According to the National Coffee Association, which is the coffee industry’s trade association, coffee beans, whether whole or ground, should ideally be kept in a cool place and stored in an airtight container. Further, they advise that the container be opaque so that the coffee is not exposed to light. In determining the best airtight coffee container for your needs, you need to consider the size of the container, the decor where you keep your coffee, the durability of the container and how the closing mechanism works. Luckily there are a number of good options.
BlinkOne Coffee Canister
The BlinkOne Coffee Canister is a stainless steel canister that is slightly wider at the bottom than at the top. It comes with a metal scoop that sticks inside the lid via a magnet so you don’t have to worry about losing it or digging it out of your coffee.
It holds a 12 oz bag of coffee and because of the way the canister and scoop are shaped, you are able to get almost all the grounds out of the canister with the scoop. The top screws on and is sealed with a silicone gasket. This is the best airtight coffee container for you if you like the stainless steel look and prefer a screw top.
On the downside, it only comes in the stainless steel finish and some customers say that it shows fingerprints too easily. However, it is equally as easy to wipe down.
Coffee Gator Coffee Canister
When did you open that bag of coffee anyway?
With the Coffee Gator Canister, you never have to guess. Its top has a date dial you can re-set when you open a new bag, so that you can keep track of the age of your coffee. (Of course if you love coffee, it won’t last long enough to matter, but still, it is a handy feature).
The canister itself comes with exteriors of stainless steel, red, blue or gold, so you can get one that matches your decor. It holds a 16 ounce bag of whole beans or 14 ounces of ground coffee.
Another unique feature of the Coffee Gator is the built-in one-way valve that allows the Carbon Dioxide emitted by the beans to be released so it doesn’t hurt the flavor of your coffee. While the canister does not claim to be vacuum sealed, it is airtight and will keep your coffee fresh with normal use.
This may the the best airtight coffee container for you if you prefer a colored canister to a stainless steel one.
EVAK Airtight Storage Container
The Evak Airtight Storage Container can be used for coffee, or other things such tea or dry goods. Some people even use them to store cut fruit in the refrigerator. The EVAK is a clear borosilicate glass jar with a unique locking lid which evacuates air from the container using a mechanism much like a plunger. As you push down on the lid, the twin valve system releases the air while maintaining an airtight seal.
The containers come in small, medium and large sizes, and the lids come in black gloss, dark chrome, soft touch black and white gloss. If you are looking for coordinating containers for a variety of contents that you want visible and accessible in your kitchen, the Evak may be the best airtight coffee container for you.
Death Wish Coffee Airtight Canister
Are you a fan of Death Wish Coffee? Do you want to proclaim your loyalty to all who see your Death Wish Coffee Container? If so, this is the best airtight coffee container for you. While it does not come with any Death Wish Coffee inside (unfortunately), it does have Death Wish’s label on the outside. While the exterior is black, the interior is stainless steel to preserve the taste of your coffee and to be easy to clean.
The top has a black rubber handle that you push down until you hear all the air escape. Then you lock the handle down and cover it with a clear plastic lid. To keep the canister from sliding on the counter, Death Wish put a rubber pad on the bottom. This canister will hold a pound of coffee.
Friis Coffee Vault
The Friis Coffee Vault comes in black, stainless or red and comes with a measuring spoon. The unique feature of the Friis is the freshness valve that operates in much the same way as the valve on your bag of coffee beans. The filters are replaceable and a one year supply is provided with each container.
The lid is made of BPA-free polymers and attaches via a sealing clamp. The interior is stainless steel. This may be the best airtight coffee container for you if like the idea of venting the Carbon Dioxide emitted by the coffee beans or it you like the appearance of the container.
Your morning coffee is an important part of your day. You pay good money for great beans and you want to keep them fresh until you are ready to use them. One of these best airtight coffee containers will make sure your investment in coffee beans doesn’t end up in the trash (at least not until you have enjoyed your coffee).