Coffee is a drink made from the fruits of the coffee tree. The coffee tree is a tropical crop, the fruit is a bit like cherries, the taste is also a bit sour. All over the world, coffee consumption is four times that of tea, and it is the world’s second most traded commodity (after petroleum). It is mainly grown in more than 70 producing countries between the Tropic of Cancer, and more than 125 million people in coffee-producing countries rely on the coffee industry to make a living.

As the first coffee beans are picked by people, the first roasting, the first grinding, and the first brewing, the first cup of hot coffee mellows away, people love coffee more and more all over the world, the subsequent “coffee culture” is full of every moment of life. Whether at home, in the office, or in various social occasions, people are drinking coffee, which is gradually associated with fashion, modern life, work, leisure, and entertainment. In the long term, coffee consumption has actually begun to become civilian and convenient.

Coffee Trees

1. Little beans, prying up a big industry

The total global output of coffee beans in 2014 was 153,816 thousand bags. In recent years, the total global coffee bean production has shown an upward trend. By 2020, the total global coffee bean production is 175,480 thousand bags, an increase of 4.14% over 2019. In the past 200 years, the development of the western coffee industry has experienced three waves, they are instant coffee → chain coffee → specialty coffee.

The first coffee industry developed in 1938-1970, the rise of instant coffee represented by Nestlé. In 1938, Nestlé launched instant coffee, transform coffee from agricultural products to standardized commodities. Coffee at this stage mainly focuses on its refreshing effect, the taste is not demanding. Nestlé became the absolute leader in the coffee market during this period. By 1974, the company’s global coffee market share reached 30%.

The second revolution in the coffee industry was in 1971-2000, brand chain coffee shops represented by Starbucks expanded, and the social nature of coffee consumption became prominent. At this stage, drinking coffee has become a comprehensive experience of enjoying coffee and socializing. Consumers’ demand for coffee is not only a single refreshing effect, but also its social attributes. In terms of products, coffee shops mainly sell handmade coffee in an industrialized assembly line.

The third wave has continued from 2003 to the present. With the development of specialty coffee, the product itself has re-surpassed the experience, become a core element that consumers pay attention to. People pay more attention to the origin, variety, picking month, altitude and processing methods, roasting pays more attention to the original flavor of coffee beans, and hand-made coffee has become the mainstream.

Hot Instant Coffee

The global coffee production and sales are distributed asymmetrically, and the value is concentrated in the downstream circulation links. Coffee planting and raw material sales are mainly concentrated in developing countries, the intensive processing and terminal sales are mainly concentrated in developed countries such as Europe, the United States, and Japan, profit is relatively rich. The concentration of upstream planting links is not high, the value contribution in the industry chain only accounts for about 1%, small and medium coffee farmers have low bargaining power and low-profit margins.

The midstream processing industry is relatively fragmented, the value contribution accounts for approximately 6%. Participants in downstream circulation are mainly wholesalers and retailers, the demand is large. The concentration is high, the value contribution is about 93%, which is the most important profit generating link. The expansion of downstream distribution channels is the main driving force for the development of the coffee industry.

2. The most popular coffee packaging design-soft plastic packaging bag

Since coffee beans will naturally produce carbon dioxide after roasting, prolonged exposure to the air will also cause the loss of aroma, and cause the oxidation of the oil and aroma components in the coffee, resulting in a decline in quality, therefore, the packaging of coffee powder is particularly important. Choosing the right coffee packaging materials can preserve the aroma of coffee long enough, to ensure that consumers can experience the taste you listed on the packaging.

There are many types of coffee, and there are three main types of packaging – glass bottles, metal cans, and soft plastic packaging bags. There are many types of coffee, and there are three main types of packaging: glass bottles, metal cans, and soft plastic packaging bags.

No matter which type of packaging is used, firstly it is required to have good moisture resistance because coffee has the characteristics of easy moisture absorption. If the humidity in the environment is high, it will absorb the water vapor in the environment, resulting in an increase in its own moisture content, which will affect the grinding and flavor of the coffee. Coffee powder is prone to agglomeration, and the dampness of coffee will increase the risk of mildew and deterioration, which greatly shortens the shelf life.

Therefore, excellent moisture resistance is one of the basic requirements for coffee packaging. Secondly, the packaging of coffee powder should have better oxidation resistance. Finally, the packaging material must have high gas barrier properties, because if the coffee packaging bags are made of materials with low gas barrier properties, even if they are tightly sealed, the aroma of coffee will permeate. If such packaging materials are used, oxygen, water vapor, and various other gases in the air will also penetrate.

