LONDON, UK — Rapak develops a cost-effective, sustainable and convenient Bag-in-Box packaging and dispensing solution for chilled coffee. According to Statista, in 2017, sales of cold brew coffee jumped to $38.1 million, a 370% increase from the $8.1 million in 2015.
With specialty coffees on the rise both in and outside of the home, Rapak North America, part of DS Smith Plastics, has developed a Bag-in-Box flexible packaging and dispensing solution for cold brew and nitro coffee, concentrates, and iced coffee. Rapak’s Bag-in-Box offering is ideal for retail, at home and for commercial dispensing machines at restaurants and convenience stores.
Bag-in-Box flexible packaging is a perfect solution for specialty coffee products when compared to plastic bottles or kegs. Rapak’s specially-designed high barrier bag for Bag-in-Box cold brew coffee is comprised of a Nylon-EVOH co-extruded film, providing puncture resistance and excellent oxygen barrier which preserves product freshness longer than other packaging alternatives.
Whether used at home, on-the-go or in foodservice, Rapak’s Bag-in-Box dispensing taps and connectors for cold brew coffee are user-friendly and provide low oxygen transmission rates (OTR) which extends the shelf-life and freshness of the product. For retail applications, Rapak bags are available with three different dispensing taps: Mustang™, a self-closing front-push dispensing tap; TruTap, a top-twist dispensing tap; and VINIflow™, a self-closing top-pull dispensing tap. For commercial dispensing applications, Rapak bags are available with the PCSS fitment that easily connects the Bag-in-Box directly to commercial dispensing machines.
Bag-in-Box formats can also be used along with nitrogen cartridges or tanks to provide the thick, creamy pour of nitro cold brew.