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Product Description

Tired of dried out, stale beans? That brown waxed bag from the grocery wasn't meant to hold them forever, you know? Upgrade your bean storage with the Airscape Coffee Bean Canister. Holding up to 32 liquid ounces (or 8 ounces of whole coffee beans), this restaurant-grade stainless steel canister features a specifically designed lid that removes air from inside the canister so that your coffee and espresso beans stay fresh longer.

Please Note: Planetary Designs has updated the Airscape lid to no longer contain the inner plastic node that was originally featured on the inside of the clear lid. Per Planetary Designs, the inner plastic node was not functional and was only there as an aesthetic design. The new lid (not featured in the below video) has a very small gasket at the very center of the lid, for a more sleek, updated look.

Features & Functionality of the Airscape

  • This canister holds up to 32 liquid ounces, or in the coffee world - 8 ounces of whole beans.
  • A Patent-pending valve located in the lid removes air from container, then locks the lid in place
  • The top lid is clear for an easy view of contents but blocks harmful ultraviolet light
  • The canister is made from restaurant-grade stainless steel with a high quality enamel finish
  • Durable construction resists staining as well as odor and taste transfer so that the only flavor you experience is the quality of your roast
  • Stores about a half pound of beans
Pros
  • Fresh Beans - The Airscape canister really does keep beans fresh
  • A Color for Everyone - With several pretty colors to choose from, you're bound to find something that fits your kitchen
Cons
  • Careful with the Paint - You don't want to put this guy in the dishwasher, as the paint is delicate
  • Small Storage - It only stores 1/2 pound of beans at a time
  • Builds Biceps - The lid pushes air out so it requires some force to open and close
Ease of Use 5
Ease of Care and Maintenance 5
Overall Value for the Money 5
Tips and Tricks

Perfect for storing coffee beans but also: tea, brown sugar, cookies and more!

Additional Information

Width 5.06 inches
Depth 5.06 inches
Height 4.25 inches
Size 32 oz
Material Stainless Steel
Manufacturer Planetary Designs

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Would this be good for storing ground coffee too?
Lisa H on Nov 11, 2012
Best Answer: Oh yeah....it's got nothing in the plunger seal that could draw in ground coffee. You can also take the seal apart and clean it down too.

In my experience it extends the life of whole espresso beans by at least a week.
Reply · Report · Matthew W on Nov 19, 2012
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how many days or weeks do the beans stay fresh in the airscape canister?
A shopper on Feb 11, 2014
Best Answer: That's a tough question. Beans, once roasted always degrade. They degrade more slowly in the Airscape than left out somewhere where they're exposed to air. I use two Airscapes for two different types of beans and I find that they do stay fresh, again, that being a relative term. Its reassuring to hear all of the air get pushed out when you close the Arscape though. Exposure to air isn't good and the Arscape does help minimize that. I remember before I bought my first one that there was a video about the Airscape on SGC comparing beans stored in an Airscape versus fresher beans. You might see if its still there.

Its a good product, but nothing completely keeps roasted beans fresh, just shows down the rate at which they degrade. Best I can say is that I go through a fair amount of beans and they seem to stay "fresh" for at least a couple of weeks.
Reply · Report · Lawrence L on Feb 12, 2014
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Does the Airscape canister allow freshly roasted coffee to off gas or do you have to let it sit for 8+ hours first before you seal it?
Stefan W on Nov 15, 2012
Best Answer: Stefan,

The Airscape isn't a true vacuum like several of the powered containers. Think of it more as when you squeeze out the air before sealing a ziptop bag. If the beans were to off gas inside a ziptop the gas would just "balloon" the bag. I'd imagine the same would hold for an Airscape, but perhaps a bit slower. I once contacted the manufacturer to inquire as to whether it's safe to fly with a sealed Airscape; they responded that there is a bit of "give" in their design to allow for such pressure changes. Off gassing would produce an increased pressure inside the container which would serve to push the inner seal up a bit; the increased interior pressure would likely slow down the off gassing.

