Author Topic: Question for those who store coffee long term  (Read 5365 times)

Offline Hurricane

  • Survivalist Mentor
  • *****
  • Posts: 525
  • Karma: 15
Re: Question for those who store coffee long term
« Reply #30 on: April 29, 2018, 11:43:13 AM »
Many of us might not need to actually store tea:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camellia_sinensis

   Camellia sinensis is mainly cultivated in tropical and subtropical climates, in areas with at least 127 cm (50 inches) of rainfall a year. Tea plants prefer a rich and moist growing location in full to part sun, and can be grown in hardiness zones 7 – 9. However, the clonal one is commercially cultivated from the equator to as far north as Cornwall and Scotland on the UK mainland. Many high quality teas are grown at high elevations, up to 1,500 meters (4,900 feet), as the plants grow more slowly and acquire more flavour.

   Tea plants will grow into a tree if left undisturbed, but cultivated plants are pruned to waist height for ease of plucking. Two principal varieties are used, the small-leaved Chinese variety plant (C. sinensis sinensis) and the large-leaved Assamese plant (C. sinensis assamica), used mainly for black tea.

Offline LvsChant

  • Resident Master Mudder
  • Global Moderator
  • Survival Veteran
  • ******
  • Posts: 7092
  • Karma: 597
Re: Question for those who store coffee long term
« Reply #31 on: April 29, 2018, 01:49:25 PM »
Have you tried this, hurricane?

Offline Hurricane

  • Survivalist Mentor
  • *****
  • Posts: 525
  • Karma: 15
Re: Question for those who store coffee long term
« Reply #32 on: April 29, 2018, 02:41:41 PM »
No

Offline quiet-man

  • Prepper
  • **
  • Posts: 47
  • Karma: 0
Re: Question for those who store coffee long term
« Reply #33 on: Today at 09:58:28 AM »
I've read through the responses on coffee but didn't see anything on the results of storing freeze-dried instant. I would like to try putting instant in mylar w/ O2 absorbers and store indoors at room temperature.
I'm not a coffee snob but my wife is so I store tea that way already. Any feed back on the results of doing this and trying it a couple years down the road?

Offline LvsChant

  • Resident Master Mudder
  • Global Moderator
  • Survival Veteran
  • ******
  • Posts: 7092
  • Karma: 597
Re: Question for those who store coffee long term
« Reply #34 on: Today at 11:21:19 AM »
I haven't seen anything on that either, quiet-man. I have an unopened jar of Folgers classic roast crystals that recommended use by April of 2011. I have not stored it in mylar or with any O2 absorbers... shall I perform a taste test and let you know how it survived???

8+ years beyond the use-by date with no special packaging may give us some idea...

Offline Alan Georges

  • Survival Demonstrator
  • *******
  • Posts: 4447
  • Karma: 208
  • Still trying to reason with hurricane season.
Re: Question for those who store coffee long term
« Reply #35 on: Today at 04:22:31 PM »
I have an unopened jar of Folgers classic roast crystals that recommended use by April of 2011. I have not stored it in mylar or with any O2 absorbers... shall I perform a taste test and let you know how it survived???
If you do, we'd love to hear the results.  Did the crystals come through all that time without absorbing moisture?  Were they clumped up, discolored, etc.?  But don't try anything that seems unsafe on our account.