Is coffee your best friend in the morning? Discover the unsuspected virtues of coffee grounds!
If you are among those who can’t start their day without a cup of coffee, you've probably noticed how many coffee grounds there are left after just one cup. Tip: don’t be too quick to throw out that wet mass that’s left after you’ve brewed a coffee. It has some unsuspected virtues! It’s a great opportunity to test the benefits of the circular economy at home.
Coffee grounds are indeed a kind of super-natural product that benefits everyone.
It can be used as a hair treatment, a concealer, a skin scrub and even helps sprains.
In the garden, it repels aphids and ants, as well as being a good fertilizer and medium for growing mushrooms.
In the home, it can be turned into a cleaning product or ecological paint.
And for pets, it repels even the most stubborn fleas.
And did you know that on an industrial scale, coffee grounds are even a source of renewable energy?
In Joure in the Netherlands for example, Veolia and the coffee manufacturer Douwe Egberts Master Blenders have developed a solution that uses coffee grounds to run a biomass boiler, which produces steam. The site has reduced its natural gas consumption – and has reduced its CO2 emissions by 70%!
There’s no doubt about it, coffee grounds are resourceful waste!