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Useful Tips For Coffee Grinds

Coffee Grounds

After making a wonderful pot of coffee, don’t toss those coffee grinds out. Coffee grinds have multiple uses.

Here are some uses for coffee grinds that I have tried and I was amazed at the effectiveness of these recommended uses. There a few that I did not try because I don’t live in an area that normally gets a lot of snow. All natural ways to to use coffee grinds.

Coffee grounds scrub

Yes, great scrub to remove makeup, moisturization, and and act as an exfoliator. Leaves your skin feeling soft and moisturized.

Grab a glass jar with a lid that is clean and mix in

1/2 cup of coffee grinds

1/4 cup of coconut oil

Mix well. Apply to wet skin and rinse.

All natural way to de ice

Use coffee grinds on freshly shoveled walkways, sidewalks, driveway. Sprinkle around liberally. The coffee grinds help melt the ice and gives some traction to be able to walk in slippery icy situations. Reduces your risk of slips and falls in winter weather. This is a tip from a friend who uses this technique in the winter when the snow and ice hits.

The natural way to scrub and scour your pots and pans

Any dried stuck on food on your cookware or casserole dishes as well as your dishes can be scrubbed with coffee grinds. Wash and rinse. All natural and doesn’t scratch any surfaces. Save money and never buy those pads that rust after a use or two.

Natural deodorizer

Always keep your coffee bags sealed shut or the lids on tight because coffee can soap up odors in the air. Let’s be honest, no one wants funky tasting coffee. By keep your bags tightly closed and lids tight, your coffee will remain fresh and not take on any strange flavors from from any smells about. With that being said, coffee grinds are great to absorb odors any where you leave them out.

Coffee grinds work great in the refrigerator and freezer to absorb fridge smells. Just place a small bowl of coffee grounds in the refrigerator and the freezer to keep your fridge and freezer smelling fresh and clean with a hint of coffee. Works just as good as a box in the fridge and freezer. Just remember to change the grounds every few months. To keep the refrigerator smelling good.

Garbage Disposal Got The Funky Smells?

That nasty odor from your garbage disposal that waffles up when you turn it on or just near the disposal can be eliminated. Toss in a few tablespoons of coffee grounds down your garbage disposal. Let the coffee grounds sit for 5 to 10 minutes. Turn on the facet so water is going into the disposal and turn on the garbage disposal. Let the ground grind through your disposal.

Drains have a foul odor?

Place a few tablespoons of coffee ground down the drain followed with 3 drops of soap or dish detergent and run water down the drain.

Great tips to try in your home. I have discovered so many more uses for coffee grounds that I will write another helpful article on their uses.

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Different Types Of Coffee Grinds

Whole Coffee Beans

Which Grind Is Right For You?

Here are some simple explanations for the terms we use here at BreaieStore to describe the types of grinds we offer. All of our grinds start out with whole roasted coffee beans.

Drip Grind

Drip grind is a fine or very find grind of coffee beans that is even in texture. Normally used for the standard drip coffee makers because this the easiest way to make coffee. Drip grind coffee is usually prepared in coffee makers that use paper or metal filters. The brew drips through the drip grind and flows through to the serving pot of coffee.

Whole Coffee Beans

Whole coffee beans are coffee beans that have not been ground. The grinding of the coffee beans are done by the purchaser. Whole bean coffee holds its’ freshness longer as well as create a fresh cup of coffee. Whole beans store well over time and retain their flavor for when needed for use.

Grinding the coffee beans are usually done moments before brewing coffee to obtain a complex and fresh coffee. Depending on type of coffee bean grinder you have as well as type of coffee you want to brew, there are many options for making artisan coffee at home or the office with whole coffee beans.

Espresso Grind

Espresso Grind is very finely ground coffee beans. The coffee grind looks like chocolate powdered sugar or very fine beach sand. Espresso is a small shot of highly concentrated coffee. Espresso coffee is made by forcing high pressure very hot water through the finely ground coffee beans. The espresso grind must be consistent to get the right espresso coffee.

French Press

French press ground coffee beans are a coarse even grind which looks similar to sea salt. Coffee lovers often use French Press for percolators which uses a higher temperature to brew coffee while also cycles the brew many times.

French press grind does not work well with a finer grind bean because a finer grind needs less time with the water. The coarser the grind the more time the beans will need to brew to get the right taste.

There is also a coffee maker called a French press that uses the French press ground coffee beans that makes small batch coffee that is famous for producing strong coffee with a different technique that does not scald the coffee. This coffee brewing process brings out the flavors of the coffee in this unique procedure.