15 ideas on how to use coffee on the farm
15 ideas on how to use coffee on the farm

Cook, drink and finally wake up - this way of using coffee is familiar to everyone. But few people know that it can be used in other ways: fertilizing the ground, cleaning pots, rubbing scratches on furniture, and even dyeing hair. Learn how to use coffee for home, garden, homemade gifts, and beauty treatments.

15 ideas on how to use coffee on the farm
15 ideas on how to use coffee on the farm

In the garden

How to use coffee in the garden
How to use coffee in the garden

Scare away pests

The acidity and strong aroma of coffee make it an excellent repellent. It will also help drive slugs and snails out of the garden, and if you mix coffee with citrus fruits, the scent can scare away cats and some rodents that can spoil the plants.

Attract worms

Coffee will not only scare off parasites, but also attract useful inhabitants to the garden - underground worms that enrich the soil.


Coffee grounds can be added to fertilizers. It will enrich the soil with nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and copper.

Fertilizing the ground with coffee grounds has a positive effect on the seeds of certain vegetables, such as radishes and carrots, and promotes germination and healthy growth. In addition, coffee affects the pH of the soil, which can change the color of some flowers, such as hydrangeas.


How to use coffee to createts
How to use coffee to createts

Make scented candles

Coffee has an invigorating effect, but not only the drink itself, but also its smell can give strength and improve mood. You can make your own coffee candles that will fill the room with the scent of fresh coffee.

To do this, you will need a few pill candles, coffee grounds, a wick, and a glass container with a fairly wide neck.

Melt the candles, place the wick in a glass container, alternately pour melted wax into the container and add the thick so that the coffee is evenly distributed throughout the candle.

Then you just have to wait until the wax hardens and cut the wick to the desired length. You can make such a candle for yourself and get a boost of vivacity from the thick coffee aroma or give it to your friends for some holiday.

To draw the pictures

Coffee picture
Coffee picture

There are artists who use coffee instead of paint. Here are some of the world's renowned "coffee" artists. Try it, what if you like the coffee more colors?

Aging wooden items or clothing

With the help of coffee grounds, you can make fabric or wood a few shades darker, artificially age them. It is enough to stir the grounds in hot water and soak clothes or a wooden object in it. If the item is too large, you can paint it with a brush or apply the coffee solution several times. You can find instructions in the video below.


How to use coffee in the kitchen
How to use coffee in the kitchen

Use as a seasoning

If you've never used coffee as a condiment, it's time to give it a try. It pairs well with paprika, brown sugar, peppers, onions, garlic and coriander and makes a great seasoning for ribs, steak and chicken.

Add to chile

Some people use coffee as a chili seasoning to add depth to the flavor. Here is one of them.

Remove unpleasant odor in the refrigerator

If unpleasant odors have lodged in your refrigerator, put a cup of coffee beans in it - the coffee will absorb the smell.

Clean metal utensils

If you have a saucepan that won't wash off burnt food in any way, try using coffee grounds as a cleaning agent.

The abrasive properties of the grounds will help clean the dishes without scratching the surface too much. Do not forget to wash the dishes with soap and water and rinse well afterwards to remove coffee residues.

Remove the smell of onions or garlic from your hands

The smell of onions or garlic lasts a long time on the skin and it is not always possible to get rid of it by simply washing your hands. Coffee can help you eliminate bad odors - just take a few coffee beans and rub them with your fingers. The beans will absorb the unpleasant odor and replace it with a coffee aroma.

How to use coffee: handmade soap
How to use coffee: handmade soap

Alternatively, you can make a soap or coffee scrub. Melt the soap and pour over the coffee grounds, adding essential oils as desired.

Living room

Freshen the air

If you don't feel like bothering with a candle, you can simply place a cup of coffee beans, for example, on a coffee table. In this case, the smell will not be as intense, but from time to time you will notice hints of a light coffee aroma.

You can also place coffee beans in an old sock and make a portable air freshener out of it. For example, put it in the car under the seat and enjoy the fresh air without unpleasant odors.

Hide furniture scratches

If you have scratched wood furniture, coffee can help hide the scratches. Pour a tablespoon of ground coffee with hot water (about 90 ° C) so that you get a gruel. Then use a brush to apply the sodden thickening to the scratched area of the furniture. Remove excess with a dry cloth. Of course, the scratch will not disappear completely, but it will become less noticeable.


Dye your hair

How to use coffee to color your hair
How to use coffee to color your hair

If you want to make your hair a little darker, try dyeing it with coffee. Brew a large cup of strong drink and let cool. Spread the coffee through your hair and do not rinse for about an hour. After this procedure, the hair will become darker, healthier and shinier.

Hair growth can also be accelerated with coffee. Brew coffee, let cool and strain. Spread the coffee grounds over your hair, gently rubbing it into the scalp. This will help stimulate blood circulation and speed up hair growth.

You can also add coffee grounds to shampoo or shower gel to make a great scalp and body scrub. Just remember that coffee dyes a little, so if you have blonde hair, you shouldn't risk it.

When using coffee in the bathroom, cover the drain with a coffee filter and rinse off any leftover grounds immediately. This will prevent the bathtub from clogging and staining.

Make a face mask

Mix ground coffee with olive, coconut, almond or other oil that you use for beauty treatments and apply the finished mask to your face.

Coffee masks moisturize the skin, reduce wrinkles, eliminate puffiness and dark circles under the eyes and rejuvenate the skin.

As you can see, coffee beans can be useful not only for a cup of invigorating drink. Buy more coffee, and go ahead - make cool gifts, decorate the house, tend the garden, and improve the condition of your skin and hair.

If you have your own ideas for unusual uses of coffee, share in the comments.

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