Keep your brew cold once you open it! We’ve worked out a gentle pasteurization process for our cold brew that allows for safe storage at room temperature before opening without affecting its taste. Once you've opened a box, pop it in the fridge to keep it fresh -- we usually enjoy it cold over ice. That said, you can absolutely heat up a mug of Wandering Bear if you're in the mood for a hot cup of coffee.
Each box will stay fresh until the printed expiration date on the bottom of the box (if you can keep yourself from drinking it), whether the box is open or not. Air and light are the twin enemies of coffee -- they’ll make it go stale very quickly. We package our coffee to keep out air and light stay so your coffee stays fresh!
For the "coffee on tap" boxes, the coffee will not go stale, even after you open, because the bag and tap will keep air out.
For our single serve "coffee on the go" boxes, please enjoy within a week after opening.
For the "coffee on tap" boxes, absolutely, and we really hope you do. Just remember to separate the bag from the box!
For our single serve TetraPak boxes, check here to see if carton recycling is available in your area: http://www.recyclecartons.com/
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Our coffee on tap boxes are USDA Organic, Fair Trade certified by Fair Trade USA and kosher (Star-K Dairy).
For our coffee on the go boxes, the Straight Black is USDA organic and Fair Trade certified. The Mocha Coconut and Vanilla Coconut flavors are USDA organic certified and use the same Fair Trade certified coffee as our Straight Black (but they do not carry the seal). And while we do use kosher-certified coffee in our products, the on the go boxes are not certified kosher (we're working on it!)