Air is the enemy...
of your coffee's freshness. There is no way to put a complete stop to oxidation that will eventually make your coffee go stale, but thankfully there are some containers out there aimed at helping slow the process down. Today's tester is for the Planetary Design Airscape. It's been on the market for quite some time now, but outside of a few anecdotal statements there isn't much about these canisters, so I picked up a couple of them to see how they stack up the current storage champion, the Fellow Atmos.
Essentially the Airscape claims to do a very similar thing to the Atmos, i.e. removing air. But also does it without as much effort, fuss, and moving parts. To test it's ability to hold onto every bit of freshness possible I put some coffee from the same roast batch in each container about a month ago, opened and re-sealed each once a day to simulate average use, and now I'm going to put them to the test with a fresh roast of the same coffee.
Hit play on the video above to see if the Airscape can usurp the Atmos' place on my coffee bar as my new coffee storage system of choice.
December 11, 2021
I have a ceramic Airscape & Coffee Gator one-way valve stainless container. Also variety of Bee House (Japan) ceramic containers. I like the Airscape but am finding the ease of the Coffee Gator much more preferable.