Over the years, I’ve heard almost as many methods for storing coffee beans as there are ideas for the right way to cook pasta. Trust me, most of them are whack. Here’s what not to do: Don’t store your beans in the freezer or the fridge; that only creates moisture which compromises their flavor. (And while we are at it, don’t add oil to your pasta water either. Doing so actually coats the pasta and keeps sauce from adhering to it later. Bad idea! )
Here’s what you should do with your beans: invest in a vacuum sealer like the Food Saver. If you’re like me and order 4-5 pounds of beans at a time, this is the perfect way to keep them fresh.
My Food Saver has dozens of other uses too and I will get to these later on so stay tuned.