Trying to repurpose your used coffee grounds?

Besides being an energizer, coffee has many benefits which allow its perks to extend beyond a caffeine shot. Used coffee grounds can be a valuable resource in any household. Instead of throwing those sediments after coffee brewing, consider these effortlessly simple household hacks for repurposing leftover coffee grounds! Let’s save those coffee remains and put them to handy-dandy use!

Firstly, let me ask you a few simple questions…

Do you have a fishy-smelling fridge?

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No worries! You can just place a small bowl of dried coffee grounds in the compartment where you want to deodorize.
Do you feel that your reheated food has a strange smell?
Fear not! You can simply combine 2 tablespoons of coffee grounds with ½ cup of water, and heat it up in the microwave for less than a minute. This will remove most of the odour in the microwave.
Do you wear covered shoes for more than 7 hours a day?
It must be uncomfortable wearing the same, sweat soaked leather shoes to work or sneakers to school. To have nicer smelling shoes and cabinets, you can add some dried coffee grounds into an old stocking or cheesecloth.

Isn’t that simple?

Besides being a natural deodorizer, coffee grounds can be made into a meat tenderizer. Now, this is a hack for home cooks.
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Did you know that coffee grounds can be added into any dry-rub recipes to be a meat tenderizer?

As meat contains muscle fibers and proteins which can make meat tough to consume, tenderizing allows those muscle fibers to be broken down. This results in a softer, flavourful meat and works particularly well with smoky foods, barbecued meat and chili.

Coffee contains natural acids and enzymes, making it especially effective at tenderizing meat. It can also replicate tannins in wine, which allows the flavor of the meat to be amplified and develop a much desired “umaminess”.
Simply add your used coffee grounds to your favourite dry-rub recipe and apply the rub to the meat at least 2 hours before cooking.

This will make you have tender, flavourful meat that will make your loved ones ask for an additional serving!

Now, the last hack is for green fingers. Do you know that used coffee grounds can be made into fertilizers?


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Coffee grounds add organic material to the soil, which can improve drainage, water retention, and aeration in the soil. It can also help microorganisms beneficial to plant growth thrive as well as attract earthworms.

Now that you know the hacks to repurpose your used coffee grounds, you can get by with the environmentally friendly lifestyle while having your daily cup of coffee.

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