Tightpac America 1 lb Coffeevac, Vacuum Sealed
Last updated date: November 16, 2019
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From The Manufacturer
The Ultimate 1 lb Coffee Container The CFV2 was specifically designed for 1 pound of Coffee. Tea people - it will hold 10 to 16 oz of Darjeeling and green teas. Coffeevac's have a unique patented vacuum closure system, our 2 way valve, allows the carbon dioxide from the beans to slowly escape, without letting oxygen in. Solid and tinted models protect light sensitive beans and tea leaves. Coffeevac's save you money and guarantee smooth rich coffee flavor. The multiuse 16 oz Coffevac can also be used for most dry & wet goods. Store conveniently on the countertop, in the pantry, the fridge or freezer. Is the Coffeevac patented system easy to use? How does it work? Yes - To open simply push the press button on the cap, and pull the cap off. To close, push the press button, no need to pump, push cap down onto the body and with this motion the cap volume of air is eliminated, creating a vacuum seal, it’s that simple! Is this a vacuum sealed container? The United States patent office granted us a patent on a vacuum container – Our Vacs create a partial vacuum – The same volume of air as the cap is removed and for human purposes this is enough to keep most goods fresh and edible for long periods of time. For the engineers out there technically speaking there is no vacuum until the cap is pulled upward without pressing the button. Either way the Vacs will keep goods fresher for longer and prevent weevil & bug infestations. This reality is why globally we have sold over 10 million Vacs without advertising. No batteries or electricity required! Are the Vacs smell proof? The Coffeevac patented system is able to preserve goods for 1 year and beyond by allowing products to breath and degas. Almost all food goods are smell proof inside the Vacs , however some products like freshly roasted coffee and medical herbs may degas, leaking there odor. Our 2 way valve allows gas build up to slowly escape – without letting oxygen in. This is one of the main reasons it can preserve goods for long periods of time. Note: Medical herbs that are sticky & smelly we recommend using a strong zip lock bag inside the Vac. This helps contain the smell and keeps the area clean where the body and the cap meet. This is essential to create a smell proof situation. The sticky resin often created by these products can compromise the open and close system, causing the caps to crack when opening and closing under such pressure of a glue like substance. Keep these areas free from resin buildup. Use a product like Grundge off. Thus maximizing the efficiency of use and longevity of the Vacs. Is it moisture and oxygen free? Yes the Tightvac patented system keeps moisture and oxygen out – these elements cannot enter the container unless you decide to take the cap off. Are the Vacs durable? How long will they last? Yes the Vacs are made with NSF & FDA approved PS # 6, this plastic is very strong. These days shipping methods are very rough, packages being thrown, automated systems dropping huge parcels on top of smaller ones. If your Vac arrives damaged please report this IMMEDIATELY UPON RECIEPT for a part or full replacement. My cap seems loose? We offer 10 different sizes and 3 styles of Vacs – Solid – Clear and Tint. Often a Solid & Tint Vac will have a slightly looser fitting cap then a clear model. It is a misconception that a tighter fitting cap is working better or holding more of a seal. Loose caps function just as well and will tighten with time and use. How should I clean the Vacs? Hand wash only - Use mild or natural cleaners. Do not microwave or put in dishwasher. Always keep the interior of the cap and the top of the container clean. This will ensure easy open and closure. What does NSF International certified mean? Recognized by regulatory agencies at the local, state, federal and international level, NSF International certification demonstrates that a product complies with all standard requirements. NSF conducts yearly manufacturing facility audits and product testing to verify that the product continues to comply with the standards set by the FDA. In our case all packaging claims have been tested. The plastics we use have been tested for food safety and our manufacturing facility has been visited and complies with all standards. See the complete listings and info at NSF.org
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An Overview On Coffee Canisters
It’s easier than ever to make delicious coffee at home. But as consumers have learned more about what makes a great cup of coffee, they’ve also learned about the short shelf life of coffee beans.
For coffee beans and grounds, two elements are the enemy: oxygen and light. From the time you open the bag, you put your coffee at risk. Even if you seal that bag back up, you can’t prevent oxygen from getting in. Complicating matters is the fact that coffee begins emitting oxygen within 24 hours of being roasted. Once this process, known as degassing, begins, oxygen starts seeping into the beans, which is what causes them to become stale.
