Guatemalan Coffee Ground
Organic – Equal Exchange


Organic Coffee Ground – Guatemalan by Equal Exchange
Product of: Guatemala
Nett Weight: 227g per bag
Strength: 3 (Medium)

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Organic Coffee Ground – Guatemalan by Equal Exchange

This exquisite organic coffee is bright and complex with overtones of tart cherry and chocolate. Medium roasted so you can enjoy this coffee’s distinctive flavours at their best.

We source our Guatemalan coffee from Manos Campesinas. This inspiring organisation provides technical assistance and market access to eight remote small farmer co-operatives throughout the highlands of southwestern Guatemala.

Storage Tips
The fridge is not the place to store coffee in any form, ground or whole bean even if in an airtight container. It isn’t cold enough to keep your coffee fresh, and because coffee works as a deodorizer, it will absorb all the aromas in your fridge. This will definitely have a negative impact on the final taste of your cup of coffee.

Ground Beans
It is always best not to store ground coffee, Whenever possible, grind your coffee just before you brew it. If you need to have your coffee pre-ground, whenever possible store it at room temperature in a vacuum-sealed container that is made of materials that won’t impart unwanted flavours to your coffee (ceramic is ideal). Ground coffee is dramatically affected by humidity which adversely affects the flavour, so don’t store ground beans for more than one week. However, coffee connoisseurs will say to not store ground coffee for more than an hour!

Whole Beans
Ideally, in order to ensure the freshest cup of coffee possible, do not store more than a couple of week’s worth of beans at a time. This isn’t always practical, so if you know you will have beans for longer than that, you can store them in your freezer.

Here are a few things you need to do to keep your beans from becoming freezer-burned.
Storing your beans in a deep freezer is better than the fridge’s freezer because it doesn’t get opened as often.
Never store your coffee in paper but rather try to store it in its original packaging (usually foil or plastic.)
Put each bag in its own resealable freezer-quality bag, resealable container, jar or some other airtight container to avoid freezer-burn. Remove as much air as possible and don’t worry about the light; your freezer is dark and the few times it’s opened won’t negatively impact them.

In order to ensure that your beans are fresh, do not store them in the freezer longer than two weeks from the purchase date. If necessary, whole beans can be kept in a deep freezer for up to two months; however, this is not something we recommend. Take out only as much coffee as you need and never return beans that have thawed to the freezer.

**Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require larger pack sizes**