Coffee grounds: scare away snails - earthworms love coffee!
By Jürgen Henkel
Drunk up - it was delicious, now the compost is waiting for the coffee. Or are there even better ideas?
We didn't even know what you could do with coffee. Up to now we have always disposed of our ground coffee in organic household waste. Recently in an Instagram article we wanted to show how easy it is to get the coffee grounds out of the ARCA stainless steel filter. I simply tapped the coffee filter into a flowerpot on the terrace. The reactions from followers came promptly, you can not only fertilise flowers but also use the natural pleasure derivative for skin, hair, in the house and garden. The spontaneous input from the carlhenkel.brewers Instagram channel made us curious and we received some amazing tips on how to use the coffee sprinkle that we would like to share:
Coffee grounds for the body
Let's start with the hair, which should radiate more shine and strength if you lather your normal shampoo or soap with coffee grounds to wash your hair. The hair should be well brushed...Since we have rather lighter hair, we have refrained from a test - no photos, sorry...
As for the skin, we got immediate feedback and recommendations from the carlhenkel.brewers Instagram fans. Obviously a lot of people have already tried it. Coffee grounds as a peeling for the face or body help to make the skin smooth and supple. The application is simple. You mix the coffee grounds with olive oil or coconut oil and rub the face, body or feet with this "crumbly pulp". Rinse well afterwards.
Coffee grounds in the household
The coffee grounds have the property of attracting and neutralising odours in the refrigerator. I cannot explain what happens chemically, but it works! Simply place the coffee grounds in a bowl in the fridge and the unwanted odours disappear.
When used as a scouring agent, the coffee grounds can help to remove baking tins, frying pans, grills and other burnt-in dirt without having to swing the chemical clubs. All you need is a sponge, hot water and some coffee grounds.
We have also read about applications where you can repair furniture scratches. We would be a bit afraid of new scratches in the lacquer. We can't imagine peeling for furniture very well and we don't have the opportunity to try it at the moment.
Coffee grounds in the garden
Earthworms love coffee grounds! If this is not an insight...earthworms loosen the soil and are the best friends in the garden. The nutrients in coffee are not only earthworms' prey but also the favourite of roses, blueberries and hydrangeas.
Unfortunately, we could not find out seriously whether indoor plants really benefit from them and try them out. It is certainly important to ensure that the coffee grounds are well distributed in small pots or to let them dry well beforehand. Mould in the flowerpot is very bad for the plants but also for the people.
What earthworms love, disgusts snails! This is probably the second piece of good news for the garden. Coffee can even be deadly for snails, which is why they would not try to climb a wall around your precious plants. They will probably crawl straight on to the neighbour with the coffee capsule machine... Schadenfreude should be allowed.