I don't think it would harm the beans or the container, but if you want to be sure your fresh beans are off gassed to your liking it might be best to leave the plunger off for a while.

Ethan
Reply · Report · Ethan S on Nov 21, 2012
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Can the Airscape canister go in the freezer? Does the seal stay airtight?
Borislav D on Aug 6, 2013
Best Answer: Sorry, as I'm no real help here. I own both sizes of this canister and they work great! But, never put one in the freezer. Theory in my head is . . . metal contracts when cold, and that's the outer container contracting into the seal which is not metal, so it should be fine. Heck, ask Seattle Coffee to test if for you.
Kind regards,
Ralph
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What is the best way that people have found to wash the canister itself as we'll as the black lid with the handle and escape holes? The inside of the canister seems to be bare metal and I wonder if the canister absorbs the oils and tastes from beans? I haven't noticed it, but just wondering?
Dan G on Jul 23, 2013
Best Answer: ...the can itself is easy to wash with warm water and a mild kitchen soap. But of course it must be dried carefully...and left to air dry completely before further use.

...appreciating the ability of water to permeate even the smallest aperture in almost anything I've been reluctant to "wash" the black lid. Before each refill I take a damp sponge, well wrung out, and gently clean the black lid. I wipe the cover lid gently with a dry paper towel.

...I've found no evidence any component of this canister retains any type of residue or odor from each fill. If there i any I suspect the amounts are so small as to be undetectable, except for my cat who refuses to participate in my experiments! :-)
Reply · Report · Frederick S on Jul 24, 2013
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Do you offer 64 ounce capacity ?
A shopper on Dec 9, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, for the 64 oz. size, see the following link: https://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/airscape-coffee-bean-canister-64-oz
Reply · Report · Stephanie AStaff on Dec 9, 2014
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I wonder why this product is marketed as a "32" oz coffee bean container when in actuality it barely holds 8 oz of whole beans. Where does this "32" number come from? It is not real, it is misleading and, to me, it looks like false advertising. This is such a stark disconnect from the reality that I have to believe this question has come up before, which means I have missed something since I cannot believe the good folks at SCG would allow such a subterfuge to continue.

What did I miss?
A shopper on May 26, 2014
Best Answer: I am sorry our inclusion of a description of 32 ounces on this Airscape feels misleading! 32 ounces is the liquid measurement on the smaller unit, and though we do note on the item description under Cons that this container holds less than that amount in beans, I can understand feeling as though it was not adequately displayed (We list- Cons: Small Storage - It only stores 1/2 pound of beans at a time). I will pass along your thoughts to the marketing team and we will address this for clarity on the website. Thanks for letting us know!
Reply · Report · Teri KStaff on May 26, 2014
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How heavy are the canisters?

I currently use the typical ceramic kitchen jar that I bought at a thrift store for a dollar. The only problem is that it weighs so much. When I bring it along with me to work or travel it feels like I have a brick in my bag. I am seeking out a container that is airtight, but also portable. If possible, it would be nice to know the weights for both the 32oz canister and the 64oz canister so I can compare/contrast. Thank you :)
Josh R on Mar 23, 2014
Airscape Coffee Bean Canister - 32 oz
Airscape Coffee Bean Canister - 32 oz
Airscape Coffee Bean Canister - 64 oz
Airscape Coffee Bean Canister - 64 oz
Best Answer: These Airsape Canisters are pretty light should you wish to travel with one. The 32 oz capacity container weighs 14 ounces, and the 64 oz capacity container weighs 17.7 ounces. I weighed both canisters empty but with both lids in place. Hope this helps!
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Not Quite a full loadReview by Gardenercat
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Keeps coffee beans fresh, as promised. Does NOT hold a full pound of coffee, which it inconvenient. (Posted on 11/13/2014)
Best canisterReview by Chris
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Great concept. If I buy a pound of whole beans and put some of that into the grinder's hopper then the remainder will fit into the 32oz. (Posted on 11/10/2014)
The best except for one thing...Review by Sally
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I bought one of each size because I like to get a 1/2 pound of beans when I try something new. I bought the red ones. Ingeniously simple design that works.

