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    How do you store coffee beans?

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    Hi all,

    Newbie here so take it easy on me please.

    How do you store your coffee beans once you open the bag? I do have one of those shrink wrap vacuum seal machines (as seen on tv) in the garage somewhere, is it worth digging it out to use?

    Thanks in advance :)


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    Re: How do you store coffee beans?

    Hi tweetypie,

    Dont know about shrinkwrap from personal experience but I would think the less oxygen getting at the beans the better. Ive just invested in a vacu vin which uses a pump to give it an air tight seal. Im using it for Decaf and it is definitely extending its use by date.

    With the rest of my coffee I just tend to leave it in the one way valved bag that it comes in and it seems to last ok for about three to four weeks post roast date.* :)

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    Re: How do you store coffee beans?

    If the beans came out of a non re-sealable bag, I transfer them to a ziplock bag with one-way valve available in the beanbay here.

    Now that I roast my own, they go straight into a one-way valve bag.

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    Re: How do you store coffee beans?

    I put my freshly roasted beans into zip top bags, some with one way valves others without, such as empty muesli bags. They do not pop open with small amounts.

    I used Vacuvin containers in the past but they are generally rubbished here.

    Recently I have mixed the blend of unground beans I am currently using for the day in the screw top plastic container that came with my Breville Smart Grinder. It has a handy rubber bung that can be opened to pour beans into a measure or directly into the grinder.

    Much easier to close the bung than the fiddley zip top bags.

    Barry

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    Re: How do you store coffee beans?

    Thanks everyone for your replies Ill look into getting some of those valve bags and the vacuvin (typo) before the beans arrive. :)


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    Re: How do you store coffee beans?

    Quote Originally Posted by 353624243538312824410 link=1315186492/4#4 date=1315208118
    Thanks everyone for your replies Ill look into getting some of those valve bags and the vacuvin (typo) before the beans arrive.* :)
    Id do a search on the vacuvin. General consensus here is that it doesnt do much at all to help coffee.

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    Re: How do you store coffee beans?

    I used to use vacuvins - but it really affects how the coffee ages especially between the 2-3 week mark. My vacuvins have been relegated to muesli duty* ;D

    Seriously I buy 1kg of coffee at a time from various sources which lasts me about 2-3 weeks. I have a stash of 100 x 250g one way valve bags which I bought online for about 40c each. I split the 1kg of coffee into 4x250g one way valve bags and keep it in a cool closet and use them one at a time over the 2-3 weeks. If you really want to reuse them and save some money you can line them with freezer bags and use them over and over again.

    This website isnt called coffeesnobs for nothing.* ;D

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    Re: How do you store coffee beans?

    Hey guys... I see there is a Coffee Vault available from www.mydibellacoffee.com ... http://newsite.mydibellacoffee.com.au/product_info.php?products_id=555 look like this is a good idea!

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    Re: How do you store coffee beans?

    Quote Originally Posted by 50575C5C574646320 link=1315186492/6#6 date=1315377451
    I used to use vacuvins - but it really affects how the coffee ages especially between the 2-3 week mark. My vacuvins have been relegated to muesli duty* ;D

    Seriously I buy 1kg of coffee at a time from various sources which lasts me about 2-3 weeks. I have a stash of 100 x 250g one way valve bags which I bought online for about 40c each. I split the 1kg of coffee into 4x250g one way valve bags and keep it in a cool closet and use them one at a time over the 2-3 weeks. If you really want to reuse them and save some money you can line them with freezer bags and use them over and over again.

    This website isnt called coffeesnobs for nothing.* ;D
    awesome tip thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by 42574657405E53464657320 link=1315186492/7#7 date=1315379494
    Hey guys... I see there is a Coffee Vault available from www.mydibellacoffee.com ... http://newsite.mydibellacoffee.com.au/product_info.php?products_id=555 look like this is a good idea!
    thanks these look interesting, ill try the bags first cos theyre cheaper.

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    Re: How do you store coffee beans?

    I like the breaking down of a kilo into a few smaller bags, I then place it in an airtight tuppwerware container. A big thing as well is to keep them in a cool dark place as well



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