Stockpile These for Sanity’s Sake… How Much is Enough?

Don't Forget Coffee and Tea for Me

Coffee and tea are both luxuries many of us take for granted every day. Even going a short amount of time without them can cause some people to act out of character, so you can imagine why it’s important to stock up.

Despite preppers being painted by the media as crazy people who are ready for the apocalypse or decades of chaos, the majority of preppers only have enough resources or space for months, maybe a year. So, this means they have to be careful as to what they stock up on to avoid losing space for the important items.

How much coffee or tea is enough to stock up on? A pound of ground coffee will give someone drinking 12-ounce cups about 24 mugs, whereas someone drinking from a 10-ounce cup will get about 29.

According to the Specialty Coffee Association of America, the average person drinks 2 cups per day. Say you have two adults who each drink two 12-ounce cups a day, which means they’re consuming about 1.2 pounds of coffee each week, or 62.4 pounds annually. Two people could get away with a 10-pound bag for two months at this rate. Even with space as an issue, a bag of coffee doesn’t take up any more room than a bag of rice; it’s all about what you prioritize.

Tea is the same way, except a 4-pound source can last a single person drinking a 12 oz. mug each day about 365 days, or two mugs for 6 months.

Coffee and tea can provide us with comfort in the event of something bad happening. The two can also make great barter items. Check out these other items you should stock up on to barter with.

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