Store in a closet since last July.... how, original bag, jars etc? Yeh I would just throw them out lol. Either way, their long since stale. Only way to preserve roasted beans is doing something like broken down into air tight mason jars as soon as you get them, and stick them in the freezer, even then maybe a few months. Anything longer your going to need a deep freeze chest and not sure how good that would still work close to a year out.
Roasted beans generally go stale within about two weeks drastically dropping off from that point. I'm guessing your not talking about green unroasted beans....
FOR ME, unless freshly frozen in low O2 bags, sealed right after roasting, about 30 days is pretty much the limit for dark storage of beans. After that, even for methods as Aeropress, which I find very forgiving, the coffee is vastly lower in quality of brew, to the point of not drinkable for me. Espresso is about half that. YMMV!
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