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Coffee Packaging

Custom Printed Coffee Bags Sells More Coffee

Customers buy with their eyes. Make sure your coffee bag reflects the quality of your product.

Great coffee packaging sells more coffee! If you drink it each morning like we do, you know that coffee bags come in all types of shapes, sizes and colors. You also know that given all the wonderful styles of coffee, flavors and price ranges, this is a drink worthy of good packaging.

Our goal is to help you sell more coffee. With innovative packaging options like compostable bags, to great marketing advancements like digital printing, we’re making custom printed coffee packaging possible for small and medium roasters to compete with the big boys (and girls). Need help determining what to look for in a coffee bag? Give us a call to discuss your brand and packaging needs.

Trends In The Coffee Industry

As grocery stores reconfigure their shelving, it leaves certain products above or below the coveted eye-level area. In the coffee industry, many grocery stores have shortened their shelves in order to showcase more coffee varieties overall. This can hurt coffee roasters who usually package their coffee in 1 lb bags as they are taller and hence placed on the lower or top shelves, out of eye level.

Additionally, coffee buyers are most concerned with total cost as opposed to per ounce cost. So even if your 1lb bag of coffee is less costly per ounce than a 12 oz bag of coffee, the customer will purchase the 12 oz bag. Don’t let that happen! CarePac works with many coffee clients who are fighting for that eye-level area by changing their art, bag configuration and approximate volumes for whole bean and ground coffee. Contact us today to see how we can help you with custom coffee bags that will take your coffee business to the next level. We will get your coffee noticed.

Guide To Choosing Your

Coffee Packaging

Just like there is a range of different types of coffee beans, roasting styles, and forms coffee is sold in. There are a range of packaging options for coffee, in the ever-developing world of selling coffee. Coffee packaging options include:

  • Material Choices: from long shelf life materials to Compostable coffee packaging.
  • Configurations: Square Bottom, Flat Bottom, Quad Seal, Stand Up Pouches, flat pouches.
  • Features: Degassing valves, tin-ties, zippers, pocket zippers.
Custom Coffee Packaging Custom Coffee Bags

Most customers come to us knowing what type of configuration, size, and features they want based on factors such as storage conditions, shipping, and the selling environment, and whether the coffee is being packaged for retail or industrial customers. Often customers want help selecting a printing choice, and quantities they can afford for custom coffee bag. If you are decided on the configuration you want to work with here are some general suggestions and a overview of some of the available options for coffee packaging

Custom Printed Coffee Bags Configurations

Will you be hand-filling your coffee bags or are you considering automating with coffee packaging tools? If you plan to hand-fill your coffee bags. It is generally recommended that you pick a configuration that has more space in the top to allow you to easily scoop in the coffee.

While hand-packing reduces machinery costs, it drastically reduces your fulfillment quantity, accuracy, and ability to ramp up production. Most modern coffee packaging machines work with multiple bag styles and sizes.

Side Gusseted

Coffee Bag

Side gusseted coffee bags have become another very common coffee packaging configuration. Less costly than the flat bottom coffee packaging configuration, but still holds its shape and can stand independently. It also can support more weight than a flat bottom bag.

Quad Seal

Coffee Bag

Your coffee will love our quad seal pouches. This gusseted bag is a popular coffee packaging design due to extra real estate for branding. Gusseted sides provide room for more coffee and sits great on a shelf just like our other stand up coffee pouches. 

8-Seal Square Bottom

Coffee Bag

The flat bottom coffee bag, also called block bottom coffee bags, is a traditional format that has been popular for years. It stands independently and creates that classic brick shape when the top is folded down. A disadvantage to this configuration is it is not the most economical at smaller quantities.

Stand Up

Coffee Pouches

Stand up pouches for coffee are a “new school” design. They are more economical than the other two configurations and offer several advantages. First it can stand independently, and has become a familiar shape to most consumers, but it also allows for the use a insert zipper making it easy to fill. The zipper also allows the consumer to maintain freshness.

Stick Pack

or Lay Flat

Stick packs or flat bags are for single serve coffee bags. We can make this type of packaging a couple of different ways, either as flow tubing, or lay flat pouches. Tubing is only used if you have a form and fill machine. Stick Packs and Lay Flats are for non-high speed filling. This packaging is perfect for sample size coffee bags.

