At Boston Stoker, we are committed to providing the freshest possible coffee. We roast all of our coffee locally at our roasting facility in Vandalia, just north of Dayton. Each of our stores receives a fresh shipment of coffee weekly. When you come to check out the coffee selection at any of our retail stores, you’ll find that all of our coffees are whole bean and labeled with a roast date.
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about coffee freshness:
Why the roast date? Since coffee is best enjoyed within a month or so of roasting, the roast date is there to ensure you that this coffee was roasted within the last couple of weeks.
Why whole bean? Coffee is a produce. Like any produce or spice, once it has been ground, it begins oxidizing, thus losing its natural oils and flavors. Keeping coffee whole bean and grinding it only as needed helps preserve the coffee and optimizes the fresh flavor. Also, different coffee makers require different grind settings. We know not everyone brews their coffee the same way, but we can help you find the right grind setting for your preferred brewing method.
What if I don’t have a grinder at home? We sell various types of grinders at most of our retail locations, or we can grind your coffee for you upon request.
How should I store my coffee? The best way to keep coffee fresh is to store it in a cool dark place in a vacuum-sealed or airtight container.
How long does coffee last? Coffee doesn’t really go bad, but it does lose its flavor over time. You will enjoy your coffee most within a month or two of roasting with proper storage techniques.
I’m buying coffee for someone as a gift, but I’m not sure if they have a grinder. Should I get it ground for them just in case? We recommend gifting coffee whole bean to preserve freshness. If the recipient needs their coffee ground, they can bring it to any of our stores and we’ll grind it for them. Our commitment to freshness goes beyond great tasting coffee. We are committed to offering the very best product we can so you can get the most out of your coffee. That means always keeping it freaky fresh!