Packaging plays an important role in determining the decisive roles in the revenue of widely used consumer beverages, which includes coffee, owing to the fact that in modern days everything is delivered in packaging systems, and effective packaging symbolizes the consumer’s acceptance of any product. As the majority of the young population prefers coffee as a refreshment drink, key players’ unique packaging strategies increase the value offered through the introduction of new coffee brands.
The average shelf life of coffee is 12 to 18 months, so effective packaging is required to protect the coffee content. Packaging protects the coffee from various factors that, include temperature, spillage, and humidity, among others. In addition, the aroma of the product is kept intact through the coffee’s packaging. Coffee packaging also provides protection against direct contact with oxygen, which can create harmful microorganisms in coffee, thereby reducing the flavor. Hence, the design of effective, strong, and fit-for-purpose packaging solutions is an important contributor to maintaining freshness in the global coffee industry.
The coffee packaging market is poised to grow at a healthy rate during the forecast period owing to the increase in widespread consumption of coffee globally, followed by the presence of established brands in the global coffee market. Coffee packaging is also considered to be a sustainable option, so manufacturers are focusing on sustainable packaging materials that aim to reduce recyclability and transportation expenses. In addition, the rise of private labels in the global coffee market, offering a wide range of coffee products at affordable prices, is also acting as a driving factor in the growth of the global coffee packaging market. For example, private-label coffee manufacturers in the US, including Specialty Java and K&F Coffee, are focusing on the packaging of coffee products and custom designing the products as per the needs of consumers. Specialty Java offers single-serve and fractional packaging that is flushed with nitrogen and aims to provide long-term freshness to the packaged coffee. In addition, the extensive product mix offered by various key coffee packaging manufacturers is also fueling the growth of the global coffee packaging market during the forecast period. For example, in April 2017, Amcor showcased Vento, metal-free laminated coffee packaging, at the Interpack show in Germany.
The global coffee packaging market is segmented by material type into flexible pouches, plastics, glass, and others. The other segment includes metal, steel, tin, and aluminum, among others. In 2017, flexible pouches dominated the global coffee packaging market in terms of volume. With the growing shift of key manufacturers towards sustainable packaging, the global coffee packaging market by the flexible pouch segment is expected to witness massive growth during the forecast period.
Based on the product type, the market is segmented into roasted and ground coffee, instant coffee, and premium coffee. Roasted and ground coffee beans held the largest market owing to the fact that high-barrier packaging, such as stand-up pouches with gas valves, is required for packaging. In addition, roasted and ground coffee loses aroma as they come into contact with oxygen.
Based on the packaging type, the global coffee packaging market is segmented into stand-up pouches, vacuum pouches and bags, side-gusseted bags, flat-bottom bags, and others. The others segment includes cans and bottles, among others. An increasing focus by manufacturers on stand-up pouches with a key focus on sustainability is one of the important factors driving the growth of this market during the forecast period. In addition, by focusing on stand-up pouch packaging, manufacturers can create attractive designs in coffee packaging, thereby adding features such as spouts and zip locks to make coffee packaging more usable and convenient.
In 2017, in terms of demand and consumption, globally, North America was the major market for coffee packaging, followed by Asia Pacific and Europe. In 2017, North America held the largest market share in terms of value, owing to an increase in the number of health-conscious consumers, followed by an increase in the consumption of coffee in this region. As of 2017, Asia Pacific was the fastest-growing market for coffee packaging globally, owing to the increase in per capita disposable income among countries that include India and China.
The global coffee packaging market is segmented as below:
By Material Type
- Flexible pouches
- Others (metal, steel, tin, aluminum, etc.)
By Product Type
- Roasted and ground coffee
- Instant Coffee
- Premium Coffee
By Packaging Type
- Stand-up pouches
- Vacuum pouches and bags
- Side-gusseted bags
- Flat-bottom bags
- Others (bottles, cans, etc.)
- North America
- Rest of Europe
- Rest of APAC
- rest of Latin America
MEA (Middle East and Africa)
Key players across the coffee packaging market value chain are:
Jimi Packaging Company Limited, Amcor Ltd., Mondi PLC, DS Smith PLC, Bemis Co., Inc., ProAmpac LLC, Pacific Bag, Inc., Crown Holdings Inc., Graham Packaging Company, L.P., Poly Pak Plastics, Packmate Packaging Co., Ltd., Min Lee Packaging Materials Co., Ltd., Novolex Holdings, Inc., Color Hoyo Paper & Plastic Products Co., Ltd., Dejili Packing Material Co., Ltd.,
This report offers the following:
- Assessment of coffee packaging market trends for the period 2016–2026
- Historical (past) information for 2016 and 2017 and projections with CAGRs from 2018 to 2026, considering 2017 as the base year for the market.
- Market drivers, restraints, future prospects, and competitive analysis (market positioning) of key market players
- Overview of the Coffee Packaging Industry Value Chain
- Company profile with major information about the key players operating in the coffee packaging market
- Estimation of the market size in terms of value and volume