Here are some most common tips for utilising used coffee grounds. In the garden, they are an excellent source of nitrogen and other nutrients for your soil. But there are other possible uses so please take some and help us prevent them becoming waste. You can collect bags of used coffee beans in your café in 1 More London Place and 25 Churchill Place
Deodorizer - Dry them out on a baking sheet and put them in a bowl in your refrigerator or freezer, or rub them on your hands to get rid of food prep smells.
Plant food - Plants such as rosebushes, azaleas, rhododendrons, evergreen and camellias, which prefer acidic soils, will appreciate the leftovers from your morning cup, put them on the garden before watering. Also, grounds can add nutrients to your compost bin just add and let it do the rest.
Insect repellent - Sprinkle old grounds around places you don’t want ants, or on the ant piles themselves. The ants will move on or stay away. Used grounds are also good to repel snails and slugs.
Dye - By steeping grounds in hot water, you can make brown dye for fabric, paper and even Easter eggs.
Furniture scratch cover-up - Steep grounds and apply a bit of the liquid to furniture scratches with a Q-tip.
Cleaning product - As they’re slightly abrasive, grounds can be used as a scouring agent for greasy and grimy stain-resistant objects, or flush down the drains to help clean.
Cat repellent - To keep cats from using the garden as their personal powder room, sprinkle grounds mixed with orange peels around your plants.
Lea dip - Follow up Fido’s shampoo with a coffee ground rub down, working them down to his skin. Not only are the fleas supposed to vamoose, but puppy’s hair will feel soft too.
Dust inhibitor - Before you clean out the fireplace, toss wet coffee grounds over the ashes to keep the ash dust under control.
Cellulite reducer - Mix 1/4 cup warm used coffee grounds and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. While standing over an old towel or newspaper, apply the mixture to your "problem areas". Next, wrap the areas with shrink wrap and leave on for several minutes. Unwind the wrap, brush loose grounds off your skin and then shower with warm water. For best results, it is recommended to repeat this procedure twice a week. A little weird to be sure, but as high priced cellulite creams have coffee in them, it just might work.
If you don't collect yours, don't worry - these will not end up on the landfill. We partnered with BioBean who collect our grounds and turn them into coffee logs - you can read more about it under the following link