Spent Coffee Grounds Can Also Be Used For Other Purposes!

When it comes to listing out the most widely consumed beverages in the world, coffee probably takes the top position. The popularity of coffee has rapidly been increasing across the world. It is a common tendency that people love a have a cup of coffee whenever they feel dull or demotivated.

Whether you are a coffee lover or have ever worked in a coffee shop, you must have seen some amount of coffee grounds is being thrown. Well, that’s not the way to treat this useful natural element.

These spent coffee grounds can actually be used for several other purposes. Also, they can be recycled and reused for many important things according to this study by Researchers at the University of Nevada in Reno. Right from using it as a home remedy for some personal and basic uses to benefitting soil, spent coffee grounds are one of the things that leave you awestruck.

Below are some of the uses of spent coffee grounds

Ensuring the fertility of the soil

Coffee grounds are a great source in enhancing the fertility of the soil, as supported by this study at University of Cyprus. Since the existence of worms is remarkably essential in order to ensure the fertility of soil, coffee grounds are the favorite food item for worms. So, if you are sprinkling coffee grounds in your soil, it will exponentially enhance the fertility of the soil.

For cleaning purposes

Mixing up the coffee grounds with detergent powder can provide a strong solution that can be more effective when you are cleaning your dishes. This effective solution works great on omitting the gunks and stubborn stains from the dish. These coffee grounds can also be used in cleaning the fireplace as the harsh remaining can effectively suppress dust.

Source of antioxidants

After being used once, coffee grounds still consist some nutrients and antioxidants that can further be used for nutritional supplements, food, cosmetics and other uses. So, we should not underestimate those used coffee ground that has got enormous uses.

Clean up acne

Coffee grounds can be a great source for skin cleansing and toning as it has natural astringent. You can make a paste by mixing coffee grounds in milk and rub onto your face, leave for 20 minutes and clean. This is a great way to fresh after working tedious hours.

Exterminates insects

Coffee grounds are great to make the use of exterminating the insects from your house, according to this detailed research published on NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information). For instance, you can sprinkle the coffee grounds on the places where insects and ants are more often occurs.

To Sum It Up

So, if you have thought that left over coffee grounds have no further use, think again! Make the best use out of those coffee grounds that you throw away in the trash.


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3 thoughts on “Spent Coffee Grounds Can Also Be Used For Other Purposes!”

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  2. Erica P. Schumacher

    Every time I throw the grounds out, I wonder what they could be used for. Thanks for the tips on soil and gardens!

    1. HI Erica,
      Glad you found my tips helpful. Thanks for stopping by, commenting and please come back and check for regular updates. Have a healthy, happy & blessed day!

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