How to Easily Compost Kitchen Scraps
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Now that the kids are back to school, I finally have some peace and quiet. My favorite thing to do when my home is silent is to work. I know that sounds super weird, but I can focus, and dedicate all my energy to my posts. With a trusty cup of bold coffee, I feel like I can take on the world. Ok, so that might be a little too much ambition, but I am back in my groove, and am excited to share today’s post all about composting kitchen scraps & coffee.
So, one quick glance at my kitchen and you will notice I have not one, not two, but three coffee makers on my countertop. I have one for K-Cup® pods, one for pot coffee, and one for espresso. I just love coffee and the relaxing feeling I get when I drink a cup. My favorite roast is a dark bold, and my husband prefers the medium variety. Lately, we are loving the 1850™ Brand Coffee. I love that it is available in whole bean, ground, and K-Cup® pods.
You can find this coffee at Shaw’s Supermarket in the coffee and tea aisle. Right now, there is a $1 off digital coupon when you sign up for or log into your Just for U® Rewards account. I was able to save $1 on my purchase using this rewarding app.
With each aromatic sip of this evenly fire-roasted coffee, I can taste the bold, smooth flavor. The evenly roasted process allows for a consistent flavor without the bitterness. 1850 Brand Coffee comes in four signature blends of Ground and K-Cup coffee and will also be available in 3 Ready to Drink flavors.
And, the best part is when you are done with your coffee grounds, you can totally use them to in your compost bin!! Coffee grounds are so valuable to some plants like blueberries that like acidic soil. Coffee grounds can also repel some pets and wild critters from enjoying your garden!
Today, I wanted to touch on How to Easily Compost Kitchen Scraps
While this may be a little more difficult for those of you all who do not have yards, or space for a large compost bin, it is still doable. Since we eat a lot of fresh veggies in our home we tend to accumulate a ton of scraps. We also use a lot of eggs, and drink plenty of coffee so we have a lot of food waste that can create beautiful compost for gardens! My husband made a DIY rotating compost bin that I hope to share the specs on soon. However, I wanted to share how easy it is to get started!
1- Find a small barrel with an air-tight lid since this will be the storage for your scraps. The one featured is actually a pet food container. I have had several different types of store-bought compost bins in my kitchen over the years, but I prefer this style the best.
2- Line the small barrel with a plastic bag or 2 to prevent leaking.
3. Fill your small countertop (or floor) bin with your weekly scraps. If you add eggs, microwave shells for at least a 3 minutes to kill salmonella.
4. Once filled, transfer scraps to a DIY Compost Bin like this one. I will hopefully have the plans to the one featured soon!
5. Remember, you need to turn and mix your main compost bin each week to help with the anaerobic bacteria growth.
6. Try not to store your compost bin too close to the home because it will make flies!
As you can see turning your kitchen scraps into compost for your garden is a lot easier than you think!
Even if you do not start composting in your kitchen, I at least suggest you all grab a cup of 1850 Brand Coffee!
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Carol Cassara says
Such a great way to benefit from waste instead of dumping it. It’s also perfect for when you’re growing a garden. I think people should consider this!
Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place says
Wow, I wish I have the patience to make a compost bin haha.. I have not heard of this coffee brand, but it sounds like something I definitely want to try! I’m a big coffee drinker too!
Annemarie LeBlanc says
I spend some time chopping my veggie scraps into tiny pieces and add them directly into my potted plants. I think I will try using a compost bin too. That would save me some time. No more chopping!
I have been wanting to start composting because I always feel so bad throwing out my kitchen scraps. I had no idea it was this easy to make your own compost bin at home though! Definitely going to try it now!
Lisa Favre says
Using a pet food container for compost is actually genius! I love how yours is aesthetically pleasing and doesn’t look like a plain old bin.
I could totally start composting. Know that I know I can sort of garden, the amount of scraps in this house would jaw drop most people
I always try to compost my kitchen scraps. I need to start adding my coffee grounds to keep critters away.
Dana Vento says
I should get a composter. It would help me reduce my impact on the environment AND help my flowers too.