If you like coffee, you might, at times, find yourself staring at a large bag of coffee beans and wondering whether it's worth buying. Those large, 2-pound bags of whole bean Colombian coffee sure do look appealing when you're a loyal java drinker. Sometimes people put the big bag back and tell themselves they're better off with a small one. But next time you hear the siren song of the 2-pound coffee bag, you might want to say "yes" and buy it. Here are a few reasons why. 

You can keep the beans fresh.

One reason some people avoid buying larger bags of coffee is that they're concerned the coffee will go stale by the time they use it all. This might be the case if you were to just leave the beans in the original bag and store it on your counter. But there are plenty of easy ways to keep coffee beans fresh. You can put most of the beans in a sealed jar and store it in your fridge or freezer. Only remove a week's worth of beans at a time to store in a smaller container on your counter. If you have a vacuum sealer, you could even vacuum seal some of the beans for later enjoyment.

Two pounds of coffee isn't as much as you might think.

Two pounds of coffee beans looks like a lot if you're used to buying smaller bags, but it's not actually an astronomical amount. If you brew your coffee using the standard ratio of 1 part coffee to 18 parts water, then you can brew about 34 cups of coffee per pound or 68 cups of coffee with 2 pounds of beans. This means that a 2-pound bag of coffee will last you just over 2 months if you drink a cup a day.

There's room to get creative.

Sometimes, you need a reason to get a little creative with your coffee. If you have 2 pounds of beans on-hand, that may be all the inspiration you need. You can use some of the beans to make fancy coffee drinks, coffee-flavored baked goods, and a whole range of other items. 

Buying a 2-pound bag of coffee beans may seem like a lot at first, but if you consider the benefits above, you'll realize it's often a wise purchase. The next time you are in the coffee aisle, say "yes" to the big bag.

Visit your local grocery store to find a 2 lb. bag of whole-bean Colombian coffee.

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