Coffee Packaging: Zippers, Tin Ties + Degassing Valves

With 5 re-closable zipper options we can make sure your coffee is built with the proper zipper option. Quality re-closable zippers help maintain freshness during consumption. These reclosable options can be employed either independently or together in your coffee bean packaging. These choices are very popular, and have a traditional look, drawbacks include a) higher price points, b) they are not as airtight as a zipper.

Bags from CarePac are great for ground coffee, whole bean, roasted coffee or green coffee. We work with coffee shops, coffee roasters, and companies large and small. Give us a call to learn how we can help. Also if you’re selling a few hundred pounds of coffee per week at local events like Farmer’s Markets and the local grocery co-op, we’re here for you. Our turnaround time on custom coffee bags is just 4-6 weeks!

Tin Tie

Tin Tie closures are a popular option for coffee bean packaging bags. Pouches stay closed after the coffee is opened by rolling down the bag and pinching each side shut. A great style choice to lock in natural flavors.

EZ-Pull

EZ-Pull closures is a style suited well for roasted coffee. It works well on gusseted coffee bags and other pouches as well. Customers love the ease of opening. Perfect for all varieties of coffee.  

Dual Flange

A Dual Flange closure snaps together tightly, keeping your coffee super fresh. Pouches that use a dual flange closure are perfect for roasted coffee, especially beans that were previously ground. 

De-Gassing Valve

If your coffee products should be protected from oxygen after your packaging is opened, a De-Gassing Valve is what you need. This style of one-way valve allows gasses to escape without letting oxygen in. Once opened, the end-user can push the air out of the valve, keeping the product fresh for longer. 

Stick Pack

or Lay Flat

Stick packs or flat bags are for single serve coffee bags. We can make this type of packaging a couple of different ways, either as flow tubing, or lay flat pouches. Tubing is only used if you have a form and fill machine. Stick Packs and Lay Flats are for non-high speed filling. This packaging is perfect for sample size coffee bags.

Best Price on Custom Printed Coffee Bags

The price of our pouches is determined by a couple of factors. Quantity ordered, style and complexity of printing, the configuration you choose, and the material. You know that coffee bags come in all types of shapes, sizes and colors. This list gives you a rough estimate. Your individual project may vary depending on your choice of materials, features, configuration, and printing style for your packaged coffee.

Size

Price Range

Degassing Valves

Printing

4×8×2

$.15 - $.45

Yes

Digital or Plate

3.5×8.5×2

$.16 - $.50

Yes

Digital or Plate

6×9.5×3.5

$.20 - $.60

Yes

Digital or Plate

9×13.5×4.75

$.25 - $.85

Yes

Digital or Plate

Coffee Bags Designed for Top-Shelf Product

CarePac understands the needs of small and medium-sized coffee distributors. Our custom packaging offers a professional appearance — like the packaging used by Fortune 500 companies.

We Save You Money

Even with smaller budgets we offer you the opportunity to compete with the biggest coffee brands in the industry.

Fast Shipping

Customers enjoy the benefits of re-closable zippers + stand-up pouches with your custom printed design helps your package stand out on the shelf better than if you use labels.

Lock in Flavor + Potency

Packaging coffee in a flexible baggie keeps your product fresher longer. Zipper closures lock in natural oils and make it simple for end-user storage.

Digital Printing

With digital printing we can print multiple variations of your package, so even coffee roasts that you don’t sell a lot of can have their own design and images.

FDA Approved & Kosher

All our packaging is available FDA approved, Kosher, TSE free, BPA free, and Sulfer & Phthalates free.

Low Minimum Order Quantities

Print and customize as few as 1,000 bags (5,000 bags on some configurations and sizes)

Custom Sizes

We make it simple to customize the size of your bag or pouch to exactly the specs you need, whether it’s a dime bag of roasted coffee or a 1-pound bag of beans.

Art & Design Services

Need a logo or design? No problem. We provide brand design services to help you create the branded custom coffee packaging your coffee deserves. We'll get your package to stand out from the crowd.

