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Small packaging machines for coffee

What factors determine the packaging process and the machinery required for the purpose?

Packaging machines for small coffee seller and coffee roasters

In this first article of our series about coffee packaging, we address how coffee is packed at smaller coffee shops, specialist shops and smaller coffee roasters in particular. 




They often deliver directly to the consumer or small business user. Craftsmanship and perceptions are key here. These coffee packers are producing up to a maximum of 30 packs an hour. In this article you can read which packaging machine we recommend for this group of coffee packagers.


Baristas is the new norm

There has been enormous growth in coffee shops with baristas for several years now. This is because consumers are demanding more special tastes and methods of preparation. And the culture is changing too: we enjoy drinking a cup of coffee away from home. Additionally, customers want to know who is supplying their coffee and they are ready to pay a little more for that knowledge about sourcing and sustainability. The rise of the specialist coffee shops and changing customer wishes are also leading to growth in small, independent coffee roasters: there are already hundreds of this type of specialist coffee roaster in the Netherlands. In short: consumers and other business end users have been finding their way increasingly over recent years to smaller roasters or coffee sellers offering specialist products. The coffee packaging also has an important role in the brand experience.


“Packaging is more of an aesthetic aspect at smaller roasters and specialist shops, and an integral element of the overall product”


At these smaller roasters and coffee specialists, the packaging plays a key role. Whereas the primary role of the packaging for the big players in the coffee market is conservation (keeping the product fresh) or efficient transport and its role in the brand experience is subordinate or at best equal, we get a different picture from the smaller specialist shops and coffee roasters. Because coffee is supplied to the end user in smaller quantities, the shelf life of the product is less important. After all, the coffee product is already at its final link in the chain from producer to end user; the quantities are smaller and it is consumed more quickly. For larger suppliers, there are other stages in between, such as a wholesaler or supermarket. Because keeping the product for a longer time is less important (in terms of freshness), the packaging is above all an aesthetic aspect that is aimed at increasing the brand value.

Super Cello Met Koffiezak
Polytang B
Polytang C

A traditional or craftsmanlike look and feel

Increases the brand value and complements the coffee experience perfectly.

At smaller roasters and specialists, we see a lot of packaging where attention has been paid to the image. This type of packaging is mostly suitable for smaller quantities of coffee. Beans in particular, as well as ground coffee, are packaged in quantities from 250 grams to for example 500 or 1000 grams. The quantities of coffee being packed are smaller numbers of units, ranging for just a single pack to at most 30 per hour. We recommend that our customers in this sector, packaging these kinds of numbers per hour, should use a manual sealer. The manual sealer produces a heat seal. A good example of this is our Audion 150 C

Spotlight on a manual coffee sealer – the Audion 150 C
The Audion 150 C is a portable sealing tong that is exceptionally well suited to smaller coffee shops and coffee roasters.

Manual coffee sealer – why Audion’s 150 C?
Many of the smaller coffee sellers and roasters are looking for sealing devices that fit in seamlessly with the number of items they produce daily. They are not looking for a machine that can produce up to 1000 seals a day. The 150 C manual sealer fits the needs of these businesses perfectly.

Packaging coffee efficiently and simply

In addition to the standard version of this manual sealer, it is also possible to add various accessories. To improve production efficiency, it is possible to use a foot pedal together with the 150 C.

On top of that, Audion offers a solution to allow the manual sealer to be used at any moment. Our suspension bracket means that the manual sealer is within reach at all times, without the hot sealer being capable of creating dangerous situations.

Audion’s packaging machines guarantee you quality and service
At Audion Packaging Machines, we provide a constant level of quality: every machine is made from materials that comply with European legislation. This is what makes us different from the cheaper manual sealers that are offered on the market. And the fact that we’re able to guarantee a constant level of quality is the reason why we also offer service worldwide!

Best product presentation

Ensuring the best possible seal to keep your bag closed during transport and gives it the best estatic look.

Plug and play

Which allows you to quickly use the device without spending time to configure it - everybody can work with it straight away!

Suitable for various materials

Flexible in use and suitable to seal various material types. To make it ready for the future.

Products used for this solution

Available in shop Futura Portable Seal Tongs

Futura Portable Seal Tongs

Handheld heat sealing tong

  1. Seal length: 150 mm
  2. Type of seal: Heat seal
  3. Plug and play: Yes
£140.00 excl. VAT
Available in shop Super Cello

Super Cello

Handheld heat sealing tong

  1. Seal length: 420 mm
  2. Type of seal: Heat seal
  3. Plug and play: Yes
£815.00 excl. VAT
Available in shop Lamino


Compact semi automatic table-top heat sealer, ideal for sealing thicker materials

  1. Seal width: 13 mm crimped profile seal
  2. Seal length: 300 mm
  3. Type of seal: Heat seal
  4. Operating: Electronic
  5. Seal bar configuration: Heated top and bottom
£2,785.00 excl. VAT

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Do you want to know more about our range of packaging machines suitable for the coffee industry? Please feel free to contact me as I am looking forward to exploring together which packing solutions benefit you most

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