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DontFundHate Fri 10-Aug-18 17:50:11

Anyone know of any??? Even douwe Egberts seems to have a plastic seal? Or thoughts on kenco refills? Thanks smile

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thedevilinablackdress Mon 13-Aug-18 10:37:02

Can't say I've ever seen or heard of any. Lids all seem to be plastic. Never seen it in any bulk stores.

Tika77 Wed 15-Aug-18 13:53:44

Lavazza comes in some sort of metal container. Not the cheapest but I love it.

DontFundHate Mon 20-Aug-18 16:04:35

Hmmmm is the lavazza a ground coffee or instant? Can't seem to see an instant one in metal? Please don't say I have to give up coffee grin

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thedevilinablackdress Mon 20-Aug-18 16:12:17

You don't fancy switching to ground?

DontFundHate Mon 20-Aug-18 19:05:41

Love ground coffee, always have it on the weekend, quite like it being a little luxury smile

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Tika77 Wed 22-Aug-18 20:08:12

It’s an instant one.

DontFundHate Sun 26-Aug-18 13:21:17

@tika77 ooh thanks I can see it now. Sorry to ask again but I'm ordering online and it's impossible to tell, is it a plastic lid? Thanks smile

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SoupDragon Sun 26-Aug-18 13:25:00

I think most will have some kind of plastic seal on the lid TBH.

PinkHeart5914 Sun 26-Aug-18 13:27:28

Douwe Egberts do instant coffee is glass jars, wouldn’t that do the job?

Here www.sainsburys.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/gb/groceries/douwe-egberts-pure-gold-coffee-190g?langId=44&storeId=10151&krypto=yUDsHhvFkq1lM3HwTFQrdmN2j4mzXOfcu0xHEVwoQMOEo65jIr00Ak1PL59ShowSgal%2BhorGV4lJR8%2FWPDLWeiLN8zxG%2FbWQRxXNO1OtaIUVDpjWc34O07KTOoBUFM8C%2F%2FkSqkYNyoXQGAfZ%2BSQMkc9szJm4v%2ByJ7%2BuLla4Oqvs%3D&ddkey=https%3Agb%2Fgroceries%2Fdouwe-egberts-pure-gold-coffee-190g

SoupDragon Sun 26-Aug-18 13:30:00

The lavazza instant I’m looking at on their website seems to be a standard plastic lid.

DontFundHate Sun 26-Aug-18 13:32:28

Thanks all. Yes I had switched to dowue Egberts but it has a plastic seal. Just wondered if there was a totally plastic free option. It seems not!

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Tika77 Sun 26-Aug-18 16:46:15

You’re right, sorry, does have a plastic lid.

DontFundHate Sun 26-Aug-18 19:21:16

Thank you @tika77 I think this might be an impossible one!

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SoupDragon Mon 27-Aug-18 08:40:15

I think the issue is freshness and the fact that if the coffee gets damp it sets hard. I’ve had this even in a storage jar with a rubber seal after a while. The Douwe Egbert ones can at least be reused as storage jars (although there’s only so many you need!)

Cynderella Mon 27-Aug-18 09:41:34

We just use coffee beans and buy in bulk. I do find I drink less coffee now - well, still 3-4 cups of a morning - whereas I used to drink much more when I bought instant coffee.

ProseccoPoppy Mon 27-Aug-18 09:48:44

I also think it may be a freshness/moisture thing as instant goes very manky with even a slight bit of humidity if not sealed - the Douwe Egberts seal keeps the jar properly sealed closed (and makes it excellent for storing stuff like oats, flour, sugar etc - I buy the large ones for that reason). Ground coffee isn’t as temperamental so you’re likely to have much more luck with that (and it is nicer, but can totally understand why you would want to have instant in too).

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