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    Looking for coffee sacks

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    Hi all! Just wondering if anyone knows a place where I can pick up coffee sacks. My fiancee's thinking of recycling coffee sacks for our wedding. Hope there's a place out there that gives them away for free. I live in Melbourne by the way. Thanks all!

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    Could always email Andy... The owner/operator of this website

    Mal.

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    Thanks for your reply, Mal! Will do that.

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    We have a few...

    Ironically, just got rid of about 50 via freecycle...

    Cheers

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    Genovese sell their more interesting ones but might still be worth calling but they are a pain in the butt for a lot of roasters, a quick call around will find you plenty.
    Veneziano, also site sponsors, could be worth trying.

    cheers

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    Hi Chris! PM sent. We don't really need it now; I just thought I'd start collecting them. Thanks for mentioning Freecycle, I'll check that one out too!

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    Thanks chokkidog! I've messaged some roasters already and waiting for their reply. Fingers crossed!

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    So - a "coffee sack" is like a sugarbag?

    Gyges - out of curiousity, how was she going to recycle them? Into bridesmaids dresses? what?

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    Haha she's thinking of using them as table runners and decors for some plants that double as decor and favours. Not sure if they're the same as sugar sacks; are they of jute/hessian material as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky View Post
    So - a "coffee sack" is like a sugarbag?..
    dunno' what a sugarbag is like, but a coffee sack is a heavy, open weave , hessian / burlap, "gunny sack" that normally holds around 70kg of greens.

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    FYI...
    FOR hundreds of years, coffee beans have made their way around the world in gunny sacks. Now the use of these burlap bags, small enough to be hoisted by one person and a symbol of coffee's artisanal character, is giving way to the modern demands of global trade.
    IntercontinentalExchange, home to the world's most heavily traded coffee contract, last week said it would allow bean shipments to its certified warehouses to arrive in lined cargo containers, or "supersacks." These plastic woven sacks often hold a metric ton of coffee, or enough beans to make about 125,000 shots of espresso.

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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    If you are ever in sydney then stop in at schibello in rhodes… a lot of spare coffee sacks



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