Celebrate Earth Day Every Day by Starting a New Green Habit: Recycle Your Morning Coffee Grounds in 4 Simple Ways

Did you know that you can celebrate Earth Day every day by recycling your morning coffee grounds? We adopted this green habit in our home and it impacts our lives in a very positive way. It’s easy to start a new green habit! How about starting with your morning coffee ritual?Green your morning coffee ritual. Boston's Espresso Dave Coffee Catering shares 4 easy ways to recycle your coffee grounds! Also, read about their Green Initiatives for events and weddings. www.espressodave.com

So, don’t just throw your used coffee grounds in the garbage or down the drain! In fact, never throw coffee grounds down your sink’s drain or eventually you’ll end up with a major clog. Here are four simple, Earth-friendly ways you can green-up your morning routine before heading out to work or school.

Four Ways to Recycle Your Morning Coffee Grounds

KITCHEN COMPOST Coffee grounds, an excellent source of nitrogen, can go directly into your kitchen compost. If you will be adding used coffee grounds to your compost pile, keep in mind that they are considered green compost material and will need to be balanced with the addition of some brown compost material. 

PLANT FERTILIZER Coffee grounds can help fertilize plants. House plants can benefit from the little spike in acidity provided by coffee. Coffee grounds add nitrogen to your compost but they will not immediately add nitrogen to your soil. For more details about using coffee grounds as compost or fertilizer, the folks at GardeningKnowHow.com provide lots of great tips.

DEODORIZE YOUR FRIDGE It may seem counter-intuitive, but used coffee grounds can be used to deodorize your refrigerator. It’s simple! Put your used grounds into a bowl and place the bowl in the refrigerator. The coffee grounds will absorb odors!

SCRUB POTS & PANS When your pots and pans require some extra elbow grease to get them clean, try using coffee grounds on a sponge!

If you’re wondering how we work with clients to make our espresso bar service greener, check out our Green Initiatives for events and weddings.

Do you have some other tips to add to this list for simple ways to recycle your morning’s coffee grounds? Let us know in the comments below! Imagine if everyone added one of these steps to their morning routines? Any or all of these can become habits very easily, don’t you think? Happy Earth Day!

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Green your morning coffee ritual. Boston's Espresso Dave Coffee Catering shares 4 easy ways to recycle your coffee grounds! Also, read about their Green Initiatives for events and weddings. www.espressodave.com

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8 Responses to Celebrate Earth Day Every Day by Starting a New Green Habit: Recycle Your Morning Coffee Grounds in 4 Simple Ways

  1. Jennifer April 22, 2019 at 6:03 pm #

    These are all wonderful ideas since I drink a cup or coffee every morning! Thanks so much for sharing them!

    • Espresso Dave April 22, 2019 at 6:09 pm #

      Glad you enjoyed the post! And, you’re most welcome!

  2. Lori April 23, 2019 at 8:07 am #

    Oh I never knew you could use grounds as a deodorant for the fridge! That’s brilliant!!

    • Espresso Dave April 23, 2019 at 10:29 am #

      We didn’t realize it either. We love to repurpose items, especially when it helps the planet!

  3. Susan April 27, 2019 at 12:18 pm #

    Oh my gosh! I didn’t even think of putting ground coffee in the fridge. I usually have the baking soda boxes but I’m going to totally try the coffee especially since I’m a coffee addict 😂🙌🏼 Thank you !

  4. Bri Adams April 30, 2019 at 5:03 pm #

    I had NO idea they acted as deodorizers! What a great idea. Thanks so much for helping us to do a little better!

  5. Holly Hulke May 1, 2019 at 2:52 pm #

    I always love ways to be good to the Earth! I didn’t know coffee was a good fertilizer! Thanks for the tips!

  6. Nathalie - Press Print Party! May 2, 2019 at 12:31 pm #

    We compost all our grounds. It’s the best!

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