Most mornings I have to pack my lunch and make myself breakfast, so I'm sure I can figure out a routine. I didn't know that about coffee going rancid. So I really can't use up those old beans that have been in the cupboard for 3 or 4 years? I hate to throw anything away, but with the amount of coffee I was given for Christmas, I may be able to do that. We do have a fair trade local roaster (Dean's Beans) that people rave about. I'll have to get on board.