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.
Do you know where to buy American-grown lentils, garbanzos and green peas that will sprout so you can grow more? Do you know a place to get dried fruit, grown here in America, at wholesale prices? Do you have access to an American company that mills their own grains and sells them wholesale to individual customers? Read on to find out how to get these crucial survival foods at wholesale prices.
Could you face a zombie apocalypse without mayonnaise?
This is a question only you can answer. While many of you know the pleasures of homemade mayonnaise, I’m presenting to you today the how-to on shelf-stable mayo made without any electricity. It’s what I call homemade survival food – simple to make as long as you have a few basic ingredients and the right tools.
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.
Are you able to sustain your family on your own garden? If so, then this post may not be for you.
But if you are concerned that you may not be able to grow enough food to happily feed your family, please take time to get to know a farmer. Building a personal relationship with a farmer will help you become more food secure both now and in the long run. And I don’t mean kissing a farmer’s butt – but rather, show them your appreciation in a real way. Farmers work very hard for little return, and they keep us all well-fed with beautiful food.
We are lucky to have them.