What are Coffee Bags?
Coffee bags are basically tea bags, but instead of tea they have freshly ground coffee instead. That means that with coffee bags, you get all the flavour of freshly roasted coffee, but in an easy to use, no mess format. We find that they are as convenient as instant coffee, but with the fresh flavour you’d expect from using a cafetiere or pour-over.
Our coffee bags have been made to make your lives easier. Containing our favourite Espresso coffee (other blends soon to come). These bags simply need to be brewed with hot water (just like a teabag!) and topped with milk (optional) to make the perfect cup of coffee. No fuss with cafetieres. coffee grinders or expensive coffee machines, these lightweight coffee bags can be used on the go or for a quick homebrew that tastes just as delicious as a filter coffee. We also really like that once your coffee has brewed you can throw the whole coffee bag in the compost with minimal fuss, mess or clean-up needed.
In our coffee bags, we roast our 100% Rainforest Alliance Bazilian coffee, using only 100% Arabica beans. We roast this bean quite dark, as this lets the flavour really shine through when brewed in a coffee bag. We think darker roasted coffee is perfect for coffee bags, the flavour is strong, but also smooth, with notes of dark chocolate and caramel. One of the real benefits of coffee bags is that you get a lot more nuance in flavour when compared to instant coffee.
We then grind to a medium/coarse grind to allow the right extraction of flavour over the 3-4 minute brew time. This freshly roasted, and ground coffee is then packed into BioWeb mesh material, which is what we use for the coffee bag itself. BioWeb is a natural polymer that has been made from raw materials which are renewable and sustainable. It’s both biodegradable and compostable under EU regs (EN13432) when disposed of under the right conditions.
Our pouches are PE 4 which is widely recyclable in the UK with kerbside collection.Though please always check with your Local Authority. PE 4 is commonly recycled into things like compost bins, paneling, bin bags,, floor tiles, and shipping envelopes.
How do Presto Coffee Bags taste?
A pure Arabica single origin coffee darkly roasted for optimum brewing in a coffee bag with a smooth, mellow, and satisfying flavour. The coffee has notes of cinnamon, dark chocolate, and dried cherry, developing into a caramel and toasted marshmallow aftertaste. A very pleasing brew that will entice you to enjoy a second cup.
Where is the coffee sourced from in your Espresso Blend?
Alta Mogiana is one of the oldest and most highly developed coffee-producing regions in Brazil; it is also the highest coffee growing region in the country. Located towards the Southeast, in the northern part of the state of São Paulo this high plateau region of mostly small to medium sized farms and farmers have committed to growing their coffee in the most sustainable way with every effort made to grow their crops in harmony with the eco-systems that surround them. The fertile red soil, subtropical humid climate with warm summers and dry winters, an average annual temperature of 20°C and altitudes of up to 1,100 meters above sea level make this a perfect region for growing Brazilian Arabica coffee beans.
Altitude: Between 900 and 1,100 meters above sea level
Arabica varieties: Mundo Novo and Catuai
Harvest Season: May to October, peaking around July
Landed Europe: November to January
Picking: Mechanical picking
Process: Naturally sundried. The outer coffee cherry is allowed to dry in the sun for a period of 3 to 6 weeks before transferring to the mill to be separated. As a result, the raw coffee bean contains more natural sugars and has a sweeter flavour.
Why Rainforest Certification (RFA)
The Rainforest Alliance has a vision of a world where people and nature thrive in harmony. It is creating a more sustainable world by using social and market forces to protect nature and improve the lives of farmers and forest communities.
The RFA is an alliance of farmers, forest communities, companies, and consumers committed to creating a world where people and nature thrive in harmony and Presto is proud to be a part of that. By bringing diverse allies together, it is making deep-rooted change on some of the most pressing social and environmental issues of our time. The RFA is implementing proven and scalable solutions on the ground while testing innovative ways to drive change.
Trees are the best defence against climate change and the rainforests are a powerful natural climate solution. As they grow, trees absorb carbon emissions, converting them into clean oxygen. In fact, conserving forests could cut an estimated 7 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide each year—the equivalent of getting rid of every car on the planet.
The RFA works in more than 70 countries to promote more sustainable land management practices and cultivate thriving rural economies—the most widely proven strategy to keep our tropical forests standing.