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is it possible to open a new Starbucks coffee bag by pulling the flaps apart, I've never been able to do so ?

If you know of a way to separate the flaps by any other means without causing a tear in the side of the bag, please let me know.

  • Yes, it's possible. I've not had any trouble with it. The bags I see locally use paper liners inside the flaps, which are obviously there because they rip easily, letting you open the bag without scissors. I don't typically buy Starbucks coffee, though, so this could be a new addition to the bags. I know some other brands I've bought hot seal the plastic, and it's impossible to open those without scissors. Could be SBux used to work like that. – R Mac Sep 3 at 14:55
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Is it this kind of bag? If so, there’s really no way around opening it any other way than you would normally. You just have to be very careful when pulling the top apart (one side at a time) and I’ve worked at Starbucks for 7 years.

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I always prefer to cut this type of bag open. There probably isn't TOO much chance of plastic ending up in your coffee grounds, but I feel better with a clean cut rather than the ragged ends. Starbucks has top quality machinery, so their bags are always sealed very thoroughly, thus hard to open. With some other companies the heat seal on the bags is not as perfect, so the bags are easy to open.

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The Starbucks challenge!

Why I came to doing this. I have lost hand strength and require these kind of solutions to keep myself independent performing routine tasks like putting on knee high socks, closing your trousers to get the button in the hole When they fit “just right”. So they let your life be less challenging and in my case helps maintain my remaining strength by inventing possibly useless tasks but ones that serve my own ends.

So this is what I do to open a new Starbucks bag.

Take two needle nose players putting each one on opposite sides as close to where the inner sides meet. Stabilize your hands by standing to do this and being directly over the bag. Now tighten your grip on each plier and very very slowly separate the two sides pulling each away from the other until the first opening appears.

Now stop the make sure the players haven’t slipped, so if so reapply to equalize the opposite pressures.Careful and slow are the operant words. No luck needed. If you made a mess of it it’s not these instructions but you need more practice.

I have lost hand strength and require these kind of solutions to keep myself independent performing routine tasks like putting on knee high socks, closing your trousers to get the button in the hole When they fit “just right”. Maintain your remaining strength by inventing possibly useless tasks but ones that serve your own ends.

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