Your coffee will not stay fresh if it is stored in a paper bag. You will want either a protective bag with aluminum on the inside or you will want to keep your coffee in an air tight sealed container.
Deathwish Coffee has a great 16 oz coffee canister that can hold a 1 pound bag of coffee that we sell here in store or on their website.
2) Only freeze your coffee beans if you don't plan on using them for at least 2 weeks.
You do not want to store them in a freezer, take them out, then put them back in. The frozen moisture on your coffee will melt and be absorbed into the bean.
3) The best way to keep your coffee fresh is to keep them as whole beans as long as you can.
Only take out what you need for the day and grind the beans yourself.
p.s.- for the freshest tasting coffee use a chemex or a french press
4) For on the go, use a travel mug.
Our new travel mugs are vaccum sealed and keep the coffee fresh and hot much longer. Any travel mug in general will keep it more fresh and hot than a paper cup (and cheaper!)