Did you know we could use coffee more than just drinking it? There are surprisingly 12 creative ways to use coffee!
Most people in the world need a cup of joe before they start the day or they’d be grumpy all day long. However, there are 12 uses of coffee in your home to ensures that you can use this versatile brew for more than a daily caffeine boost as your stimulant.
Caffeine boost – A hot cup of coffee is full of antioxidants and it can help you stay awake. If you’re going to be walking or traveling for awhile, drinking a cup of coffee before you head out will boost your energy levels.
Comforts during stressful times – When you’re feeling out of sorts or maybe a little bit anxious, coffee can give you relaxation and gives your brain ease. Simply do this by just smelling a fresh cup of coffee.
Headache or migraine relief – Caffeine is mostly an ingredient in headache or migraine medication, so drinking a cup of coffee can also help you feel better. People who drink a lot of coffee often go through addiction, the primary symptom of which is a headache and the needs of drinking coffee increase.
Ways to use coffee grounds:
Compost – If you have coffee grounds, you can use them to add natural acidity from coffee to your compost pile, which will help “attract worms and repel pests.” Remember that the ratio of green matter and brown matter must be equal, and coffee is counted as green matter. Coffee is full of nitrogen, it can help your compost cure properly.
Fertilizer – Remember that coffee grounds contain two of three major components of a fertilizer. Coffee contains nitrogen and potassium. Grounds can boost the magnesium content, which can make your plants grow healthy. Some lime and wood ash will also boost the phosphorus and calcium level of the fertilizer.
Worm farming – Preppers who live near bodies of water need worms to catch fish and for their compost heap. Worms require gritty substances like coffee grounds for their digestion, and a planter full of dirt and grounds will do the trick.
As a carrot superfood– Rubbing carrot seeds in coffee grounds and adding some grounds to the soil when planting the seeds will help you in mirculous ways. First, it helps the carrot grows, it helps the veggies grow bigger and keep pests away from the veggies before they’re ready to harvest.
Insect repellent for plants – Sprinkle some coffee grounds around plants to keep away harmful insects, such as ants and slugs. Coffee grounds are suitable for acid-loving plants. Keep in mind not to overdo it with plants that require more alkaline soil because if it rains, the grounds could get mixed with the soil.
Deodorizer – Use some coffee grounds to diminish unpleasant smells in the fridge or freezer. It’s very simple, just put a few cups of coffee grounds in an open container and set it inside for a week or two to counter the odors or however long you like until the smell is gone. If your hands smell like onions or garlic, take some coffee grounds, rub some on your hands as if it’ a hand soap and rinse with water. Do the trick until the smell is gone.
Natural scouring pads – Coffee grounds are abrasive so you can use them as makeshift scouring pads. Grounds can also be used as standard cleaners since they’re not scratchy. Use grounds to remove the grease and grime from dishes and minimize the chemical products in your homestead.
Rejuvenating soap – Coffee grounds can be added to homemade soap. The grounds are not too soft or too small so it will help exfoliate dead skin cells. Coffe grounds could be your natural exfoliator and the caffeine in the coffee will also be absorbed by your skin for an extra energy boost. Using homemade soap with coffee grounds can also help get rid of eye bags.
Ways to use fresh coffee grounds:
Barter – Could be a good way to start bartering!
If you’re undecided on whether you should store coffee beans or coffee grounds, reconsider what you need most. Beans will make for tastier coffee, but you can’t be sure that you’ll always have access to a coffee grinder, especially if you suddenly need to be on the move or if you need it for something else.
According to the National Coffee Association, “coffee should be stored in an airtight container in a cool dry place.” Be careful where you store your coffee. Avoid cabinets by the stove, which might be exposed to direct sunlight. Keep it in the “pantry, basement, or storage closet.”
Don’t forget that they can only last for a year or two until they lose their flavor and become rancid. It’s best to store it in sealed plastic bags with oxygen absorbers to extent it longer. Place the plastic bags in a sealed bucket with more oxygen absorbers to make the coffee grounds last even longer.