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Doing some market research on long term coffee storage w/ green beans.

I found out that you can store "green" coffee beans that last up to 10 years if packaged properly. I figured that this may be a great commodity to have in the event of the inevitable financial collapse in our future.

Anyways, just posting this to see if there are any preppers out there that also see green, non roasted coffee beans as a good investment within their food storage portfolio.

Any feedback is appreciated!



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Try sealing in Mylar bag with an O2 absorber

I bought a few pounds of hops several years ago during a shortage, but I don't brew that often to use them all at once. A buddy who I brew with suggested we store the rest in Mylar bags along with O2 absorbing tablets.

I was amazed. The hops, no matter how long we stored them (up to a couple years), were just like using fresh ones. I'm sure there was some difference, but my beer didn't suffer and they all looked and felt fresh.

Getting rid of the O2 is key, it is highly reactive and what's left is a Nitrogen bath that is non-reactive. You need to use Mylar or something similar to prevent leaking.

I was pondering this very thing this week!

But trying varrious methods of freeze drying ripe bean, we will always have rocks to use as grinders.
That's assuming Feinstine won't try to outlaw " assault rocks "., sigh.

Great minds think alike, so why do ours?

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Thinking about buying in bulk and retailing

If I can figure out how to package for long term storage, I'd like to retail on Amazon or sell at wholesale to prepper supply websites. Just doing a little homework.

Maybe we could partner omit and call it "dailypaul prepper coffee." :)

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Gee. New question for me.

Coffee is kind of like an occasional treat for me. But let's see here, it's a bean (nut) so it's gonna be LOW moisture content. Below 20% when fresh I'd guess. That's pretty good, but storage would probably require 10% and below moisture content.

Next is the oil issue and rancidity is the enemy. Oxygen-depriving the beans in storage is therefore your next strategy. Vacuum packing with oxygen absorbers is the way to go. Mylar bags would be the container of choice for me. Not only impermeable to air/water but resealable.

Of course nitrogen displacement of O2 is fine but not everybody is gonna buy bottles of nitrogen. They are kinda cumbersome.

Freeze drying is hands down the best commercial method along with oxygen deprivation. It adds to time and expense but you can deliver maximum storage terms. There are home or small business scaled freeze dry systems, these are stand-alone, totally modular. Plug them into 220VAC and away you go. Check Ebay and Baidu for used units.

As with everything else, keep stored foods away from UV radiation (sunlight) and keep the temp between F33-F65.

The book link in my footer has a method for determining moisture content by weight. As well as lots of other food storage stuff. And let me know how it goes.

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