How to recycle coffee husks

Recycling coffee grounds has so many great benefits from your skin to the garden but did you know that coffee husk’s can also be recycled? Coffee husks are the chaff leftover after the bean has been roasted. It’s lightweight and messy because it flies everywhere but is there life for the husk after roasting? Yes indeedy.

Here at Sacred Grounds we donate as much of our organic coffee husks to as many community gardens as we can to be used for composting. It can also be used for bedding with chickens or other animals – making a lovely soft place to lay their little heads.

What is a coffee husk?

The husk is the outer layer of the coffee bean that breaks away and gets discarded during the roasting process. So you can imagine how much chaff gets thrown away each day after roasting! That’s why it’s important to use this husk in a productive way instead of just throwing it in the bin!

Why use coffee husks?

– It’s a great way to recycle these fluffy remnants of coffee roasting
– 100% natural composting agent
– Replaces stuff like wood chips which means less trees have to be cut down
– Smells like coffee!!!
– Composts quickly
– Rich in nitrogen
– Great for growing vegetables, especially tomatoes
– Absorbs moisture in compost mixture, creating rich soil

Where to find coffee husks?

It’s a great idea to reuse coffee husks but where in the middle of Sydney is a person to find a bag of lovely husky chaff? All you have to do is contact the Sacred Grounds office to request some coffee husks of your own! Too easy. Let us know what you use them for, we’re always looking for great new ideas to reuse our product.

One of our partner cafes, The Shack at Monterey in Sydney actually reuses our coffee grounds in their beautiful garden out the back. Recycle, reuse, upcycle -we love it all!

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