With the right coffee canister, though, you can keep oxygen and sunlight out while also removing any oxygen coming off the beans. This is done through the use of a CO2 release valve that vents oxygen from inside the container while keeping oxygen out until you open it. As long as you seal the container up quickly, you’ll usually be able to maintain freshness for weeks.
Although many coffee canisters can easily be washed, the release valve itself should be removed first. It’s not designed to handle water or soap. Some containers also need a filter change on a regular basis, while others are maintenance free once you’ve taken them out of the package.
To make the canister as airtight as possible, you’ll find most coffee canisters have a locking mechanism on the lid. Pay attention to the design of this lock, as it can sometimes be tough to maneuver. Some locking mechanisms are built with ergonomics in mind. The easier it is to manipulate the lock, the less likely you’ll be to have a misfire and accidentally leave your canister unsealed.
One inconvenience that comes with a canister is that you don’t have the expiration date that comes on the bag. You can hold onto the bag, of course, but that’s something extra you have to manage. Instead, look for a coffee canister that has a dial on the top that lets you track the date. You can either set it for the month and day you inserted the coffee or the expiration date from the bag.
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Although nobody knows for sure, it’s believed that coffee was first discovered by a goat herder. Noticing erratic behavior in his goats, a 9th-century Ethiopian herder named Kaldi traced the behavior to red berries on a Coffea arabica tree. To get to the bottom of what the beans were doing to his goats, Kaldi tried the beans and noticed how hyper they made him feel. He presented them to a church, but the caffeine boost wasn’t welcome in a setting where occupants are expected to sit silently and patiently in prayer. Trying to destroy the beans, the religious leaders at the church set them on fire, which created an aroma that enticed them to try them again, but this time with warm water. However, it’s been argued that people were chewing coffee beans for centuries before this discovery.
The Coffee Canister Buying Guide
- Whether you prefer whole beans or grounds, the canister will be just as effective.
- The mechanism that keeps your coffee fresh is a valve that releases gases. Pay close attention to the valve, especially if you’re concerned about BPA. Look for a canister that is completely BPA free, even the valve.
- The locking valve is one element that can vary dramatically from one canister to the next. Look for one that will be easy to use when it’s early in the morning and you haven’t yet had your first dose of caffeine.
- If you’re concerned about durability, look for a stainless-steel design that will hold up after multiple washes and uses.
- Some canisters have narrower mouths than others, which makes it tough to insert a scoop, especially as coffee levels get low. A wider mouth also makes it easier to hand wash.
- The look of your canister also will come into play since it will become part of your kitchen decor. Some canisters have a vintage look while others sport a more modern look. You’ll also find some come in multiple colors, while others stick strictly to the silver look of stainless steel.
- Some canisters have a filter that needs to be replaced occasionally. Keep in mind that this isn’t standard on all canisters and decide if you want to commit to that type of ongoing maintenance.
- Although most canisters are easy to clean, you’ll need to remove the valve on most models to avoid water exposure.
- If BPA is a concern for you, look for a canister with a stainless-steel build. However, even in stainless steel models, you may find BPA in the seal or other parts of the lid. Check to make sure the canister you choose is 100 percent BPA free.
- What do you do with the scoop you use to get your coffee from the canister to the coffeemaker? If you’re using a bag, you probably leave the scoop inside, which creates a mess when you try to get coffee the next day. Many coffee canisters come with a free scoop, but some also provide a handy place to store it on the side. That means you’ll never have to dig your scoop or search through your drawers again.
- Unlike bag storage, canisters contain everything inside. That means even the scents will be locked in, keeping your kitchen or, worse, your pantry from filling with the smell of coffee.
- Coffee canisters aren’t just great for keeping your coffee fresh. You can also use them to store everything from tea bags to flour to snacks. Buy several and make a matching set.
- Although you probably won’t have to use it, most canister manufacturers offer warranties, with some even giving an unconditional satisfaction guarantee. That means if you find your coffee isn’t staying as fresh as you’d like, or you simply don’t like the design, you can return it for a full refund.
- Before you buy, take a look at the typical bag of coffee you buy. Most canisters have a capacity of one pound, and that should cover most bags of coffee grounds or beans. But if you buy in bulk, you may need to opt for the largest canister you can find.