Free Coffee grounds at Starbucks for your garden and compost heap
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Free Coffee grounds at Starbucks for your garden and compost heap

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LocalFound 6th MarEdited by:"LeahsMintytoutou"
Last week I was in Starbucks and there was a table of big bags of used Coffee grounds free to take for anybody. They have a big free sticker on and are clearly labels for gardening. You can take as many bags as you like. Great for the compost heap and a great way of recycling, cutting down waste and at the same time helping communities
I did not know this was a thing they did but it is. Thought as I didn't know others may not know so it maybe useful to a lot of keen gardeners.

you may find this link helpful it has all the info you need regarding using Coffee grounds in your garden gardeningknowhow.com/com…htm

waitrose and Costa offer Coffee grounds too according to a couple of fellow hukders comments below, they maybe nearer to you then Starbucks
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I used to put my coffee grounds in the compost bin but the worms just never got to sleep and just wiggled around all the time. In the end I had to throw in some herbal tea leaves to calm them down.
This has been happening for years. If you're a regular at Starbucks you'll already know. Plus, the benefits of using coffee grounds in your garden is debatable. Absolutely no evidence it helps the soil and many 'experts' advise against it as it will disrupt the pH balance of your soil.
Cynics like me think this is a very cunning method of Starbucks reducing their commercial waste.
Edited by: "japes" 6th Mar
japes24 m ago

This has been happening for years. If you're a regular at Starbucks you'll …This has been happening for years. If you're a regular at Starbucks you'll already know. Plus, the benefits of using coffee grounds in your garden is debatable. Absolutely no evidence it helps the soil and many 'experts' advise against it as it will disrupt the pH balance of your soil.Cynics like me think this is a very cunning method of Starbucks reducing their commercial waste.


Hey, go easy - they don't have time to dispose of commercial waste, they're too busy doing their taxes.
I put them in a cafetiere and make a brew, it weaker than usual but nice
Edited by: "samani" 6th Mar
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Nice find , hopefully other coffee shops will follow. Heat added ☺
They do this in most coffee shops
I put them in a cafetiere and make a brew, it weaker than usual but nice
Edited by: "samani" 6th Mar
This has been happening for years. If you're a regular at Starbucks you'll already know. Plus, the benefits of using coffee grounds in your garden is debatable. Absolutely no evidence it helps the soil and many 'experts' advise against it as it will disrupt the pH balance of your soil.
Cynics like me think this is a very cunning method of Starbucks reducing their commercial waste.
Edited by: "japes" 6th Mar
japes5 m ago

This has been happening for years. If you're a regular at Starbucks you'll …This has been happening for years. If you're a regular at Starbucks you'll already know. Plus, the benefits of using coffee grounds in your garden is debatable. Absolutely no evidence it helps the soil and many 'experts' advise against it as it will disrupt the pH balance of your soil.Cynics like me think this is a very cunning method of Starbucks reducing their commercial waste.


I agree. Your basically a free bin lorry for starbucks 😝
japes9 m ago

This has been happening for years. If you're a regular at Starbucks you'll …This has been happening for years. If you're a regular at Starbucks you'll already know. Plus, the benefits of using coffee grounds in your garden is debatable. Absolutely no evidence it helps the soil and many 'experts' advise against it as it will disrupt the pH balance of your soil.Cynics like me think this is a very cunning method of Starbucks reducing their commercial waste.


Been using it on my lawn for years works wonder and keeps the cats off it
Bades2 m ago

Been using it on my lawn for years works wonder and keeps the cats off it



And bears.
If I put it on my head will my hair grow back?
samani19 m ago

I put them in a cafetiere and make a brew, it weaker than usual but nice


....
Great for any teachers who want something different for their tough spots / builders tray. Plus it makes your classroom smell lovely! My class loved digging in the coffee for words which I had written on dried beans.
Edited by: "GandA" 6th Mar
japes14 m ago

This has been happening for years. If you're a regular at Starbucks you'll …This has been happening for years. If you're a regular at Starbucks you'll already know. Plus, the benefits of using coffee grounds in your garden is debatable. Absolutely no evidence it helps the soil and many 'experts' advise against it as it will disrupt the pH balance of your soil.Cynics like me think this is a very cunning method of Starbucks reducing their commercial waste.


I read somewhere you wash the grounds and it makes the grounds pretty much the same ph as the soil
zx636r2 m ago

If I put it on my head will my hair grow back?


Yes deffo
japes24 m ago

This has been happening for years. If you're a regular at Starbucks you'll …This has been happening for years. If you're a regular at Starbucks you'll already know. Plus, the benefits of using coffee grounds in your garden is debatable. Absolutely no evidence it helps the soil and many 'experts' advise against it as it will disrupt the pH balance of your soil.Cynics like me think this is a very cunning method of Starbucks reducing their commercial waste.


