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If you’re prepper or homesteader who also loves coffee, then at some point you probably asked yourself, “How can I drink coffee while living off the grid?” If going to the grocery store or a coffee shop isn’t an option, you’ll need another way to feed your addiction.
Of course, you can stockpile coffee grounds, but those only last a few months. Most coffee beans will last six to eight months, but what if you’re going to live off the grid indefinitely? For that, the answer is green coffee beans. When stored properly, they will last up to 20 years.
In this video, Jamie from Guildbrook Farm shows you how to roast green coffee beans. To do this, you’ll need:
Here’s what to do:
- Turn on the burner to medium-low heat and put the popcorn popper on it.
- Pour half a pound of green coffee beans into it and start stirring them with the hand crank.
- Keep stirring them for several minutes until you hear the first “crack”.
- Once you hear that first crack, you can remove them. You can wait a little longer, but be careful because they will get dark really fast. You may want to turn the heat down.
- Dump the beans onto the cookie sheet so they can cool off. If you want, you can leave some of the beans in the popper and put it back on the burner to get a dark roast. Once you hear several cracks, it is getting close to burning so don’t leave it on too much longer.
- Once the beans have cooled off, you can make coffee. Pour two cups of water into the pot and place it on the burner.
- Put your coffee beans in the grinder and grind them up (4 tablespoons per 2 cups of coffee).
- Put your coffee grounds into the French press. Once the water is boiling, pour it into the French press.
- Let it sit for about seven minutes, then push the plunger down and your coffee is ready to drink!
Watch the video below to see how it’s done.