Let’s be honest…. we all have left over coffee grounds and they can get annoying! Whether its the last teaspoon in the bag that just doesn’t make it into the pot or ones that have been used already; there is a use for these left over grounds!

3 ways to reuse your coffee grounds starts here! You don’t have to be handy in the kitchen or a DIY nut to make these small hacks achievable in your home!

Coffee & Coconut Oil Body Scrub

Who doesn’t love a good body scrub that moisturizes and also invigorates the skin? Well let’s start!

Coffee & Coconut Oil Body Scrub

  • old grounds from your morning cup o’ joe! (usually around 6 tablespoons)
  • 1/2 cup of coconut oil


  1. brew your fantastic cup of BRCC coffee
  2. drink your coffee
  3. now lets make the scrub!
  4. take your old coffee grounds and place into a clean bowl (make sure they are dry-ish– so they have sat out for a few hours)
  5. grab your 1/2 cup of coconut oil and stir the grounds and oil together until combined
  6. place into a jar or container with lid and use on your hands, body and face in the shower!

Espresso Combat Cocoa Brownies

Again let’s use those beans and combat cocoa (buy here)

Espresso Combat Cocoa Brownies

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 stick of melted butter
  • 1/2 cup of combat cocoa
  • 1 cup of flour (try the gluten free version here)
  • 3/4 cups of granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 cup of finely ground espresso
  • 1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips


  1. preheat your oven to 350 ° fahrenheit and grease an 8×8″ baking pan
  2. melt your butter and whip with your granulated cane sugar
  3. Next, add in your vanilla extract, salt, eggs and baking powder
  4. slowly add in your cocoa powder and finely ground espresso mixing until smoothly blended
  5. next, slowly incorporate your flour into the batter until it thickens up
  6. using a rubber spatula hand fold the chocolate chips into the batter
  7. scrape the batter into the prepared baking dish bake for 20-25 minutes until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean
  8. let cool until you can’t stand it and need to eat them!
  9. enjoy and tag us in your images!

Coffee infused Butter

This might sound crazy to some of you guys but trust me on this one! I love toast and butter for breakfast but sometimes it gets boring! I like to infuse my butter with different flavors to freshen up my plain wheat toast. Try this out and you will be doing the same with your old coffee grounds!

Coffee Infused Butter:

  • 1 stick of unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 2 tablespoons of finely ground espresso (buy here)


  1. in a bowl with a hand beater or a stand mixer with the whisk attachment whip the butter until smooth and fluffy in texture (about 3 minutes)
  2. add in your honey, and espresso ground and whip for another 7 minutes until super fluffy
  3. place into an air tight container and enjoy on toast, steak potatoes or anything!

Join the discussion 16 Comments

  • Aaron says:

    I use my coffee grounds as deodorant. I keep an old coffee can by the coffee maker and dump them in there after I make a pot. Before I head out for the day I grab a handful and rub the grounds on each of my armpits. Sometimes I’ll throw a handful in my underwear too if I expect a hard day. Be careful to make sure your grounds are cool before using though!

    I smell fresh, like the back room of a Waffle House all day!

  • John says:

    I save all of my coffee grounds, eggshells, & banana skins, … as they provide the very nutrients necessary to having/maintains a good quality soil for anyone, & everyone’s garden, … this magical compost will protect, & nurture your tomatoes, cucumbers, cantaloupes, & watermelons, … a spoonful of just plain sugar will also help to feed your plants, as it sweetens the soil, & quickly returns to its carbon base, … the long term use of eggshells, fed into any garden soil, will take a long period to breakdown, thus adding a slow process of creating the additional requirements of an effective lime fighter for blossom end rot, … for a more immediate relief of blossom end rot and a couple cups of whole milk will also give a boost the calcium content, as in liquid form it acts quickly but does not provide protection over the long term as does the eggshells, but a couple teaspoons of vinegar to the eggshells will assist in the breakdown of the eggshells, … an also welcome addition of banana skins adds the nutritional value of nitrogen & potassium content, but not just right away, … a good amount of coffee grounds, (up to 35% of coffee grounds to soil ratio), … adds organic material to the soil, which improves the quality by providing drainage, water retention, & aeration to your garden’s soil, … and the overall health of your garden, … not to mention adding to the amount of nitrogen as the coffee grounds compost into the soil content, …

  • Daryl says:

    Hydrangeas. Put grinds at the base. Pink ones will change to purple. Same with azaleas. Coffee grinds are the best compost nutrient available.

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  • Rob G. says:

    I put used Murdered Out blend coffee grounds in my citronella plant soil. Now mosquitoes get freedom face-fucked when they invade my yard. The plant’s color is way better now, too.

  • Ronnie Closson says:

    I use the BRCC coffee grounds in my Protein shakes after a killer workout or nice long run. Tastes amazing, with a little extra kick.

  • Tom says:

    if you grow any food like tomatoes, coffee grounds make great fertilizer.

  • justmeagain says:

    I use the grounds in my garden compost. I find that the worms love coffee nearly as much as I do. They are more active (no surprise here) and seem to multiply faster. The grounds rebuild the soil.

  • Brad says:

    I just made the Espresso Combat Cocoa Brownies last night. They are some of the best that I have ever had, and are even better the second day. Make sure to undercook them by at least 5 minutes. They will set-up as they cool, and will be moist and chewy. I ate mine with some chocolate ice cream, which brought out the flavor even more.

  • Lenore Zaccaro says:

    Everyone’s kitchen sink can get a buildup of oils in the pipes. That’s when you notice the water isn’t going down as fast as it should. I save the coffee grinds in a 16 oz mason jar. If I start to notice the water isn’t going down normally. I take 1 cup of the used grinds, turn on the hot water only. I put 3 drops of dawn dish detergent into the grinds. When my sink is half full of HOT water. I pour the grinds and the 3 drops of dawn dish detergent into my sink. The hot water and Dawn melts away any build up of oils or grease, as the grinds act as a drain exfoliant cleaning the pipes while the water goes down .i only need to do this about every 3 months. Works great!

  • George says:

    I mix them with Guinness Stout, thyme and sage- boil, strain and marinate deer meat in it for my famous deer stew that my very large family slits each other’s throats frequently for. I imagine you can do that with any meat. you get a kind of “earthy” flavor………. I also have a red wine deer stew recipe.

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