From thetimes.co.uk Coffee grounds and old tyres could soon be
From greenmatters.com I have a real problem with coffee —
It is early in the morning and you brew a cup of coffee to sparkle your day. When your morning ritual is done you will most likely leave your spent coffee grounds in the bin. But they are not ready for the bin, not at all. Actually, your coffee grounds have a lot more to offer.
Seriously. Place a small bowl of coffee grounds on a shelf in your refrigerator, and they’ll absorb the odor, just like baking soda does. But unlike baking soda (and what makes us love this five-minute hack even more) is that it adds subtle notes of java to the air…
Thanks to researchers at a Portuguese university, morning fun doesn’t have to end just because the coffeepot is empty. The remnants of your daily pour over are in the capable, jittery hands of scientists who have discovered a way to turn used coffee grounds into a pungent shot of courage.
For a lot of people, coffee is the go-to when they need a bit of a pick-me-up, but it can actually make some plants perk up, too. (Give ’em a page in Us Weekly because, plants, they’re just like us!) Emphasis on some plants though, which is why it’s key to know what plants like coffee grounds—and which ones don’t.
We know that the coffee industry has an impact on the environment. Every step of the coffee supply chain, from growing and processing to shipping and roasting, uses energy in some capacity and therefore has its own carbon footprint.
The American Chemical Society (ACS) is preparing to present the results of a study that suggests milk chocolate can be made less unhealthy by adding peanut skins and coffee grounds, giving it more antioxidants than bitter dark chocolate varieties while still keeping the flavor light and sweet with a silky texture.
Enter a new age, where many of us are making our coffee at home. While there are perks to this—saving money, sipping from your favorite mug every day—dealing with the leftover coffee grinds can be a hassle, and the pileup in your trash can can feel incredibly wasteful.
One of the best supplements for your garden’s health is compost. The circle of life and whatnot. But not everyone has the time or space for that kind of project. Even if you do, you might have qualms about the aesthetics and unsavory aromas resulting from a pile of decaying food scraps sitting on your counter or in your backyard.