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Store green coffee in freezer to kill ants?

bloodboy | May 26, 202011:43 PM     2

The missus was given about 6 gallons of raw green coffee beans in a big plastic bag for free. She put them on the floor in a corner somewhere in the kitchen. She has no experience with roasting coffee and asked me about it. I did some research and told her I'd get her the Korean Kaldi roaster (seems like one of the best roasters) so she can roast the beans.

I didn't think anything more of it, but then one day I noticed ants around the bag. I open it up and there are ants in the green coffee! I immediately take the entire bag and put it in the freezer.

In the meantime, I googled "how to store raw green coffee beans" and it seems like raw coffee beans need to breathe and also moisture encourages mold. Well, I just took them out of the freezer right before I wrote this post and put them in ziploc bags. There is definitely moisture on the beans.

My question is how do I store these raw green beans given my situation. Are the beans a failure since I put them in the freezer and the moisture will ruin everything? Or should I just keep them in ziploc bags at room temperature and open them up once a month or so to allow them to breath? Or is there some other proper way to proceed here?

Thank you.

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