If you plan to store it for a long time, you must choose to package it with high gas barrier properties. Even if the correct packaging method is used, if the packaging material is not selected properly, it will not be possible to maintain the well-built internal environment of the packaging bag for a long time, and everything done before will be meaningless.

Different Coffee Bags

Due to the relevant requirements of anti-oxidation and moisture-proof, the packing of coffee powder generally uses opaque or environmentally friendly kraft paper and other multi-layer composite soft packing to meet the requirements of coffee transportation, storage, and sales.

The so-called composite soft packing is a combination of two or more soft plastic materials with different properties through one or more composite processes, form a new type of high-performance packing material, which can take advantage of each group of materials and have certain functions. Generally, it can be divided It is the base layer, functional layer, and heat seal layer.

The base layer mainly plays the role of aesthetics, printing, and moisture resistance. The functional layer mainly plays the role of blocking and protecting from light. The heat-sealing layer is in direct contact with the packaged goods and plays the role of adaptability, permeability resistance, good heat-seal ability, and transparency.

The characteristics of composite soft packing are:

①Strong protection function
②Light weight and soft
③Less empty volume in the package
④Various shapes
⑤With good dimensional stability, a wide range of applicable products
⑥Wide sources of materials
⑦Easy to use
⑨Low cost of circulation and transportation
⑨Excellent mechanical processing adaptability, etc.

With the development of industry, composite packaging will develop in the direction of serialization, multi-function, high performance, and special functions.

3. What are the types of coffee packaging bags?

Coffee bags have a variety of materials, such as aluminum foil, polyethylene film, polypropylene film, polyester film, or other multi-layer composite plastic films. The main types of bags are stand-up bags, gusset bags, zipper bags, three-side seals bags, four-side seals bags, back seals bags and stretch plastic films.

Coffee Bag Types

In today’s era of a dazzling array of commodities, the styles of packaging bags are varied, and packaging bag design is not only a design art, it is also a means of sales. No matter how good your coffee tastes or how skilled you are in roasting coffee beans, customers will never know this unless they pick up a bag of your product.

The design of the coffee packaging should attract the attention of customers and influence their buying behavior, take your coffee from the many similar products on the supermarket shelves! The packaging of commodities is the beginning of consumers’ contact with commodities, and most consumers know and understand commodities through packaging.

Today, when the products are extremely abundant, the time for consumers to pay attention to each product is very short. Therefore, packaging must capture the moment when consumption passes by the commodity, and effectively attract the attention of consumers. Packaging bags often use visual elements such as shapes, colors, graphics, text, and materials to highlight the cultural connotation and information of products and brands.

4. The high-quality coffee packaging machine can improve the packaging quality of the product and enhance the attractiveness of the brand

In our daily life, when we go shopping in supermarkets, we will find an interesting phenomenon: We don’t know the characteristics, quality, or even efficacy of some products, but when we see the packaging and colors, we like them very much, and we think this product is relatively high-end. On the contrary, from a visual point of view, some products will give people a low-quality and low-end psychological feeling at first glance.

Scientific research has also found that product packaging can stimulate consumers’ consumption motivation. If you want to get high-quality packaging, you cannot do without using a packaging machine with superior packaging performance. What is a good coffee bagging machine? As a professional manufacturer of coffee bag filling machines, we believe that a good coffee bagging equipment must meet the following five points:

(1). The bag shape is beautiful.
Regardless of whether your bag is a pre-made pouch or a plastic laminated packaging film roll after the bag is filled and sealed, the edges and corners of the bag must be flat, cut clear, and the bag must not be twisted after being sealed.

(2). High filling accuracy.

The packaging weight of each bag of coffee should comply with the relevant errors specified by the state. This requires that the filling accuracy of the bagged coffee must be high and easy to adjust. The accuracy of our coffee bag filling machine can be adjusted by adjusting the pulse of the discharging motor. The adjustment method is also very simple, just set the pulse value on the touch screen.

(3) High degree of automation.

Food packaging is the last process of food production, if there is an error in the program, there will be a series of problems in food packaging. These problems not only cause a lot of waste of food resources, but they will also cause great economic losses to food companies. The coffee packaging machine is a kind of food packaging machine. Compared with the traditional manual coffee packaging production mode, the automatic coffee filling machine has the advantage of accelerating the packaging rate and improving the quality of food packaging.

