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William J., 5/12/12: "... getting 25% off MH cases wasn't enough. Now you're getting me over 50% off this purchase! You've saved me a bunch of money. Thanks for your outstanding shop and such great prices. Ya'll have one of the greatest operations going … and believe me, I DO shop around."
Jeffrey P., 7/6/12: "Excellent customer service is so rare these days that when you experience it you are somewhat surprised. As a fellow business owner, I certainly appreciate and applaud the manner in which you run your business. Being able to resolve this matter at 9:48 on a Friday evening is simply incredible."
M.M., 2/15/13: "I just want you to know how awesome and fast your shipping and service is. I think you already know this, but it doesn't hurt to mention it :) There are a couple of other major online stores that I placed orders over 6 weeks ago that have yet to ship. You all must be very hard working folk. Thanks!"
Dave W, 5/16/13: Thank you so much for running a store that provides excellent customer service andsome I didn't even sells quality products at reasonable prices. The Steelhead Adventure medical kits came today and I am once again impressed. I have shopped at other preparedness websites and I have yet to come across one that is as responsive to customers and potential customers as yours is. I have sent emails a couple times to you asking for more information when trying to compare products. You have always answered my questions fully as well as answering think to ask. Keep up the good work."
Costa Rican Organic Green Coffee Beans - Future Essentials
Item Number: 00393
Can your preps be complete without adequate stores of coffee? Think how valuable fresh coffee could become.
For many years, coffee afficionados have learned that for the freshest coffee you need to roast your own beans. Unfortunately that usually meant paying more per pound for coffee than you could get it at the local grocery store or having to buy 100 + pounds at a time and trying to figure out how to ship it affordably and store it for long term use.
Those wanting to store rich coffee for long term use have been frustrated with the lack of quality coffee available with a long shelf life, so we usually settle for a run of the mill brand name coffee, either ground or even instant.
But, we now have another solution - canned GREEN coffee beans! Green Coffee beans have not been roasted yet, so you can roast them yourself when you are ready to enjoy them. Since the bean is not cracked yet, the shelf life is many years longer than roasted or ground coffee. Because these are canned with oxygen absorbers and food-grade desiccant packs, you can expect these to stay fresh for 20+ years.
Roasting them is as simple as putting them in a pan over heat (stove, solar oven, camp fire, gas grill, etc.) or putting them under heat (broiler, oven, etc.). One of the most popular methods of roasting coffee at home is as simple as using a hot air popcorn popper.
12 Cans per case, (#2.5 size) packed with Oxygen Absorbers and Desiccant Packs to ensure that these stay moisture and oxygen free for many, many years. Extremely long shelf life!
100% US canned Costa Rican Coffee - not available in any retail store in the U.S..
With any roasting process, you will see the following:
-After a few minutes, the green beans will turn a lighter yellowish color and emit a grassy aroma.
-The beans will later start to steam as any water in them is released.
-The steam will become fragrant. Soon after that, you will hear the "first crack." The cracking sound occurs as the real roasting starts to kick in. The sugars in the beans start to caramelize, more water is released, the structure of the bean breaks down and oils start to be released.
-After the first crack, the beans are at the Cinnamon Roast. You can stop here if you like VERY lightly roasted coffee. The beans are dark brown, but not very oily.
-The beans then begin to caramelize more, more oils appear, and the bean expands as the roast becomes dark.
-Soon after, the "second crack" can be heard, and it will probably be louder than the first. Pieces (chaff) will be blow away from the bean. You may want to stop roasting at the first sign of the second crack unless you are going for a dark roast.
-During the second crack, the sugars will burn and smoke will be more pungent. The dark beans will take on a very oily appearance.
-As the beans become hotter and the sugars start to completely burn, you will have a very, very dark roast. If you bought your beans because of their country of origin, at this point, it's not going to matter where they came from. Your beans look like espresso. Smoke is a lot more prevalent.
-If you go beyond this point, you are going for a French or Italian roast. Sugars and oils are almost burned off completely and you can expect a thinner coffee.
With the rising cost of food ingredients and spices these days, this will make a great addition to your food storage program, and an excellent hedge against future price increases.
Only available by the case.
A share of Safecastle's net goes to The Salvation Army for Disaster Relief
LG., 12/10/12: "Wow is all I can say...you definitely made a customer for life and I will be posting how well you have taken care of this issue on facebook ...I will also be spreading the word to all of my biker and survival friends ... I'm still at a loss for words other than thank you very much and I am sure karma will be giving back to you two-fold.
Gail S., 12/8/12: "Your Customer Service is amazing. I've never seen anything like it. Thank you for that and for your excellent products and deals."
DC, 10/1/12: "As a 15-year veteran of the customer service industry, I have always worked to provide my customers with World Class Service. As a result, I hold the yardstick VERY high when I find myself in the role of befuddled customer. In the 18 hours since I became his customer, Vic has gone light years beyond my every expectation. His quick response to my emails, willingness to explore all possible resolutions, and the way he took OWNERSHIP of my issues (no matter how small) have all astounded me. I honestly wish I had found Safecastle sooner, so I could have already told everyone who would listen where they can find truly World Class Service."
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Judie, 4/13/13: "Thank you for making shopping so easy ... and the sale prices so good!"
Adam, 5/3/13: "Thank you, Vic! You're running a great business."
Ed F, 5/6/13: "I wanted to thank you for the way you run your business and the service you provide. It is a pleasure to do business with you. You treat customers like friends and it is appreciated. My last purchase, the AEB Ox, happened because your personal recommendation in an email got me to look more carefully at it. Thanks."