Do you buy whole coffee beans or already ground?

coffee, fresh brewed - Coffee, fresh brewed, fresh ground beans, or already ground.
United States
May 1, 2007 9:29am CST
I love fresh coffee. The way I get fresh is to buy the whole beans and grind them there at the store before I bring it home. What do you do? Do you buy it already ground? Do you grind the beans yourself? Fresh ground is better, what do you think?
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8 responses
• United States
9 May 07
I buy the whole bean, and grind it up when I am ready to make my coffee. I have my own grinder. I keep the beans wrapped up tightly in the freezer to reserve the freshness.
• United States
10 May 07
I used to do that. I got lazy and grind them all at one time at the store. My son used to work at Starbuck's and he said it doesn't matter if you keep them in the freezer o rnot.
• United States
1 May 07
I buy coffee beans the majority of the time now. I think its a bit fresher and I love the way the coffee beans smell. Ever since we aquired our coffee grinder we switched to buying whole beans the majority of the time.
• United States
2 May 07
I love the smell of coffee beans too. I have a coffee grinder at home, but I prefer to grind them at the store, all at one time.
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
1 May 07
I am a coffee freak. I have accustomed myself to fresh ground and I can't stand the store bought pre-ground stuff like Folgers and Maxwell House. I have spoiled myself, I've made coffee into a ritual. My other half hates coffee so it is my own personal demon. I get up every morning and grind up some beans in my grinder, I think the longer the ground coffee has air on it the less the taste. I have an espresso machine and am nothing without a mug of cap in the morning! I now have spoiled myself that I can't drink coffee from 7-11 without gagging!
• United States
1 May 07
I saw this thing on TV about coffee. The beans that Folgers and Maxwell House uses is actually inferior to Starbucks. It is not your imagination. It is really true. It really is better coffee. Starbucks uses Arabica beans, while the others uses Columbian beans.
@mflower2053 (3227)
• United States
1 May 07
We buy the beans. I love the smell of coffee and when you ground the beans its so fresh. I think fresh ground is better then ground already.
• United States
1 May 07
Yes, I totally agree. I am hooked onfresh ground. I can majorly taste the difference.
@loved1 (5336)
• United States
1 May 07
I buy my coffee already ground. It is much cheaper that way and I don't drink coffee often enough to own my own grinder. Once in a great while I splurge on some coffee beans and grind them at the store. I have to admit the flavor is much better but the cost is prohibitive. I think I just enjoy standing around in the coffee aisle smelling the wonderful aroma of freshly ground coffee. I need to get a life huh?
• United States
1 May 07
At least look on the pagkage for the freshness date. That way you know it is fresh.
@lightningMD (5932)
• United States
1 May 07
We have ground our own beans a few times,but it more expensive. So we just buy already ground. I dont drink coffee I just make it every morning for my Master. He likes strong dark coffee.
• United States
1 May 07
I buy a big 2 lb. bag at Sam's. It is cheaper than buying it at a regular grocery store. But not necassarily cheap!.
1 May 07
I normally tend to buy mine ground in the foil bag which tastes just as fresh. It is amazing whta they can do now to keep stuff fresh. I used to wokrin a coffee shop and fresh ground is absolutely amaing.
• United States
1 May 07
I am so spoiled. I love it fresh ground. I can tell the difference.
@tuffy999 (794)
• Philippines
22 Jul 07
most of the time i buy coffee beans that way im sure its really pure. then gring it at home. there's nothing like freshly ground coffee in the morning. the aroma is just super.