Trains Coffee and the Art of Foaming Milk
By Kelle Vandenberg
A couple of weeks ago a group from PBi jumped on a train and headed due south to Portland… to the land of all things hip and cool. Our destination was the American Barista & Coffee School, to learn the importance of good coffee, a perfect grind, and silky shiny milk. Stepping off the train, sans skinny jeans and second-hand cardi sweater, I felt a little old and a little out of place, but determined to do my best, blend in, and foam some milk.
Tea & Coffee Article: Packaging Roasted Coffee
By Mark V. Howley
There are a variety of pre-made packaging options for the specialty coffee market that ensure the coffee’s flavor will remain intact—without having to spend a fortune.
Food and Packaging Safety
by Bill Walters, Vice President of Packaging Technology, Pacific Bag, Inc.
We may not think about it every time we eat a meal or feed our pet, but as we prepare meals for our families, somewhere in the back of our minds is the thought “I hope the people who have touched this before me cared about its cleanliness and purity as much as I do.” We live in an amazing world that can deliver safe, clean food from one corner of the globe to another…
Bags with A Conscience
by Kelle Vandenberg, Director of Marketing & Insides Sales
Some habits that we have, we could do without, and some are harmless, just habits. A couple of years ago, I had decided that for my “new year’s resolution” I was going to focus on forming good habits. Going to the gym, being nicer, swearing less, (maybe one out of three isn’t so bad) and see if it would help to create a positive impact, without agenda…
Wine Walk Success! Homeward Pet Adoption Center Fundraiser
Congratulations to Homeward Pet Adoption Center on their successful Happy Tails Wine Walk this past weekend in Woodinville!
Office Technologies Drive Customer Service Improvement for Bags at PBi
Our goal is search the world for methods to improve our ability to service customers with quality products. In that end, we recently asked Robert Hepburn, Product Manager and member of the PBi technology group, to search for ideas.
Back from the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe
When the summer afternoon rain comes to the South of France, it is an opportunity to tuck under the faded awning of a nearby café, enjoy a cappuccino or a crisp glass of Chablis. You can contemplate, people watch, or loose yourself within the weathered pages of a classic novel.
NCA (National Coffee Association) Annual Report Highlights
The NCA (National Coffee Association) publishes an annual report on coffee consumption every year. The big news this year is there was a 5% jump in coffee consumption, which was led by Hispanic Americans. This group consumes more coffee than other ethnic groups.
Back from the World Tea Expo
Heralding from Seattle, we jump at any opportunity to head to sunnier climes, especially in this case, when the destination is the World Tea Expo held in sunny Las Vegas. We left Seattle with our check list complete: laptop, work clothes, flip-flops, and sunscreen—after all, we can’t work 24/7 right?
Hook-N-Loop vs. Press-to-Close Zipper
At PBi we are always looking for new packaging formats, trends, and options. We recently heard some talk about the Velcro™ or Hook-N-Loop re-closure devices on packaging, and a question came up, “is the Hook-N-Loop closure air tight?”