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:
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!
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!
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.
Use your leftover coffee grounds to grow roses, infuse your compost pile with nutrients and more!
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 can help with many household tasks including pest prevention and odor reduction!