Whole been coffee is freshest up to 3 weeks after roasting, but as a rule of thumb (it can vary a little by variety) coffee is best consumed 4 hours to 4 days after roasting. From 4 to 10 days it starts to deteriorate in taste, a bit, so if you buy in quantity we recommend you freeze (no self defrosting freezers, please) or refrigerate your coffee as soon as you receive it to lock it in to the freshest state possible. Freezing isn't a problem. "Freeze thaw cycles" is a problem, so avoid the thawing and re-freezing that happens in a "frost free" freezer, if you can.
Please note: Our default shipping method (table rate) is USPS priority flat rate box. The cost is $10.35 for up to 6 lbs. It may be significantly less expensive to use other shipping methods, especially for smaller (2 or 3 pound) orders. You will not be able to check other shipping rates until you are logged into your account. (Helpful Hint: For lowest shipping costs use "table rate" and order in 6-lb multiples. Six pounds at $10.35 = $1.73/lb for shipping!)
For price comparison, 1lb =16oz, so; $10.00/1lb = $7.50/12oz = $5.00/8oz (1/2 lb.)
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