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If you're the type to keep your coffee grinds in the fridge, you might want to stop.

If you're the type to keep your coffee grinds in the fridge, you might want to stop.
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If you like to keep your coffee grinds or bean, in the fridge, don’t – the coffee experts say it is better to keep it in the cupboard.

Coffee, whether ground or whole beans, should never be stored in the fridge as doing so can ruin the flavor. The reason is that coffee naturally functions as a deodorizer - so if it's stored along with other groceries that give off an odor, such as fish, meat, and cheese, it will easily absorb these smells.

Martin Isark, a food and drink taster who founded the Can I Eat It website, said: “So much coffee is spoiled by poor storage which makes the coffee producers want to weep.

A coffee bean is a natural product and like wine, it will deteriorate if stored wrongly.” Martin said that to ensure drinkers tasted their coffee at its best; the beverage should be enjoyed within a few hours of the beans being roasted and ground.

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