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How To Choose The Most Suitable Coffee Bean Packaging?

The coffee packaging bags can prolong the preservation period of coffee, and it can be said that it directly affects the flavor of the coffee. When a customer hears a brand, they sketch its packaging in their minds. Beautiful design is critical to a coffee bag, but here are six important things that roasters need to consider when choosing the best coffee bag.


1. The following are 4 common types of coffee packaging bags.

Stand Up Coffee Pouches

The stand up coffee pouches are a bit round at the bottom and flat at the top. It stands naturally and smoothly no matter what kind of shelf it is placed on. stand up coffee pouches are usually fitted with sealing strips.

stand up coffee pouches

Gusseted Coffee Bags

The gusseted coffee bags are a more traditional packaging style, which is affordable and easy to use. The amount of beans is slightly more, and the appearance is simple and unique. The side folded pockets don’t stand firm, but are more solid. Gusseted coffee bags usually do not have a sealing strip and are folded down from the top of the bag when in use, and then fastened with labels or tin strips.

gusseted coffee bags

Flat Bottom Coffee Bags

The flat bottom coffee bags are similar to the side folding bag, the difference is that the four corners of the flat bottom coffee bags are sealed and the appearance is square, and it can also be installed with sealing strips.

flat bottom coffee bags

Box Bottom Coffee Bags

The square appearance of the box bottom coffee bags makes it look like a box. It has a flat bottom that not only stands up smoothly but also has a huge market. It is available in a variety of sizes with the option to install a sealing strip. box bottom coffee bags in the United States are a bit different from European ones, the former generally roll up like a compact brick-shaped package, and the latter are generally fitted with sealing strips.

2. Barrier performance/sustainability

The packaging bag needs to be sealed to ensure the freshness of the coffee beans. The sealing effect can be known by observing whether the packaging bag is installed with a one-way air intake valve. Coffee is very sensitive to external influences, so first, you need to shield the bag, which will help avoid interference from oxygen, UV rays and other factors. Many stand-up coffee bags today have a three-layer sheet of metal or pure aluminum.

Alternatively, you can opt for a double layer high-barrier polyester laminate, which guarantees the freshness of the coffee beans and is made of 100% plastic – including the one-way inlet valve and seal. These bags can be recycled and reused in most Nordic countries. To keep UV rays out of the bag as much as possible, consider black or white polyester or print a dense pattern.

3. Packaging Process

Many roasters choose to package coffee beans by hand or semi-automatically, and the design of coffee bags can effectively speed up or slow down the packaging process. If you choose to manually pack the stand up coffee pouches, make sure the opening is wide enough to allow easy access to the beans. Also check that the bag is easy to open, easy to get the beans or put your hands in.

Box bottom coffee bags or gusseted coffee bags may have two corners and a seal on the top, or four corners on the top but one seal on the side, which needs to be checked for confirmation before submission. Also, if considering purchasing a fully automatic packaging machine, be aware of the types of packaging that the machine supports. Most machines today support both packaging types.

4. Sealing

Generally, bagged coffee loses its original flavor soon after it is opened, but ziplock bags can keep the beans fresh. Users need to pay attention that when pulling the sealing strip, it is best to exhaust the air inside. The bag without the seal is suitable for small amounts of the same kind of things, which means it is more suitable for retail use or household use with low consumption. When choosing a ziplock bag, pay attention to the quality of the sealing strip, so as to effectively ensure the freshness of the coffee and allow the user to use up every bean.

5. Style

Every company needs to differentiate itself from the competition, and packaging is one of the easiest ways to do it. Therefore your packaging needs to establish its own style with a unique appeal. Choose from different lacquers, metallic or neon colors, integrated seals, one-way intake valves, and even unique measurement print patterns. You can also focus on consumer convenience, such as using laser perforations for easy bag opening. Be creative at the same time, as this opens up endless possibilities.

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