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Where to put the coffee grounds?
"Zero waste, beautiful design and great tasting coffee. What's not to like? It's x-tractly what you need!" writes us a top coffee roaster from Canada.
Eco-friendly coffee doesn't stop at preparation.
While with some coffee systems the pollution really starts after you've drunk it, when you make coffee with the X-Tract process all you have left are the coffee grounds. This is odour binding when dried and can be disposed of with household waste. Instead of throwing it out with the waste for incineration, there are many ways to use coffee grounds. We have written a blog about it ourselves, you can find the link below. The Internet is full of ideas.
Here is a list of some of the possibilities we have found. How you can use coffee grounds:
- With soap as a hand washing paste to remove heavy dirt on the hands.
- Japanese women are said to use coffee grounds as an exfoliant for facial care.
- As a compost addition, coffee grounds are said to attract earthworms and thus help loosen the soil.
- Coffee grounds sprinkled in the burrows of mice are said to drive them away.
- Coffee grounds can repel not only snails, but also ants.
- Since coffee grounds contain a wide variety of minerals, they can be used as fertiliser for flowers and herbs or mixed directly into the potting soil. The decomposition of coffee grounds produces humus-forming substances.
How do we know this? We read all about it on Wikipedia and in various blogs and articles. What we find most exciting is reading the coffee grounds. You think up a question about the future and start the mystical game. A bit like pouring lead on New Year's Eve....