How long can I keep K-Cups?

By Shannon Sweeney — / Death Wish Coffee Blog

Do K-Cups go bad? 

Coffee in all forms doesn't necessarily go bad, per se, but after a few weeks, the taste definitely starts to dissipate and stale. The same goes for K-Cups — or as we call our product, Death Cups

We recently started transitioning to rigid cups to give our drinkers a bolder, smoother cup. They differ from our mesh cups in a lot of ways — and the new rigid capsules are 100% recyclable. But our advice for keeping your Death Cups fresh is the same.

To stay fresh, we recommend storing your Death Cups or other K-Cups in a cool, dry place. A cabinet works, or even your garage — as long is it's cool and dry. Just like all coffee, it's shelf life is between 8 to 12 months if stored properly. 

If you find an old K-Cup and you're wondering if it's safe to drink, use your judgement. If the seal is broken on the cup, or if they haven't been stored properly, it's probably best to get rid of them. If they've been stored properly, but still might be old, you should be safe to use them, but you may notice a difference in taste.  

The same goes for other K-Cups that aren't from Death Wish — the coffee doesn't go bad, but they will taste different if used beyond the best by date. 

So if you store a lot of K-Cups, in general, you should be fine. But if you drink coffee as much as we do, they're not going to last long anyways. 

Related: Here's why our K-Cups are looking a little different


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