Coffee packaging projects involve a number of different variables – the first of which is the type of coffee which will be packaged for the end users.
Whole coffee beans and freshly ground coffee generally involve the use of different machines and machine settings, with different primary packaging formats also coming into play.
Whole beans are often packaged in pre-made pouches or vertical form fill seal bags (with a valve fitment included on the bag). On the other hand, ground coffee is also sometimes packaged in canisters, with stick pack machines also frequently used for single-serve instant coffee. Ohlson has even used tins to package chocolate covered coffee beans for a sweet caffeinated snack.
Regardless of the type of coffee or packaging type used, the most crucial aspect of any coffee packaging project is maintaining the freshness of the product.
Whether it is the use of valve fitments on vertical form fill seal bags, or the use of modified atmosphere packaging to keep oxygen away from the coffee, Ohlson has the equipment to help coffee manufacturers of all shapes and sizes.