2. ASSESS THE PACKAGING OF YOUR ARABICA COFFEE
Once coffee beans have been roasted, it’s important for them to be sealed in an air-tight bag or container, in order to preserve their freshness for as long as possible. If the packaging isn’t up to par, the coffee beans will begin to oxidize or dry out completely while waiting to be purchased. In addition, it should also state on the packaging exactly when the coffee beans were roasted. If not, you’ve absolutely no idea how long they’ve been sitting there!