Best Way to Store Coffee (and Tea)?

frustratedearthmother

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Good question. I recently got a large supply of loose chamomile tea that I just poured into a canister. Wonder if it would be better to maybe vacuum pack some of it or stick some in the freezer?
 

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I vacuum seal my dried herbal teas in jars. Only way to keep them good here. We have too much moisture in the air. I can't even dry them in the first place without using a dehydrator.

Makes me jealous of Mom at those times. Even with her worst humidity, stuff dries in at most 24 hours. I remember picking mint as a kid and hanging it off the clothesline under the patio awning. It woulf be dry in a few hours. Mom's humidity only got out of the single digits on a few nights this past summer.
 

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, I can't drink coffee
That's awful! I guess it's something you get used to, but man, it would take me forever to get accustomed to no coffee.

Yesterday morning - both of my coffeemakers broke. I was at a total loss. I needed coffee in a big way yesterday. I finally made a "coffee bag" and dropped it into a cup, poured steaming hot water over it and let it steep. It was passable at best.
 
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I have filters and pour over dripper if it comes down to desperation for hubby. I normally use it to filter grease, but it's kept clean. There is a small french press somewhere. Then there is the old Keurig with the mesh filter in the back bedroom. Found a regular coffee maker works better for how much he likes.

I have an electic kettle for hot water. That gets used at least once a day for tea.
 

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I swear I have a French press somewhere. I used the heck out of it a bunch of years ago after a hurricane. It must be enjoying it's retirement because it's gone awol. I probably should just get another one - duh!
 

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