The next time you go to the store for a fresh supply of coffee beans, don’t grab a throw-away paper bag—fill up The Bean Bag instead! The Bean Bag (pat. pending) is a reusable cloth bag with a secure closure, thoughtfully designed to transport one pound of coffee beans or freshly ground coffee from the store to your home or office. High quality, U.S.-made, and washable, The Bean Bag replaces that plastic-lined brown paper bag sitting on your counter with soft-but-durable cotton in a design of your choice, from the elegant Espresso Logo Bag to our hand-woven Guatemalan textile bags.
Landing in the landfill: many paper coffee bags are lined with a plastic film or foil and are not recyclable. Reusable grocery bags are fast becoming the norm. Why not choose a cool reusable cloth bag for your coffee beans, too? Across the U.S., coffee drinkers throw out over 5 million paper coffee bags every week! That’s a forest worth of paper (lined with plastic) that coffee drinkers throw in the garbage bin on a weekly basis.
The Bean Bag makes a great gift for your favorite coffee-drinker. The Bean Bag also fits as a sleeve over a standard one-pound coffee bag. And it can be filled with dry goods, too – rice, beans, pasta.
Hmmmm. That pesky oxygen can seep its way into a lot of tight spots. Each time we open a bag to pour out the daily dose, oxygen enters the bag, even if it is lined with plastic or foil. The “one-way valve” seen on some bags is to release CO2 built up when freshly-roasted beans are packaged and sealed while still warm. With this bag, too, once the top seal is broken, oxygen enters and reacts with the beans.
When you buy fresh beans every few weeks, staleness is not really an issue. If it takes you longer than three weeks to go through your coffee, then optimal storage to minimize degradation means putting the beans/ground coffee into an air-tight container, preferably with a vacuum pump. You can slip The Bean Bag directly into your air-tight container and seal in all that attractive goodness.
The Bean Bag folds up easy, opens fast, and waits patiently in your cart while you go off to get fruit, milk for a cappuccino, maybe a little chocolate to snack on later.