Meet the 2023 finalists of the Packaging Design Awards

Firsthand Coffee

New Zealand

Firsthand Coffee started its journey in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, in 2010. The brand’s recyclable LDPE coffee bags are designed to be simplistic and uncomplicated to portray the quality of the product inside. 

Living Millennially

USA

“Who says specialty coffee has to be all serious and intimidating?” This brand believes the first step in breaking that stereotype is having a coffee bag that’s as funky and enjoyable as the product inside.

Banhoek Coffee Co.

South Africa

Using a fine-line geometric illustration, this brand uses its coffee packaging to promote sustainability and support animal welfare. Their bag design was inspired by the natural beauty of the Banhoek Valley.

Pinup Coffee Co.

USA

Pinup Coffee, owned and operated by US Navy veterans, is on the verge of launching its redesigned packaging, which is inspired by the iconic pin-up art, creating a specialty coffee brand that is exciting, welcoming, and craft-minded.

Black Hat Coffee

Germany

Black Hat Coffee believes coffee is as individual a product as a tailor-made suit. So, the brand’s custom coffee boxes and bags feature different suit patterns, as well as illustrations of men dressed impeccably.

LongStory Coffee Co.

USA

“A lot of different things all came together to create our coffee bag design.” LongStory Coffee Co. is themed around books, reading, history, and stories and the brand’s packaging portrays this perfectly.

200 Degrees

UK

The brand’s retail and wholesale coffee packaging is understated and timeless, with the side panel featuring design flourishes such as ornate woodwork from original mantelpieces and floral William Morris-inspired wallpaper.

Couplet Coffee Inc.

USA

Couplet Coffee wanted a “visual design that was fun, approachable, and told the story of the coffee journey from farm to cup. We’re big on being bright, colourful, and funkier than people are used to in the coffee space.”

Kolo Coffee

Ukraine

Kolo Coffee focuses on innovation, simplicity, and community. Their coffee boxes and bags are wrapped in a bright orange nylon band with a cord lock, which is a symbol of how coffee helps connect people, regardless of age, circumstance, or race.

Firelight Coffee

USA

The design for Firelight Coffee Roasters packaging represents “a picture of the future world we hope to see. A world where nature thrives in abundance, where the beauty of simple things is celebrated, and where everyone has access to quality coffee.”

Salto Coffee

USA

Salto Coffee has created a unique set of patterns for its coffee bags. Each represents the vibrancy, movement, and energy of the brand, while the colour palette reflects the mountain townscape of aspen trees, alpine lakes, and granite rock.

Black Acres Roastery

USA

A minority-owned roaster with a focus on community, relationship, and sustainability, this brand’s coffee bag for its Colombia Aponte Honey offering features an original illustration from an image of the region Nariño.

Astro Coffee Limited

New Zealand

“Our coffee journey is an exploration, and the name “Astro” encapsulates these ideals.” Their coffee bags feature a simple, sophisticated design that showcases the quality of the product, using luxurious colours to highlight the logo and tagline.

Victoriana Coffee Co.

Colombia

Inspired by the coffee branding of the 1800s, Victoriana Coffee Co. offer black coffee bags adorned with gorgeous gold, antique illustrations. Each pouch is an artwork of fine Victorian style details and decoration.

Birdy Coffee Co.

Canada

This brand combines coffee bags with custom-printed labels that feature a variety of birds and calming colours. To highlight the characteristics of each coffee, the brand matches it to a bird: fruiter coffees feature tropical birds.

Woke

Malaysia

This packaging showcases the intricate art of the coffee tree. The brand’s boxes and flat-bottom coffee bags feature delicate decals of the branches, leaves, and cherries of a coffee tree on an ivory-white or lilac background.

Bernard Cafe

Venezuela

“We wanted to refer to the origin of our coffee, which has a long and striking history dating back to 1870.” Bernard Café’s coffee bags are a bold combination of rich reds, purples, and blues that blend to form a mountainous landscape.

Firsthand Coffee

New Zealand

Firsthand Coffee started its journey in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, in 2010. The brand’s recyclable LDPE coffee bags are designed to be simplistic and uncomplicated to portray the quality of the product inside. 

