Most coffee drinkers pay little attention to coffee packaging. Unless it won’t open when they want it to. Or when a striking design catches their eye. Still, coffee packaging is more than the recipient that holds their precious caffeinated relief. It plays a crucial role in ensuring coffee’s freshness, preserving its flavor, and extending its shelf life. To achieve all of these benefits, coffee packaging relies on nitrogen.
As explained before, coffee loses its flavor and freshness quickly after it has been roasted and ground. Coffee that is not properly stored after it is roasted will lose a large amount of carbon dioxide. This affects its flavor and speeds up the deterioration process. That is where nitrogen comes in. More specifically, that is why packaging is inerted with nitrogen. It expels the oxygen and moisture that can make coffee go bad. Nitrogen is colorless and odorless, so it has no effect on the flavor or appearance of coffee over time.
Of course, not any nitrogen will do. Roasteries must follow European and global standards for food-grade nitrogen. This is to prevent oxygen contamination, which can cause entire product batches to get discarded.
Pneumatech understands the nitrogen requirements of roasteries of all types and sizes. In addition, we have the product range and the expertise to recommend the on-site nitrogen generation solution that will work best for your roastery. Our representatives are always happy to answer all your questions. Don’t hesitate to contact us today!
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