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The return of our compostable coffee bag!

We are thrilled to announce the return of our compostable coffee bag. Just  tear off the tin tie top and toss it in the compost bin! We conducted three rounds of taste testing sampling each coffee after seven and fourteen days. Our new grease proof kraft bag offered tastier coffee than our current valve bag or other compostable or biodegradable bags.

Changing our bag also gave us the opportunity to present our coffee to you in a way that’s easier to choose. The new bag design is printed in four different colours representing our four most popular coffee groupings: medium roast, dark roast, espresso, and decaf.

Our new decaf, espresso, medium, and dark packaging.

Beyond roast preference we know that our customers look for different qualities in the coffee they choose so we’ve created three main coffee label categories that reflect these preferences.

Year-round blends ~ For those looking for a go-to coffee with a consistent flavour profile that’s available year round.

Seasonal single origins ~ For those who prefer a specific country and flavour profile. These coffees are available while they are fresh in season.

Single farm microlots ~ For those who seek out the very best microlots we have to offer and the story behind them.

Read more about the fun we had developing the names and profiles for our year-round blends.

October 08, 2015

Comments
  • I haven’t experienced any of the oil issues and love putting the bags in the green bin. All I smell, on my bus ride home is the great smell of coffee. I do, even before the bag change, put my beans in recycled Illy cans.

    Posted by Paul McCloskey on December 13, 2015
  • What happened to the recycling bags that you used have. It will be a good example on your part to show you care about the environment.

    Posted by Rekha on December 07, 2015
  • I agree with the “other Al”. I was very disappointed with the lack of that most addictive aroma on opening the old style bags. I also feel that the freshness of the roast is compromised. I noted that you have done testing on this matter and your results show differently then my tasting opinion. All I can say is I do find it is different, and although we all love the environment, let’s not compromise on tast. That is what’s about right?

    Posted by Al on November 06, 2015
  • While I like the concept of the new bags, I found that the coffee oxidizes much faster than the old bags. The bags are not air tight. BridgeHead should not risk the quality of their product by distributing their coffee in these bags.

    Posted by Paul Doucette on October 26, 2015
  • Hello Ken, Andrea, and Al, thank you for offering your feedback! I’ll be sharing them with our head roaster, and some of these issues should be fixed up with our next batch of bags. I have e-mailed you both with further information on the points you’ve mentioned.

    - Kevin, Customer & Community Support

    Posted by Kevin Harbison on October 22, 2015
  • Hi ….on Friday I bought a 1lb of Sumatran in the new bag….a few observations…I was initially concerned when I opened the bag to see that it was not really sealed airtight…just closed with the wire tie (technically not airtight at least in my opinion)….we haven’t yet tried the coffee but will tomorrow…we also noticed that there were a few oil stains on the outside of the bag…ripping the bag open revealed considerably more oil staining….does this not imply absorption of desirable coffee oils?….

    Thx for now
    Ken and Andrea

    Posted by Ken Piotto on October 17, 2015
  • I bought coffee this past week, Baytown boom and Full steam, – bag of each. I assume the full steam is the old French roast. While I haven’t ground any yet as I had some older French roast left, what I did notice when I opened the bag was a complete lack of bean smell that I loved smelling when I opened the older style valve bags. Wasn’t impressed, missed the aroma floating throughout my upstairs living area. I can’t see how it would be as fresh. Had I known these bags were the way they were – wire top- I would have taken them out of the bag a couple of days ago and put them in my sealed bean containers.

    Posted by al reuben on October 12, 2015

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