Living Millennially

USA

“Who says specialty coffee has to be all serious and intimidating?” This brand believes the first step in breaking that stereotype is having a coffee bag that’s as funky and enjoyable as the product inside.

Banhoek Coffee Co.

South Africa

Using a fine-line geometric illustration, this brand uses its coffee packaging to promote sustainability and support animal welfare. Their bag design was inspired by the natural beauty of the Banhoek Valley.

Pinup Coffee Co.

USA

Pinup Coffee, owned and operated by US Navy veterans, is on the verge of launching its redesigned packaging, which is inspired by the iconic pin-up art, creating a specialty coffee brand that is exciting, welcoming, and craft-minded.

Black Hat Coffee

Germany

Black Hat Coffee believes coffee is as individual a product as a tailor-made suit. So, the brand’s custom coffee boxes and bags feature different suit patterns, as well as illustrations of men dressed impeccably.

200 Degrees

UK

The brand’s retail and wholesale coffee packaging is understated and timeless, with the side panel featuring design flourishes such as ornate woodwork from original mantelpieces and floral William Morris-inspired wallpaper.

LongStory Coffee Co.

USA

“A lot of different things all came together to create our coffee bag design.” LongStory Coffee Co. is themed around books, reading, history, and stories and the brand’s packaging portrays this perfectly.

Kolo Coffee

Ukraine

Kolo Coffee focuses on innovation, simplicity, and community. Their coffee boxes and bags are wrapped in a bright orange nylon band with a cord lock, which is a symbol of how coffee helps connect people, regardless of age, circumstance, or race.

Couplet Coffee Inc.

USA

Couplet Coffee wanted a “visual design that was fun, approachable, and told the story of the coffee journey from farm to cup. We’re big on being bright, colourful, and funkier than people are used to in the coffee space.”

Firelight Coffee

USA

The design for Firelight Coffee Roasters packaging represents “a picture of the future world we hope to see. A world where nature thrives in abundance, where the beauty of simple things is celebrated, and where everyone has access to quality coffee.”

Salto Coffee

USA

Salto Coffee has created a unique set of patterns for its coffee bags. Each represents the vibrancy, movement, and energy of the brand, while the colour palette reflects the mountain townscape of aspen trees, alpine lakes, and granite rock.

Woke

Malaysia

This packaging showcases the intricate art of the coffee tree. The brand’s boxes and flat-bottom coffee bags feature delicate decals of the branches, leaves, and cherries of a coffee tree on an ivory-white or lilac background.

Black Acres Roastery

USA

A minority-owned roaster with a focus on community, relationship, and sustainability, this brand’s coffee bag for its Colombia Aponte Honey offering features an original illustration from an image of the region Nariño.

Astro Coffee Ltd.

New Zealand

“Our coffee journey is an exploration, and the name ‘Astro’ encapsulates these ideals.” Their coffee bags feature a simple, sophisticated design that showcases the quality of the product, using luxurious colours to highlight the logo and tagline.

Victoriana Coffee Co.

Colombia

Inspired by the coffee branding of the 1800s, Victoriana Coffee Co. offer black coffee bags adorned with gorgeous gold, antique illustrations. Each pouch is an artwork of fine Victorian style details and decoration.

Birdy Coffee Co.

Canada

This brand combines coffee bags with custom-printed labels that feature a variety of birds and calming colours. To highlight the characteristics of each coffee, the brand matches it to a bird: fruiter coffees feature tropical birds.

Bernard Cafe

Venezuela

“We wanted to refer to the origin of our coffee, which has a long and striking history dating back to 1870.” Bernard Café’s coffee bags are a bold combination of rich reds, purples, and blues that blend to form a mountainous landscape.

What are the 2023 MTPak Coffee Packaging Design Awards?

The 2023 MTPak Coffee Packaging Design Awards were designed to highlight, recognise, and reward the hard work and dedication that goes into creating stand-out packaging.

As a sustainable packaging company, we want to help honour the extraordinary work we see in the field of coffee bag design every day.