For many years, coffee aficionados have learned that for the freshest coffee you need to roast your own beans. Unfortunately that usually meant paying more per pound for coffee than you could get it at the local grocery store or having to buy 100 + pounds at a time and trying to figure out how to ship it affordably and store it for long term use.
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Those wanting to store rich coffee for long term use have been frustrated with the lack of quality coffee available with a long shelf life, so we usually settle for a run of the mill brand name coffee, either ground or even instant.
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But, we now have another solution:
Canned GREEN coffee beans!
Green Coffee beans have not been roasted yet, so you can roast them yourself when you are ready to enjoy them. Since the bean is not cracked yet, the shelf life is many years longer than roasted or ground coffee. Because these are canned with oxygen absorbers and food-grade desiccant packs, you can expect these to stay fresh for 20+ years.
Roasting them is as simple as putting them in a pan over heat (stove, solar oven, camp fire, gas grill, etc.) or putting them under heat (broiler, oven, etc.). One of the most popular methods of roasting coffee at home is as simple as using a hot air popcorn popper.
Packed with Oxygen Absorbers and Desiccant Packs to ensure that these stay moisture and oxygen free for many, many years. Extremely long shelf life!
19 oz of Beans per can
Compare that with what a pound of coffee sells for at the grocery store today...
100% US canned Costa Rican Coffee - not available in any retail store in the U.S..
One of Costa Rica’s most distinguished coffees, Monte Crisol is grown in the country’s West Central Valley. Costa Rica Monte Crisol coffee is known for its and its silky body. The brewed coffee also exhibits topnotes of blueberry and has a buttery aftertaste.
Like other fine Costa Rican Coffees, Monte Crisol has a clean, robust flavor and crisp . The coffee’s fruity brightness is highlighted well by a brightness is highlighted well by a Medium-Dark Roast.. A little history on the Coffee Bean: The Costa Monte Crisol Green Coffee beans were produced in the West Valley region of Costa Rica. This blend consists of shade-grown Caturra and Catuai varieties that grow around 1300 meters, Monte Crisol is harvested between November and February, with the flowering taking place in March. The average rainfall is 1800mm per year and the temperature is approximately 23 degrees Celsius.
With any roasting process, you will see the following: • After a few minutes, the green beans will turn a lighter yellowish color and emit a grassy aroma. • The beans will later start to steam as any water in them is released. • The steam will become fragrant. Soon after that, you will hear the "first crack." The cracking sound occurs as the real roasting starts to kick in. The sugars in the beans start to caramelize, more water is released, the structure of the bean breaks down and oils start to be released. • After the first crack, the beans are at the Cinnamon Roast. You can stop here if you like VERY lightly roasted coffee. The beans are dark brown, but not very oily. • The beans then begin to caramelize more, more oils appear, and the bean expands as the roast becomes dark. • Soon after, the "second crack" can be heard, and it will probably be louder than the first. Pieces (chaff) will be blow away from the bean. You may want to stop roasting at the first sign of the second crack unless you are going for a dark roast. • During the second crack, the sugars will burn and smoke will be more pungent. The dark beans will take on a very oily appearance. • As the beans become hotter and the sugars start to completely burn, you will have a very, very dark roast. If you bought your beans because of their country of origin, at this point, it's not going to matter where they came from. Your beans look like espresso. Smoke is a lot more prevalent. • If you go beyond this point, you are going for a French or Italian roast. Sugars and oils are almost burned off completely and you can expect a thinner coffee.
With the rising cost of food ingredients and spices these days, this will make a great addition to your food storage program, and an excellent hedge against future price increases.
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Green coffee beans
- I bought 2 cans to try out & perfect my roasting skills to see if this would be an item to stock for WTSHTF. I wouldn\'t say that I\'m now a master roaster, but I still have 1 can unopened after opening, roasting & enjoying the first "practice" can. Easy enough to do in my iron skillet on the coleman camp stove but even easier & quicker using a hot air popcorn popper which is the easiest, funnest way to get your beans perfectly roasted. Besides long term storage with the green beans, you can ALWAYS have the roast that you prefer & fresh roasted, fresh ground, delicious coffee cannot be beat ! This is excellent tasting coffee that would surely go as a high value barter for any other needed supplies, since it is so far above any instant coffee or stale, old regular coffee that will be around "after". It would be very difficult to part with though, since this would be such a much needed step toward normalcy & the "old" life when the chaos is upon us. Ordering as much as I believe I will be able to store since it would be hard to have enough when the time comes & you can never have too much of a high quality, high demand, high value barter item that is so vastly superior to any other coffee that will still be around.
- I just finished roasting a can of this coffee. I used a cast iron skillet outside on our gas grill. I watched the video. One tip, the gal in the video doesn\'t state that she only roasted a portion at a time. I dumped the whole can in. It worked out - but it took a lot longer and I think I wouldn\'t have burned so many beans had I roasted a portion at a time. In any event, I am ordering a case to have on hand for storage. I also have a manual coffee grinder that I received for Christmas so I am good to go! Thank you for making these available. I found them through a link in survivalblog.com.
- Just wanted to tell you about the coffee beans you sell, your right it does put Folgers to shame! I bought 4 cans about 3 months ago for emergency storage, we decided to try one just to see if we would like it or would it be for dire emergency use only, it was so good that\'s all we drink now for coffee! that\'s why last month I ordered a case of the coffee beans, OMG that coffee taste so good! and the personal satisfaction of roasting my own beans? that can\'t be beat!
Long Term Storage - Coffee
- Ever get one of those coffee headaches? We all have some vice - this one might be ours...If things turn to crap as evidenced by the ongoing collapse of our economy, then having a cup of joe may become something to look forward to. Ground or roasted coffee only lasts so long after which it turns rancid. Beans on the other hand - like whole wheat/corn can be stored for years...since it roasts up easy enough there is no reason you couldn\'t enhance your stores of foodstuffs to include this treat. Don\'t forget this would also make an awesome item for barter. No, we have not tasted it yet - but it can\'t taste any worse than ground Folgers can it LOL? Great Idea Tom!