We’ve all been there – that place when you got so preoccupied with all of your to-dos that your coffee is now cold and abandoned. Don’t toss it out just yet! We have 5 things that you can do with your leftover coffee so you don’t feel as bad about forgetting your cup!
5 Things To Do With Leftover Coffee
1. Cook or Bake with it
So many recipes call for coffee – why not try some for yourself? If you already have the extra coffee, you might as well treat yourself to a delicious brew-based dessert like tiramisu – at home!
2. Water Your Plants
If you grow acid-loving plants (like azaleas or orchids) cold, diluted coffee can give them a nice growth boost. However, since liquid coffee is highly acidic, you should limit your coffee waterings to once every one or two weeks.
Be sure to keep an eye on your plants when watering with coffee. If you start noticing yellow or brown leaves, that’s a sign your soil is too acidic. Also, don’t use the coffee to water plants if you add cream, milk, or sugar. It can attract pests and fungus.
3. Create Arts & Crafts
We worry all the time about coffee stains, but what if you tried staining something with coffee on purpose? If you’re ever on Instagram, you might have seen coffee art. No, not latte art. Art that uses coffee as paint. All you need is watercolor paper and a couple of brushes!
4. Fertilize and Compost
Coffee grounds are usually still packed with minerals that some plants would love to soak up. Sprinkle your coffee grounds directly on your lawn for greener grass. For your flowerbed, sprinkle equal parts compost and grounds to add some slow-releasing nitrogen for healthier bushes and flowers.
5. Beauty Treatment
Coffee grounds are naturally coarse, but not so coarse that they will cause damage to your skin. An easy and cost-effective way to use up your coffee grounds and get a good at home exfoliation is to mix part coffee grounds with a moisturizing oil such as coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil (all things probably already in your kitchen). This scrub also has the added benefit of alleviating cellulite and reducing stretch marks!
Send us a message on what you do with your left-over coffee. We would love to add to this list!
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Written by Alasia Pettway, an expert at being bold!