Coffee is the most popular beverage in the world, with over 400 million cups downed a year. The truth is that we all love the rich smooth taste it offers, the warms we feel afterwards and the slightly bitter after taste. In fact nothing beats the taste of freshly ground beans from good quality coffee grinders.
However, as the world is moving towards a green future, can coffee also be green and is there still a place for our much beloved cup of hot coffee? Here are five ways that you can recycle and reuse ground coffee beans:
Organic fertilizer: Sprinkle your used coffee beans into your garden. Plants, especially roses, love the acidic particles that your coffee beans have.
Home Deodorizer: We all love having nice smelling closets and cupboards. Instead of buying a harmful spray to keep the area smelling nice, why not use your coffee. Used coffee beans give off a wonderful and fresh smell. So do not through away your coffee beans, but rather put them into a thin protective bag and pop it in the back of your cupboard.
Organic pest control: The truth is that even though we need to protect the environment and the animals in it, animals like snails and ants destroy your garden. By sprinkling your coffee beans around the garden, it repels these creatures, without the harmful effects that poison has on the animals, environment and your garden.
Rough cleaner: Coffee can also help you clean the dishes. While the warm cup of coffee and kick of caffeine might help you get the energy to tackle the dishes, using used coffee beans will help you get those dishes sparkling. Coffee gets into those nooks and crannies, ensuring that you get even the most stubborn grease spots on pots and pans. All you need to do is soak the dish in warm water and the coffee beans, and give it a light scrub.
Meat tenderizer: We love coffee so much that sometimes we wish that we could eat it. Now you can, all you need to do is add this to your next meat dish. Tenderize your beef fillet with used coffee beans, it will give off a rich taste that enhances the meats original taste and does not have any preservatives or added sugars that most basting sauces have.
So next time you take a sip of your cup of organic coffee, remember that you can also use those beans to become more environmentally friendly. So use these five tips for your used coffee beans and do your part to protect the environment.