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Starbucks for coffee grounds!

Post  sanderson on 5/20/2013, 12:35 am

The Starbucks manager not only gave me a heavy bag of used coffee grounds, he double bagged it and carried it out to my car, all with a smile! The grounds are super fine compared to drip ground Folgers that I used to use, so I bet it will blend nicely.

I tried a waffle house for egg shells but they didn't want the liability of giving me their "garbage." Any suggestions on obtaining egg shells?


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Post  boffer on 5/20/2013, 12:59 am

We frequently hear about the liability issue, and it's a shame.

For eggshells, how about hitting up organizations that do special breakfasts on occasion to raise money, like churches, firehouses, fraternal clubs, etc.

Be on your toes though, they might want to trade their shells for some of your time at the grill! Razz
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Post  Lindacol on 5/20/2013, 1:26 am

The first Starbucks I tried said no. The 2nd one said I needed to call a day ahead & I don't go that way often. The 3rd one (which actually happens to be the closest - but I don't go that way often and don't drink coffee so it took me a while to find) double bagged all they had for me.

For eggshells you might try small cafes or individual type(non chain) restaurants or maybe a small bakery. Hey I noticed Starbucks had delicious looking baked goodies. Anyone know if they do the baking?
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Post  sanderson on 5/20/2013, 1:32 am

Good idea about the organizations hosting fund raising breakfasts. Only thing is that they may use ready-mix eggs from a carton. Here's hoping.
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Post  southern gardener on 5/20/2013, 2:28 am

Lindacol wrote:The first Starbucks I tried said no. The 2nd one said I needed to call a day ahead & I don't go that way often. The 3rd one (which actually happens to be the closest - but I don't go that way often and don't drink coffee so it took me a while to find) double bagged all they had for me.

For eggshells you might try small cafes or individual type(non chain) restaurants or maybe a small bakery. Hey I noticed Starbucks had delicious looking baked goodies. Anyone know if they do the baking?

I'm surprised they said no! Every time we go, there's a bucket out front that says "free for your garden", it's full of bagged grounds. Then, if you go inside they're usually more than happy to bag up whatever they have. We get quite a bit at a time when we do go, but it's not that often...
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