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Let's Dive In: What are coffee grounds good for?

As you can imagine, we roast and brew a lot of coffee. We also supply coffee to a lot of the local mom-and-pop coffee shops in our community and the surrounding communities. Tons and tons of coffee grounds are produced and as a result, we often get asked, "Can you use coffee grounds for anything else?" or "Are coffee grounds good for...?". The short answer is YES! There are quite a few different uses for coffee grounds, but here are some of our favorites:

  1. Exfoliate Naturally: Coffee grounds make for an excellent natural exfoliant. Mix them with a bit of coconut oil or honey to create a gentle scrub for your face or body. The coarse texture of the grounds helps remove dead skin cells, leaving your skin feeling smooth and refreshed. Plus, the caffeine in coffee grounds can help stimulate blood flow, reducing the appearance of cellulite and giving your skin a healthy glow.

  2. Enrich Your Garden: This is a common question. Can you use coffee grounds on plants? Absolutely! Instead of tossing your used coffee grounds in the trash, why not give them a second life in your garden? Coffee grounds are rich in nitrogen, making them an excellent addition to compost piles or directly to the soil. They can help improve soil structure, aerate the soil, and even deter pests like slugs and snails. Spread them around acid-loving plants like azaleas, rhododendrons, and blueberries to give them a nutrient boost.

  3. Neutralize Odors: Are lingering odors in your fridge or pantry driving you crazy? Just Brew Coffee grounds to the rescue! Place a bowl of dried coffee grounds in your fridge or pantry to absorb unwanted smells. The grounds will act as a natural deodorizer, leaving your fridge smelling fresh and your food tasting better. You can also sprinkle a handful of grounds into your shoes to banish foot odor.

  4. Repel Insects: Say goodbye to chemical insect repellents and hello to Just Brew Coffee grounds! Sprinkle coffee grounds around your outdoor seating area to keep pesky insects like ants, mosquitoes, and flies at bay. The strong aroma of coffee masks the scents that attract insects, making your outdoor space more enjoyable without the need for harmful chemicals.

  5. Clean Up Stubborn Messes: Coffee grounds aren't just for brewing delicious beverages; they're also handy for tackling tough cleaning jobs around the house. The abrasive texture of the grounds makes them great for scrubbing pots, pans, and even grill grates. Simply sprinkle some grounds onto a damp sponge and use it to scour away grease and grime. The natural oils in the coffee grounds can also help condition and polish surfaces, leaving them looking shiny and new.

There are plenty more uses for coffee grounds, so next time you finish brewing a delicious cup of Just Brew Coffee, think about saving the grounds and putting them to use. If you are running low on coffee, head on over to our store and grab a bag or two! 

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