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Topic: Vac seal greens? (2 msgs / 47 lines)
1) From: dewardh
Depends on what you want . . .
Vac sealing will maintain moisture content at whatever-it-was . . . good =
if it
was what you wanted, not good otherwise.
Vac sealing will prevent aerobic fermentation (spoilage or aging, =
depending) but
will not prevent anaerobic fermentation (spoilage or aging, depending).
Vac sealing may "preserve freshness" or may "prevent aging", or may not,
depending.
Coffee suppliers have traditionally stored coffee in "breathable" =
containers
(bags), and have on occasion charged a premium for coffee "aged" in such
storage.  There is no "speciality" market for coffee "aged" in vacuum =
pacs, but
who knows what we'll see next year . . .
Deward
Ps. Cotton bags, fairly stable (basement) temperature and humidity, =
loves "aged"
coffee . . .

2) From: Rick Farris
Deward wrote:
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I'm not arguing here, but another data point is that bags suitable for
high-quality vacuum sealing cost (at the consumer level) about
$0.50/ft2.   For commercial quality coffee, that would mean it would
cost more for the vacuum bags than it would for the coffee.
- Rick


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