The container I use to store our coffee and sugar

I have just started drinking coffee, I don’t know why it took me so long, I’m hooked now.   I have my 2 cups each day, just after the kids go to school and around 2pm, any later and I won’t sleep.

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I keep the coffee & sugar in our pantry, mainly because we don’t have bench/wall space to display nice canisters.  Instead I use a Sistema Medium Split container and lid.  I purchased this container from KMart, I have also seen them at Woolworths.

This works really well as I buy a big bottle of coffee when it’s on special which I can keep this on the top shelf of the pantry and refill this smaller container when needed.  It sits neatly in our pantry

If somebody was to shake the container the sugar would fall into the coffee, but as I’m the only one that uses this container I refrain from ‘shaking it’ 🙂 I love how easy it is to grab one container to make a quick cuppa!

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8 comments

cindy August 22, 2012 - 8:13 AM

if it only you that drinks coffee…dont buy big jars they go stale..opt for coffee bags or smaller jars..stays fresher..tastes better. x

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Katrina Allan August 22, 2012 - 9:42 AM

i’m a barista, aka, the coffee lady, and i love my coffee, but for those who don’t drink it that much, this is a great idea..

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sarah August 22, 2012 - 9:46 AM

ohhhhh, i work at coles and last night i was setting up the sale displays for the catalogue that starts today. ALL SISTEMA CONTAINERS 50% OFF THIS WEEK!!!! I have a full cupboard of these already but il be buying some for my friend who never has enough 🙂

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Robyn September 15, 2016 - 6:30 AM

I miss see this is an old post so maybe you have changed things. But coffee goes stale so I would suggest the large jar be put in freezer to stay fresh.
I also prefer to use glass for storing coffee rather than plastic so I use a small jar for regular use.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife September 16, 2016 - 8:39 AM

Great tips Robyn, yes I was using some cute tins I purchased and it went stale. I use a similar plastic container, I think I use it before it has time to go stale 🙂 But like your tip of putting it in the freezer.

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Lynne Tassin September 12, 2017 - 10:11 AM

I have used these exact same containers, to do the exact same thing though over time air/moisture gets in as they do not seal tight enough and the coffee goes rock hard. I also have used these containers to freeze my baking and currently still do use them though moisture always gets in so I put a sheet of glad wrap then the lid and this seems to have solved the problem. I am yet to find good containers that seal air tight other than tupperware.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife September 12, 2017 - 10:24 AM

That’s a great tip Lynne. I must drink a lot of coffee as I mentioned above my coffee has never gone hard as I use it before it would have the chance ?

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Patricia A May 1, 2018 - 7:39 PM

Katrina, I was wondering how your coffee didn’t cake into a brown brick.. When I was living in Qld and in a less humid city than where you are – a friend of mine put her coffee in some new Tupperware that wasn’t liquid proof. It went rock hard within a week.
Since seeing that, I always keep my coffee in a sealed coffee jar. Albeit, a preloved Moccona jar. We have plenty of them in all the sizes. I have a tall skinny one for my tea bags and a half dozen tiny ones for my herbal teas. Hubbie’s coffee is decanted into a smaller than the largest size which is what we buy for him (as that is what fits on the shelf). The tiny ones are from when Moccona came out with some new varieties and Hubbie was trying them all out. I claimed the tiny jars for my teas when he was finished drinking the coffees.

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