Before I started understanding coffee, I too fell victim to the “freezing coffee” lie. I am not sure how this rumor got started, but storing your coffee in the freezer is, quite possibly, the worst thing that you can do for it.
There are a few elements that will cause your coffee to go stale. Temperature and moisture are two culprits sure to make your coffee taste less than spectacular. Age, the third culprit, you can’t really do anything about. So putting your coffee in the freezer for months is sure to give you an awful cup of coffee.
The best method of storing your coffee is in an air tight container and at room temperature. Unless you are lucky enough to have a local roaster down the street from you, your coffee will most likely be delivered to you in a vacuumed sealed pack. Don’t open the coffee until you need it. When you do, store it in a container. A regular plastic sealable container. However, if you prefer something fancier or are just looking for a great gift for a coffee lover, try one of these vacuum sealers.