Did you know that coffee has a life outside of being a tasty bevvy? It’s true! Coffee grounds can continue to be useful other than your morning fix and can work in some interesting ways. Many home brewers share the common struggle of not being able to use every single coffee bean purchased. It’s nearly impossible. Whether the beans go stale or just aren’t any good, there always seems to be left overs. Here I have thus compiled the top uses for coffee beans:
SCRUB YOUR KITCHEN
Mildly abrasive and acidic, those old grounds will do well as a cleaning scrub. All you need to do is ground the coffee beans and use. Throw a bit of water or soap in the mix and your counter tops will look good as new!
Ground coffee beans can be used as face mask. It adds a nice glow to the face and deep cleanses with mild scrubbing activity. Mix the coffee grounds with milk till a smooth paste is formed. Apply it on face and let it dry. Wash with circular moments using cold water.
FRESHEN UP YOUR REFRIGIRATOR
Pour your used coffee grounds into a dish and pop them into your refrigerator to absorb odours. Just like baking soda keeps your fridge smelling fresh, coffee grounds can be put to good (re)use and used for the same purpose.
COVER THEM IN CHOCOLATE
Store bought chocolate covered espresso beans are a big hit in many candy stores, but are also quite pricey. Here is a recipe to make this yourself- In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip coffee beans in chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; let stand for 10-15 minutes. Roll in cocoa if desired; let stand until set. Store in an airtight container.