Do they still use burlap bags to ship coffee beans?

Do they still use burlap bags to ship coffee beans?

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  1. Yes – coffee is one of the last commodities to still be shipped in burlap sacks. Most coffee is shipped in 60kg or 70kg jute bags (this depends on the country), but other bag types exist as well.
    We’ve recently received coffee from Brazil in synthetic jute bags ; the thread was a type of plastic, but they appeared to be woven like jute bags.
    Since 2013, large volumes of coffee may be shipped in supersacks – which are much larger and result in greater shipping efficiency (over 15% more coffee per shipping container than traditional bags), but most small roasters are not prepared to handle them.
    I’ve only gotten coffee in a supersack once, but in the future, they’ll surely become more common. Brazil already has a plan to export a significant portion of their coffee in supersacks ( link ).

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  2. Yes they do. But the best way to store coffee to long as last as possible is in Grainpro bags. In sacks you can store coffee for 3-6 months in favourable conditions. In Grainpro bags, you can store them for up to 12 months.

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  3. Green coffee beans are still shipped in burlap bags. Burlap is inexpensive for producers, can be manufactured near most exporters, and tends to breath and allow some air circulation while still keeping the beans clean. Green beans are essentially inert, so are not harmed by prolonged contact with clean burlap. There is a concern of aging, where green beans can become ‘baggy’ which happens when they sit for a long period of time, moisture is lost and/or the quality of the beans is compromised.
    Bear in mind that all shipments of beans I’ve been on the receiving end of are also clearly marked with bright, bold labeling indicating that no toxic, smelly, or otherwise noxious materials are to come in contact with the shipment. These bags are received by us on wood pallets, which are wrapped in plastic and strapping to ensure they stay together. Additionally, many quality beans are shipped in sealed plastic bags inside the burlap.
    Roasted coffee beans would NEVER be shipped in burlap due to its exposure to air which would dramatically age the coffee, and the oils of the roasted coffee would severely be compromised with the burlap. I can’t even imagine…

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