A cup of coffee in the morning sets our mood right so, we can conquer the rest of the day with a smile!
Coffee grounds play a big role in our ecosystem. People usually discard the grounds left behind after it’s brewed. However, there are many great ways to reuse them.
Coffee grounds are packed with nutrients and other natural components that can both nourish plants and deter pests in your garden.
Here are some of the things we can do to recycle it.
1. Fertilise your garden – Coffee grounds contain several key minerals for plant growth — nitrogen, calcium, potassium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium and chromium.
2. Compost it for later – Composting is a natural process that turns organic items such as food scraps and yard debris into a dark, rich material called compost or humus.
3. Repel insects and pests – Certain compounds found in coffee, such as caffeine and diterpenes, can be toxic to insects.
4. Remove fleas from your pet – Fleas don’t seem to like coffee, and you may want to consider coffee grounds as a natural treatment.
5. Neutralise Odours – Coffee grounds contain nitrogen, which helps eliminate a foul-smelling sulphur gas from the air when it’s combined with carbon.
6. Use it as a natural cleaning scrub – Coffee grounds are mildly abrasive and can help remove buildup on hard-to-clean surfaces. They may even help sanitise due to their antibacterial and antiviral properties.
7. Scour your pots and pans – The coarse texture of coffee grounds makes them ideal for scrubbing hard-to-clean kitchen utensils.
8. Exfoliate your skin – The coarse particles in coffee grounds work as an exfoliating agent to help remove dirt and dead cells from the skin.
9. Reduce the appearance of cellulite – which affects 80–90% of adult women. Some say the caffeine and antioxidants in coffee grounds may help combat cellulite, under-eye circles and other signs of ageing skin.
10. Use it as a natural dye – Coffee grounds can even be used to dye Easter eggs or deepen the colour of dark hair.
11. Clean your fireplace – By scattering used coffee grounds over the ashes, you can weigh them down and prevent ash clouds from being stirred up.
12. Tenderise meat with coffee grounds as a rub – Meat contains muscle fibres and proteins that can give it a tough consistency. Tenderising meat helps break them down, resulting in a softer texture.
13. Stimulate hair growth and remove build up – Exfoliating your scalp with coffee grounds can help remove buildup and dead skin cells.
14. Repair scratched furniture – This should help buff out the scratch and conceal it by dying the exposed wood a dark-brown colour.
15. Grow mushroom – Used coffee grounds make a great substrate because they are packed full of nutrients that mushrooms like to grow in.
16. Treat under-eye circles – Coffee grounds seem to be a promising solution due to their high antioxidant and caffeine contents.
Let us dispose our coffee ground in a smart way. Enjoy your coffee and love the environment!