Out of the Blue

I think I've finally solved my coffee storage problem. I keep the joe flowing in the BlueTower by buying 40oz bags of Starbucks beans at BJs. Some knock Fivebucks' quality, but I've settled on them for the cheapest good coffee going. These French Roast beans look as good as they taste, with a shiny gleam I can't help describing as "sexy." The trouble is it takes a couple of weeks to go through a bag, and they start to border on stale by the end. This was in an Oxo container, as it's not quite airtight. I bought a container advertised for the purpose, but this "extra large" canister is would only hold about a quarter of the bag. What I've found is that by putting the beans in a gallon Ziplock bag, I can use a straw to suck out most of the air. This creates about as good a vacuum seal as possible, and then I store the bag in the Oxo. This has improved the lifespan of my beans, and I'm pleased with the outcome. This means my next coffee disaster story will involve the Heimlich Maneuver to stop choking on a coffee bean, but hey... fresh coffee!

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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 12, 2016, 11:29
Zor
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Re: Out of the Blue Aug 12, 2016, 11:29
Aug 12, 2016, 11:29
Zor
 
I think it was a link from here but there was an article not too long ago that I followed the advice of and started putting my bean container in the fridge to keep the beans cold, which someone else referred to in an earlier comment but keeps them frozen. I feel like so far it's kept them fresher longer, and does improve the uniformity of the flavor.
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