Wednesday, July 8, 2009

How to recycle coffee grounds

Let’s face it. Life would suck without coffee. The person who invented coffee is a genius. Not only is coffee great for waking up our tired minds, but there are many things that can be done to recycle the coffee grounds which usually end up going in the garbage.
Try out these fun tips! You will be surprised…..

1) When times are tough, re-freeze used coffee grounds and then use them again to make another pot of coffee. This can be done up to 3 times. (The more they get re-used, the less strong your pot of coffee will be.)

2) Coffee grounds can be used as a natural fertilizer. They increase the nitrogen balance in your garden. Put them in your compost. Not only do they help break things down, but they help keep smelly odors limited, and keep skunks and pests away.

3) Add coffee grounds when planting or replanting plants, trees or shrubs. The coffee grounds help keep the moisture contained in the plants, and help the plants seek moisture when dry due to lack of rain or watering.

4) Coffee grounds make a great organic cleaner! Put the coffee grounds down your drains, sinks, toilets, tubs, sewer drains etc. They will help pull out hair, buildup, grease, etc. What the coffee grounds will do is cling or coat to the gunk, which eventually sucks it down the drain. This is a great way to reduce nasty harsh household chemicals.

Feel free to comment and add to the wondrous list of things coffee can do!

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