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    Hi all,

    Yes, another bean storage question! Im looking for some storage bins for roasted and unroasted coffee. Nothing major, probably up to a few kg at a time. For roasted, maybe 1kg at a time.

    Does anyone have any recommendations for fairly airtight tupperware style bins?

    Thanks all

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    Re: bean bins for storage

    The sistema "klip it" containers from supermarkets are reasonably good for both.
    I use these for roasted where i may be doing multiple batches over a couple of days to make up an order for friends.
    For longer term i wouldnt use these containers for roasted. For green they are good, I used to use them for green before i started purchasing off bean bay but now use the calico bags as well as bank calico bags all dumped in a large plastic tub.

    Mal

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    Re: bean bins for storage

    Hmmm... Thanks for that Mal. I think Ill make a trip to bunnings and get a large 20L bucket for green bean storage. But I cant find anything suitable for storing roasted coffee.. Something stylish with rubber seals inside would be good.

    Perhaps Ill make a trip to the general trader!

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    Re: bean bins for storage

    The sistema brand have rubber seals and the 3 litre container will hold a little more than 1kg, not sure if they make a bigger one.

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    Re: bean bins for storage

    Hi

    I use plastic tubs with open sides, no lid, for storing green beans. The beans remain in their callico bags. The tubs basically separate the regions; African , sub-continent, S. America, Australian etc.

    ** You really dont want the green beans to go mouldy and they are more likely to do so if stored in air tight plastic containers. They should be able to breathe.

    For roasted beans they go into one-valve bags and after a week of aging they are gone in another week. No plastic storage boxes at all.

    Mike

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    Re: bean bins for storage

    Hi Mike,

    I think Im going to go along the same track. My coffee provider packs/sends green beans in plastic sealed bags, so Ill be knocking up some calico bags and storing them in those $10 plastic boxes with wheels (the clear white ones) and storing them in the one way plastic/foil bags for ease of use.

    Cheers

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    Re: bean bins for storage

    Ive just sourced some calico bags from a bank for mybgreens, and put the all in a plastic box inthe corner of the garage- pretty constant temp there.
    My roaster beans I have some old "Illy" coffee tins which have one ways values on the bottom but they rest for 3-4 days then are gone in a couple days. Ive found those Illy tins good- dark, one way value and look good too :)



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