Here's my gripe: I couldn't get that label off for anything. On one I didn't even try. The canister that I tried on has sticky glue all over the side that I can't get off. I mean I could but I feel I would damage the beautiful surface of the can. (Posted on 8/14/2014)
great product, but...Review by Namadaire
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I love the canister, but I am very disappointed in one respect. I ordered the 32 oz. size thinking that it would have more than enough space for one 12 oz. bag of beans. Well, it doesn't. After pouring in the new bag of coffee the lids would not close tightly. Even after brewing a couple of carafes of coffee it still doesn't close all the way. Had I known this I would have purchased the 64 oz. carafe. (Posted on 6/30/2014)
Great for ground coffee....Review by Barbara
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but too small for whole beans! (Posted on 5/23/2014)
liked it so much I spread the joy!Review by perry
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Works great! I bought a 32 ounce and liked so I ordered a 64 ounce for me and one for my son who is a coffeenista. (Posted on 5/19/2014)
Espresso beansReview by Double shot
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Great cans use two 32oz cans for 1lb of beans to stay fresher. (Posted on 2/12/2014)
I love this cannister...Review by MoreOrLeFun
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I think this is a brilliant design. And it's definitely worth the money. It has paid for itself already, as I am throwing out less coffee. It's just me and I only make a couple of cups of coffee a day, so the grinds can get skunky if I don't take care of them. I actually wish they made a smaller canister. (Posted on 2/6/2014)
Good but smallReview by pat
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I agree that this will not take a whole pound of coffee beans. The design assures that the full volume of the container is not usable for storage. I think it is a good container for 1 person however, I really would have preferred to purchased the 64 OZ container instead. Good container but a bit small. (Posted on 1/4/2014)
A little on the small sideReview by SirWilhelm
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As others had said this will not take a whole pound. The way the lids* (2) work on this, you dont get the full container to use. I think it is a good container but for 3 people its under kill by a lot. I would have rather purchased a larger 64 OZ instead. Good for what it is though, just a bit small. (Posted on 11/14/2013)
Great product for home roasterReview by William
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I roast at home, and this helps keep fresh beans fresh. It looks great, is easy to use, and won't spill. A few notes:

1) Capacity - I roast in batches of 3/4 lb green beans (340g), and once done this container is full. So don't expect to get a pound in there.

2) Value - It is a bit expensive, so it is for a bit of a diehard when it comes to freshness. It will hold only about 3/4 lb, and for most coffee nerds that doesn't last very long. So if you are debating it, consider if you will keep beans in there long enough (and if you buy them fresh enough) for something like this to be better than any old container. I use this one to bring to work for the occasional coffee. So the coffee sits long enough where it is worth it.

No regrets about the purchase, great product, highly recommend! (Posted on 10/3/2013)
Seals in the freshnessReview by The Countess of Cheshire
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I ordered the black container and received the copper one free. I am pleased with the quality. Now I am able to alternate my coffee beans without losing freshness. (Posted on 8/19/2013)
GoodReview by Jamesworld
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We've got four of these. Three of the larger size and one smaller. The smaller size is nice for leaving next to the grinder. Since we blend our coffee we use the larger sizes to keep the beans we blend. It's a great idea and it works well better than anything else we've found. (Posted on 5/28/2013)
Great for Freshly Roasted CoffeeReview by sierrajoe
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I roast my own coffee, but before getting these canisters "freshness" would be lost after 1-2 weeks, and I roast every 2-3 weeks.

One of the beans I currently have has a unique berry flavor that it has been losing just 3-4 days after roasting. It's been 5 days into my first batch with these canisters and the flavor is holding well. I'll revisit this review and update later.

While canisters seem overpriced, it is worth it to me to extend the unique flavors of freshly roasted coffee that are completely lost to most who buy from supermarkets, where the coffee's been roasted weeks or months earlier.

