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The Displacement Method vs. Vacuum Insulated Storage: The Advantages of Airscape Coffee Containers

When it comes to preserving the freshness and flavor of coffee, proper storage is key. Coffee enthusiasts are familiar with the disappointment of stale, lackluster brews that result from improper storage. To address this issue, various methods have emerged, including the displacement method and vacuum-insulated storage. In this blog, we will explore these two coffee storage techniques and highlight the advantages of the displacement method, as exemplified by Airscape coffee containers. Unlike vacuum-insulated storage, the displacement method offers a non-mechanical solution that creates an airless environment until the container is opened again, ensuring optimal coffee freshness.

The Displacement Method:
Revolutionizing Coffee Storage

Airscape coffee containers have gained recognition for their innovative design, which incorporates the displacement method. The patented inner lid of an Airscape container can be pushed flush with the stored goods, displacing all the oxygen from inside the container. By eliminating oxygen, the primary cause of coffee degradation, the displacement method effectively extends the shelf life of coffee beans or grounds.

The process is simple yet highly effective. As the inner lid is pushed down, the displaced oxygen is forced out of the container through a one-way valve, preventing any re-entry of air. This unique mechanism creates an airless environment, safeguarding the coffee from the harmful effects of oxidation.

Non-Mechanical Design: A Game-Changer

One of the significant advantages of the displacement method is its non-mechanical design. Unlike most popular vacuum-insulated storage, which relies on mechanical systems to maintain a seal. The ingenuity of the Airscape lies within the inner lid, where a seamless seal is achieved by gently pressing the inner lid flush with the stored coffee and pushing the inner lid handle down, which gracefully transforms the inner lid from a two-way valve into a one-way valve, preventing oxygen from getting inside and ensuring the preservation of coffee freshness.

The most popular vacuum-insulated method is the Fellow Atmos Vacuum Coffee Canister. To create an airtight environment, the Fellow Atmos Vacuum Coffee Canister requires the user to repeatedly twist the top lid multiple times to create a seal. This seal breaks overnight and every time you open the container, meaning you have to repeat this arduous and tedious process multiple times a day to create an airtight environment for your coffee beans.

This simplicity makes Airscape coffee containers easy to use and eliminates the risk of mechanical failures or maintenance issues that may compromise the storage environment.

Two-Way Valve to allow user to push inner lid flush with stored coffee and remove oxygen from coffee container.

Coffee Storage One Way Valve

One-Way Valve when the user pushes the inner lid handle down to prevent oxygen from getting inside.

fellow atmos vacuum coffee canister

Vacuum Insulated Coffee Storage:
An Alternative Approach

Vacuum-insulated coffee storage, exemplified by the Fellow Atmos vacuum canister, has gained popularity as an alternative coffee storage method. These containers use a vacuum seal to remove air and create an airtight environment. While vacuum-insulated storage can effectively limit oxygen exposure, it comes with certain limitations that make the displacement method a superior choice for coffee enthusiasts.

Does Vacuum Sealing Preserve Coffee?

Firstly, vacuum seals tend to lose their effectiveness over time. Despite initial air removal, the seal can gradually degrade, allowing small amounts of air to seep back into the container. This gradual ingress of oxygen can lead to coffee oxidation, compromising its flavor and freshness.

Secondly, vacuum-insulated storage relies on mechanical systems to create and maintain the seal. Mechanical components, no matter how well-designed, can be prone to wear and tear, potentially compromising the seal’s integrity. Furthermore, mechanical failures can lead to significant inconvenience and the need for costly repairs or replacements.

Advantages of the Displacement Method
for Coffee Storage

By displacing oxygen, the primary culprit in coffee degradation, the displacement method ensures that the coffee remains fresh for longer periods. Without exposure to air, the coffee retains its aroma, flavor, and overall quality.

The displacement method creates an airless environment within the container until it is opened again. This means that each time you brew a cup of coffee, you’re experiencing the optimal freshness and flavor that were locked in during storage.

Airscape coffee containers, utilizing the displacement method, offer a straightforward and reliable solution for coffee storage. With no mechanical components or complicated mechanisms involved, there is less risk of malfunction or deterioration of the storage environment.

When it comes to preserving the freshness and flavor of coffee, choosing the right storage method is crucial. While vacuum-insulated storage has gained popularity, the displacement method, exemplified by Airscape coffee containers, offers several distinct advantages that make it a superior choice for coffee enthusiasts.

The displacement method, through its non-mechanical design, creates an airless environment by pushing out oxygen from the container. This process extends the shelf life of coffee and preserves its aroma, flavor, and quality for longer periods. In contrast, vacuum-insulated storage can gradually lose its seal, allowing oxygen to re-enter the container and compromise the coffee’s freshness.

Airscape containers can also contribute to sustainable coffee practices by minimizing the need for frequent repurchasing or discarding of stale coffee. Save money by keeping your coffee fresher for longer, reduce food waste, and say goodbye to stale and lackluster brews – choose the displacement method for a truly exceptional coffee experience.

Don't Just Take Our Word For It

James Hoffman, Coffee Nerd & Expert

Harold Henn

These are the perfect canisters to store coffee beans and to keep them fresh. The inner lid is a great design to push out all the air from the container. Really easy to use and looks great too on the countertop!

Elizabeth Finkbine

I bought the medium Airscape and another brand canister of something similar. The Airscape is by far easier to use and it's very satisfying to hear the whoosh of air coming out when you close it.

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