Friis Coffee Vault™
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Friis™ Coffee Vault™?
The Friis Coffee Vault is the world’s first coffee storage canister
with a freshness valve that preserves the rich, full flavor of coffee.
What makes the Friis Coffee Vault unique?
Until now, there has not been a coffee storage canister that
eliminates each of the four causes of flavor loss in whole bean and
ground coffee—CO2 gases, moisture, light and air. The Friis
Coffee Vault releases trapped carbon dioxide gases and blocks out
moisture, light and air that destroy the flavor of coffee.
Why would someone want to purchase the Friis Coffee Vault?
Most of the 160+ million coffee drinkers in the U.S. don’t realize
the way they currently store their coffee actually is shortening its
shelf life, causing the bitter and stale taste they despise. The Friis
Coffee Vault is the world’s most effective coffee storage canister,
preserving the premium taste discerning coffee drinkers desire.
Are there other coffee storage canisters like the Friis Coffee Vault on the market?
No. Although there are other canisters that address some of the
reasons coffee loses its flavor, the Friis Coffee Vault is the only
canister in the world that addresses all four factors: trapped CO2, light, air and moisture.
Doesn’t a vacuum canister do a good job of sealing out oxygen?
Yes, it does a good job of preventing oxidation, but it also seals
in the carbon dioxide gases that are constantly coming from roasted
beans or grounds. When you trap CO2 in with your coffee, it
breaks down the flavor you love. The Friis Coffee Vault not only
prevents oxygen from getting in, but it lets the CO2 out. It
is the only canister designed to take care of the four external
factors that break down and destroy the original flavor coffee drinkers
Who should purchase the Coffee Vault?
Every coffee drinker should own a Friis Coffee Vault because it
will extend their coffee’s shelf life and preserve the rich, full
flavor; and it will save them money by not having to throw away stale
beans and grounds.
How does the Friis Freshness Valve™ work?
The patented Friis Freshness Valve is the key to eliminating trapped CO2 gas. The
valve is constructed with a unique filter that allows carbon dioxide
gas to pass through without allowing oxygen or other gases back in. This
one-way valve removes the trapped gas that breaks down and destroys
coffee flavor over time.
How long does the Freshness Valve work?
It is recommended the Friis Freshness Valve contained in the Coffee
Vault canister be replaced every 2 months. Consumers will receive a
one-year supply or a six-month supply of Freshness Valves for free with
the purchase of a Friis Coffee Vault, depending upon the model
How much coffee does the Friis Coffee Vault hold?
The Coffee Vault keeps up to 16 oz (1 lb) (452g) of whole bean or ground coffee fresh.
What is the Coffee Vault made of?
The Coffee Vault lid is constructed with a FDA food-safe, BPA-free
polymer. The Coffee Vault base is constructed of food-safe stainless
steel, or a durable food-safe, BPA-free polymer black base.
Is the Coffee Vault dishwasher safe?
No. The best way to clean your Coffee Vault is with a damp paper
towel. Please thoroughly dry the Coffee Vault before storing coffee. Any
moisture in the canister will degrade the coffee flavor.
Where can the Friis Coffee Vault be purchased?
The Coffee Vault is available online at www.friiscoffee.com.
Why can the Coffee Vault only be purchased online?
The Friis Coffee Vault has initially been made available online for
convenience and ease of purchase. Due to the increasing demand for the
product, many retailers and grocery stores are working with Friis to
bring the Coffee Vault to a store near you.
How much does the Coffee Vault cost?
The 16 oz. stainless steel Friis Coffee Vault MSRP is $24.95. Additional Coffee Vault models are also available from $17.95.
What comes with the Friis Coffee Vault?
In addition to the 16 oz. Coffee Vault, consumers will receive a
one-year supply of replacement Freshness Valves, a measuring spoon, an
Art of Flavor booklet and instructional guide. In the other models,
consumers receive a six month supply of replacement Freshness Valves and
an instructional guide.
Why does coffee lose its flavor so quickly?
All forms of coffee, both whole bean and ground, have been
roasted. The roasting process caramelizes the sugars in coffee beans and
forms essential oils. These sugars and essential oils give coffee its
varying flavor and aroma profiles. After roasting, four external
factors break down and destroy the original flavor coffee drinkers
love—CO2 gases, moisture, light and air. The key to rich,
full-flavored coffee is limiting the effects of these external forces
through proper storage.
Why not store coffee in the refrigerator or freezer?
Each time you take coffee out of the fridge, you create
condensation in your coffee, which causes it to spoil and lose flavor
How do you pronounce Friis?
It’s easy to pronounce: “freece.”