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Overthinking a Plate of Beans: Gifting Bagged Coffee Beans

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I drew a relative for Secret Santa who is a coffee lover. I'd like to bring him some bagged Philz coffee beans from SF, but I would be buying them tomorrow (the 20th) and he would be opening them on the 25th. When I look online, there are coffee forums that say that coffee beans are best within 2-4 days of roasting. Am I wasting money and luggage space by bringing him local beans? And, bonus question, if I *did* buy them, would it be good to keep them fresh in the freezer before gifting them to him? This is another topic where coffee forums are Very Opinionated and I have no idea if the people who post there are representative of the average coffee lover.


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