Originally Posted by Cooking Goddess
Actually, the school of thought has changed on that. Keep only enough ground coffee out that you can consume within the week, and store whole beans in the freezer in one-week portions. Taking coffee in and out of the freezer ruins it.
That isn't how I do it, but that's what is recommended. We go through coffee so quickly that I just keep it in its bag from the roaster, rolled down and rubber-banded, and store that bag in a tin canister. It tastes as fresh to us for the last cups as when I first open the bag.
Where to Store Coffee: Pantry vs. Freezer - Real Simple
From the article, "When you freeze the coffee you use every day, the fluctuating temperatures create moisture in the packet, which can leave your morning cup tasting like cardboard"
I don't find that to be true. But, what do I expect from someone who works at Starbucks. That person probably thinks that Starbucks makes good coffee. I would rather have coffee from Tim Horton's, and they don't make espresso, which is my preferred coffee.