Now really, what can’t coffee do?

Now really, what can’t coffee do?

11 September 2018

Call us biased, but we’ve always thought that there’s a little bit of magic in coffee - it’s the skip in your step, your get-up-and-go, that afternoon picky-me up… but did you know that coffee is good for more than just waking you up in the morning? Used coffee grounds are great too! 

The list of amazing uses of grounds continues to just grow and grow, so we thought we’d compile of a few of our favourites, so you can enjoy your coffee again – even after you’ve finished enjoying your morning cup of Joe!

Pest repellent:sprinkle used coffee grounds around your plants to protect them against destructive garden pests like ants, snails, and slugs. 

If you grow hydrangeas, roses, or other acid-loving plants, then used coffee is the fertiliser for you. Mix your old grounds with dead grass clippings, brown leaves, or dry straw to neutralise some of the acidity, the spread them around your plants – they’ll absolutely love you for it!

Absorb food odours:Used coffee grounds can be used much like baking soda for absorbing food odours in the fridge and freezer – just place a small open container of your used grounds in the back of the fridge or freezer, then forget about it for a couple of weeks while you collect more grounds… and after you remove old grounds from the fridge or freezer, you can then use them for fertiliser again. 

Exfoliate for your skin: Coffee grounds make an excellent exfoliating body scrub!  Just add used grounds to a bit of warm water or your favourite all-natural oil (coconut oil is our favourite) then scrub your skin from head to foot to remove all of those icky dead skin cells. 

However, a simple mix of used coffee grounds and warm water will also do the trick and can even help with cellulite! Use this scrub for ten minutes twice per week on any areas affected by cellulite - results should start to become apparent within four weeks of steady treatment.

So next time you’re driving through, be sure to ask about a used coffee grounds, because we’ve got plenty of it - and better yet, we give it away for FREE.