You know when you think you know an answer. An answer that you thought you have been very sure of for a long time, and find out it may not be true. Well 9 guys (of whom I hold in great respect) from homebarista.com have done some work on freezing fresh coffee and if this extends shelf life, and it appears that it may have some beneficial results.
It’s a great article at Home Barista but I do worry a little (trying to claw back some credibility). I think its got to be frozen well (i.e. no air in a good freezer) and there must be no condensation on the beans during defrosting. I also believe that buying fresh coffee is the only way to guarantee ultimate freshness, and freezing isn’t for everyone.
But what I do like is having my long standing beliefs challenged and this article is something that really did that, well done guys.