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Coffee bags come in a wide variety of shapes, styles, colors and materials. So which coffee bag should you use? PBFY Flexible Packaging and the invention of one-way degassing valves has reinvented and revolutionized coffee bag packaging. One-way degassing valves are designed to allow air pressure to exit from inside the package while preventing air from entering. Because freshly roasted coffee beans release carbon dioxide, one-way degassing valves allow roasters to package their products immediately without worry of the coffee bags bursting. The flexibility and benefits of flexible packaging bags with the use of degassing valves make them the perfect choice for coffee bag packaging.

Need help deciding on which coffee bag fits your needs?  Here are some of the more popular options that we have for coffee packaging. If you still can’t find the option you want, we will gladly help you. Call, or email our knowledgeable coffee packaging representatives. (714) 528-2199

Side Gusseted Coffee Bags

Side gusseted coffee bags are available in different styles including foil, poly, quad seal bags and paper bags. They also come in a wide range of sizes and colors and are the most commonly used by roasters and coffee shops for coffee bags. Quad seal side gusseted bags feature a four-corner seal that provides extra support for heavier loads. Side gusseted bags work great with resealable tape, bag clips and tin ties to add a re-closable feature on each coffee bag.

Stand up Pouch Coffee Bags

Stand up pouch coffee bags are our most popular products and come in a variety of sizes, styles and colors. Standard stand up pouches are available in a wide range of sizes and are available in clear poly, solid colors or full clear panels with solid color backing. Metalized stand up pouches offer a lighter weight design and composition, but still provide moderate barrier for extending your products shelf life. Windowed stand up pouches feature an oval shaped window that lets you preview what’s inside. Each style of stand up bag can be installed with a degassing valve and converted into a coffee bag. There are many options to choose from which will fit your coffee packaging needs. 

Tin Tie Paper Coffee Bags

Tin Tie paper coffee bags are also popularly used as coffee bags. The bult in tin tie adds a re-closable feature to each bag providing extended shelf life for your packaged coffee. Tin tie paper bags are lined with a poly or glassine material for safe direct contact with food products including coffee. A clear window can be added on the bag. Tin tie paper bags are also available in an eco-friendly version made with 100% recycled paper. Tin tie bags are a very cost efficient method for packaging coffee and will give your product instant shelf appeal. 

Tin Ties are available for select styles and sizes. Click here to visit our Tin Tie Application Service page for more information.

Block Bottom Coffee Bags

Block bottom coffee bags combine the best features of our quad seal side gusseted bags and stand up pouches. These bags feature a square bottom gusset that allows them to stand on their own before filling. Along with the four corner seal design, block bottom bags are easy to fill and stand better on shelves. Try these new bags out today! Perfect as coffee packaging bags as well as teas, powders and other food products. Ask about adding custom hot stamp printing, valve and tin ties.

Flat Pouch Coffee Bags

Flat pouch coffee bags are another option perfect for coffee packaging. Coffee pouches are available in gold, silver and black. Flat pouches are a solid choice for simple, on the go coffee packaging bags. Pack your coffee, seal and the product is ready to be sold. Flat pouches are ideal for sample size coffee bags to use as giveaways and single serving packets!  It is recommended for flat pouches to be used for short term packaging. 

Coffee Bag Customization Services

If you need your stock coffee bag to have more flair, we can customize them with additional features such as tin ties, one-way degassing valves, and printing options.   

Understanding the different materials used in coffee bags

Coffee bags are made from various materials, each offering unique benefits. Let’s explore the most common materials used in coffee bag manufacturing:

1. Paper: Paper bags are a popular choice for coffee packaging due to their eco-friendly nature. They are often made from renewable resources and can be recycled. Paper bags provide moderate protection against moisture and oxygen, making them suitable for short-term storage. However, they may not be the best option for long-term coffee storage.

2. Foil: Foil bags are known for their excellent barrier properties. They create a protective barrier against moisture, oxygen, and light, ensuring optimal freshness for an extended period. Foil bags are often used for specialty coffees that require maximum protection. However, they are not recyclable and may have a higher environmental impact.

3. Plastic: Plastic bags offer versatility and durability. They are available in various forms, including polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP). Plastic bags provide excellent moisture and oxygen barrier properties, ensuring the coffee stays fresh for longer. However, not all plastic bags are recyclable, so it’s essential to choose environmentally friendly options if sustainability is a priority for you.

Considerations for coffee bag size and capacity

Choosing the right size and capacity for your coffee bags is essential for both practicality and cost-efficiency. Here are some considerations to keep in mind:

1. Storage Space: Evaluate the available storage space you have for your coffee bags. If you have limited space, consider smaller-sized bags that can be stacked easily. On the other hand, if you have ample storage space, larger bags may be more suitable.

2. Consumption Rate: Determine your coffee consumption rate to estimate how much coffee you will need to package at once. If you consume coffee quickly, smaller bags may be sufficient. For those who require larger quantities, consider bags with greater capacity to minimize the need for frequent reordering and repackaging.

3. Portion Control: If you offer pre-packaged coffee portions, consider portion-controlled coffee bags. These bags are designed to hold a specific amount of coffee, ensuring consistency and convenience for your customers.