I'm a coffee noob, but here I go. My mom loves Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee, so I decided to get her a pound at a posh coffee shop. It came to $38 and I was all happy. It wasn't until I got home I realized christmas is another 2.5 weeks away.
What I bought her were whole beans. After doing some reading I've found that enough beans should only be purchased to be used within 1-2 weeks. Well she will not be able to use these until at least 2.5 weeks (christmas). This really killed my spirits.
She is not a coffee snob, so I doubt she will be able to detect its age. However, what should I do to store it? Right now I Have it wrapped in like 5000 sheets of saran wrap, then about 4 sheets of tinfoil, then in a plastic bag, in a cardboard box, in another box, in my closet. Can it wait like this for 2.5 weeks, or should I freeze it, or should I give it to her early (which I really don't want to do)?
Please don't suggest buy her another pound because I'm a poor ass college student. Please help.