14 comments on “Using Coffee Grounds As Compost

  1. I took photos this morning for my next post (though I’m off to work so don’t know when I’ll post it). My husband has finally started collecting coffee grounds from his work. Yeah!

    • I should get the grounds from work too Daphne. Tons and tons. In fact, I wonder if asked nicely if they’d save their veggie choppings for me in a bucket.

  2. Yup, we add our (unbleached) filters and coffee grounds and crushed eggshells to our compost and worm bins, too. And oh, I do miss the days when I worked in an office—oh, wait, let me clarify that, I miss the office cafeteria that used to send me home with whole bags of coffee grounds. Another totally classic post!!!

    • ha! That’s probably the only thing you miss from the office life Ben. I think I would miss the soul-sucking bureaucracy the most. Oh, and the people. Naturally the people.

  3. I usually put a bit of grounds around my acid loving plants like Azaleas since our soil is naturally alkaline.

  4. I usually put a bit of grounds around my acid loving plants like Azaleas since our soil is naturally alkaline.
    Sorry, should have said good post! Waiting for the next one!

  5. Oh veggie choppings would be wonderful. No one makes food at his work, yet. They are working on a kitchen however. I hadn’t thought of those. I wonder if I could train the chef to separate. I’d need more leaves for my carbon source though.

  6. The amount of coffee grounds that go into my compost pile probably equals the amount of kitchen clippings. Hmmmm… there’s probably something not right about that in my diet. My big fat earthworms like them at the rate I do I think. Great post.
    Meems @ Hoe and Shovel

  7. Wife says i’m crazy, picked up over a 1,000 lbs. of coffee chaff. Have stored in my shop, I grow a large garden every year and would like a little adult supervision on how to mix it from becoming to acidic, lime and eggs or what.Please help, Zombie Killer!

    • Found some good info at this linkhttp://www.gardensalive.com/article.asp?ai=793&bhcd2=1295631306 on the acidity of coffee grounds. very acidic. to neutralize, 1 cup of lime to every 10 pounds of grounds.

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