Post office and coffee bags

One of the many things to work out when starting an online coffee business is the postal service. They charge you based on:


Now. That doesn’t sound that bad but I’ve become a little obsessed with getting the best price and not paying the small parcel size for coffee bags.

Basically the challenge is to get 250g of coffee into a package that isn't wider than 2.5cm.  You can just about do that with the right sized bag.  Remember to use a valved bag because the coffee will degas a little and puff the bag out!

Next challenge..  Getting 2 x 250g coffee bags into a large letter size...


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  • David on

    HI there,

    Yes. Sort of.

    We switched to using the large letter postage charge due to post-roast coffee gas bloating the bags.

    As we roast and post that’s a particular problem!

    An oversized bag with 2 day old coffee in it would probably do the trick though. We have a vacuum sealer now and we’re going to try and use that to seal our coffee but I expect the CO2 problem won’t go away.

    Let me know how you get on!

  • Neil on

    David, did you suceed in finding the right packaging option to get 250g through the post? I’m still looking for the right bag and box combo. A nightmare!

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