When coffee is exporting from its original location to the roasters. Then the green coffee beans are typically packing into jute sacking bags. Such is the case with Project Sunrise.

Green coffee beans are highly sensitive to moisture and require storage that allows air circulation. If the beans are packing too tightly. Condensation will build up within the container and cause them to deteriorate and rot.

At this stage in the process, the beans are essentially alive – so they need their breathing room! Since the green beans have a long travel ahead of them. The breathability of their vessel needs to remain consistent over a great period of time. That’s where jute burlap comes in.

Burlap is producing from natural vegetable fiber, called jute. That is loosely weaving to create the perfect temporary home for our sensitive beans. But not only does burlap allow for necessary circulation and moisture control.

The material is also durable enough to withstand the shipping process. And strong enough to hold a whole lot of beans. After all, the average weight of Jute Sack bags packed with green coffee beans is between 120 and 150 pounds. We should also mention that the people loading the shipments do this by hand and are also very strong!

The functionality of the Jute Sacking Bags doesn’t end there. Each Jute Sack is hand-stenciled with a special identifier showing where the beans came from. The code on each Jute Sacking Bag corresponds to the country.

The growers (that’s our partners, the Mujeres en Café), and the parcel number. Beyond the code, there are also graphics that represent which region the beans came from. For Project Sunrise, that’s Huila, Colombia. But you knew that.

Once the green coffee beans are removing by the roasters, the Jute Sacking Bags continues to deliver. Because jute is a natural fiber, the bags are biodegradable and compostable. But no one seems to dispose of them anyhow. That’s because they are easily upcycling! Weddings, home décor, crafts, you name it and Jute Sacking Bags are regularly using for it.

A skillful combination of art and science ensures that we serve the highest quality cup of Project Sunrise Coffee. Jute Sack Bags are a small, but very important, piece to the coffee puzzle.