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onecraftybitch
« on: October 07, 2007 01:39:19 PM »

I have only recently learned that Starbucks will give you their coffee grounds. All you have to do is stop in one of their stores and ask for them! The stand alone store is the only one is town that will give them away, as the Starbucks in the grocery store dosen't have loose grounds.

I got between 5-10 lbs of grounds which are now making the compost pile and backyard smell like a coffee shop.

Just wanted to give folks a heads up in case they wanted the grounds for the compost pile or what ever else you can think of.

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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2007 04:33:55 AM »

The independant coffee shops will too.Our local Heine Brothers Coffee actually has a composting operation-they rock! I don't know of any other use except compost,though.
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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2007 07:18:23 PM »

Nice! I really like that your local coffee shop composts and gives them away. There are so few local coffee shops where I live, but I will have to check in with them to see if they will donate.

I don't know of any other use for the grounds but compost either. I do love that my backyard still smells like a coffee shop when ever the compost gets damp!
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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2008 01:07:05 PM »

Yes! Grounds for your garden! Go composting!

I just started working at a company-run starbucks (stand alone) and when I saw that we were composting I was so thrilled! Like onecrafty bitch posted, its probably best to try a "stand alone" starbucks as starbucks in grocery stores or bookstores (etc) are only liscensed stores and usually do not participate in these sorts of things...

I'm really glad word is getting around about this! I've only had one customer come in for grounds since I've started and my WHOLE CITY is all about composting!
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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2008 01:12:07 PM »

wow  cool thanks for  letting me  know!
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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2008 08:36:03 AM »

thanks for letting me know; I'm a bit worried about asking though... For one thing my local starbucks seems to be staffed by teenage oiks straight out of school who barely seem to know a latte from a cappucino, and for another in my town I get started at for just having a toddler strapped to my back!!! I'll give it a go though!
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onecraftybitch
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2008 05:40:53 PM »

I hope that you were able to get them. I hope that the kids/folks at the coffee shop did not give you a hard time.

Less waste for them. More good compost for you!
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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2008 06:46:34 PM »

my local starbucks leaves bags of grounds in a basket for people to take
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« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2008 07:54:52 AM »

You can use coffee grounds to make a dye for cloth/paper just like tea dying. It gives a different color than tea.
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Jane2
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2008 09:45:35 PM »

Putting coffee grounds around the base of a rose bush is supposed to strengthen it.
But I guess that is almost like composting.

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