Packaging for the Freshest Coffee Our standard bulk package size is five pounds whole bean except Espressos, which are in two pound bags. We use a specially designed, three ply foil bag with a one way de-gassing valve. The valve allows the natural gasses produced in the roasting process to escape while not permitting air to enter the bag. This allows us to package the coffee fresh from roasting, without a "rest" period needed for the coffee to de-gas. Additionally, we vacuum the air from the bag and gas flush with nitrogen, right at the moment of sealing, greatly extending the shelf life of our coffees. Nitrogen flushing is used in many food packaging processes to preserve products without the use of chemicals.
Natural carbon dioxide produced in the roasting process is what gives coffee its freshness. This is also why it is better to not grind the coffee until just before use, to preserve the gases and flavor trapped inside the bean. Since we roast daily, we do not package any order until it is received. This means we are shipping the freshest coffee possible.
Prepackaged Retail Bags We also offer 8, 12 or 16 ounce retail packaging in the same type valve bags as our larger bags, available in our printed Chauvin Coffee bags, and in the following colors: Black, Blue, Copper, Forest Green, Gold, Purple, Red, Silver and White. All are nitrogen flushed, as described above.
Private Label Though we do not produce brand labels with logos or colors, we can help you with a private label program. Simply provide us with your labels and we will place them on the bags when we pack them, or we can leave a space for you to add them upon delivery.
We can print small gold labels for coffee identification (Your Blend), which measure 3/4” by 1 3/4”. Some restrictions may apply so it is best to call for specific details.
Fractional Packaging (Frac Pac’s) These are small pre-ground, pre-measured packs of coffee perfect for whatever size batch you are brewing. Great for restaurant use or at the office, or for situations where you go through a lot of a particular coffee in a short time. These come in limited sizes and quantities, are sold by the case, and only certain blends are offered in this type of packaging. No flavored coffees are available in this type of packaging. Call for more details.
Storage Air, heat, light, and cold are coffees enemies when it comes to freshness, in that order. Once opened, coffee should be stored in an airtight container in a cool cabinet if possible. Unless still in a gas-flushed bag, with the seal un-broken, coffee should never be stored in the freezer or refrigerator. It is acts as an "aroma sponge", taking on hints of other odors in an enclosed space. It is ideal to purchase whole bean coffee, and grind just before using.