Avoid the China Trap

Purchasing pouches from China does not provide cheaper or faster alternatives, like many small and medium sized businesses have been made to believe. In fact, many of our current clients have been burned when ordering their packaging by the language barrier, the lack of compliance documentation, the longer lead time, and above all, the higher tariffs.

Building Great Coffee Packaging Starts with the Material

CareFoil

CareFoil has the highest barrier and a great base for a printed project.

CareKraft

CareKraft paper exterior with a high barrier liner.

Sliver Dollar

CareSilver has a good barrier with a lower price point than CareFoil.

Why Choose CarePac

On Time. Every Time. Guaranteed.

Highest quality pouches for whatever your project requires

Low Minimum Orders

Absolute Best Customer Service. Talk to a real person, in the United States, who is an expert on choosing the ideal bag for your products.

Confidence Your Order Will be Done Right

5% Price Match Guarantee

Now You Really CAN Have The Highest Quality at the Best Price

We will match any competitor's price within 5%, guaranteed. That means you don’t have to settle for an inferior product just to save money.

You can have the BEST stand-up pouches on the market — along with our legendary customer service — for practically the same price!

Coffee Packaging FAQs

Whether you are new to custom printed packaging or a seasoned pro you may have a few questions about our products and process.

Q: Do you offer wholesale pricing?

Yes, with CarePac you can save even more with our everyday, wholesale pricing available on our coffee packaging.

Q: Do you offer custom sized coffee packaging?

Looking for custom sized bag? We’ve got you covered – that is why we offer custom-sized pouches and bags to meet these needs. We make it fast and easy. You can even use your artwork and designs.

Q: Can I print my own design on my coffee packaging?

Depending on your needs and preference, we offer custom printing both digitally and with the use of plates. While digitally printed bags come with several advantages, we sometimes advise clients to opt for plate printing depending on their needs. Mostly because plates offer the lowest per-bag price points. However, digital prints offer a more robust color count and are best for short run usage. Whichever the case, we always have a support staff to walk you through the production process and help you identify which printing is best for your coffee product.

Q: What if I need help designing my coffee packaging?

You don’t have to bring press-ready art. There are many technical considerations when printing barrier films, and we do all that work for you. We’ll take your original art files and set them up for printing to ensure you get the best quality printing and develop digital art proofs that you can revise. We focus on providing custom printed pouches and barrier packaging that meets your budget.

Q: Is it safe to add a clear window on coffee packaging?

Adding clear window is a good idea but it would cause the contents to be exposed to light. Exposure to light is the biggest culprit when it comes to stale beans so we don’t recommend it.


Q: What is the standard lead time on a custom printed coffee bag?

In our industry, contrary to what you might think, ten-week lead time is not uncommon. We offer the best lead-time options on all our quotes compared to other brands. Our lead time list for custom packaging is;

Un-Printed Custom Sized bags: 2 weeks.

Digital printed: 4 weeks expedited, eight-week standard.

Plate printing: 5 weeks expedited, 9-10 weeks standard

Q: How much does a custom printed coffee bag cost?

Check out our free online instant calculator to get a cost for your bags.

Q: How low is the Minimum Quantity Order for printed coffee bags?

For Printed Coffee Bags we offer a minimum order quantity as low as 1,000 for digital and as low as 5,000 for plate printing. High quality printing services and materials in a low price.

Q: Do you offer tin tie coffee bags?

Yes, we do offer tin tie coffee bags that many customers have come to expect. CarePac has lots of options for coffee packaging. Get a free online quote or give us a call.

Q: Are your coffee bags smell proof?

Yes, all are products are smell proof bags from stock bags to custom bags. We make it sure that it feature smell proof bags especially with coffee packaging.

Q: Can I use biodegradable coffee packaging?

First, a good coffee packaging bag is built from the right materials, compostable and biodegradable materials have become very popular, but won’t have the same self life potential of more traditional materials that offer a more active barrier against moisture, dust, ultraviolet rays, and a variety of other environmental factors that can affect the quality of your coffee.

