What To Do With Old Coffee Beans

What To Do With Old Coffee Beans

One of the hardest things for a coffee drinker to do is throw away old beans. It’s partly financial — and perhaps the fear that the apocalypse might hit and you’ll be found without any beans to grind.

Yet, as we all know, all good things must come to an end. And this includes the lifespan of roasted coffee.

Which raises the question: What is the best way to dispose of old coffee beans? Do you simply throw them in the trash? Or, could you do something else?

So I thought I’d spend a few minutes and help you brainstorm some other ways to get rid of your beans. I’d love to have you add to the list.

  1. Pour melted chocolate over them and put them in the refrigerator.
  2. Store your pens in them like the DMV does.
  3. Scatter their remains at your favorite coffee drinking spot.
  4. Grind them up and sprinkle them on your cat’s food.
  5. Give them as a gift to your former boss.
  6. Put them in a baggy, poke holes in it, and tape it to the dashboard of your car.
  7. Make a mural.
  8. Grind them to a fine powder with your burr grinder and add it to your facial scrub.
  9. Hide them around the house and have your kids find them.
  10. Add them to your fireplace and enjoy a romantic evening.