The paper is a comprehensive compilation of the various aspects of coffee packaging. The paper begins with a discussion of the coffee scenario in India & identifies the various growth drivers for coffee in recent years. The complex composition of coffee & spoilage factors for coffee are discussed. The functional performance expected from an optimum packaging structure for retaining the aroma & freshness of coffee are detailed. In the design of the best packaging structure, the various quality control tests required are described in detail. More advanced technologies like Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) for coffee are explained. The importance of carbon dioxide control & oxygen barrier in the packaging structure is highlighted. The paper also covers the machinery required for packaging all types of coffee & the factors that need to be considered when selecting machines for the type of packaging format required for market are discussed. Some standard packs in the market are featured & convenience options for consumers are identified. Finally, the paper concludes with the concerns on sustainability.
The whitepaper covers the following topics:
> The Coffee Scenario
> The Growth Drivers
> Controlling Coffee’s aroma & freshness
> Complex composition of coffee
> Spoilage mechanism in coffee
> Designing optimum packaging for coffee
> Package testing
> Modified Atmosphere Packaging of coffee
> Machinery for coffee packaging
> Coffee pack types
> Machine selection criterion
> Standard pack designs & consumer convenience options
> Sustainability issues
Dr. R. Rangaprasad, is currently Business Head, Packaging 360, a Mumbai based knowledge service provider vertical under Catalyzing New Technology (CNT) Expositions & Services LLP. Packaging 360 is a comprehensive knowledge sharing ecosystem for the Indian packaging industry (www.packaging360.in).
Dr. R. Rangaprasad is a chemical technologist by training having earned his Ph.D. (Tech) degree from UDCT (now ICT) in 1992.