Care Design™

Make Your Product Fly Off The Shelf With Custom Printed Pouches

When it comes to custom printed coffee packaging - customers buy with their eyes first. Great packaging can mean the difference between someone trying your coffee product, or bypassing yours for a competitor’s.

And nothing grabs their attention more than an attention-getting, custom printed pouch!

When you’re ready to design a custom printed bag, our experienced retail design consultants will help you create a look that will make your product SELL.

Digital

Great for bags with a high color count, many SKUs or, low quantities

Flexographic

Surface printing for compostable bags

Plate Printed

Lowest per-unit cost, great for many production grade projects

Digital Printing for Your Coffee Bags

We offer digital printing with custom sizing. Unlike competitors, we don’t limit you to a few set sizes, and configurations for your custom coffee bags. With digital printing we can print multiple variations of your coffee packaging, so even roasts that you don’t sell a lot of can have their own design and images.

Customers who are ready to print more than 10,000 units can also explore our plate printing options to print their coffee bags with their own customized art work. Plate printing yields a lower per-unit cost, but may result in higher setup costs. Printing your coffee packaging, helps increase the image of your brand, and gives a great first impression when your customer is perusing the coffee aisle. With both digital and plate custom printing you also have more real estate to spread your brand identity because you’re not limited to a small label. Also, buying custom printed bags saves your employees time from having to label individual bags.

New to Custom Coffee Packaging?

Check out our process below and then get an instant quote.
Step 1:
Get an Instant Online Quote
Step 2:
Select Your Size + Configuration
Step 3:
Approve Your Proofs
Step 4:
We Print Your Materials
Step 5:
Enjoy Your New Bags!
Step 5: The Bags Are Made!

The printed material is then made into your bag.We offer a selection of finishing laminations, and varnishes for your custom printed pouches.

Step 1: Instant Online Quote

Every custom bag we print goes through a very specific set of steps, from choosing your bag size, material and configurations, to proofing, to final delivery. With more than 10 years experience, we will walk you through every step of the process to ensure your bag will fly off the shelf.

We make it easy for you to get an instant online estimate using our bag calculator. Choose how many bags you want, how soon you need them, what type of bag you want and what features you want. Get a free instant price quote today!

Or feel free to give us a call. We’re happy to help.

Step 2: Sizing and Configuration

Pick the exact right size custom printed pouches for your product. All custom printed pouches that we sell can be custom sized, with custom die-cut windows, or other unique configurations. Generally if it is possible with a flexible material then we can supply your custom printed pouches, not a problem.

Because printing occurs before the bag or pouch is made, (we print the roll stock), sizing and configuration is totally customizable to your specifications. You can customize the size of your package to exactly what you need.

Step 3: Master Art Proofs

You don’t have to bring press ready art. There are many technical considerations when printing barrier films, and we do all that work for you. We’ll take your original art files and set them up for printing to ensure you get the best quality printing, and develop digital art proofs that you can revise. We focus on providing custom printed pouches and barrier packaging that meets your budget.

Step 4: Material Is Printed

We offer Digital, Plate, and cylinder printing options for making your custom printed pouches. So once the material rolls are cut, treated, they are then printed, and finally any lamination is applied (matte, gloss etc).

Step 5: The Bags Are Made!

The printed material is then made into your bag.We offer a selection of finishing laminations, and varnishes for your custom printed pouches.

Trends in the Coffee Industry

Customers buy with their eyes. Make sure your packaging reflects the quality of your product.

As grocery stores reconfigure their shelving, it leaves some products above or below the coveted eye-level area. In the coffee industry, many grocery stores have shortened their shelves in order to showcase more coffee varieties overall. This can hurt coffee roasters who usually package in 1 lb bags as they are taller and hence placed on the bottom or top shelves, out of eye level.

Additionally, coffee buyers are most concerned with the whole cost as opposed to per ounce cost. So even if your one lb bag of coffee is less costly per ounce than a 12 oz bag of coffee, the customer will purchase the 12 oz bag.

Don’t let that happen! CarePac works with many coffee clients who are fighting for that eye-level shelf space by changing their art, bag configuration and approximate volumes for whole bean and ground coffee. Contact us today to see how we can help you with your custom coffee bags that will take your coffee business to the next level through packaging that gets noticed.

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