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The Compostable Coffee Bag You’ve Been Waiting For!

Posted by Rebecca Sims on

No compromise. Every component, including the zipper and valve, certified compostable

Eco-Friendly Coffee Just Got Even Better: Packaging with 100% Certified Compostable Film and Off-Gas Valve.

The coffee industry has a complex supply chain and for many coffee retailers, particularly organic and fair-trade coffee roasters,  sustainable sourcing is crucial at every step. Finding truly eco-friendly packaging which authentically aligns with a sustainable brand promise has long been a challenge for coffee retailers.

Coffee requires high-performing and protective packaging. Coffee beans are very sensitive to external influences and packaging must block out moisture, UV Rays, and oxygen in order to keep the coffee fresh and tasting its best. Coffee packaging also needs to be airtight, which requires a degassing valve to let out Excess CO 2 after the beans are roasted.

The current biodegradable or compostable coffee bags require extra work when being disposed of, and yet still do not use certified compostable films. The non-biodegradable (i.e, PolyEthylene) elements must be removed before composting, this means that the valve must be cut out and often parts of the lining must be removed. That’s a lot of work for a less than desirable option!

To be truly compostable, every element of the packaging must be compostable. There is no such thing as 40% or 60% compostable, it either is or is not. (See: Why Holistic Compostable Packaging Matters - Elevate Packaging, The Truth About Compostable Coffee Bags - Sprudge)

There is a better solution!

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The ‘Greenest’ Coffee Bag

Elevate Packaging has been working hard at developing a coffee bag made with certified compostable films which have a high barrier layer for oxygen and moisture, yet strong and durable. Premium coffee roasters need compostable coffee pouches with no compromises: ensuring every component, including the zipper and valve, are certified compostable.

Elevate Packaging now offers the first coffee bag made from 100% certified compostable components and films. 

Every individual component, including the flims, valves, and zipper of the bag has been tested and also certified according to ASTM D6868 and EN13432 according to Vincotte OK Compost. The bags have been engineered and tested with leading roasters cupping tests to prove that they perform on par to conventional high-barrier metalized film pouches.

Available Now!

Our compostable coffee bags also pair beautifully with our compostable labels, for a total compostable packaging solution!

16 ounce (1 LB) Gusseted Coffee bags are available in packs and cases at for immediate shipping, with and without off-gas valve. 

Custom printed and custom size coffee bags will be available Fall 2017.

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To place an order contact Elevate Packaging at 773-276-4554 or visit

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