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A jar of strong-brewed coffee - how many days should you store it?

Asked by longtresses (1332points) November 23rd, 2010

I have this habit of brewing a very strong jar of coffee, like 8 cups, and store it in the fridge. I would add hot water whenever I feel like an “instant coffee.” One jar would last many days.

The question is, is coffee supposed to last that long? How many days should it be kept before throwing it away? I’ve never heard of coffee going “rancid” or anything like that..

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marinelife's avatar

Coffee left at room temperature gets moldy quickly, but in the frig it should last a week.

snowberry's avatar

My mother used to cold brew coffee (very strong), decant it into liquor bottles, and store it in the fridge up to two weeks, and then pour out about a jigger-ful into a mug, add hot water, and she was in business. As I understand it, it’s exposure to the air that makes it go bad first. Store it in the fridge with as little air as possible, up to two weeks.

erichw1504's avatar

Maybe this will answer your question.

YARNLADY's avatar

You can save it for a couple of weeks, at least. I have never been able to tell the difference between fresh and re-heated coffee. Do a taste test and see if you can.

meiosis's avatar

For the best flavour, coffee should be freshly brewed each time.

longtresses's avatar

@snowberry I thought so… where longevity concerns..

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