When I get my greens from sweetmarias delivered, I take them out of the plastic bags and transfer them to cloth bags for storage. How do others label those cloth bags? The ziplocs have that nice label from sweetmarias. I have been re-writing the info on an index card and attaching it to the cloth bag but there must be a better way. How do you do it? My stash is only about 25 lbs and I still have all the original labels if you use those. Help! Chad
I remove the labels as best I can from the plastic bags and use clear packing tape to put them on the cloth bags. It almost works. :-) Sometimes I tape those labels to string tags I got at Office Depot. HTH, Bill On 10/10/06, cja wrote: <Snip>
Cut out the label and attach with two safety pins. Eddie On 10/10/06, cja wrote: <Snip>
I cut around the label with scissors, leaving an inch or so of clear plastic on one end. I hole-punch the clear "tab" and run one end of the bag's string-tie through the hole. Tying the bag shut pulls the plastic against what little opening there might be in the bag. When I finish off a bag, the label goes into the archives, i.e., it gets tossed into a drawer. It seems kind of a shame to cut up the bags. I can print out my own labels, and I might start doing that eventually. The roasting information on the labels is often a bit different than on the Sweet Maria's web site, so I like to keep that information handy. On Oct 10, 2006, at 10:21 PM, cja wrote: <Snip>
Call me lazy, but I use peel and stick labels that are meant to use as address labels. I just write the name of the beans, any info I think I might need, and the date received on them. They come right off when I change out the beans. When I order coffee, I print out Tom's description, and keep those sheets in a section of my roasting log for reference. Vicki David Schooley wrote: <Snip>
Anyone just put a number on the bags with a permanent marker and then keep a log? Then when you re-use the bag update that number on the log? Chad On Tue, 10 Oct 2006 9:20pm, Vicki Smith wrote: <Snip>
Oohhh! Only if I could get my wife to sew the number onto the bag- no pen smell! Chad On Tue, 10 Oct 2006 9:34pm, Chad wrote: <Snip>
I cut out the labels (right along the edge of the paper label - don't try to peel them off) and tape them to the bag using 2" clear 3M Scotch Packaging tape. This fits perfectly on the cloth 2 lb bags and stays put as long as you want. Since the label is still backed with plastic, only the tape sticks to the bag, but it leaves no sticky residue when removed so the bag can be reused. It works fine on the 1 lb bags also but I don't use many of those. Larry On 10/10/06, Chad wrote: <Snip>
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I have a method that has worked very well. After I take the greens out of the plastic bag they come in, I take a pair of scissors and cut out the label from the front of the bag, leaving about 1/4 inch around the sticker. I take a hole punch and make a little hole in the left upper corner of the label and then thread the string from the cotton bag through that. I really like having the original sticker to refer to and it looks nice hanging from the cotton bag. After I use up the coffee, I keep the "tags" with my roasting log, so that I can refer to them when studying past roasts. Hope this helps!
I just pay them $0.35 and get a new cloth bag with a label on it - I just threw away several dozen old bags with labels to make room - maybe I should sell them on eBay ... DJ