Many parents rely on coffee to give them that jolt of energy to see them through the day; but most just chuck the used coffee beans away and think nothing off it. However there are a few surprising ways you can reuse coffee beans, recycling and benefits, it’s a win win.
Use Coffee In your Garden
Keep Cats Out of Your Garden
Does your neighbours cat like to hang out in your garden? Have a break with a cup of coffee and an orange and then sprinkle a mix of orange peel and coffee grounds around your plants. The smell will keep cat away – unless of course you want them there.
Turn Coffee Grounds into Compost
Not many people are aware but used coffee grounds make a great addition to your fertiliser. Flowers love the acid, especially roses and evergreens.
You may have wonderful soil but if you have snails and slugs in it your vegetables just aren’t going to grow. Pour some old coffee grounds around the area to poison.. ummm miraculously remove snails from your soil.
Are you concerned about your kids playing in the garden or local park due to ant mounds? Coffee grounds don’t just deter cats, ants hate it too. Sprinkle some around ant mounds to discourage them from hanging about.
Grow Perfect Carrots
Do you and your kids enjoy growing your own vegetables? Mix carrot seeds with used coffee grounds before you sow to give them a boost of energy. It will also keep pesky slugs away.
Use Coffee in The House
Cover Any Fridge Odours
When you have finished a butter pot but a used filter filled with used coffee ground inside and place at the back of your fridge.The coffee aroma will deodorise your fridge.
Create Treasure Maps
In time for the Easter Hunt you can get creative with coffee grounds. Soak coffee grounds in hot water to make sepia dye, then use it to dye fabrics or paper to make your Easter Treasure map look the part!
Car Air freshener
School girls make holes in their tights all the time! Cut the leg off an old pair of nylon tights, add some coffee grounds and two drops of vanilla extract then make a knot in the leg. Your car will smell like a latte heaven.
Do you have any tips for reusing coffee grounds? Please share below.