Coffee is my favorite hot beverage. And these beans are my favorite coffee. About once a month I order five pounds of coffee beans from a small town in Montana. They are roasted the day I ordered them. I freeze the majority so I have mostly fresh beans the entire month. Every night before bed, I grind a pot's worth and have it ready for morning. I know that I should probably purchase a smaller amount so as to have them fresher. I should probably grind the morning I make the coffee so that it doesn't loose flavor, but honestly, I don't really notice enough of a difference to inconvenience myself though.