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    Stick on coffee bag valves?

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Hi Guys n Gals,

    Ive bought quiet a few coffee bags, and opted to get the ones without the valves.

    Ive since decided that this is a bad idea. Does anyone know of a supplier that sells the stick on type coffee bag valves?

    You regularly see them on the bottom of Illy tins, and some side gusset bags use them.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Kind Regards,
    Des

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    Re: Stick on coffee bag valves?

    I think that the 10c per bag saving will cost you more now!

    I dont know where you would buy them and expect that you would have to buy them in 1000s. The other gotcha is that they heat weld the valve to the bag with a special machine, I doubt you are going to be able to do a neat job of that yourself without using glues that will then cure and give off fumes that the coffee will absorb.

    Best bet would be to use them for tea and buy some more bags.

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    Re: Stick on coffee bag valves?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1C3339245D0 link=1295311395/1#1 date=1295313628
    Best bet would be to use them for tea
    I was given some that had been used for soup. :o

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    Re: Stick on coffee bag valves?

    Ha ha, yeah... That was kinda my fear... I think I may have to many for tea though!

    Oh well...

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    Re: Stick on coffee bag valves?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5965786369687F6A62690D0 link=1295311395/2#2 date=1295315402
    used for soup.
    Yummy pumpkin coffee.


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    Re: Stick on coffee bag valves?

    Now Im confused by the user names. OP was Iconiq and reply from BV seems to be the same person.

    Anyway - see if you can unload the non-valved to someone who might have a use for them and buy the valved ones.

    I am curious though - what led you to the decision to buy non-valved?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 767164727F694F21292929100 link=1295311395/5#5 date=1295319381
    Now Im confused by the user names.
    Work account for brown orders and a personal one for the forum maybe?

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    Re: Stick on coffee bag valves?

    I ordered a quantity of foil bags in Thailand thinking they had valves when they did not. I certainly would have paid a few baht extra for bags with valves if I had known.

    The same person then sold me a bag of valves and said I could iron them on...its fiddly and not as neat but it seems to work ok.

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    Re: Stick on coffee bag valves?

    Quote Originally Posted by 55505F5F4859310 link=1295311395/7#7 date=1295340213
    I ordered a quantity of foil bags in Thailand thinking they had valves when they did not. I certainly would have paid a few baht extra for bags with valves if I had known.

    The same person then sold me a bag of valves and said I could iron them on...its fiddly and not as neat but it seems to work ok.
    Laughing at your misfortune.

    Admiring you for sharing.

    Wondering if he sold you the iron too?

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    Re: Stick on coffee bag valves?

    I laughed too Dennis...lots of comedy doing business here! Similarly the guy who printed stickers for me cut them all to size rather than leaving them on a larger sheet which makes them a nightmare to peel off. You have to spell out everything here or for sure it will turn to comedy.

    Fortunately laundry is cheap here so I previously had no need for the iron. Maybe I will advertise it for sale once I have used all of my valveless bags :-)

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    Re: Stick on coffee bag valves?

    Keep the iron for posterity - love your sense of humour, or maybe its just your ability to laugh at life; hope to meet one day! :)


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    Re: Stick on coffee bag valves?

    Likewise Dennis. I think with any new business you get plenty of opportunities to laugh with the steep learning curve.

    Iconiq, I assume you asked the supplier whether he can sell the valves alone? If not maybe one of the sponsors can help.

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    Re: Stick on coffee bag valves?

    Hey Guys,

    Sorry for the confusion, Andy hit the nail on the head, BV is the office account (they pay for a bit of coffee now and then) Iconiq is my original Snobs Account!!!

    To be honest I saw the bags on sale, and went WOW 15c of, sweet...

    Silly me... Always do a due diligence I guess...

    Any ways,

    I guess Ill just finish them off, its not ideal, but not worth loosing sleep over...


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    Re: Stick on coffee bag valves?

    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    I store my browns in both valved and non valve zip bags.

    With the non valve bags such as emptied mueslie bags, I leave one end of the zip slightly open and fold over the top of the bag with good results.

    Barry



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