4 Different ways you can reuse your coffee grounds

4 Different ways you can reuse your coffee grounds

Craftsmanship, innovation, and sustainability are at the core of the Ueshima Coffee Company – the central pillars around which we’ve built our pursuit of coffee perfection. That’s why, from the way our coffee is grown to the way its packaged, we’re always looking for new ways to ensure our coffee is a force for good in the world. And one of the best ways to do that is to re-use old coffee grounds. From fertilizing your plants to rolling back the years, here’s 5 sustainable ways you can put your old grounds to good use.

1. Fertilize your plants

Coffee grounds are rich in nitrogen and other nutrients that help plants grow. Rather than tossing your old grounds in the bin, toss them on your beds, and give them back to the earth for good.

2. Make homemade skin scrubs

Simply mix your old coffee grounds with some olive oil or coconut oil and you've got a natural exfoliating scrub that's great for your skin and the planet.

3. Repel insects and pests

Another great use for old coffee grounds is as a natural insect repellent. Simply sprinkle your old grounds over the affected area and say goodbye to ants, snails, slugs and more.

4. Neutralize odours in your fridge

Used coffee grounds are a great way to neutralize unpleasant odours in your fridge. Just place a bowl of used coffee grounds in your fridge and let it get to work.

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