Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Preparedness Tips - Re-Packaging Ground Coffee for Storage

Here's a great tip on re-packaging your ground coffee. Ground coffee has a very short shelf life once opened. To keep that fresh ground coffee taste here's a valuable tip.

Sam said...

Coffee StorageRW, you are dead on that ground coffee is only good for about two weeks after it is opened.

Good news! I just completed a save-the-coffee experiment, and It worked! I can only drink one (large) cup of coffee a day. Yet in my preps I have a bunch of three pound cans of ground coffee. I discovered that I could only use a quarter (max) of a can before it turned sour.I got the bright idea to repack the freshly opened ground coffee into small canning jars.

Pack coffee in the jar tight (to get the air out) till it was slightly less than half an inch from the top of the jar, wipe the rim of the jar free of coffee grounds, and screw on a new lid.Then I used my Pump and Seal ($20 online) and vacuum sealed the jar. Stored these in a cool dark closet till I needed one.

I just finished the last jar (10 weeks after repackaging it). It tasted fresh to the last cup! I use that little Pump and Seal for a lot of my preps, but not ammo. It can suck the bullets right out of a cartridge.

Keep up the great work RW!

Sam
November 10, 2008 9:00 AM

You can read about or order a pump-n-seal unit here: http://www.pump-n-seal.com/

Staying above the water line!

Riverwalker

9 comments:

Wretha said...

I got my Pump-n-Seal a couple of weeks ago and I LOVE it! It's people powered and you don't need special containers for it. :)

Staying Alive said...

Gotta check this pump and seal out!

Michael

riverwalker said...

To: wretha
I continue to hear good things about this Pump-n-Seal!

RW

riverwalker said...

To: michael

I need to check it out and see about getting one also.

RW

Anonymous said...

here you can make your own.

http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Alvin-Vacuum-Sealer/

you need the foodsaver jar selaer (they come in large or small)

t

Anonymous said...

benefit is you dont need the tab checks.. the foodsaver lid will seal a normal ball lid to a jar. you can also use that lid for normal canning as well after its been used for dry storage.

once you have the parts from that instructable there is nothing else to buy ever (besides jars)

t

Wretha said...

You can make your own tab-cheks, and with the Pump-n-Seal you can recycle jars, no need for canning jars.

Read about it here:
http://www.off-grid.net/2008/10/30/as-seen-on-tv/

Wretha

riverwalker said...

To: anonymous

Thanks for the link!

RW

riverwalker said...

To: wretha

You're always ahead on the good stuff. Must come from living off grid.

RW

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