Here are a few surprising ways that prove coffee is the God of the drink world.
It'll make you more attractive--seriously
Coffee grounds can carry antioxidants that can help the skin. This can tighten your pores, as well as act as an exfoliating agent to remove dead skin cells.
Tip: The longer the grounds sit in water, the better they’ll be for your skin.
Check out Rad Soap for coffee-infused bodycare.
Coffee will help your garden flourish
The nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium content can act as a fertilizer for plants, as well as aerate the soil.
The grounds can also:
- keep away slugs and snails
- deter cats and other small animals from batting at plants
- prevent weeds
Tip: coffee works best for root plants like carrots and potatoes--too much acidity can be overbearing for tomatoes.
It makes an incredible ingredient in savory dishes
"The truth is, coffee's roasted quality, bitterness, and acidity make it a perfect complement to sweet, bold, earthy, or nutty ingredients, ultimately yielding a taste combination that is surprisingly complex." -Epicurious
Above: our Death Wish Coffee infused Onion Chutney [see recipe here]
It's being used to make clothing
Coffee's sweat-wicking properties have landed coffee grinds as a fabric. The grinds are washed and stripped of their odor and oils, then turned into pellets, then thread.
Check out more unbelievable things made of coffee here.
All hail coffee!