One of the most important steps that may be missing in your daily coffee routine is composting! Whether you’re taking care of a garden or trying to start your own compost pile, coffee grounds are the perfect organic resource to incorporate.
- Coffee grounds are high in nitrogen, which provides nutrients for the soil and microorganisms that help decompose waste.
- They’re non-acidic with a pH level around 6.5-6.8 (most of the acidity is left in the actual coffee you drink!)
- They can also help repel slugs and snails in your garden!
How to Compost:
- Make yourself a Dripkit and enjoy while leaving the coffee grounds to cool.
- Add coffee grounds to your composting pail or bucket.
- For quicker composting, add some carbon-rich “browns” (dead leaves, twigs, branches) to your nitrogen-rich “greens” (coffee grounds, produce waste, grass clippings) at a ratio of about 25:1.
- Stir or turn over the pile every once in a while to introduce oxygen (reduces smell too).