Wouldn’t it be great if you could make quality coffee at home within minutes? Well, you can, due to the new trend that’s sweeping the coffee world – coffee bags. Whether you’ve never heard of them before or you’ve already jumped on the bandwagon, read on to find out what the fuss is all about.
Let’s start with the basics—what exactly are coffee bags?
Coffee bags are little individual bags of pre-ground coffee. You simply pop one into a mug, top it up with hot water, and then leave it to brew for a few minutes before removing the bag and adding milk and sugar to suit your taste. In short, it’s a tea bag, but with coffee inside, and here at The Little Coffee Bag Co we offer three different coffee bags – Signature, Decaffeinated and Organic. Our coffee bags are not only more convenient compared to instant coffee, but they provide you with a stronger, fresher, better-tasting drink.
The coffee bag trend
A product similar to coffee bags was first introduced to the UK back in the 1970s, around the same time that many high street coffee shops began to open. It never really caught on, though—probably due to the fact that convenience was less of a concern for most of us at the time. These days, however, more and more people are searching for quick, easy ways to enjoy top-quality coffee at home, at work, and on the go. And that’s one reason why coffee bags are becoming increasingly popular in 2023.
Great quality coffee without the hassle? Count us in. Let’s take a closer look at why coffee bags are becoming the drink of choice for so many of us.
Why are coffee bags so popular?
As we touched on earlier, the main reason why coffee bags are becoming so many people’s first choice is that they’re super convenient and simple to use. You can use them to whip up a great-tasting brew in minutes, at home, at work, or even on holiday or while camping. There’s no need to lug a big tub of instant coffee around with you—you can just grab as many bags as you’ll need and pop them in your bag. There’s also no need for a machine, which means you can keep more of your kitchen counter space free of clutter.
Because coffee bags are filled with coffee grounds from whole beans, they skip all of the processing and refinement that instant coffee goes through before it’s packed into the jar you see on the supermarket shelf. And less processing equals—you guessed it—a better-tasting drink. Coffee bags also give you that lovely aroma that will make you feel as though you’re sitting in your favourite café.
At The Little Coffee Bag Co, we fill our bags with 100% Arabica coffee that’s rich, full-bodied, and full of flavour.
Want to know more about how we get such an amazing tasting coffee? Check out our From Bean to Bag blog post.
Another reason why coffee enthusiasts are turning to bags is price. If you’re used to picking up your morning coffee on your way into the office, you could save yourself a few pounds every day by bringing a coffee bag with you and whipping one up when you get there. You’ll still have a strong, quality brew to give you that morning boost, but without the hefty price tag!
More environmentally conscious consumers might choose coffee bags over coffee pods because of their sustainability benefits. Coffee pods will give you a lovely brew at home, but they’re usually made of plastic, which can take many hundreds of years to biodegrade in a landfill.
Coffee bags, on the other hand, are often biodegradable—ours included. That means you can pop them in your home compost bin, and they’ll completely decompose in just a few short months. Boiling the kettle to make a brew usually uses up less energy than running a coffee machine, too. And with more and more of us thinking about the environmental impact our day-to-day habits are having, it’ll come as no surprise that people are making the switch for this reason.
As more people make the switch from pods or instant coffee to coffee bags, more flavours and varieties are coming to the market. That means more choice for you! At The Little Coffee Bag Co, we’ve created three unique blends—our signature blend, an organic option, and a decaf option for those who want to consume less caffeine.
The future of coffee
It’s safe to say that coffee bags are growing in popularity, both in the UK and around the globe, with an annual market growth rate of around 2.5% over the last few years. This trend is all down to the fact that they make great-quality coffee quickly and easily, with minimal fuss and no mess. Our coffee bags are 100% biodegradable, too, which makes them an eco-friendly alternative to coffee pods and takeaway brews. If you hadn’t heard of them before now, we’re sure you’ll want to give them a try—who knows, perhaps one day, they’ll be as popular as tea bags.