty much anyone.
The ProKeeper can actually be a very good option for anyone wanting to store ground coffee.
This container is simple, functional and much less expensive than the Coffee Gator in terms of cost for the amount of storage you get.
The fact that it’s see-through can be both a pro and a con, because you can see how much coffee you have left, which can be super helpful…
But on the other hand, it’s hard for something to be totally UV resistant if it’s see-through.
This means that your coffee goes bad faster.
Progressive claims that this container is UV-proof but that’s not necessarily true. It can be UV resistant for a time, but the fact is that it’s not UV resistant forever.
So it’s certainly a great deal, it has lots of storage capacity, and you can simply solve the UV problem by putting it in a place out of direct sunlight… but it’s not totally UV-proof and if the sleekness is something that you’re looking for, it’s not really an area that this one really shines in like the others.
I’m sure we all understand why coffee containers can be not only useful, but important!
On the other hand though, I’m certainly not writing this article to say that everyone needs a coffee storage container.
If you know it’s a good idea for you to have one or you’re already in the market for one, then that’s great and I hope you found the perfect one for you in this article.
But they aren’t always necessary.
If you buy smaller bags of coffee and drink them quickly, and they have a good self-seal, you probably don’t need an extra container.
But if you buy larger amounts of coffee, the bags don’t seal very well, you don’t go through them very quickly, or you just want to keep your coffee as fresh as you possibly can and you don’t care about keeping the bag so much, then a container would be a good thing for you to have!
I hope you’ve found a great choice for your needs in this article, and if you have any questions or comments please feel free to let me know in the comments section below.
And with that… fresh coffee cheers!