What do you think is best way to store coffee for up to a year?
Shades of above, whole beans, vacuum sealed bag, freezer.
If the SHTF, and coffee is scarce, I will be going through my civil war history books looking for southern coffee solutions. Lolol
Mice like the vaccuun sealed bricks. I put mine into quart jars. Sounds like I should get the jar attachment for my vacuum sealer.Vacuum sealed. Got to keep moisture and oxygen away. Canning jar with 2 piece lid. Can oven can it as this is the type of thing that is for.
I'd personally drop in a small oxygen absorber and desiccant, then use the jar attachment for the vacuum sealer. That's how I store small amounts of grains in quart or half gallon jars.
Freezing in air tight container is fine as long as you don't open it to pull some out. That lets moisture in. Use smaller containers if needed so can just pull a small amount that can be used up. Make sure the lid is left off a while after it warms up fully to room temperature and any moisture that builds up has a chance to evaporate. Then keep as normal.
Those vacuumed sealed bricks of coffee they sell in the store last a very long time in the cupboard until opened.
I stored some ground - in case of power outage. Mostly whole beans. But sounds like I need to vacuum seal themHmm coffee storage.
Best is store green beans and roast as needed.
Second is to store vacuum sealed roasted whole beans and grind as needed. What we do.
Third is the vacuum sealed bricks of ground coffee.
The key is only the oils on the surface of the grounds or bean is ever comes in contact with the air . By grinding when used these oil are fresh not rancid.