I don’t think many of us need more reasons to drink coffee in the morning. I have realized I have started waking up craving that first taste before dealing with the first sound of “mommy”! How to Reuse Coffee Grounds and leftover coffee will save you $$ and help your plants.
Amazing Things To Do With Your Used Coffee Grounds
How to Reuse Coffee Grounds in the Garden
- Sprinkle used grounds around plants before rain or watering, for slow-release nitrogen.
- Add to compost piles to increase nitrogen balance. Coffee filters and tea bags break down rapidly during composting.
- Dilute with water for a gentle, fast-acting liquid fertilizer. Use about a half-pound can of wet grounds in a five-gallon bucket of water; let sit outdoors to achieve ambient temperature.
- Mix into soil for houseplants or new vegetable beds.
- Encircle the base of the plant with a coffee and eggshell barrier to repel pests
Crafting things to do with Used Coffee Grounds
MAKE HOMEMADE COFFEE CANDLES
If you enjoy candle making, you’ll love using coffee grounds as an ingredient. You’ll never want to use aromatic oils again – real used coffee grounds smell so much more authentic and look great when layered in candles.
As the candles burn down, the grounds become exposed and the heat releases the rich coffee aromas. Here is a DIY.
What to do with Leftover Coffee:
Make Iced Coffee or Coffee Cubes
If you enjoy iced coffee, why not freeze the extra coffee in ice cube containers and use in your next iced coffee or blended drink. No more watered down iced coffee. It is the perfect solution if you use the same type of coffee for your cold drinks.
Water your plants
Dilute the coffee with water, I do it right in the coffee pot itself and give my houseplants a splash of caffeine.
Use in Chocolate Cakes
There is nothing better than coffee and chocolate. I love adding coffee in place of the water needed in chocolate cake recipes. If the chocolate cake recipe calls for hot water, simply reheat the coffee in the microwave and add it to the batter.