(4). Strong compatibility.

When purchasing coffee bagging equipment, you must consider the compatibility of the coffee bag filling machine, that is, whether the filling machine can be well connected with other front and subsequent packaging machines, such as material mixers, coding machines, etc.

(5). High-quality after-sales service

No matter how good the coffee packaging equipment itself is, during normal operation, it will inevitably cause problems such as component loss, installation, and use.

Good after-sales service is not only reflected in “repairing” the machine, It also manifested in that if the customer has any questions, whether the coffee filling machine manufacturer or supplier can respond in time and help you solve the problem as quickly as possible.

Sywen Packaging is a professional high-quality coffee bagging machine manufacturer, our automatic bagging coffee packaging machine has two categories, one is an automatic vertical coffee pouch filling machine, the other is an automatic coffee premade pouch filling Machine. Two types of coffee bag filling machines have the advantages of beautiful sealing, high filling accuracy, a high degree of automation, and strong compatibility.

Automatic Coffee Bag Filling Machine

An automatic vertical coffee pouch filling machine is mainly used for packaging and sealing the plastic packaging film roll. The plastic packaging film roll can be made into three-side seal bags, four-side seal bags, or pillow bags through the bag former.

Why do some vertical coffee filling and sealing machines have the problem of bag skew during the bag-making process? The root cause is the design of the film stretching system and bag making system is unreasonable! It is including whether the width of the traction belt is appropriate, whether the reduction ratio of the reducer is scientific, whether the center distance of the traction wheel is reasonable, whether the pressure between the synchronous belt and the bag maker is appropriate, and other related design issues.

If there is a problem with the machine design, even if you use the most expensive PLC system in the world, the most expensive reducer, and other accessories in the manufacturing process, the combination of these accessories cannot show the best packaging performance, this is why some expensive machine may do not work well. 

For example, an automatic vertical coffee bagging machine with a relatively small bag film width (such as a bag width of 280mm) uses the traction wheels for stretching plastic films. If the center distance of the traction wheel is too small, the laminated plastic packaging film roll will easily deviate. If the center distance of the traction wheel is too large, the bonding surface of the belt and the bag maker will not be uniform. Greatly affect the production schedule and cause huge losses to the enterprise.

The synchronous belt of our vertical coffee bagging machine is driven by a servo motor. Servo motor controls the speed and start and stop of the synchronous belt, the air cylinder controls the tightness or tension of the synchronous belt and the roll film of the former. The movement of the cylinder and the servo motor has a very high degree of coordination. The plastic film stretching and sealing effect is very good, the packaging performance is stable, it can complete the continuous automatic filling of coffee bags.

Synchronous Belt
Traction Wheel
Vertical Bag Former

Automatic coffee premade pouch filling machine is suitable for filling and sealing all kinds of heat-sealed premade pouches, such as zipper bags, hem bags, flat bags, square bottom bags, etc. The packaging process is ①automatic taking bags → ②. automatic coding production date or batch number → ③. opening bags → ④ automatic weighing and filling materials → ⑤. removing the dust in bag mouth →⑥. first sealing → ⑦. second sealing or organizing the bag shape → ⑧. the sealing is completed, the bag is dropped, and the finished bag is output.

During the entire packaging process, our automatic coffee premade pouch filling machine has two times sealing totally. The first sealing is to completely heat-seal the bag, and the second sealing is to extrude beautiful patterns at the sealing place, such as checkerboards, strips, and other patterns. By changing the sealing knife, different types of patterns can be pressed out. The most prominent design is that it is very simple to adjust the width of the bag. You only need to set the relevant parameters through the touch screen, and the bag clip will be automatically adjusted without any manual adjustment.

Packaging Process

The filling accuracy of the two machines is relatively high. There are many recipes for coffee materials, which is containing sugar, anticaking agents, emulsifiers, food flavors, etc. For example, if you packaging 1000 grams, the theoretical error is within ±1%, in fact, it can be controlled within ±5 grams, and different augers can also be equipped according to the specific gravity of the material.

Our automatic coffee bag filling machine can fill bags as small as a few grams to as large as about three kilograms. According to the material properties, capacity specifications, and personalized bag types, we can make a variety of different coffee bag packaging solutions for you, and give customers professional suggestions freely. Contact us now to get the latest quotation!