This 20+ pound reusable green coffee storage bag, the Ecotact Troiseal, will extend the life of your unroasted coffee.
Note: If you order 20 Lbs and do not want the order shipped in the Troiseal bag, please email us at [email protected] right away and we can send it in our woven poly bag (with an inner liner zip bag).
We are introducing the Ecotact Troiseal hermetic bag by using it for our 20 pound bags of 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 More. If you order a 20 Lb quantity of a single coffee, this bag will protect the freshness of your coffee better than our previous packaging.
The Troiseal bag is made of a high barrier 9-layer material to protect green coffee. The name Troiseal comes from the 3 adhesive seals. Each seal can be used once to re-seal the bag, and to access the coffee you cut the bag open.
BUT … before you open your 20 Lbs of green coffee, please watch this short video (also on this page just below) about how to best use the Troiseal … and how to re-use it indefinitely (well, a long time) by NOT cutting the bag open entirely. Also, I have an important comments about how to reseal the bag (and why you might not want to… it can be frustrating to re-seal it with the adhesive strips, and not necessary either).
The Troiseal is constructed of a special 9 layers of material to create a barrier, preserving the stability of green coffee. This helps to lock in the bonded humidity in the coffee bean, preventing it to equalize with the ambient mositure. This is especially important in arid or humid climates, where the dried seed that is the green coffee bean, will start to take on or lose moisture in the environment. Moisture fluctuation, and the corresponding rise in water activity (aw) will result in loss of coffee quality.
It’s also important to store green coffee in a temperature stable environment too, and away from direct sunlight.
Ecotact found that the larger size targeted for the Troiseal made a zip-lock closure unworkable. It’s too wide and the weight of coffee will compromise it in handling and shipping. So the solution was an adhesive seal … well, not one but 3. This allows a resealing of the bag 2x in addition to the one we make when shipping it to you (or 3x of course if you buy the unfilled new bag from us).
In fact, I have found the ample amount of spare material in this bag allows for it also to be rolled and clipped shut too, giving it extended usefulness beyond 3 times.
Things to Know about Using the Troiseal Green Coffee Bag:
- SMELL! If you are a professional roaster and have received bags in 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 More or other liners, you know when you First crack in one of two distinct heat-induced pyrolytic reactions in coffee. It is distinguished by a cracking or popping sound in the coffee, and occurs between 390 and 410 degrees Fahrenheit in most coffee More the seal, there is a unique smell. With washed coffee if can be a bit like latex paint at times! With naturals it can be In some coffee taster’s lexicon, “fruity” means the coffee is tainted with fruit, and “fruited” means a coffee is graced by positive fruit notes. We don't exactly see the difference in terms of these two More, yeast like or other wild smells. This is all normal, so to speak. But people who have not experienced it might think something is wrong.
- HANDLE: The Troiseal “handle” at the top isn’t really functional when the bag is loaded with green coffee. The bag is used for other grains etc that are lighter weight, but 20 Lbs of coffee is too heavy for one-handing it.
- RESEALING: Resealing a Troiseal adhesive strip usually means laying it flat against some surface. It’s not so easy to do when the bag is upright and the seal unsupported from one side. But see my video to show how I do it. I recommend using the strip to reseal if you are going to “cellar” the coffee for several months. Otherwise, I would use my “roll and clip” method below.
- CUT LINE IS WRONG! (sort of) The bag has a dotted line printed on it where you cut. That’s fine for opening it. But it’s not fine for resealing it. To reseal it using the strip you really need to cut much closer to the adhesive strip you are about to use. This is detailed in my video… and see the image below too.
- NOT RESEALING: Another idea is to simply roll the top down, removing air space in the bag, and us a couple of binder clips to hold it. If the bag is going to be opened often, this seems much easier to access the coffee.
- LESS AIR: Whichever way you reseal, minimize the air trapped in the bag.
- NOT PERFECT: The Troiseal bag is not perfect. You might find it a bit of a hassle. And we are actually working to develop a zip seal bag with Ecotact to replace it down the line. BUT … please remember that storing your larger amounts of coffee in a barrier package IS WORTH THE TROUBLE in our opinion. And it’s not just opinion, it’s in our actions: That is why we have taken great pains and cost to import 100% of our coffee with high barrier liner like the Ecotact material. For us it has meant changing the way we handle coffee bags completely, without bag hooks, and with great care not to puncture the liner. And if we do we have to repair it. We have done all this (pretty much without mentioning it online) because it’s the right thing to do for the coffee, for the cup quality, and for you, the customer. If you continue our effort to keep green coffee at its best under your care, we know you will have a better cup in the end … it’s an effort that’s worth it!
We think both commercial roasters and home roasters will find a use for these bags. While we are offering the Ecotact zip pouches in 2 Lb, 5 Lb and 10 Lb sizes, it also makes sense to me that a home roaster with many small “odds and ends” bags of green coffee could fit their whole stash in a Troiseal. In one step, and for a couple bucks, they could enhance the quality of their Green coffee is the dried seed from the fruit of a tree. In the past it was shipped in jute or sisal bags, which prevented coffee from becoming mouldy, but also exposed it to the More.
We had to think long and hard about adding new plastics to our total usage. It’s something we are actively trying to minimize. But offering something reusable, that enhances and extends the quality of the product we ship, felt to us like it justifies using the Troiseal green coffee bag.
We value your thoughts on this – please comment below if you have some input! -Tom