Your coffee-loving friends have already told you that it’s a bad idea to buy ground coffee. They say it’s not as fresh, that ground coffee goes stale quickly. But hey, you’ve been drinking coffee for years, buying it already ground, and you’ve been perfectly happy with it, right?
While I strongly believe you should only buy one week’s worth of fresh coffee beans at a time, sometimes it just isn’t possible, especially when you live in a smaller city where fresh-roasted, quality beans are simply not available. In this case, you may need to store beans for more than 1 week.