What do you do with your used coffee grounds?
I'm currently working on launching a property-wide coffee composting program at @fshualalai, where there are 7 espresso machines and just as many batch brewers. During peak seasons, one food & bev outlet there will go through 70+ lbs of coffee weekly. There are so many possibilities with all those coffee grounds! My hope is to have all restaurants composting 100% of their coffee grounds in the next 6 months - ideally by the end of the year.
Other coffee shops (especially on big island, but anyone is welcome to respond!):
What do you do with your coffee grounds? Do they get thrown away? Does a staff member take them home? Do customers take them home? Do you have a cafe garden?
If you don't compost your coffee now, what would help you change that? Would a regularly scheduled pick up service motivate you to keep coffee separate for composting? Would you PAY for that service?
Let me know in a comment 😉
At home, our number one use is compost - coffee grounds have a neutral pH, are an excellent source of nitrogen, and improve soil structure. There is also some anecdotal evidence that proves coffee may repel slugs and snails in the garden.
We could also use them as a face scrub. Coffee gently exfoliates skin and is anti-inflammatory! I actual washed my face with some just before this post and my skin feels amazing. Next time, I may add a drop of lavender essential oil, too.
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