Customers are always asking about good ways to store coffee beans. Frequently I respond with negatives. DON’T put coffee in the freezer. The cold doesn’t make the fresh taste last any longer and the really negative side effect is that the below freezing temperature of the beans causes humidity in the air to condense on the beans when they are removed from the freezer and that condensation causes a loss of flavor. DON’T store coffee in the refrigerator. Coffee is a porous substance and it absorbs all the other odors and flavors in the refrigerator. The humid air also deteriorates the flavor. DO store coffee in an airtight container in a kitchen cupboard. There are a variety of containers that will do the job, and some of them even have a pump that removes the air from the container, prolonging the fresh taste. Ideally, only buy the amount of coffee that you think you can use within a couple of weeks.