25 Unique Uses For Coffee And Coffee Grinds

Coffee: The sweet nectar of the gods and everyone’s favorite addictive beverage. The human race has been drinking it since at least the 15th century, possibly even before then. Legends say the goat herder Kaldi first discovered coffee when he noticed his goats were more energetic after eating the red berries of the coffee tree. Other recorded history says coffee was first consumed in the Sufi monasteries in Yemen. Either way, it’s an important part of many cultures, from the Middle East to North and South America. However, did you know it’s good for more than waking you up and turning you into a functional part of society? Here’s a list of 25 Unique Uses For Coffee And Coffee Grinds.

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Next time you feel a migraine coming on, brew a strong pot of coffee. Caffeine restricts blood vessels which eases pain, which is why it's included as an ingredient in many over the counter headache medicines. Drinking one to two cups of strong coffee at the onset of a migraine may help curb symptoms for some people.

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Sprinkle your leftover coffee grounds on your freshly shoveled steps or walkway. Like kitty litter or salt, the coffee will provide traction. However, unlike salt, coffee won't harm your soil.

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As a non toxic baby and pet safe alternative to traditional ant baits or poisons, put used coffee grounds in areas you've noticed a few ants, or pour an entire pot of brewed coffee into an anthill to deter them from the area.

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Coffee can be used as a rinse to make your hair super shiny. Pour room temperature brewed coffee over freshly cleaned hair and leave in for twenty minutes before rinsing.

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Make a meat rub from coffee, salt, pepper, and garlic and apply to dry meat just before cooking. This works well with any cut of chicken, beef, or pork. The darker the coffee, the stronger the coffee flavor will be.

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