Most of us know Coffee as an aromatic beverage that gives us the punch to kickstart the day. Its sipped throughout the day by many to keep them awake. Clinical trials also prove that caffeine can help to reduce the frequency as well as the intensity of headaches. It’s also used in exotic desserts to give the aroma and taste. However, did you know that this awesome, hot and caffeinated drink has many uses outside a tasty beverage.
- Composting agent
The spent coffee bean ground is a good composting agent when mixed with Lyle. They make a great source of food for the earthworms.
Similarly, they also make a great fertilizer for plants that grow in highly acidic soil such as roses, and azaleas. Since coffee is rich in nitrogen, potassium, calcium and magnesium and other minerals, you can spread a layer of coffee on the soil and minerals will be gradually released into the soil.
- Insect repellent
The strong odor of coffee is disliked by many insects such as maggots, ants, slugs and mosquitoes.
- Room refresher
Use a pair of your old socks. Double up the socks and fill it with the spent coffee grounds and tie it tightly. Leave it in the nook and corner of your house for everlasting aroma.
- Refrigerator deodorizer
Again if you want to get rid of the odor of onions or reduce the strong smells of the food, make a sachet of powdered coffee and leave it in the back of the fridge for a week or so. The coffee has the ability to absorb the strong food smells.
- In grilling meat
Toast fresh coffee grounds for half a minute on medium heat and then powder it with the other spices. Rub the spice powder on the meat and marinate it for a couple of hours in fridge before grilling.
- As a facepack
This is simple to make. Mix a couple of tablespoons of coffee grounds with a body lotion of your choice.
Gently rinse your hands with coffee grounds to get rid of the stubborn smells after cooking.
- Dish Scrub
Use coffee grounds to remove the grease stained objects from pans and pots. However, be careful when using it on light colored items as these might be stained.
- Natural hair conditioner
You want shiny tress all that you need is to brew a pot of coffee, allow it to cool and then rinse your hair with it after shampooing.
Now you know some of the best uses of coffee. Please share your uses of coffee with us in the comments section.