Green Coffee Beans puff up when roasted - a bit like popcorn. The more they are roasted, the darker the bean becomes - and French Roast is the darkest we roast - the line between French Roast and burnt beans is a fine one - a real flirtation with fire on our charcoal-fired roaster.
But I digress.
Packing French Roasted beans has always been a challenge because the volume of the puffed beans exceeds the bags capacity, putting a strain on the bag seams ... and the packer!
Our new Peruvian Beans, for example, in a French Roast, just won't fit in our standard 1lb valved bags.
As a temporary measure (you may have heard that before!) - we will pack our French Roasted beans in 400 gram bags - and charge $1.50 less
We certainly don't want to abandon our French Roast Loving friends - loyal customers from the beginning - and are looking into finding a supplier of slightly larger volume bags - but no success yet.
We do find our one price for all 1lb bags to be simple for you - simple for us.
One alternative would be to reduce the size of all our 1lb bags to 400g - with a similar price adjustment of say, $1.50.
Ideally we would like to find some packaging that is compostable and/or fully recyclable - we are always open to suggestions!
How would that work for you? ... slightly smaller bag at lower cost?