Hey, go easy - they don't have time to dispose of commercial waste, they're too busy doing their taxes.
japes28 m ago

This has been happening for years. If you're a regular at Starbucks you'll …This has been happening for years. If you're a regular at Starbucks you'll already know. Plus, the benefits of using coffee grounds in your garden is debatable. Absolutely no evidence it helps the soil and many 'experts' advise against it as it will disrupt the pH balance of your soil.Cynics like me think this is a very cunning method of Starbucks reducing their commercial waste.



gardeningknowhow.com/com…htm
I used to put my coffee grounds in the compost bin but the worms just never got to sleep and just wiggled around all the time. In the end I had to throw in some herbal tea leaves to calm them down.
Good for growing mushrooms.
samani1 h, 2 m ago

I put them in a cafetiere and make a brew, it weaker than usual but nice


They could be weeks old and growing mould!
Besford26 m ago

They could be weeks old and growing mould!


They are also dated... I didn't take note of the dates so don't know how old they are. I seem to remember the sign said "this weeks Coffee grounds" but I maybe wrong. My memory isn't the best sometimes
i presumed @samani was joking but maybe not.
Edited by: "LeahsMintytoutou" 6th Mar
Ground coffee , does what it says on the bag.
Waitrose near me do the same thing
devlino5 m ago

Waitrose near me do the same thing


Great to know, thanks
Plenty of free horse manure for me, adding some coffee could make an interesting mix
Edited by: "choices" 6th Mar
choices12 m ago

Plenty of free horse manure for me, adding some coffee could make an …Plenty of free horse manure for me, adding some coffee could make an interesting mix


Might make it smell abit better too!
Edited by: "LeahsMintytoutou" 6th Mar
Costa also offer them
LeahsMintytoutou4 h, 13 m ago

I read somewhere you wash the grounds and it makes the grounds pretty much …I read somewhere you wash the grounds and it makes the grounds pretty much the same ph as the soil


Haven't they already been washed when making a drink?
anewman2 m ago

Haven't they already been washed when making a drink?


Does that mean a cup of coffee is just the waste product of washing coffee grounds for gardening?
Bades5 h, 11 m ago

Been using it on my lawn for years works wonder and keeps the cats off it


Does it really keep cats away?
it would save me scooping up cat poo and flicking into the owners garden....
Sambat18 m ago

Does it really keep cats away?it would save me scooping up cat poo and …Does it really keep cats away?it would save me scooping up cat poo and flicking into the owners garden....


Yes it does work well stops them if you sprinkle it around or if they go in one area mainly that area
Can imagine the Snails and slugs on speed with al that Caffeine ! !
Edited by: "KonsumerKing" 6th Mar
Waitrose leave them in a bin with a scoop so that you can help yourself to as much as you want. I regularly send a sack over to my uncle, Earl Grey, for his plantation.
spannerzone15 h, 42 m ago

I used to put my coffee grounds in the compost bin but the worms just …I used to put my coffee grounds in the compost bin but the worms just never got to sleep and just wiggled around all the time. In the end I had to throw in some herbal tea leaves to calm them down.


Yekkk! Fresh herbal tea is bad enough. How can It be called tea anyway?
But old therefore strong herbal tea is more likely to kill them than calm them down!
They're really great for the garden if you compost them with a lot of shredded 'brown' woody material. All you need for excellent (and fast!) compost is fallen leaves and coffee grounds in the right proportions.

I wouldn't put them on my garden without composting them. If you must do this, make sure you only apply a very thin layer.
TomH727 m ago

I see Starbucks are playing the “ethical” game as an excuse to reduce the …I see Starbucks are playing the “ethical” game as an excuse to reduce their commercial waste for their personal gain.Still, those tax’s won’t fiddle themselves.


It quite clearly states on the bag they are cutting down their waste, vehicles to remove their waste, carbon footprint ect ect. Don't think they are playing a game or trying to conceal that they cut down their waste by giving away their grounds. Just because it benefits them doesn't mean they are bad for doing it. It's still a good thing to do and benefits everyone
Nice spot, thank you. Always good to know.
What's a big wig conglomerate doing giving away free stuff?
GandA17 h, 3 m ago

Great for any teachers who want something different for their tough spots …Great for any teachers who want something different for their tough spots / builders tray. Plus it makes your classroom smell lovely! My class loved digging in the coffee for words which I had written on dried beans.


That sound very educational!
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zx636r6th Mar

If I put it on my head will my hair grow back?


Yes. Put these wet and under a swimming cap for 48 hours then sit in the sun. Best book in the diary two days of solitude and keep a check on weather forecasts. Helps if the area is given the odd rub or slap too when you are all set up.
Edited by: "deleted1836930" 27th Mar
Free Popery!!
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