I have been saving all of my empty bottles to make things out of.  I am giving a friend of mine a late Christmas gift.  I am giving him fresh coffee beans.  I needed a way to store them and had no idea what was best to use.  I did an internet search and discovered many interesting facts about coffee. This instructable was inspired by the weekly challenge to show off our wrapping techniques.  Follow me and I will show you how to make a homemade gift come alive by finding the perfect container to wrap/store it in. 

Step 1: Supplies

Picture of Supplies
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  • 1 empty A-1 bottle
  • White tube paint with a pointed tip
  • Stamping Board
  • Lettering stamps
  • Just for a tie
  • Small button
  • Hole punch
  • Scissors
  • Pinking scissors optional
  • Marker
  • Small sample size coffee creamer
  • Poem
  • Coffee facts
  • Brown bag
  • Small scrap of fabric for card
  • Java coffee print out
  • Glue for the button
  • Razor blade to help remove label optional
  • Alcohol to help remove label optional
  • Rag to clean up the paint
  • Q tip to make necessary corrections to the stamped bottle optional
  • PC and printer or you can hand write it out

mikeasaurus3 years ago
Even though I know you've cleaned the bottle, I secretly want some A1 residue-flavour in with that coffee!
sunshiine (author)  mikeasaurus3 years ago
Really? Are you serious? Really? Really? Or are you suggesting I add that part to my instructable?
Really, really serious...(srsly).
I'm a sicko for coffee, didn't you know?
sunshiine (author)  mikeasaurus3 years ago
OK, I wonder if those hard shells would absorb the A-1 flavor if you soaked them in it? Hmmm with the coffee contest on I may experiment using hubby for a tester. I am not a coffee drinker. It is awful but the strange thing is I love the smell of coffee when it is freshly ground and as it is brewing. Thanks for commenting and have a great cup of coffee on me today!
With the ingredients in the A1 it may just soak into the bean. The problem will be when you go to 'grind' it. It will have a higher liquid content and may be more of a mushy than a grind. That is why most flavored beans are either ground with a powdered flavor added or they use an alcohol based flavor.. to get the flavor in and still let it dry out..so to speak. The vinegar and tomato acids in the A1 will let the flavor in though. I have been looking into a TON of coffee things since I have discovered home roasting and been talking to a Master Roaster at a local place about things. I too have had some coffee ideas like this, but have not found the right way to try them out yet. There are some problems with the alcohol method too, but if you have a huge company with scientists at your disposal you know how to get around it.. atlas, we don't. LOL OH! Also, a lot of flavors get added in the process of the coffee berry being dried into the bean. Yet, like decaf, usually the flavored beans are of a lower quality than the regular to keep the cost even. So be sure you are buying those from a good reputation or you may sacrifice quality. Sorry to have written a book, but wanted to try and help! Good luck and I would LOVE to know if the A1 coffee works for you!

I wanted to add that I really enjoyed this instructable though! I am planning on gifting some of my fresh roasts to friends and this gave me a LOT of ideas! Thanks again!
sunshiine (author)  ibwebb3 years ago
I will try this! Thank you for sharing a very thoughtful comment. I am sure someone will benefit from it, I know that I have. Thanks again and have a splendorous day!
I'm sorry for interrupting but do you mean phyco?
sunshiine (author)  mikeasaurus3 years ago
You know, about the cleaning of the bottle.
sunshiine (author) 3 years ago
Thanks for commenting and have a lovely day!
jenengjen3 years ago
Mmm...vibrant and lovely poem.
Pies in a bottle.
sunshiine (author)  PotatoCoffee3 years ago
sunshiine (author) 3 years ago
Thanks again! Hope your day was awesome!
SIRJAMES093 years ago
"GOO GONE" works wonders too!

A couple of squirts or drops, rub into the label(make sure to cover the entire label), wait MAYBE 60 seconds, rinse & watch the label disappear.

I love that stuff. it's awesome!
sunshiine (author)  SIRJAMES093 years ago
Oh thanks SirJames! I may add this to my ible tomorrow.
SIRJAMES093 years ago

I like that.....
TY for sharing