Manual tools for coffee loving preppers
Prescribe yourself some coffee in the name of emergency preparedness! Certainly
coffee is a survival food and an ideal prep for your food storage plan. If history repeats
itself, then coffee is, indeed, a survival tool as it was used by pioneers in North
America, as well as the military!
Discover Six Good Reasons to Store Coffee in your Preps
Coffee for survival is something to consider even if you don’t ordinarily drink coffee, because
coffee has several benefits.
1. Improves the flavor of poor quality water. Filtering water doesn’t always improve
taste. Coffee enhances the quality of your hydration. Did you know it was the pioneers who
drank coffee who were the ones to survive the 2000-mile journey along the Oregon Trail?
Contaminated water brought water-borne disease of cholera with symptoms of high fever,
vomiting and diarrhea. Cholera and dysentery were the leading causes of death along the
route. Pioneers prevented sickness by drinking coffee. It was the process of boiling water that
helped purify the water and make it taste better. Certainly,
preppers can learn from pioneers!
2. Increases alertness.
Caffeine will keep you mentally alert and awake when you need to
stand guard of your preps. Coffee has indeed been a military favorite. America has a rich
history of coffee in the military. For Civil War soldiers (1861-1865), coffee was the primary
ration. Soldiers of World War I (1914-1918) were issued dehydrated coffee packets as standard
military rations. American soldiers have indeed had a love affair with coffee and became so
closely identified with the brew. Yes, it’s thanks to GI Joe that we get the term “a cup of Joe.”
3. Enhances Morale.
Coffee is an excellent morale booster to provide a sense of normalcy to
stressful situations. The smells of coffee provide an uplift in addition to the taste. Preppers may
also feel more full between meals, drinking coffee, which can be satisfying as well.
4. Barters well.
Coffee grows in Hawaii and in Puerto Rico, but is usually an export, which
means that this staple will be all the more valuable in terms of bartering when SHTF. Coffee will
surely be a good item to barter: it will be short in supply and there will be plenty of people who
5. Changes the acidity of your soil. Coffee grounds can help add nitrogens and can acidify
your soil. Read more on how to change the acidity of soil organically with coffee to help your
6. Provides many health benefits including:
- a lowered risk of cancer
- an improved vascular health
- a lowered risk of heart disease
- antioxidant benefits
- improved cholesterol levels
Certainly coffee is a stimulant, but it’s also a diuretic, which means you’ll urinate more than
without it. According to Web MD, drinking coffee means you’ll be “less likely to have type 2
diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, and dementia.”
Coffee for Preppers
Below, are the best emergency coffees available for preppers:
- Future Essentials Green coffee beans. To some coffee isn’t just a luxury, it’s a
necessity. When the instant coffee runs out, those who’ve prepared can enjoy the
“perks” of a cup of fresh brewed coffee if they have green beans. Green coffee beans,
like the Future Essentials Green Coffee Beans, immediate right, from Monte Crisal Costa
Rica, have an extremely long shelf life. In order to brew, roast the beans first. Roast
them for around 15 minutes at 275 degrees on a stove top, an oven or even over an
- Future Essentials Costa Rican Coffee Beans. Future Essentials packs whole bean
coffee in cans with oxygen absorber desiccant packs to ensure that these stay moisture
and oxygen free for many years to come. The case of 12 Future Essentials Emergency
Coffee Beans, pictured right includes a total of 14.25 lbs. of coffee from Costa Rica. Be
sure to have a way to grind your coffee!
- NOTE: Preppers who prefer freshly ground coffee, might consider a grain mill to
grind coffee by hand, instead of a manual coffee grinder for the added benefit of
- Legacy Foods Survival Coffee. Legacy Foods Survival Coffee Drink Mix includes 350
cups of ground coffee as well as a manual French press! All of Legacy Foods are 100%
certified GMO Free, and are made in the USA. Drinks come in 8-serving Mylar pouch
with an oxygen absorber and nitrogen flush Mylar pouches stored in stackable, heavy-
duty, BPA-free, rodent/flood proof plastic buckets. All you need is a supply of water to
make coffee off grid. This makes it so easy to make coffee part of your survival plan.
- Dri-Harvests coffee, pictured lower left, is blended with choice coffee beans grown in
the high mountain regions of Central and South America. The careful blending and
roasting process produces a distinctive, full-bodied flavor that is unlike other brands.
Our coffee is the perfect food staple for your food storage.
- Canned Cocoa Nibs: Cocoa nibs, pictured immediate right, are crushed cocoa beans
from Ecuador. Cocoa is high in potassium and magnesium as well as being an excellent
source of antioxidants, with a pleasant semi-bitter flavor. Chocolate contains more
health-promoting catechins, a type of antioxidant, than green tea! Cocoa also contains
amino acid tryptophan along with small amounts of phenylethylamine and theobromine
which is said to elevate your mood. Add cocoa nibs as flavor kick in a cup of espresso or
grind them with your coffee beans!
|Manual coffee bean grinders|
- Grain mill as a coffee grinder. At the top on the list of prepper kitchen items is a grain mill. The Victorio Grain mill, pictured at the top of the page is a durable all-purpose
manual grinder. Use it for wheat, corn, rice, and other grains, like barley and oats. Use
it to grind coffee beans, peppercorns, non-oily seeds as well as spices as well!
- Manual coffee grinders. Two hand crank type coffee grinders pictured at the bottom
of the page provide old-time experience of grinding coffee by hand.
|Coffee makers and percolators|
- French Press. This method of coffee making requires you add hot water and press down on the ground beans. See the French press at the bottom right hand of the page.
- Stove top coffee percolator. Not every Prepper’s kitchen will have a cast iron oven,
which will need a stove top percolator, like the rustic red enamelware, pictured above.
Ideal for coffee lovers, the sturdy red percolator is a classic, and it’s kiln-hardened twice
at 1,400 degrees Fahrenheit to stand up to scratches and chipping. Highly rated for
grinding coffee by hand, is the Kyocera Ceramic Coffee Grinder, pictured left.
- Propane Coffee Maker: The Coleman portable propane coffee maker pictured at the
bottom of the page in red, is a drip coffeemaker that brews a full pot of coffee in just 15
minutes. Powered by standard propane cylinder, you don’t need cords or a stove. Buy it
for prepping, but use it for outdoor entertaining, tailgating, picnics, and more. It has a
We hope you agree to make coffee part of your emergency preparedness survival plan. So go
ahead and pack more coffee in your preps! The only drawback is how coffee elevates fat
burning at a time when you may like to increase your fat reserves. The benefits surely
outweigh this drawback. Coffee and prepping just naturally go together; however, other
sources caffeine include:
- Energy drinks and sodas may be beneficial to preppers for hydration and caffeine.
- Tea is another decaffeinated option that’s easy to pack and prepare as well.
- Consider also chewing gum that has caffeine in it.
Start now to make sure you are staying prepared.