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    These seem to all be around $30. Anyone know of the best/cheapest one?

    Thanks

    Jon.

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    Re: Vacuum container and pump

    Jon,

    I assume you are looking at this for the storage of beans?

    The instructor at the commercial espresso course I attended said something like- If you see someone using vacuum packed beans - turn and run the other way - fast!!

    Beans after roasting out gas - that is give off carbon dioxide. They do that until the amount of carbon dioxide in the bean is at a "correct level". This carbon dioxide is, in part responsibe for the crema when you extract.

    The only way beans will remain in the vacuum pack (solid brick) is they must be STALE before being packed.

    Also applying a vacuum will remove more carbon dioxide (which you dont want to do.)

    His advice...

    Store the roasted beans in a cool, dry, dark place in a container with a one way valve - so the carbon dioxide can get out but air cant get in.

    Store grean beans in a cool, dry place in a natural fibre (say cotton) bag.

    Dont of course store ground coffee at all!!!

    Remember the rule of 3s

    Green beans keep 3 years
    Roast beans 3 weeks
    Ground beans 3 minutes!!

    I wouldnt use vacuum storage at all!! :

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    • #3
      Re: Vacuum container and pump

      I store mine in the one way valved bags.
      On the odd occasion when its been bagged for me in a valveless bag, I tranfer them into a valved one as soon as I get home.

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      • #4
        Re: Vacuum container and pump

        Thermos do a twin set(one a litre the other about 1.5) for 24.50 at most roasters.
        I take beans on the road after they have degassed in mine, it has a pump built in the lid so there is no extra gear to carry.

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        • #5
          Re: Vacuum container and pump

          We stock the VacuVin type....I wonder if its a VacuCoffee hehe?

          Regardz,
          FC.

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          • #6
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            Store grean beans in a cool, dry place in a natural fibre (say cotton) bag.
            gee wiz... Im glad your trainer decribed CofffSnobs green bean, natural cotton fibre packaging!

            Did he also mention it should have CS logo on the front?



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            • #7
              Re: Vacuum container and pump

              Originally posted by Andy Freeman link=1161840553/0#5 date=1161858544
              gee wiz... Im glad your trainer decribed CofffSnobs green bean, natural cotton fibre packaging!

              Did he also mention it should have CS logo on the front?


              No he didnt Andy.... but he knows all about us (I think he is actually a member)....

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              • #8
                Re: Vacuum container and pump

                Hi guys, as a related question, where can i get that one way valve bag for roasted beans? I mean small quantity order.
                cause most of suppliers offering as minimum like 100s.
                Any ideas??

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                • #9
                  Re: Vacuum container and pump

                  Sponsor coffeeparts sells them in any quantity you want.
                  I would also recommend their cleaning supplies, barista kits and spare parts.
                  Ohhh.. its a fun site to look through!

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                  • #10
                    Re: Vacuum container and pump

                    Originally posted by MAXIE link=1161840553/0#7 date=1161867938
                    Hi guys, as a related question, where can i get that one way valve bag for roasted beans? I mean small quantity order.
                    Try:

                    http://www.coffeeparts.com/coffeebags/bags.html#pouch

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                    • #11
                      Re: Vacuum container and pump

                      snap!
                      Ring again tomorrow and well play again!

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                      • #12
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                        Thanks for your help, fatboy and JavaB!

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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by fatboy link=1161840553/0#10 date=1161868232
                          snap!
                          Ring again tomorrow and well play again!
                          Great minds think alike---- also fools seldom differ ;D

                          (no prizes for second place )

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                          • #14
                            Re: Vacuum container and pump

                            Originally posted by fatboy link=1161840553/0#8 date=1161868102
                            Sponsor coffeeparts sells them in any quantity you want.
                            I would also recommend their cleaning supplies, barista kits and spare parts.
                            Ohhh.. its a fun site to look through!
                            The only problem is the postage cost when buying small quantities of bags.
                            Hence your hint, no doubt, at other supplies.

                            Im still kicking myself because I dont live too far from coffeeparts and made a trip to buy my jugs and some cleaning brushes then completely forgot about the bags until I got home.  [smiley=embarassed.gif]

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                            • #15
                              Re: Vacuum container and pump

                              I was going to post this earlier - Ill make a new post/poll for it though. I am going to order a batch of the bags from Coffeeparts - any west aussies who want in are free to link in with the order so we only pay the one postage cost. Look in this section for the poll!

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