freeze coffee beans to keep them fresh

I’ve got a dirty little secret: for more than five years I have been freezing whole-bean coffee. I say this knowing full well that a thousand roasters and coffee purists from around the world may rain judgement upon me, but if done right, freezing extends the freshness and shelf life of your coffee for months. The key advantages of freezing are that you’ll save money by buying larger amounts of coffee at a time (freezing the excess), you’ll reduce waste, and avoid the inevitable declining enjoyment due to staling beans. Continue reading