One way to help preserve freshness is to use coffee packaging for roasted coffee that protects the coffee from environmental factors. Our coffee packaging was carefully selected from many possible options with freshness in mind. For our 12 oz. bags, we have selected zip-lock multi-layer bags with degassing valves to help keep oxygen from the beans as much as possible. Each time you open the baq, you can re-seal it and express the remaining air from the bag through the valve. This reduces the oxidation on the surface of the beans.
We also use multi-layer bags for our 5 lb. packaging. These have tin-ties for closing the bag after use. The bags also have the advantage of being more compact and requiring less shelf/cupboard space.
Light is another environmental factor affecting coffee freshness. Like oxygen, light will accelerate the oxidation and lead to more bitter flavor. Our packaging prevents light from damaging the roasted coffee.
For storage on shelves or for our Gift Boxes, we use coffee packaging that keeps all light out in case the bag must be exposed to light for an extended period of time.
In regard to shipping via USPS Priority Mail, it’s amazing how economical Priority Mail can be. For only a few pennies per cup, you can have our coffee delivered to your door just after roasting. In addition, we will notify you of shipment. The following is an example of how inexpensive shipping can be:
One pound of coffee will prepare approximately 56 eight oz. cups of coffee. If you live in Southern Nevada, your shipping cost will be $5.80 for anything under 2 pounds (including coffee packaging). Let’s assume you order one pound and have it delivered.Here are the calculations.
$11.00 per pound 16 oz. = 56 8 oz. cups
Cost per cup is: $.20 ($11.00 / 56)
Shipping per cup is: $.11 ($5.80 / 56)
Coffee plus shipping per cup $.31
That’s a bargain by any standard!