Sunday, May 03, 2009

What to do with Coffee Grounds on Simple Sunday

Do you enjoy a cup of coffee? I can and usually drink an entire pot first thing in the morning and will drink cups during the day. That is why I say I will drink most any cup of black coffee : ) So, are you an avid tea drinker or a "Gotta have" coffee type person? Cream, sugar, sugar substitute, or Stevia with that delicious coffee or tea?
I love good, strong, black and piping hot coffee. My friend, Constance, over at Rochambeau drinks this kind of coffee. I enjoy it also, I just will drink most any black coffee : ) I know sooooooo many women that only drink tea. I will have a cup occasionally but that first cuppa cafe is totally refreshing for me.
There are actually many ways you can recycle and reuse your old coffee grinds to help preserve the environment and maintain your health. And for other ways to green your caffeine, check out the wiki all about having an eco-cup o' joe or maybe even look into drinking organic coffee!
A Cup of Joe Goes a Long Way

You’d be surprised at just how many different methods have worked for people:
Touch up furniture and other wood scratches with grounds and a Q-tip.
Sprinkle around areas where pesky insects, slugs and snails dwell to drive them away.
Mix with soil as a natural fertilizer for plants.
Dye clothing or paper.
Rub into your dog as an organic flea dip.
Fill old nylons and hang in your closet or fridge to repel odors.
Use to fill old pin cushions.
Scrub away grease and grime from pots and pans.
Throw on ashes before cleaning out the fireplace to reduce dust from spreading.
Feed to worms to help with your garden.
Rub on your hands to eliminate odors.
Mix ¼ cup grinds with one egg white and massage onto face like a mud pack. If you’re not an avid coffee drinker but you live near a coffee shop or cafe, you can always ask them for the old grinds. Places like Starbucks actually give bags of used grinds away to people who use them for their home and gardens. Recycling is just one way that we can help maintain the natural beauty of our environment, so next time you drink a cup of coffee save those coffee grinds for future use.
I found this article on the front page of Yahoo this morning and thought "Share this information." Much of it we all know yet some tips made me raise my eye brow thinking why didn't I think of that : )


  1. i READ THE LAST THREE POST i HAD MISSED.What good ones they are. Have a great Sunday....m..

  2. Hi Carole, Im a Coffee Nut too! You know what Loves coffee grounds??? Roses! I used to get the big bags from Starbucks and just sprinkle them in the soil of my roses.. I don't know what I would do with coffee??? Have a Great week, Jamie

  3. I thought that was so interesting!
    I would love for my dog to smell like coffee too :)
    I know someone who grew prize winning roses by putting the grounds on the ground Heehee.
    I drink a cup or two every morning but not black! I put cream in. Weaned myself from sugar :)
    I buy choc covered whole beans from the Mennonites which are heavenly...oh..i'll have to repackage your package (again) and put some in!

  4. Coffee - but I'm picky. I've been known to travel with my own beans, grinder and French press. The guys at airport security look a bit stunned.