Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Kansas City
    Posts
    1,391

    Volume of Green Coffee

    Hi Everyone,

    I'm in the process of setting up my roasting facility. I would like to utilize rolling ingredient/containers to store green coffee. I'm looking at the NSF rated Rubbermade Brute's... I have 20, 32 or 44 gallon options. Can someone tell me the volume of a 70K bag of green? Other suggestions for storage?

    Thanks - Mike

  2. #2
    Banned
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
    Posts
    2,825
    Quote Originally Posted by Musicphan View Post
    Hi Everyone,

    I'm in the process of setting up my roasting facility. I would like to utilize rolling ingredient/containers to store green coffee. I'm looking at the NSF rated Rubbermade Brute's... I have 20, 32 or 44 gallon options. Can someone tell me the volume of a 70K bag of green? Other suggestions for storage?

    Thanks - Mike

    hello Mike.
    I do not know exact volume (cubic feet) of 69kg bean bag.
    but i know the following.
    20' container is 1,360 cubic feet.
    in one 20', I can put 275 of 69kgs of bags. (without pallents, just hand-load)
    1360 divided by 275 comes out to 4.94 cubic feet.
    considering some spaces in the container, I am guessing about 4.9 cubic feet for 69kg.

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    46
    Green coffee bulk density is typically between 38 and 42 lbs per cubic ft. Therefore, if you wanted a conservative estimation on the required volume for one 70 kg bag of green coffee, it could be calculated as follows:
    Mass = 70 kg = 155 lbs
    Volume = 155 / 38 = 4.08 cubic ft or 30.5 US gallons

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Kansas City
    Posts
    1,391
    Thank You! Looks like 32 gallon containers will do the trick!

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Milwaukee, WI
    Posts
    1,157
    I use the 33g Brutes - they work great for 70K bags. May I strongly suggest mating them to the rolling base (forget the technical name) that is made for them... if you haven't thought of that, you will thank me.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Kansas City
    Posts
    1,391
    Quote Originally Posted by peterjschmidt View Post
    I use the 33g Brutes - they work great for 70K bags. May I strongly suggest mating them to the rolling base (forget the technical name) that is made for them... if you haven't thought of that, you will thank me.
    Dollies... oh yes... Brute's on wheels... placed my order last night

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Milwaukee, WI
    Posts
    1,157
    And here's how I use 'em... stand up the bag of coffee, open it, invert the empty Brute over it, knock it over, grab the bag of coffee that's now half inside the Brute laying horizontally on the floor, and stand them both upright together. You'll need something on the floor so the Brute can't roll away from you... then all you have to do is wiggle the burlap (and grainpro) out of the Brute and you're golden.

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Kansas City
    Posts
    1,391
    Nice tip Peter... I was wondering how I would wrangle those large bags of green...

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    859
    Quote Originally Posted by peterjschmidt View Post
    And here's how I use 'em... stand up the bag of coffee, open it, invert the empty Brute over it, knock it over, grab the bag of coffee that's now half inside the Brute laying horizontally on the floor, and stand them both upright together. You'll need something on the floor so the Brute can't roll away from you... then all you have to do is wiggle the burlap (and grainpro) out of the Brute and you're golden.
    Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. - Leonardo Da Vinci

    The US Government would have commissioned an engineer to study the problem and recommend a solution. The solution would have been to purchase overly complex equipment from a "recommended supplier", i.e. a supplier that paid the engineer a kickback...er, a finders fee.

  10. #10
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Near Philadelphia, PA
    Posts
    5,083
    Quote Originally Posted by peterjschmidt View Post
    And here's how I use 'em... stand up the bag of coffee, open it, invert the empty Brute over it, knock it over, grab the bag of coffee that's now half inside the Brute laying horizontally on the floor, and stand them both upright together. You'll need something on the floor so the Brute can't roll away from you... then all you have to do is wiggle the burlap (and grainpro) out of the Brute and you're golden.
    It sounds like you could use a helper (or your wife) to help keep the Brute from sliding away from you.

 

 
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Remove Ads

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Selling a high-volume coffee shop
    By Hanalei in forum Coffee Industry Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-22-2015, 06:29 AM
  2. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-29-2015, 01:51 PM
  3. small volume coffee service
    By simbagottlieb in forum Coffee Shops, Espresso Bars & Cafes
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-07-2007, 12:17 PM
  4. New coffee maker - high volume french press
    By mackay in forum Coffee and Espresso Machines
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-28-2007, 10:37 PM
  5. Incanto Sirius Ground Coffee Volume
    By emmerat in forum Coffee and Espresso Machines
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-10-2006, 05:31 PM