How long does brewed coffee last?

by Gary Gray
(Newcastle NSW)


How long does brewed coffee last? Does putting it in the fridge lengthen life?


Coffee isn't the kind of drink where you can make a large pot, keep it in the fridge and then heat up a cup of coffee or two each day.

There's nothing to stop you doing that, but you lose a lot of the taste. If you can tell the difference between fresh-brewed coffee and coffee that has been sitting around for an hour or two, you'll definitely notice a difference if you keep it overnight.

You’re better off brewing smaller amount of coffee – just enough for an hour or two. If you want coffee again later in the day, simply make a fresh brew.

If you really want only one or two cups of coffee each day, you may want to consider getting a single-serve coffee maker.(More on single serve coffee makers here...)

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Jan 16, 2009
Refrigirating Brewed Coffee
by: Anonymous

Does the acidity of brewed coffee increases overnight? (I was told as a child that drinking one day old coffee is bad for your stomach.)

May 04, 2008
Cold Water Process
by: Anonymous

You could try a cold brew process. The result is a very clean, concentrated coffee that's delicious cold or you can warm it up in the microwave, and keeps for about a week. Toddy makes a pretty good system from what I know.

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