How long does brewed coffee last?

by Gary Gray
(Newcastle NSW)


QUESTION:


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

ANSWER:

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...)

Comments for How long does brewed coffee last?

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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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