We offer two types of packaging for Coffee Shrub: vacuum packed bricks and bulk shipping in a GrainPro-lined burlap bag. Due to the different levels of time and care spent in these two methods, and the volume they respectively allow, we can offer two levels of pricing.
Sealing coffee in an airtight container, with the air removed via vacuum. Green coffee and roasted coffee can both be vacuum packed to extend shelf life. In our experience, vacuum sealing can add 6 months is more labor and material intensive and helps protect the integrity of the coffee longer. Vac-packing does not make coffee last forever, in fact there have been some coffees that we’ve pulled from shrub because of them showing a little wear on the Cupping is a method of tasting coffee by steeping grounds in separate cups for discrete amounts of ground coffee, to reveal good flavors and defects to their fullest. It has formal elements and methodology in table. A multi-layer plastic bag with a gas barrier. The bags have been shown to extend the flavor life of the coffee significantly over storage in jute or burlap bags.: A multi-layer plastic bag with a bags are a multi-layer plastic bag developed for Green coffee can be stored much longer than roasted coffee: Roasted coffee starts to lose its aromatics in 10 days after roasting. Green coffee can be stored months without degrading quality. Very often the type of dried grains and have come to be used for coffee. Vacuum packaging works well for smaller volumes – GrainPro bags can be any size and so accommodate much more. There are actually GrainPro container liners – a whole shipping container! The vac-pack volume that we use at Coffee Shrub is close to a single batch size or two depending on the size of roasting equipment used, so that you can use up the coffee once you have unsealed a vac-pack.
The shortcomings of packaging coffee in traditional natural fiber bags are becoming more widely understood; the main issue being the material’s inability to stabilize the water activity of the coffee, i.e: the coffee dries out and loses essential flavors. This isn’t just a concern during coffees’ shipment from In coffee talk, it refers to a coffee-producing region or country; such as, "I was just at origin." Of course "Origin" for most product we use is not a beautiful farm in a temperate climate, to port in the U.S., but in many ways it is even more of a concern during transport across the U.S. and storage at a roasting facility.
Water activity is defined as the ratio of the water vapor pressure in a material to the water vapor pressure of pure water at the same temperature, and it is responsible for exchanging materials in and out of a coffee when the moisture equilibrium is thrown out of Suggests a harmony and proportion of qualities, and implies mildness since no one quality dominates.: Balance is both an obvious and slippery taste term. It implies a harmony and proportion of qualities, and perhaps a. As a coffee is moved through different environments with dramatic ranges of temperature and humidity, or even stored in a warehouse without a controlled climate of both temperature and humidity, the fluctuating equilibrium of the coffees’ water activity can cause the coffee to lose moisture and allow important volatiles that distinguish the coffee to oxidize, or allow the coffee to take on more moisture and along with it take on undesirable flavor characteristics or even molding. Storage in a nitrogen flushed brick protects your Green coffee refers to the processed seed of the coffee tree fruit. Coffee is a flowering shrub that produces fruit. The seeds of the fruit are processed, roasted, ground and prepared as an infusion.: Coffee from water activity fluctuations; storage in a Grain-Pro lined jute bag also reduces water activity, but not so completely as vacuum packaging.
We have seen coffee stored in vacuum packages for 8 months or more with virtually no change in flavor, even on exceptionally delicate coffees like Panama coffee ranges from medium quality lower altitude farms to those at 1600 - 1800 meters centered in the area of Boquete in the Chirqui district near the border with Costa Rica. Some farms feature Esmeralda Gesha is a long-bean Ethiopia selection with unique cup character.: Gesha (often wishfully misspelled as Geisha) is a long-bean Ethiopia cultivar selection with unique cup character. It is most famously grown on the Jaramillo plot. GrainPro lined jute bags extend the life of a coffee perhaps less – perhaps 6 months or so. Ulitimately, we have found that the length of storage life depends on the coffee. Naturals, as with In coffee, honey-like sweetness is often found, but we use terms such as refined honey (highly filtered and processed) as opposed to raw honey rustic honey sweetness. This form of sweetness is largely a dynamic/pulp naturals, should be treated differently. A good washed coffee can spend 6-9 months in GP and cup fresh, if it is stored in a nice cool climate. Vac pack can be a little longer. Again, it is coffee-dependent and environment-dependent.
These new storage options help keep a green coffee as fresh as you can for as long as you can, but even this can’t keep it forever. Coffee ages, which has always been one of the things that makes working with exceptional coffees both frustrating and exciting.
Anatomy of a Vacuum Package
A vacuum pack, boxed and ready to ship
The box is lined with cardboard
Vacuum packed box, sealed. Note that we reuse packaging whenever possible.
Anatomy of a GrainPro Package
Grainpro bag, tied shut and placed in jute.
The jute bag is then sewn shut.
The box is padded with cardboard
Sealed GrainPro box, ready to ship. Again, note that all materials except for the Grainpro bag itself are reused.