Best storage method for coffee beans
If you're only making coffee occasionally a french press might be a little tricky. They deliver the best tasting coffee hands down, but you really have to dial-in the right grind, water:bean ratio, brew time, and water temperature to get the ideal cup. A drip coffee maker for the occasional brewer should be fine. Fresh beans are the most important. The fresher the better. Try only buying what you need, and get as close to the roasting date as possible. Store whole beans in an air-tight container at room temp. Grind them just before using.