Thursday, July 3, 2014

SHTF and Coffee

We forgot to run the dishwasher last night, and it had all of our coffee stuff in it. It was either wash the coffee pot, or conduct an experiment. I chose the experiment without my wife's knowledge. I've always suspected that my wife is a supertaster, because she can detect tastes that mere mortal humans shouldn't be able to detect.

I followed the directions as indicated on the package of Folgers coffee singles. I bought these about 5 years ago for a backpacking trip, and I periodically have a cup to see how long it remains "good".

I haven't taken any special precautions for the storage, and they have been in the pantry for the entire time.

Sweetheart didn't notice any difference in the taste. My only complaint is that I probably should have let it steep for a little longer for a stronger cup of coffee. This might be the only noticeable difference between new and my old coffee singles.

So, there you have it. Folgers coffee singles can provide a person with their morning cup(s) of coffee four years and 4 months past the best if used by date without any special storage techniques.

Keep Right On Prepping - K


  1. Haha. Living Dangerously. ;-)
    We have Folgers. I keep it in the freezer. Good to know I can just leave it in the pantry.
    Have a great weekend!

    1. Living dangerously indeed, especially if my pregnant Sweetheart disliked the coffee! ;-)