Unless you roast your own or buy freshly roasted, I really don't see this being a worthwhile purchase. (Posted on 5/27/2013)
Great - but get the big oneReview by ben
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The container is great. However, I figured 32oz would be more than enough to hold one pound of coffee. 16oz - 1lb, right? Wrong. You will need the larger model to fit a full pound bag of coffee in this container. (Posted on 5/16/2013)
Useful container for fresh roastsReview by Norm
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I ordered the smaller size since my coffee roasts are usually less than 250g. The seal and vent construction are great. The top also seals well.

The only negative, other than the too-sticky label, is that even though Planetary Design is in Montana, the Airscape is manufactured in China. I might not have ordered it knowing that. I wish SCG would indicate such things on their website.

But it works as advertised. (Posted on 2/11/2013)
Great product, bad packaging.Review by Stanley
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Its getting three stars from me, purely based on the packaging of this product. I ordered three of these, over the past six months. The container is great for keeping the coffee fresh. However the last one out of the three had a sticker which permanently attached itself to the side of the canister. Gently lifting it up and pealing it off as I did with the first two, resulted in half of the sticker ripping and leaving itself on the side. The glue must have been either heated by the sun or something else during either shipping the container to me, or in a batch to the store, and changed its properties from easy peal off, like the first two containers I received, to the crazy glue dedication. At this point, the container is 100% usable, but 100% aesthetically ruined, with a big blotch of scratched and scraped paint, which was the result of me trying to remove the glue with a "non-abrasive" washing sponge. And as an insult to the injury, some of the glue still haven't come off, and it is still a bit tacky.
(Posted on 7/11/2012)
Useful ItemReview by Larry from Baltimore
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I have this in the larger size but thought the smaller (32 ounce) size would also be useful. Good to keep things fresh, not just coffee, although I realize this is a coffee site. I use the ones I have to keep coffee beans in. One for regular and one for dark roast. I believe that, by extracting air, they really do keep my coffee beans fresher. They still don't last forever sitting around, but this container keeps them fresher longer.

The container is a bit thin-walled, but if you don't drop it or bang it around you shouldn't have a problem. As i said, I already have two of these in the larger size and just bought two in this size. I will definitely find uses for them. (Posted on 7/9/2012)
tight sealReview by grace
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I have 3 of these now, love em

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Easy To Use

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(Posted on 5/24/2012)
Extremely Satisfied!!Review by Beer & Mathematics
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Great product at a reasonable price. This will keep your freshly roasted beans tasting fresh for two weeks--which is about the longest lifespan you can reasonably expect anyway. After two weeks, the beans still tasted very good, but I could definitely tell there was a difference when making a pour over (the gases and bubbles I expect were lacking).

I think the 32oz size is perfect for me since I like to buy either 10 or 12 oz bags every other week. I have ordered another 32oz container so I can have another type of bean to choose from =)

A note about the huge sticker: it's ugly! I haven't tried to remove it yet, but plan to one day (I pay attention to details). As my temporary fix, I cover it with the folded the coffee bag (held on with a rubber band) to tell me what kind of beans are in the container and remind me of the roast date.

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Fun to use, Reasonable Price, Keeps coffee beans fresh

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Huge ugly sticker, Takes a extra step to use (Posted on 2/21/2012)
excellentReview by AMH
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I grind coffee for just a week's worth and it stays fresh

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Easy To Use

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Depressing or will not be, Airtight, Top must be level when (Posted on 2/1/2012)
Great design and functionalityReview by Coffee Diva
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I've been looking for a really efficient canister for coffee storage for months. So I was pleased when this arrived. I got the small size, but plan on getting a large one too. Nice colors!

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Easy To Use, Easy To Clean

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(Posted on 11/24/2011)
Nice canReview by Erick
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I use this product to store my beans. It does seem to keep them fresh, although I don't keep my beans any longer than a week, so it's really just for piece of mind. The smaller size is not large enough to fit a full pound.

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Airscape container..works for meReview by Fully Caffeinated Pilot
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simple but effective design. Buy the larger size, wish I did. beans take up more space than grinds..oops! now I have to buy another one.

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(Posted on 9/29/2010)

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