Left over coffee use

Was this the grounds or the coffee itself?

I wonder how this would work on chickens... hmm...

I know that red wrigglers LOVE coffee grounds. Certain plants love it too.


  • H_D
    H_D Posts: 384 ✭✭✭
    edited November 2018
    great uses for coffee grinds
    Pest Repellent
    Garden fertilizer
    compost ingredient
    great for carrots specifically
    absorbs food odors
    natural abrasive
    makes a great facial and body scrub
    cellulite treatments
    among other things
    happy Healing
  • AndreaDennin
    AndreaDennin Posts: 41 ✭✭✭
    edited December 2018
    I always heard about it being good for cellulite and facial scrub. Did not know it could be an effective bug repellant. Great!

    One question though. Does it have to be organic or any old coffee grinds?

  • whiteowl2u2
    whiteowl2u2 Posts: 3
    edited December 2018
    The coffee its self that is left over from the night before hat works on lice.  The article I read at the time said that the caffeine in coffee short curcuits (Parden my spelling please.  Stroke 5 yrs ago destroyed my spelling abilities.) the nervous system which kills the adult lice and the nits.
  • whiteowl2u2
    whiteowl2u2 Posts: 3
    edited December 2018
    Nightcrawlers also love coffee grounds.  My Grandparent had a big open box that they raised nightcrawlers in.  My grandfather raised roses and all our coffee grounds went into the flower beds especially around the roses.  His roses rivaled the city rose garden in Eugene Oregon when I was growing up there.
  • H_D
    H_D Posts: 384 ✭✭✭
    edited December 2018
    IMHO organic and not brewed using tap water or water with fluoride.

    Happy Healing
  • Cherlynn
    Cherlynn Posts: 169 ✭✭✭
    edited December 2018
    I love hearing how to use the coffee and grounds!  I don't use coffee but I can get stuff for my neighbors.
  • An
    An Posts: 42 ✭✭

    Hum, good idea to try the spent coffee grounds to get rid of mice and gophers in the garden. I will have to try that as I have a big problem with some type of burrowing animal that likes garlic, onion, potato, chicory, and sunchokes!

  • shllnzl
    shllnzl Posts: 1,816 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I dump my leftover coffee grounds in the garden, and drink leftover coffee iced the next day with almond milk, stevia and whipped cream.

  • judsoncarroll4
    judsoncarroll4 Posts: 5,361 admin
    edited April 2020

    left over coffee? That must be like left over wine... or unicorns.. I've never had any in my house.... grounds go to the garden

  • sallyhoward
    sallyhoward Posts: 106 ✭✭✭

    grounds go into my compost

  • maimover
    maimover Posts: 359 ✭✭✭

    Taking the coffee grounds outside and dumping them around the Rose 🌹 bush was “one” of my chores when I was a kid...

  • csinclair461
    csinclair461 Posts: 159 ✭✭✭

    Its supposed to be a good substrate for growing mushrooms as well.

  • seeker.nancy - Central Texas
    seeker.nancy - Central Texas Posts: 795 ✭✭✭✭

    When I read the title of this discussion I knew I had to read it. What in the world is left over coffee? Surely that cannot exist...like unicorns, right?


  • lmrebert
    lmrebert Posts: 363 ✭✭✭✭

    We've been using it all over our yard and we have so many night crawlers in the yard now!

  • Homestead Hubby
    Homestead Hubby Posts: 40 ✭✭✭

    Into the garden. If liquid make cubes and put in iced coffee all summer.