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knisse
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Posted Fri Jul 26, 2013, 11:17am
Subject: Coffee and storage question - to bag or not to bag
 

Hi

I just picked up a Brabantia 1.4 Litre Window Canister in Matt Black which according to the seller should be air tight. Apparently my old box was not airtight (filled it with water and turned it around -> water came pouring down)

I would like to ask, which is best to keep the whole beans fresh - to storage in the plastic/paper bags they came in, or just pour them down in the canister without the bag? With the bag it makes it more difficult to use my spoon to make some semi accurate measurements regarding amount in my grinder.

Thanks!
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Posted Fri Jul 26, 2013, 4:12pm
Subject: Re: Coffee and storage question - to bag or not to bag
 

knisse Said:

Hi

I just picked up a Brabantia 1.4 Litre Window Canister in Matt Black which according to the seller should be air tight. Apparently my old box was not airtight (filled it with water and turned it around -> water came pouring down)

I would like to ask, which is best to keep the whole beans fresh - to storage in the plastic/paper bags they came in, or just pour them down in the canister without the bag? With the bag it makes it more difficult to use my spoon to make some semi accurate measurements regarding amount in my grinder.

Thanks!

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While air-tight containers are better than open air, an air-tight bag will always be superior.  Every time you open the container, it will let air in, so you need a way to purge that air.  That being said, you can make perfectly acceptable coffee storing it in the container you have.  I think you would get more of a bump in the consistency of your coffee by using a scale so that you don't have to make "semi-accurate" measurements anymore.
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