Supreme approached Marx Design with a very clear problem, take the complex and make it simple. Their warehouse was becoming overwhelming; too many varieties, too many different packaging options and the consistent need to dispatch, urgently. They had grown rapidly but didn’t have a simple solution to match their growth. A packaging solution was required to work across both wholesale and retail, two diverse audiences unified by their need to get their fresh coffee fix.
Functionality was a critical consideration.Marx Design needed a solution that would retain freshness, stand unassisted and dramatically reduce the number of different pack formats. At the time of briefing there were eight different wholesale pack solutions which stock management issues and created chaos when trying to dispatch and ensure the correct bean was in the correct bag. For consumers education was critical for them to be able to achieve café quality brews at home. Café owners knew exactly how to make a great cup of Supreme so education on pack wasn’t important but our research told us they found the previous bags difficult to open, they wouldn’t reseal, and wouldn’t stand on their own. If they were dropped (a frequent occurrence in the trade) they’d split and whole bags of coffee were ruined.
The result we created was one form in four different sizes. It’s an extremely minimal, resealable, bespoke white foil bag. Immediately the choice of white pops it out from the sea of brown paper packaging of many other coffee brands.