Coffee grounds. Free to a good home.

Do any Hamburg cafes hand out used coffee grounds? I saw this posted on bokashiworld and asked here in a couple of cafes but they all seem to either mix the receipts in with the used grounds or they use one central bin. Any idea where might keeps their grounds separate and want to recycle them rather than just throwing them in with the normal rubbish?

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Photo: Jenny Harlen“Hello gardeners! Please take some coffee grinds for your garden!”

What gardener could resist that? Well, unfortunately I had to as I was just a tourist passing by. But I was seriously tempted to drag some home to the friends we were staying with.

Coffee grounds are just great in the garden. The nice thing is that they’re brown, so you can just spread them out under bushes and in garden beds. Smells nice while you’re doing it and pretty soon they just eat their way down into the soil where the nitrogen in the grounds is released to the plants nearby (with some good help of whatever microbes are in the vicinity).

The only disadvantage can be if you use a lot of coffee grounds in your veggie patch that the carrots start tasting like coffee. No, just joking. There can be a risk that heavy metals in the…

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