In part one of this tutorial, I showed you how to roast coffee beans without electricity.
Why would you do this instead of just drinking instant in the event of a power loss? Well, some of us really like real coffee. Instant is great, but sometimes you just need something real – especially in times of distress. And green coffee beans store exceedingly well for the long term.
If you are at all concerned about planning for a prolonged power outage, being able to go from green coffee bean to a cup of brewed coffee is a powerful thing. I know of one person who plans on doing this as a barter – not bartering the beans, but bartering brewed coffee as a means of survival.
Even if you don’t plan on being the post-apocalyptic Starbucks, a brewed cup of coffee is never too far away if you’re set up right.
Coffee After the Apocalypse Tutorial: How to Go From Green Bean to Ravishing Roast Without Electricity
The big storm has knocked the power out. You don’t know how long it will be before it’s restored – it could be days, weeks, or months. You’ve been a good scout, and have the basics covered. Your family is fed, watered, and sheltered. But the instant coffee you stored for just such a situation is just not cutting it.
Before the storm, you were a confirmed coffee drinker – okay, so a coffee snob, really. But now, you’ve been relegated to some warm drink that’s just freeze-dried memories of some substance that used to be coffee.
You need the power of real coffee in your life again.
What would happen if you suddenly had to give up coffee starting tomorrow morning?
That’s not a question many of us want to answer — talk about zombie-ville. Without the jump-start of our compulsory morning coffee, many of us could easily be mistaken for the walking dead.
So, are you prepared to make coffee without a cord? If not, I suggest setting up your coffee-making world to include an off-the-grid coffee maker. Do it today so that should the worst-case scenario indeed come to pass – or even a far-from-worst-case-but-totally-normal hurricane, snowstorm, or blackout – you’ll be able to move into an electricity-free world with ease.
Imagine that you had to give up real brewed coffee – cold turkey – starting tomorrow morning. When the lights go out one day in the future, and whatever happens does indeed happen, most of us aren’t going to want to give up coffee suddenly. And instant coffee, for many of us, just won’t cut it – especially in a stressful situation.
If you are a coffee drinker, now is the time to take a very important preparation: start making your coffee today like you would in that scary “tomorrow.” Now, I don’t mean you should go out on your back porch in your slippers and blaze up the wood hacked from your desk to start a fire and make some wild-harvested chicory brew. Instead, what I suggest is that you set your coffee procedure up today to be able to move into a world without power with ease.
Here’s 5 ways that will help you move from totally grid-dependent coffee to partially grid-dependent coffee, which will transition into off-the-grid coffee should the worst case scenario happen. The bonus: these are really tasty ways to prep.