How to Make Coffee During a Hurricane It's hurricane season here it FL, make sure you add this to your prep list

No Power means I can't use my stove top to make coffee during a power outage. With the looming threat of a category 5 storm, I knew I had to prepare.

First thing's first, safety is more important than getting your caffeine fix, make sure you have your hurricane supplies stocked and ready to go first! For more information on that, you can visit this website for a guide.


There's actually a nice little benefit to making cold brew coffee ahead of time! The acidity of the coffee will dilute while it's steeping, leaving you with a smoother, more sweet tasting brew! Plus, you get a little extra caffeine. Not only is this a good way to go during prep for a power outage, but this is also great for those hot summer days when a piping hot cup of coffee just makes you feel sweaty and uncomfortable!


  • A scale
  • Tablespooon
  • Filtered water
  • Grinder
  • French Press
  • Coffee (medium or light roast recommended)
  1. Make sure your scale is at zero, then weigh out about 80-84grams (about 5-6 tablespoons) of medium or light roast coffee.
  2. Grind your beans coarse and pour them into your french press
  3. For this brewing method, we are using a 1:7 ratio so for every one gram of coffee we are pouring in 7 grams of filtered unheated water. In this case we will use about 560 grams (2.5 cups) of water.
  4. Pour the water into your french press and give it a good stir, your beans should be swimming
  5. Cover (don't plunge!) and let sit, (do not refrigerate) for 18-20 hours.
  6. After 18-20 hours plunge your french press and pour into a storage container of your choice!

Just a quick head's up before you dip out to secure your caffeine fix during the apocalypse!

This is a concentrate, so feel free to dilute this with some water or milk to your liking, or drink it straight up! Enjoy and be safe!


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