According to coffee-statistics.com, coffee shops have shown a 7% annual growth rate and are the fastest growing part of the restaurant business. Americans drink more coffee than anyone else, consuming 400 million cups per day.
Did you know that there are many uses for coffee and the coffee can other than just drinking it? Following are just a few ideas for you to consider trying.
My Grandmother always poured coffee grinds around her roses. If you work them into your topsoil, coffee grinds make a great fertilizer.
If you get a coffee stain on your white tablecloth, soak the tablecloth in a bucket of strong, black, Maxwell House Coffee and dye the whole tablecloth to match the stain. Of course, you can dye other fabrics with coffee also. If you have a spot on black suede, you can sponge a little coffee on the stain to make the suede dark again.
Adding ¼ or ½ teaspoon of instant coffee to store-bought spaghetti sauce will take away some of the acidic flavor of the sauce. It will give the sauce a brown color also.
If you need to fill a crack or hole in woodwork, mix dry instant Maxwell House Coffee to the spackling. Then you are ready to fill that crack with your brown spackling.
To deter ants from entering your house, sprinkle some coffee outside of the doors and around cracks.
I’ve read that you can rinse your hair with coffee for a nice rich, shiny color, although I’ve never tried it.
Once you use up all the coffee, the cans have multiple uses also. The obvious one is to use coffee cans in which to store things.
You can store cookies in coffee cans to keep them nice and fresh. With a little thought and a few supplies, you can decorate a coffee tin, fill it with cookies or candy and give it as a gift.
Why don’t you punch holes in the lid, fill the coffee can with grass seed or fertilizer and then shake the coffee can as you walk all around your yard.
Speaking of punching holes in the lid of a coffee can, here is another idea. If you put slits in the lid, you can slip your paint brush handles up through the holes so the brushes can soak without the bristles sitting on the bottom of the tin and getting bent.
If you go camping, you can keep toilet paper dry in a coffee can.
If you live in an icy or snowy area, you can carry sand or cat litter in a coffee can for emergencies. The cat litter or sand will help you get some traction under your wheels.
Just think of what all you can store in a coffee can in the basement or garage. Coffee tins are a perfect place for all those nuts, bolts, screws and washers that are all over the workbench. Then there are coffee filters but that is another whole article.
With all these uses for coffee, you can get your dollars worth right up to the very last drop!