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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Magical Grounded Coffee Waste

What's this? It's grounded coffee waste...

I wanted to blog this long time ago.... but since I wasn't the waste-collector for these grounded coffee waste. I don't have a coffee maker at home, only place with the grounded coffee maker will be office or restaurant. Yeah, my collection of coffee waste is from the office (previously was not my office, hehe) and other friends who work in a restaurant.

Most people has been treating recycling seriously these days. If one able to make use of wasteful stuffs, aren't we able to save the garbage we throw everyday, save the planet eventually? Well,... as quoted by this site, million of pots of coffee are brewed everyday across the world, million has been thrown into the trash... what a wasteful action.

Coffee by-products can be used in the garden and farm as follows:

  • - Sprinkle used grounds around plants before rain or watering, for a slow-release nitrogen.
  • - Add to compost piles to increase nitrogen balance. Coffee filters and tea bags break down rapidly during composing.
  • - Dilute with water for a gentle, fast-acting liquid fertilizer. Use about a half-pound can of wet grounds in a five-gallon bucket of water; let sit outdoors to achieve ambient temperature.
  • - Mix into soil for houseplants or new vegetable beds.
  • - Encircle the base of the plant with a coffee and eggshell barrier to repel pests.
  • - If you are into vermi-posting, feed a little bit to your worms
Other Chinese sites like this even have much better idea on how grounded coffee waste could do.

1. 咖啡渣强力去污 (Remove odor)

2. 咖啡渣放在烟灰缸中,可以去除烟臭味,也容易熄灭烟蒂。
(Remove smoker's smell)

3. 将咖啡渣放在冰箱中可以减少冰箱的怪味道。
(Remove odor in the fridge)

4. 咖啡渣置於鞋柜中,亦可消除臭味。
(Remove odor of smelly shoes)

5. 锅子用久了,多少都有油味,把湿的咖啡渣(或茶叶渣)
就可以去掉锅中异味。 (Remove smell at wok)

6. 对於喜欢种菜的人来说,防虫一向是最让人头痛的事情。
(Remove pesticide from farm, avoid the root)

7. 咖啡渣里有适当的油分,将晒乾后的咖啡渣用布包起来做的针包,
针不易生锈,而且缝起衣服来更顺手。(Avoid rustiness
on needle)

8. 咖啡渣是很好的天然肥料。拌入泥土后可以帮助花草长得更好。
(Organic fertilizer)

9. 我们可以把咖啡渣、茶渣先在阳台晒乾之后,等到我们要处理垃圾的时候,
(Remove smelly odor from the waste bin)

10. 用咖啡渣按摩皮肤,具有「紧肤」和光滑皮肤的效用,
特别是容易囤积 脂肪的大腿、腹部、臂膀、臀围,都可以用
减肥的效用. (Body massage)

11. 刚煮完的咖啡渣都会残留许多咖啡油,如家中有铜制品
利用渗出的咖啡 油来擦拭保养铜器。 (Bronze protector)

12. 作为地板打蜡剂把咖啡渣晒乾,装入丝袜中,用来打磨地板,
可达到打蜡的效果,地板变得很光亮。(Floor polisher)

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