It’s no secret that we love coffee.
Heck, hearing the response from all of our great guests and customers, it’s pretty obvious that all of you enjoy it, too.
And while most of us consider using coffee grounds for one thing—making coffee—there are actually endless of opportunities that you can do with them.
Sure, there are very few things that beat sipping a nice, bold cup of coffee each morning, but take a look at some of these five, alternative ways that you can use some delicious Vita grounds.
5. Make a Milkshake
In these scorching hot, summer days that we’ve been having for the last few—and next couple—months, what better way to cool yourself down than to enjoy a sweet treat that has a little caffeine in it?
For those looking for a unique and tasty recipe, check out what our friends as Snoqualmie Ice Cream worked with us on, putting together the Vita Caramel Shake.
4. Mosquito Repellent
If you’re thinking about camping this summer, one of the most crucial things one needs to remember is bug repellent.
The last thing anyone wants to have happen is to get eaten alive by mosquitoes or other annoying bugs.
And while there are plenty of over-the-counter options, one of the simplest is using coffee grounds, with the smell permeating enough of a harsh scent that keeps these little critters away from you.
Most people love the smell of coffee. But it looks like tiny insects don’t share that same adoration.
3. Exfoliate your Skin
Yep, believe it or not but those robust smelling coffee grounds can actually help clear up all those dead skin cells that you have on your body, with people being able to use them as exfoliation on their face.
It takes just about a cup or so of grounds, some sugar and coconut oil to get that glow and smoothness that you’ve always wanted from your skin.
Forget being born with it, maybe it’s coffee beans!
2. Wood Stain
For all the do it yourselfers out there, hold back from tossing out the grounds from your morning coffee and save them to create a beautiful stain to use on wood.
Yep, with just a few supplies—coffee grounds being the most critical—you can save yourself from paying for the wrong color dyes or paint by controlling the shade of brown with coffee grounds.
Plus, you can brag to your friends that you were the one who discovered this little trick.
1. Meat Rub
One of the more commonly known uses of coffee grounds, as the foody culture continues to evolve, chefs everywhere are finding uncommon ingredients to use in a variety of their dishes.
And wouldn’t you know it, coffee grounds are suddenly becoming one of the most popular.
Often used as a dry rub to help give meats a flavor unlike any pre-packaged spices can, coffee grounds on your next pork, chicken or steak will make your taste buds go crazy for what they’re experiencing.