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National Coffee Day: Coffee Roundup

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09.29.12

Latte. Mocha cappuccino. Cup of Joe. It doesn’t really matter what you call it – if you’re ordering it, you’re a coffee lover! Today is National Coffee Day, so we’re celebrating our caffeinated friend by bringing back BrightNest’s best coffee-related tips and tricks.

Save money on your favorite morning jolt, use the grounds in the garden and even use the filters to help with common chores. Here’s how:

Clean Your Coffee Maker

Before you go crazy with alternate uses for coffee, make sure that your coffee maker is clean! Brew a pot of one-part white vinegar and two-parts cold water and let it soak for about 15 minutes. Note: Be sure to thoroughly rinse the vinegar out with water before brewing the next pot you plan to drink!

Save Money on Your Morning Routine

If you buy your coffee in a store every day, it can take a pretty big toll on your wallet. By brewing your coffee at home and having a reusable coffee mug on the go, you can save as much as $100 per month!

Mirror, Mirror On the Wall: Are You the Cleanest of Them All?

For streak-free, shiny mirrors, grab a pack of coffee filters! First, mix together a quart of room temperature water and two tablespoons of vinegar. Then, dip your coffee filter in the solution and clean your mirror like you would with a soft cloth.

2x4: Four Wonderful Ways to Use Coffee

Use your leftover coffee grounds to grow roses, infuse your compost pile with nutrients and more!

Make Mocha Iced Coffee

Make your own mocha-iced coffee instead of forking over hard-earned cash to the corner coffee shop. This recipe is easy to follow and just as good as the store-bought variety!

Coffee: The Unsung Maintenance Hero

Coffee can help with many household tasks including pest prevention and odor reduction!

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