You Bought in Bulk...Now What?
Stocking up on large quantities of food is a smart way to save money. Here's how to make sure none of it goes to waste.
If you're going to grind coffee beans and use the coffee in a week or two, store it in an opaque, airtight container at room temperature (ideally 70 degrees). For longer-term storage (i.e., a month or two), the freezer is okay: Put the beans in a zip-top bag, suck out the air with a straw and seal; then place that bag in a paper grocery bag to keep the beans away from light—even minimal amounts can make the flavor deteriorate.