The Bean Bag – A Reusable Cloth Coffee Bean Bag
The Bean Bag: a reusable cloth bag for coffee beans and ground coffee; secure-closure and washable.
The next time you go to the store for a fresh supply of coffee beans, don’t grab a throw-away paper bag—fill up The Bean Bag instead! The Bean Bag (pat. pending) is a reusable cloth bag with a secure closure, thoughtfully designed to transport one pound of coffee beans or freshly ground coffee from the store to your home or office. High quality, U.S.-made, and washable, The Bean Bag replaces that plastic-lined brown paper bag sitting on your counter with soft-but-durable cotton in a design of your choice, from the elegant Espresso Logo Bag to our hand-woven Guatemalan textile bags.
Landing in the landfill: many paper coffee bags are lined with a plastic film or foil and are not recyclable. Reusable grocery bags are fast becoming the norm. Why not choose a cool reusable cloth bag for your coffee beans, too? Across the U.S., coffee drinkers throw out over 5 million paper coffee bags every week! That’s a forest worth of paper (lined with plastic) that coffee drinkers throw in the garbage bin on a weekly basis.
The Bean Bag makes a great gift for your favorite coffee-drinker. The Bean Bag also fits as a sleeve over a standard one-pound coffee bag. And it can be filled with dry goods, too – rice, beans, pasta.
Does coffee stay fresh in a plastic-lined paper bag?
Hmmmm. That pesky oxygen can seep its way into a lot of tight spots. Each time we open a bag to pour out the daily dose, oxygen enters the bag, even if it is lined with plastic or foil. The “one-way valve” seen on some bags is to release CO2 built up when freshly-roasted beans are packaged and sealed while still warm. With this bag, too, once the top seal is broken, oxygen enters and reacts with the beans.
When you buy fresh beans every few weeks, staleness is not really a issue. If it takes you longer than three weeks to go through your coffee, then optimal storage to minimize degradation means putting the beans/ground coffee into an air-tight container, preferably with a vacuum pump. You can slip The Bean Bag directly into your air-tight container and seal in all that attractive goodness.
For the coffee lovers in your life. The perfect holiday gift idea for people near and far.
Friends and Family – Have us mail The Bean Bag to your friends and family, while you send them a holiday card and a gift certificate to their favorite local coffee roaster or a new store they might like to try. What a thoughtful and personal holiday gift that they will use for years. Free shipping in the U.S.! Low flat rate to Canada!
Colleagues – You need a neutral gift for the office gift exchange. Something clever and useful. The Bean Bag is a great gift on its own, or add a gift card from a nearby coffee roaster or grocery store. Your lucky giftee can use The Bean Bag for beans, rice, pasta or other dry goods if they are not a coffee drinker.
Clients – Show your customers you care about quality and sustainability with a gift of The Bean Bag. The Bean Bag will remind them of your top quality work for years to come. Fill The Bean Bag yourself with an unusual origin – Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, perhaps – or go with a deep smoky French Roast, a light and tasty Costa Rica, or a gift card for a coffee store near your client’s office.
Everyone – Purchase The Bean Bag in one of our beautiful new Guatemalan fair-trade fabrics and load in up to a pound of coffee beans at your local store or roaster. A simple bow on top and your affordable, useful holiday gift is ready for giving.
Order Deadline to arrive by December 25th: For your gift to arrive anywhere in the Lower 48 States by end of day December 24th, please order by midnight on December 16th. That gives us time to get your perfect gift selected, packaged and to the U.S. Postal Service in time. Other destinations in the U.S., Canada, or further abroad, here’s the USPS schedule: USPS Holiday Shipping deadlines. We’ll need your order 48 hours before the USPS deadline to get your gift under the tree in time.