ABOUT THE COFFEE
Fresno, Tolima, Colombia
|El Vergel Estate
|Red & Yellow Caturra
|Washed & Sugarcane Decaffeinated
|Apple, fruity, clean
ABOUT OUR PACKAGING
We love packaging design, but we hate waste and single-use packaging.
Therefore we try to find a well thought-out balance between aesthetics and sustainability. The hardest part here is having a food-grade solution that fits not just local waste processing, but also national and international.
The over-exploited words ‘reuse, reduce, recycle’ are more than a hollow message like having a green leaf on the label, and we try to live by them as much as possible. For this reason you can pick 1 of 3 types of packaging when you order coffee with us:
– AMOC Jar: our AMOC jars are made from fully recyclable PET. They’re light-weight, which means not many resources are necessary for production. And most important: they are reusable for (almost) an eternity.
– Refill: if you agree with us that opening a new bag and throwing it out as soon as you’ve finished the coffee is bullsh*it: it’s very hard to find a solution for this. Due to rules and regulations your standard coffee pouch can’t be used twice, which is why we can’t refill them. Compostable and recyclable certifications are often vague, only apply under certain conditions or nothing more than a sham.
This is why we decided to offer a different kind of bag for our refills, without the valve or zipper, but simply a thin layer of food grade PP material vacuum packed. These weight about 40% less than conventional coffee bags (meaning less resources are needed to make them), are easy to recycle in most recycling plants and take the minimum amount of volume to ship.
– Kilo: after a long journey trying to find the best packaging for our bigger bags we came to the conclusion that it’s very hard to find a decent, sustainable packaging that also protects the contents well. We’d hate to see the quality of the contents go to waste, because so much energy, water and other resources are put into making the coffee taste as good as possible. Therefore we ended up picking our Kilo bags on recyclability and barrier properties. This bag is (under certain circumstances) recyclable and has amazing barrier properties to keep those beans fresh and tasty for as long as possible.
Reuse. Reduce. Recycle.