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    Decor Storage Containers.

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    I found that these little Decor plastic storage containers are just about spot on for the popper roaster.

    I roasted 120 grams last night of the Brazilian Yellow Bourbon Especial* green beans and you can see that they just about perfect. They are the 250 ml oblong jobbies and come with a tight fitting led. I bought mine from Woolworths and you can buy a three pack for about six bucks. Cheap as chips. :)

    Im still going to get some of the stand-up bags with the valves, however, in the meantime, I reckon these are great.



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    Re: Decor Storage Containers.

    The only problem with these Divey is that there is still air left in the container once you seal it. There is also no valve for release of pressure.

    I use a Vacu Vin coffee storage container to store beans (no grounds as per pic).


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    Re: Decor Storage Containers.

    Quote Originally Posted by 565F410405350 link=1320354192/1#1 date=1320359235
    The only problem with these Divey is that there is still air left in the container once you seal it.* There is also no valve for release of pressure.

    I use a Vacu Vin coffee storage container to store beans (no grounds as per pic).
    There is minimal air much the same as if it were in a dedicated coffee pouch with a valve. And, I really dont think that the little Decor thingy would be a complete seal. I reckon any gas that is given off by the coffee beans would escape. I have not seen one puff up yet but there is a very noticeable coffee aroma in the morning after I roasted the night before and stored them leading me to believe that they are breathing. :-/

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    Re: Decor Storage Containers.

    Quote Originally Posted by 78554A59453C0 link=1320354192/2#2 date=1320364105
    I really dont think that the little Decor thingy would be a complete seal.
    Thats yet another issue with these containers.


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    Re: Decor Storage Containers.

    Quote Originally Posted by 5059470203330 link=1320354192/1#1 date=1320359235
    I use a Vacu Vin coffee storage container to store beans
    I hope you dont use the pump.

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    Re: Decor Storage Containers.

    Quote Originally Posted by 112D302B212037222A21450 link=1320354192/4#4 date=1320366081
    I hope you dont use the pump.
    Yes yes I know, the beans will be flat, release more oils not to mention the flavour.

    Personally I have not found that I have oily beans nor loss of flavour, and that is having come using the bags for a number of years (with the one way valve).

    Dont expect everyone to agree, just my thoughts.

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    Re: Decor Storage Containers.

    Interesting Kaffee. Ive just bought a Smart Grinder and am keeping about 2 days worth in the hopper (previously I would weigh out the required amount straight from a bag with one-way-valve). So far I cant notice any difference.

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    Re: Decor Storage Containers.

    ive ordered a friis coffee vault
    basically a mason jar with flip type lock and a one way valve


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    Re: Decor Storage Containers.

    Didnt you get a vacuum sealing container with your Food Saver...???

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    Re: Decor Storage Containers.

    Quote Originally Posted by 2A2C3726375E0 link=1320354192/8#8 date=1326664831
    Didnt you get a vacuum sealing container with your Food Saver...???

    First post Mate, well done. Its not as difficult as you think eh.

    I did get a vacuum thingy with my food saver but that only works on their container which would hold about a kilo I think.

    Anyway, I reckon Ive fallen in love with these little Decor containers and if I do a 110 gram roast it just about fills it to the brim.

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    Re: Decor Storage Containers.

    Youll probably find those plastic tubs will let in oxygen (even if they are "air tight"). Ive had some beans in ziplock bags, and resealable plastic tubs, and notice they go stale quite quickly (~1 week). Ive now taken to putting them in ziplock bags, and then into old mylar bags (only 65g batches).

    The oxygen will actually migrate not only through the seal, but (in the case of ziplock bags) through the bag itself; albeit slowly. The metallized mylar bags are much less permeable to gases, which is why they use them for keeping food (and coffee) fresh.


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    Re: Decor Storage Containers.

    Quote Originally Posted by 68576F44464E250 link=1320354192/10#10 date=1326770541
    Youll probably find those plastic tubs will let in oxygen (even if they are "air tight"). Ive had some beans in ziplock bags, and resealable plastic tubs, and notice they go stale quite quickly (~1 week). Ive now taken to putting them in ziplock bags, and then into old mylar bags (only 65g batches).

    The oxygen will actually migrate not only through the seal, but (in the case of ziplock bags) through the bag itself; albeit slowly. The metallized mylar bags are much less permeable to gases, which is why they use them for keeping food (and coffee) fresh.
    Wow, a little bit over the top for my storage requirements.

    Anyway, each to his/her own.

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    Re: Decor Storage Containers.

    I wouldnt say its over the top. I reuse old mylar bags, and only use the ziplock lunch bags to keep the different batches from mixing. :)

    Using a new mylar bag for a 75g batch of beans would be over the top.

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    Re: Decor Storage Containers.

    Just my two cents but theres something better.. I used to have these microwavable containers which had a "steamer valve" on the top which works like a one way valve bag but hard plastic 8-)



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