To freeze, or not to freeze? Use an airtight container, or leave in the roaster’s bag? When it comes to storing coffee, there’s all sort of conflicting advice out there. But this article from The Atlantic's food channel is a great resource. Jerry Baldwin, former owner of Peet’s Coffee and co-founder of Starbucks (some twenty years ago), weighs in on the best way to store your beans at home.
The takeaway points: bring espresso to room temperature before brewing; refrigerate beans that you’ll grind within a few weeks; freeze beans that you won’t drink for longer; and don’t bother with airtight containers. For the rest of Baldwin’s advice—and the coffee-geek explanation behind each tip—read the full article here.