seal-the-coffee-bag Photo Steve DavisStaleness leads to bad coffee and coffee is a substance that stales very quickly.

That is why a lot of time and effort went into choosing the bags for Baristador coffee.

My main point is this: An extra 3 seconds ensuring our coffee bags are completely sealed can mean a world of difference in your cup.

Enemies of coffee

If coffee became the hero in a superhero comic, its arch enemy would not be Kryptonite.

In fact, it would have three enemies:

  • Air
  • Moisture
  • Heat

In fact, I can almost imagine the literary professors discussing how profound the Coffee Comics are because coffee’s three greatest enemies are the three elements required for enjoying coffee at its best.

But like many things in life, there is a time and a place for everything and the time and place for these elements is NOT when your coffee is sitting in our coffee bags between coffees.

You can find out more details about these elements in a previous article: How should I store my coffee beans, especially in summer?

How to seal your coffee bag perfectly

We’re all human and from time to time I’m sure we’ve all scooped some coffee from our Baristador bag and then slipped it back into the cupboard without getting a perfect seal.

But it only takes a few seconds to get the seal perfect.

My method has two moves:

  • Starting at the bottom, where your coffee grounds or beans will have settled, squeeze the bag together so that the least amount of air possible is left inside, working your fingers to the top of the bag.
  • With the bag sides still held closely together, use a thumb and forefinger to click the seal together from one side of the bag to the other.

That’s it.

So, from now on remember it’s: Squeeze. Click. Enjoy.