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    Newbie question: Coffee bags with valve?

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Hey there,

    Anyone know where I can buy some coffee bags to keep my roasted beans in? I think the ones with the valve are the way to go, but I am a self-confessed amateur and welcome any advice!

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    Re: Newbie question: Coffee bags with valve?

    Coffeeparts carries bags with one-way valves. Simply click on their sponsors link on the top left of this page.

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    Re: Newbie question: Coffee bags with valve?

    I use plain old zip lock sandwich bags and store them in an airtight container. They seal well and I just burp them now and again after the roast to expell any CO2. It has also been recommended here to prick them with a small hole to let the gases out. They seem to work for the relatively short time I have the beans (2-3 weeks). I just write the bean type on the outside in a laundry marker and scratch it off when the beans change.

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    Re: Newbie question: Coffee bags with valve?

    I use glad ziplock bags from any supermarket. They come in various sizes, mine conveniently hold 400 grams which is my normal roast batch.

    The "valve" is created by pricking a tiny hole with a needle.

    For the first few days, the hole will allow carbon dioxide outgassing to exit the bag, while simultaneously prevening the ingress of air.

    Thereafter: the inside and outside pressures will equalise and the hole will be too small to allow enough air to make the beans stale.

    By then, too -- a week tops -- they will have been consumed.

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    You might get some good info on the topic in this thread here:

    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1142038777

    I bought about 15 of the black/black bags and they are great for storing and also "lending" coffee to friends and family.

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    Re: Newbie question: Coffee bags with valve?

    Thanks everyone.

    I suspect Ill go for a combination of zip lock bags and the bought bags depending on how long I want to keep the beans, and if I am "lending" them to friends etc.

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    Re: Newbie question: Coffee bags with valve?

    I was going to buy some of the black black bags from coffee parts but then I found that the postage more than doubled the cost of the order.

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    Re: Newbie question: Coffee bags with valve?

    Quote Originally Posted by FGOB link=1142988920/0#6 date=1146204693
    I was going to buy some of the black black bags from coffee parts but then I found that the postage more than doubled the cost of the order.
    Hmm. I was suprised when my $6.70 order had $7.50 "postage and handling" added but I suppose they have to cover costs. I should have ordered more bags at once. Guess Im inexperianced at this net shopping. I would have been happy with normal postage rather than express though. I suppose were not talking sheep stations here though...

    They were very quick and professional in geting the order out to their credit, so I guess I cannot say I didnt get value for money. :)

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    Re: Newbie question: Coffee bags with valve?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jugi link=1142988920/0#7 date=1146205554
    Quote Originally Posted by FGOB link=1142988920/0#6 date=1146204693
    I was going to buy some of the black black bags from coffee parts but then I found that the postage more than doubled the cost of the order.
    Hmm. I was suprised when my $6.70 order had $7.50 "postage and handling" added but I suppose they have to cover costs. I should have ordered more bags at once. Guess Im inexperianced at this net shopping. I would have been happy with normal postage rather than express though. I suppose were not talking sheep stations here though...

    They were very quick and professional in geting the order out to their credit, so I guess I cannot say I didnt get value for money. :)
    Have you received them yet (or the invoice) ? I thought the same thing about high postage costs for simple bags when I bought some from Coffeeparts a while back.
    But (for me at least) I was pleasantly surprised when the ACTUAL postage charged was much much less on the invoice I got.

    In the end I just factored the postage into the cost of the bags and I was happy with the total price per bag. Thats really hwat it comes down to. Like buying off eBay. You dont worry about the postage amount. Just work off the total and if youre happy with the total price, then its all good.

    And Im very happy with the coffeebags. A quick wipe out between uses and they aer good to go again, and again, and again :)


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    Re: Newbie question: Coffee bags with valve?

    We could always use these forums to organise bulk buying among people who live close enough together to be able to meet up for coffee and distribute the goodies. That way, only one lot of postage need be paid.

    Cheers,

    Rob

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    Re: Newbie question: Coffee bags with valve?

    Here, here.
    How many Coffee Snobs are from North West Tassie?
    Me and Bullit would appreciate some bulk buying power.

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    Re: Newbie question: Coffee bags with valve?

    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    Well, the membership numbers are growing so theres bound to be a few NW Taswegians, if not yet then soon. Member numbers have almost doubled since I joined up 5 months ago. Imagine where itll be in another 6 months!

    - Rob



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