What's the intelligent thing to do with an abundance of coffee grounds?

Bokashi CommunityCategory: bokashi composting questionsWhat's the intelligent thing to do with an abundance of coffee grounds?
Rose asked 3 years ago

In the course of a week, we accumulate far more coffee grounds than all other foods combined. So much so that we could devote a single bin to just coffee grounds.
Also, some composting sites advocate mixing fresh coffee grounds directly into the soil, and skipping any intermediate type of composting.
What are your thoughts on intelligent composting of coffee grounds?
 
 

3 Answers
Michele answered 3 years ago

I would like to know the answer to this, too, before I try this system.

KENNETH KIRKLAND answered 3 years ago

COFFEE grounds have a good balance of nitrogen and carbon, therefore can be turned into rich compost with ease. Keep damp, covered in darkness, and turn pile over weekly. If you’ve space make multiple piles around your yard and garden. You can also use grounds as plant mulch- apply about 1 inch grounds, lightly sprinkle with Bokashi and moisten. When white fuzz appears you know it’s composting while feeding your plants.
I hope this was helpful.

Jens answered 2 years ago

Here\’s an article on the use of coffee grounds in garden, composting and bokashi:
http://www.epicgardening.com/composting-with-coffee-grounds/

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