Last week I purchased 1/2 pound of coffee from a local place with a very good product. I had 1/4 pound ground for drip and the other 1/4 left as beans. 1/2 pound is the minimum they will sell. Since I am the only regular coffee drinker, the 1/4 lasted me about 4 days and I enjoyed it alot. The portion I ground this week using a burr grinder with variable settings that cost me about $40 several years ago was no where near as good as the coffee that was ground for me, even comparing it freshly ground to that professionally ground 4 days previously.
I have gone on a coffee site and see that you can spend $200 for a grinder and don't want to do that. Since 1/2 is the minimum they will sell just wondering whether it is better to buy and have all ground professionally or buy a better grinder myself. Also if I do that should I store it in refrigerator, freezer, or at room temparature. Also what make grinder under $100 would you suggest? Thanks.