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Seth Ciferri
Courier Coffee Roasters

Quantity Produced


Production Cost

$430 (plus 1 year of coffee!)

Production Time

2 weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

8.25 in × 3.5 in × 2.375 in

Page Count

Paper Stock

40% recycled kraft bag with vegetable liner

Number of Colors

2 spot (light brown and dark brown)




Custom lettering


Seth Ciferri has been making custom tattoo machines since 1994 creating a range of unique liners and shaders. One of his latest is the “Light Roast” liner and in keeping with the roast theme, Seth partnered with fellow Portland business Courier Coffee Roasters to create a special packaging that combines the liner with ½ pound of coffee. Bringing together the two entities was Keegan Wenkman, who created some lovely lettering and illustration compositions for each, and printing those on a kraft paper bag. The result is something we will call Rustic Independent Chic. Or not. Point being, it’s very nice. And, also, very hard as Keegan shares:

It’s terribly hard to print letterpress coffee bags, but possible. I had to build a jig of masking tape to fill the gap in the bag from its side folds in order to get a reasonable print… lots of fun though… its was low run, hand-fed and duo-tone, which made everything better.

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Illustration and design: Keegan Onefoot



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This post was published in the original layout of FPO so all images are smaller. Project descriptions as well as production lessons are quoted in the main content area.

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Armin Vit

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

October 22, 2009


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