How should I store my coffee and how long does your coffee stay fresh?
We recommend using coffee within 20 days after it is roasted (printed on every one of our bags). In our experience, the distinct and complex flavors that characterize our coffees will tend to have faded after that point.
Store your coffee in a cool, dry place, away from heat and light, and either in its original packaging, or in an airtight container.
We don't recommend storing beans in the refrigerator and can only recommend storage in the freezer under specific circumstances (namely long term, uninterrupted periods). The levels of moisture present in the refrigerator and freezer can greatly accelerate flavor loss.
The bags that we ship our coffee in are excellent at keeping the coffee fresh by keeping out the three major factors of coffee aging which are light, moisture, and air. So as long as they remain unopened, your coffee will remain delicious for 60 days after being roasted.
For a more in-depth look into coffee storage (including the tips when using a freezer), take a look at the article we posted on our blog, The Frequency: “How to Store Coffee Beans”.