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If the coffee is, (ground or not) sealed directly after roasting, the coffee will still gas out, releasing CO2 as a result from the roasting process wich leads to inflated bags. On many coffee bags, especially from "smaller" roasters there is a little valve integrated to let this excess CO2 escape rahter than blow up the bag. This happens for up to two weeks ...


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Good observation in both meanings. Yes, the transparent thing is for freshness. It is a one-way valve for the coffee to release redundant CO2 gas out of the package. A more common form can be seen here. If you want to learn about how CO2 is emitted, you can search for degassing.


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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 ...


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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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This question differs greatly on a couple key factors. First, whether it is just for your own use, and second, how long you want to keep it for. If you are drinking this yourself, you can make it and bottle it however you like. Whether that means doing what is easiest with what is available or going all out and buying supplies, it's up to you. If you are ...


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The bags are a challenge to open. I like the metal tab for closing the bag and found I can keep that part to fold over. 1) Square off the top of the bag as much as possible so that the gussets on the non-metal tab sides are flanged open and are easy to see. 2) The metal tab runs the length on the back side of the package. From the opposite side (the front of ...


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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 ...


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If the beans are green and dry they can be transported in burlap sacks. But you have to insure that the shipping process can maintain dry conditions. So it is best to use a good quality zip lock bag or vacuum seal the beans after insuring they were complety dry prior to placement in the bags and or sealing.


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Anything that is air tight would be best. Grain pro, ziplock, etc.. Vacuum packing is optimal.


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Yes it is. Pull the top flap up to expose the paper-metal tabs. Fold the tabs outward. Hold the bag at hip level while standing. Place your thumbs on each each side of the center of flaps on the long sides of the bag. If the seam in the bag’s glue seal is a little off center, aim for that. You want your thumbs inside of the flaps, next to one another. ...


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water and cold brew i personally use either bottled 'SmartWater' or an additive known as 'Third Wave Water' It is the added minerals that make it good. A PET bottle: for consumption that day - no problem IMHO.


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I used to think this was just a marketing exercise (when it was applied to crisps/potato chips in American-Speak) but it's to do with it's excellent properties for keeping things fresh and sealing properties. If we look at the Key features from this site: Aluminium foil in packaging helps keep foodstuffs fresh for months without refrigeration. With the ...


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Let's hope we aren't in the same state.. because I am doing the same thing =p We officially opened about a month ago. Here's what I am finding. Plan on working with local coffee shops. I do have an online marketplace (www.sajecreekcoffee.com) but I have found that working locally is much better. Online is flooded with potential options, and getting ...


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As for the coffee aspect... The market now has many options for large-scale "small-batch" roasters. From local places, to smaller distribution places (like Blue Bottle, Counter Culture, Stumptown, Verve, ...), and even bigger names like (Tom's, Peet's, Starbucks) are in the boutique game. Do you have a product that can compete with larger, established ...


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If you're shipping 14 oz or less, USPS First Class Mail is an option which will save you quite a bit of money over USPS Flat Rate, and will definitely be less than UPS or FedEx small packages. If you do your shipping through ShipStation or negotiate your USPS rates, you can optionally get your First Class Mail bumped up to anything under 1 lb. which could ...


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