How Long Do Coffee and Tea Last?

How long do coffee and tea last? Coffee and tea are beverages that can be served hot or cold and provide the body with nourishment and hydration, replacing many of the fluids that we loose each day. Most of these drinks contain caffeine, but they also come in de-caffinated varieties. Both coffee and tea are available in K-cup versions for use in the Keurig coffee machines, as does hot chocolate.

Coffee, tea and K-cups are great to drink when they are freshly brewed but are also refreshing when chilled. However, they only stay safe to drink for a certain period of time once prepared. Find out more about each of these drinks including the proper storage methods to keep them at their freshest quality for as long as possible.

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To find out how long foods are good for, please visit the Dairy, Drinks, Fruits, Grains, Proteins, Vegetables and Other sections of Eat By Date or search below.

What are our shelf life resources?

In determining how long Coffee & Tea lasts, our content incorporates research from multiple resources, including the United States Department of Agriculture and the United States Food & Drug Administration. In addition, we scoured the web for informative articles and reports related to food safety, food storage and the shelf life of Coffee & Tea.

*An important note about expiration dates...

Although the Coffee & Tea shelf life information on Eat By Date is generally reliable, please remember that individual cases will vary and that our advice should only be taken as an opinion and not a replacement for your health care professional. Please drink responsibly!