Best Way to Store Coffee (and Tea)?

Fixit

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Hmm coffee storage.
Best is store green beans and roast as needed.
Second is to store vacuum sealed roasted whole beans and grind as needed. What we do.
Third is the vacuum sealed bricks of ground coffee.
The key is only the oils on the surface of the grounds or bean is ever comes in contact with the air . By grinding when used these oil are fresh not rancid.
 

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I swear I have a French press somewhere. I used the heck out of it a bunch of years ago after a hurricane. It must be enjoying it's retirement because it's gone awol. I probably should just get another one - duh!
As soon as you buy another one, the old one will turn up. That is the Law of Things Put In a Safe Place--that you never see again!
 

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Funny you say that. This past week I got in 5 lbs. of chicory seed . Now bear in mind that there are roughly 40,000 seed to the 1/4 pound. I will pass a few to friends and spread the rest over a large area this winter on top of snow .
 

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I have filters and pour over dripper if it comes down to desperation for hubby. I normally use it to filter grease, but it's kept clean. There is a small french press somewhere. Then there is the old Keurig with the mesh filter in the back bedroom. Found a regular coffee maker works better for how much he likes.

I have an electic kettle for hot water. That gets used at least once a day for tea.
 

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DH has gotten hooked on roasted, brewed cacao. It's like a hybrid of tea and coffee, with the taste of bakers chocolate. No caffeine, but it has theobromine, which gives you an energy boost without the shakes. Now he wants to experiment and see if he can roast his own, using the cacao nibs we've been seeing in the store.
 

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Vacuum sealed. Got to keep moisture and oxygen away. Canning jar with 2 piece lid. Can oven can it as this is the type of thing that is for.

I'd personally drop in a small oxygen absorber and desiccant, then use the jar attachment for the vacuum sealer. That's how I store small amounts of grains in quart or half gallon jars.

Freezing in air tight container is fine as long as you don't open it to pull some out. That lets moisture in. Use smaller containers if needed so can just pull a small amount that can be used up. Make sure the lid is left off a while after it warms up fully to room temperature and any moisture that builds up has a chance to evaporate. Then keep as normal.

Those vacuumed sealed bricks of coffee they sell in the store last a very long time in the cupboard until opened.
 

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Shades of above, whole beans, vacuum sealed bag, freezer. :)

If the SHTF, and coffee is scarce, I will be going through my civil war history books looking for southern coffee solutions. Lolol
 

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Vacuum sealed. Got to keep moisture and oxygen away. Canning jar with 2 piece lid. Can oven can it as this is the type of thing that is for.

I'd personally drop in a small oxygen absorber and desiccant, then use the jar attachment for the vacuum sealer. That's how I store small amounts of grains in quart or half gallon jars.

Freezing in air tight container is fine as long as you don't open it to pull some out. That lets moisture in. Use smaller containers if needed so can just pull a small amount that can be used up. Make sure the lid is left off a while after it warms up fully to room temperature and any moisture that builds up has a chance to evaporate. Then keep as normal.

Those vacuumed sealed bricks of coffee they sell in the store last a very long time in the cupboard until opened.
Mice like the vaccuun sealed bricks. 😣 I put mine into quart jars. Sounds like I should get the jar attachment for my vacuum sealer.
 

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