GREEN COFFEE BEANS
Green Coffee Beans are stored in a dry environment and can last up to ten years or more. Green beans that have been stored are called aged coffees. As green beans are aged, they lose their acidity and gain body.
Coffee beans that have been roasted have a shelf life of two weeks if the coffee has been properly stored. After two weeks, the coffee will start to lose flavor. To ensure the most flavorful coffee, it is best to brew your coffee within one week of roasting. After two weeks the coffee becomes stale.
Ground coffee has a shelf life of one hour before it begins to lose flavor. Therefore, coffee should be ground just before using.
Traditional Arab culture actually roasts, grinds, and brews the beans all in the same setting. They believe that this reveals the most flavorful coffee.