jezec wrote:got it. so what would be most ideal in terms of storing a 5 pound bag without vacuum sealing individual dosing / individual dosing jars. Just want to be efficient with the process.
The most ideal in what sense? If you're trying to optimize freshness then I think the ideal is to flush out all of the oxygen, replace it with an inert gas, and keep the beans at a constant low temperature.
But if efficiency of use is the primary goal then the your original idea is the winner. That's more or less what I do. I leave the beans in the original 8 or 12oz bag, put that inside a normal ziplock, wrap a rubber band around it, keep it in the freezer, and pull shots out of it each day. It works for me. I tried individual dosing and also vacuum sealing and found that I couldn't detect any improvement. But maybe the storage method would affect the taste in a way you would notice. You have to figure that out for yourself.