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 Post subject: Food Item: Coffee
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:45 am 
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Storage is integral to maintaining your coffee's freshness and flavor. It is important to keep it away from excessive air, moisture, heat, and light -- in that order -- in order to preserve its fresh-roast flavor as long as possible. Coffee beans are decorative and beautiful to look at but you will compromise the taste of your coffee if you store your beans in ornamental, glass canisters on your kitchen countertop. Doing so will cause them to become stale and your coffee will quickly lose its fresh flavor.

STORE YOUR DAILY COFFEE...

It is important not to refrigerate or freeze your daily supply of coffee because contact with moisture will cause it to deteriorate. Instead, store coffee in air-tight glass or ceramic containers and keep it in a convenient, but dark and cool, location. Remember that a cabinet near the oven is often too warm, as is a cabinet on an outside wall of your kitchen if it receives heat from a strong afternoon or summer sun.

The commercial coffee containers that you purchased your coffee in are generally not appropriate for long-term storage. Appropriate coffee storage canisters with an airtight seal are a worthwhile investment.


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 Post subject: Re: Food Item: Coffee
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:45 am 
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MORE on COFFEE:

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When to Freeze Coffee

How long does coffee stay fresh? A good rule to use is two weeks. Now, if you happen to have found a great price on bulk coffee, and you don't plan on using it within two weeks, the freezer can be an acceptable one-time shot. What this means is that once you take it out of the freezer, it should never go back in. The constant changes in temperature will wreak havoc on your coffee. The frozen moisture on your coffee will melt and be absorbed into the bean. When you put it back into the freezer, you are repeating the process.

The goal in freezing coffee is to keep it away from moisture. If you have a five-pound bag of coffee to store, divide it up into weekly portions. Wrap those portions up using sealable freezer bags and plastic wrap. I've even read you should go so far as to suck out the excess air from the freezer bag using a straw!

Remove the weekly portion when you need it, and store it in an air-tight container in a dry place like your pantry. Do not put it back into the freezer!

When to Refrigerate Coffee

Never, unless you are conducting a science experiment on how long it takes to ruin perfectly good coffee. The fridge is one of the absolute worst places to put coffee.
Buy whole beans and keep them whole as long as you can.

Would you cut a cake into pieces the day before you plan to serve it? Would you buy it pre-sliced? Of course not! The pieces would quickly become stale and the frosting would start to dry out. The same goes for coffee. Grinding the coffee breaks up the beans and their oils, exposes the beans to air, and makes the coffee go stale a lot faster, no matter how you store it. This holds especially true for flavored coffees!

For the best tasting coffee, buy your beans whole and store them in a sealed container in a dark place. Grind right before serving.

Vacuum-sealed coffee

Vacuum-sealed coffee does not equal fresh coffee. When coffee is roasted, it releases carbon dioxide and continues to release it for days afterward. Fresh-roasted coffee can be packaged in valve-sealed bags to allow the gasses to escape and will taste best about 48 hours after roasting. To be vacuum sealed, the coffee has to first release all its CO² or it will burst the bag. The vacuum bag will indeed help preserve coffee longer while it ships and maybe sits on a store shelf, but before it shipped it had to sit around for a while before it was "sealed for freshness." Vacuum sealing is best for pre-ground coffee, which we already know is not going to taste as good as fresh-ground coffee.


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 Post subject: Re: Food Item: Coffee
PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:44 am 
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Coffee Plants!

Image mmpaints @ American Prepper Network:
http://americanpreppersnetwork.iboards. ... .php?t=218

:arrow: mmpaints: I grow coffee. I've had coffee plants continually going for several years.

:arrow: Arabica Dateura loves direct sunlight, is tolerant of a wide variety of temperatures and handles drought well. They are by far the easiest strain of coffee plant to grow for the home gardening enthusiast. I keep them in big planters on rollers and move them into the southern exposure windows thru the winter. I've had 6 coffee plants live 8 years that way until kittens killed them. I fertilize them every 3 months with bunny berry tea and they do great. I am very excited about my new ones coming on, This time I will protect them better if I have kittens in the house over the winter.

:?: herbalpagan:
Where did you get the seeds to start with?

:arrow: mmpaints: ebay


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 Post subject: Re: Food Item: Coffee
PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:04 pm 
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Coffee-Long Term Storage

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Long Term Coffee Storage For When TSHTF
http://www.shtfblog.com/long-term-coffee-storage-for-when-tshtf/

by JARHEAD SURVIVOR on FEBRUARY 4, 2011

Image I’m a coffee addict. If there’s a recommended daily allowance of caffeine I surely take in five times what they suggest. For starters I’ll drink three cups of coffee first thing in the morning. There’s nothing better than getting up in the morning and having a delicious hot cup of dark roast while my son is eating breakfast. At work I’ll occasionally wait until noon time for my next two or three cups, but usually I have another cup or two at 9:30 am or so. Then I’ll have another cup or two around 2:00 pm. And then another cup or two – or even a CoffeeArmy cappuccino – around 7:00 pm. Just enough to smooth me out and put me to sleep. Crazy eh?

-snip-

I called a local coffee shop and the conversation went something like this:

Me: Hi. I'd like to ask you a question about storing coffee.

Young Woman: Ok. Go ahead.
--- Continued at link, above ---


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 Post subject: Re: Food Item: Coffee
PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:32 pm 
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Coffee with Chicory-Found in Nature!

Hat Tip to "cityhomesteader" over at American Preppers Network:

:arrow: "about coffee... Down through the years pioneers adulterated their limited supply of hard to find coffee with the root of a common field weed called Chicory. 30% roasted ground chicory root is the ratio for the blend. You can make it half and half and it still makes a great cup of joe: "

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Coffee with Chicory is a Delectable Treat with Roots in History
http://www.buzzle.com/articles/coffee-with-chicory-is-a-delectable-treat-with-roots-in-history.html

Image Chicory was long used a coffee substitute when coffee itself was scarce, but in the modern-day, adding a bit of chicory to coffee provides a robust flavor that can turn coffee into a rare delicacy. ---Read MORE at LINK, above ---

more facts about this truly uncommon herb:
http://www.bigcitycoffee.com/pages/What-Is-Chicory%3F.html
http://chicorycoffeeandtea.com/Site/Why%20Chicory.html
http://www.squidoo.com/chicory
http://www.thecajunconnection.com/chicory.html

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