Cool uses for coffee (besides drinking)
For coffee drinkers, nothing about the morning says “good” until they have partaken in at least one cup of coffee. The average American spends close to $1,100 annually on coffee. That’s true love and devotion.
After you brew that pot of joe, don’t throw out those grounds! Coffee isn’t only useful in spreading smiles of joy, it’s a helpful household tool, too.
Did you know?
Coffee fertilizes plants! Mix the seeds with the coffee grounds before you plant. Not only will it increase the size of your plants but, coffee is a natural pest deterrent.
We love coffee but ants despise it. Keep away those armies by using coffee grounds instead of nasty chemicals.
Much like baking soda, coffee absorbs those stinky fridge odors. Place a small bowl full of fresh, dry grounds in your fridge and adios to the stink.
Brewed coffee makes a good marinade for roasts. Also, it can be used to grill burgers. Maybe consider decaf if cooking for the family.
Brew a pot of coffee and allow it to sit for a couple days. This makes a great stain for wood. Apply the coffee with a paintbrush to the unfinished wood and allow to dry. Repeat the process until you achieve the perfect mocha color.
Wood furniture scratches aren’t a problem. Just dab a strong solution of coffee onto the scratch and watch it disappear. It works better for those darker wood tones.
Coffee grounds can be used as cleaners. Use a handful to clean pots and pans or dishes with caked on foods. Also, use it to scour non-porcelain sinks.
And, the best for last. Coffee can be a cellulite reducer! Mix 1/4 cup warm, used coffee grounds with 1 tablespoon Olive Oil. Apply the mixture to those problem areas and wrap with shrink wrap. Leave it on for about 20 minutes. Remove in the shower and rinse off the mixture. For best results, do this about twice a week. Much less expensive than all those department store cellulite creams!
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