Coffee bags that work like tea bags

Take away the hassle with coffee bags that work like tea bags

Coffee lovers the world over often can’t do without their daily coffee hit, but those of us in the know are all too aware of how time consuming it can be to craft the perfect brew. With that in mind the team at Farrer’s have come up with the perfect solution. A totally fuss free single use coffee bag containing 7.5g of ground coffee the perfect dose for making a standard cup of coffee.

Farrer’s new single portion coffee bags are designed to give consumers speciality coffee without having to deal with cafetières or brewing equipment. Coffee bags are pretty similar to their tea containing cousins… they are simply a great way to make a proper cup of fresh coffee without any fuss.


Are there coffee bags like tea bags?

The same technology that’s used today in tea bags has been around for more than hundred years. It’s just that no one got around to using it for coffee until the 1970’s. The coffee bag idea originated from across the pond. The chap responsible, Thomas Sullivan, a New York based tea merchant, kicked it all off in 1908, when he started to send samples of tea to his customers in small silk bags. Some of his customers assumed that they were supposed to use the bags much in the same way as traditional metal infusers, and put the entire bag into the pot, rather than emptying out the contents.

The tea / coffee bag was born… In the ensuing years Sullivan developed sachets made of gauze, the first purpose-made tea bags and by the 1920’s they were being commercially produced.

By the 1970’s some bright spark thought that the idea might work with coffee… it didn’t catch on… but thankfully with advances in technology it‘s now possible to create a cup of freshly ground coffee using a coffee bag with the added bonus of no grinding, no waste, no mess, no fuss… all you have to do is pop a coffee bag into your cup add freshly boiled water leave for roughly 3 minutes stir and squeeze and then dispose of the used coffee bag.


How do coffee bags work?

Coffee bags work exactly the same way as tea bags. The ground coffee is sealed inside a heat-sealed material bag. Simply add boiling water and leave the coffee to infuse for 3 minutes. Stir your coffee, squeeze the bag, remove your coffee bag and enjoy!


The Best Coffee Bags

To that end we’ve taken a bit of time to do our research to create the best coffee bags. We experimented with coffees and paper for our bags and we’ve come up with two varieties to kick off our ground coffee bag range, which are sold in 15 bag pouches, retailing at £3.95 each. They are…


Colombian Coffee Bags

Our Colombian coffee bags are a single origin coffee sourced from the Huila region, which brews a wonderfully bright and fruity cup, with hints of toffee apple and blackcurrant, with a dark chocolate finish.



Decaff Coffee Bags

Our Decaff coffee bags come from a single origin source in Brazil. It’s just the thing for brewing the perfect cup of decaff, with its rich peanut and chocolate notes, medium body and low acidity.



Dave Walsh, Farrer’s General Manager, said:

‘’We’ve been working to get the taste profiles right for our ground coffee bags for just over six months. We’ve experimented with using different materials for the bags, changing the weight of coffee used, with different grinds to maximise flavour and delivery.


A good coffee needs to infuse the water as it brews, so we’ve come up trumps delivering flavour with both our Colombian and Decaf bags. We think you’ll agree they deliver a great cup of coffee and all you need is a kettle!’’


Step by Step: How to make the perfect coffee from a coffee bag.

coffee bags that work like tea bags

Step 1: Pop your coffee bag in your favourite mug.


pour boiling water into the mug over the coffee bag

Step 2: Pour in boiling water over the coffee bag


leave to infuse for 3 minutes and stir the coffee bag

Step 3: Leave to infuse for 3 minutes and then stir.


squeeze the coffee bag

Step 4: Squeeze the coffee bag and remove it from your mug.


roast and ground coffee bag
Step 5: Enjoy your hassle free coffee! 🙂