July 18, 2016

As you may or may not be aware, we included a step-by-step tutorial on how to package our product on your own (in case you'd prefer to use your own coffee beans).  Today, we would like to continue discussing the topic in greater detail.  First of all, our coffee satchels (filters) are easy to use.  We fill them with 10 grams of ground coffee, so use this as a frame of reference when you grind your beans and fill the satchels.  Use a square electric scale to measure out the 10g.  We use a standard Hario scale.  At the top of each filter, you will see an "OPEN" tag (obviously this will be open for you to place the coffee grounds into).  Once you do this, seal the filter so the grounds stay as fresh as possible.  Again, for instructions, please go to our DIY page on the website (with photographs) to see how this is done -- we use the Infuser Sealer F-200.

Secondly, if you choose to purchase our empty filters, you will need to also purchase our pouches.  Essentially, this is the same process.  Once you seal your filter with coffee grounds, place the white origami-style filter into the brown pouch and simply follow the instructions on our DIY page.  Boom.  You now have your own coffee filter and pouch both sealed and kept as fresh as humanly possible and ready to open and consume in a timely fashion.  You're free to add your own coffee shop logo. Once freshly roasted beans are roasted, there's a 24-hour process that needs to be eclipsed in order for them to be packaged and delivered to local coffee shops, restaurants, grocery stores, etc.  All coffee bags should contain the roasting date.  Why is this so important?  Well, overtime, coffee beans lose their flavor and notes after roughly 14 days (two weeks).  

If you happen to purchase beans at a local coffee shop (but don't have your own personal grinder), NEVER get a half or full pound of beans you purchase ground all at once (they'll lose their flavor within a day or two).  Only grind what you plan to use on a given day and make sure to keep your whole coffee beans in a darker area of your kitchen (under cupboards, etc).  NEVER put your whole beans in the refrigerator or freezer.  Additionally, always write the single-origin coffee you are using/placing into each filter so you and/or your clientele know what coffee they're using or purchasing.

To sum up:

1.  Fill empty coffee filters with 10 grams using a square scale.
2.  Use a sealer to seal filter (seal the OPEN strip on top of the filter).
3.  Once your 10 grams of ground coffee is sealed, place filter into brown pouch.
4.  Seal brown pouch at the top.
5.  If you're an individual, you're more than welcome to add your own design on the pouch.  If you're a local coffee shop, feel free to add your logo.
6.  Write or print the type of coffee you're using/offering.
7.  Add the roast date.
8.  NOW you're ready to consume or sell

Side notes:  To reiterate, make sure the coffee filters/pouches are kept in room temperature, preferably under cupboards in a kitchen or on a display case in a coffee shop.  If you don't consume the coffee within 14 days, your fresh cup of coffee, unfortunately, won't be as fresh from day 1-13.  Here's some ideas: you can either take a chance consuming it or perhaps deliver the grounds to someone so they can be used for compost.  We suppose 10 grams of ground coffee is better than 0 grams of coffee to someone who's interested in organic farming.