Isn't bulking the freshest? (Bulk vs. Bags & Cans)
Many people buy bulk coffee because they think it's fresher, but that is not necessarily true. Coffee begins losing its freshness, and hence its flavor, right after roasting, and can become stale after a week if not stored or packaged properly. To determine the freshness of the coffee in a bulk bin, ask the store manager, or take a good look at the bulk coffee display and imagine how long it takes for the beans to travel from the top to the bottom of the gravity fed bin. If it's more than a week, you may be better off selecting coffee in an airtight container.