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Post  Thrillrod on 8/5/2013, 3:17 pm

Just went in to the local starbucks and got my first bag of used coffee grounds. Never thought I would be excited over trash.

Quick question.  Will they keep for a while.  Starting a worm composting bin soon.
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Post  camprn on 8/5/2013, 3:19 pm

It's not trash, it's compost fodder!

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Post  CapeCoddess on 8/5/2013, 3:23 pm

@Thrillrod wrote:Just went in to the local starbucks and got my first bag of used coffee grounds. Never thought I would be excited over trash.

Quick question.  Will they keep for a while.  Starting a worm composting bin soon.

 I totally understand that excitement!  Old coffee grounds can get a bit furry after a while if damp.  If you can fit them in the fridge or freezer that might be better.

Or maybe worms like furry...? Shocked  I don't have a worm bin but I put furry things in my compost pile.

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Post  camprn on 8/5/2013, 3:28 pm

I never, ever worry about the mold in bags of used coffee grounds.

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Post  bnoles on 8/5/2013, 3:32 pm

@camprn wrote:It's not trash, it's compost fodder! 


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Post  sanderson on 8/5/2013, 7:20 pm

Yippee!  Yes, it's exciting to go to Starbucks!!  And not for the cup of coffee!

And, yes, the grounds will keep.  As CC stated, maybe a little furry.  And as Camprn stated, not to worry if they get moldy.

I had the colorful "dog vomit" slime grow on the grounds in my first bag.  There's nothing harmful about that slime.  It was just a personal decision to not put it in my first compost. I had left the bag open so the spores got to the grounds, and the remaining moisture of the grounds was enough for it to grow.

From there on, I just kept the bags closed and in the shade until I had collected enough compostable materials to build a compost pile, and let it all cook!  Yes, a little furry. I also broke up the coffee pucks by gently walking on the bags barefoot until I couldn't feel any more lumps.

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Post  Triciasgarden on 8/5/2013, 8:57 pm

Welcome to the forum Thrillrod and great job on the coffee grounds!
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Post  walshevak on 8/5/2013, 9:29 pm

It had been a while since I picked up coffee grounds, but I got my second bagful of the weekend this morning. I have a question to all you composters. I usually put the grounds in my working pile, but I've got a batch ready to use and I'm getting the beds ready for fall planting. Can I put this bagful into the finished compost and use right away? Or how long should I let it cook in my pile before using.

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Post  WriterCPA on 8/5/2013, 11:54 pm

I accumulate my daily home brewed coffee grounds and put half around my garden to keep out the snails; the rest go into the compost barrels. Coffee grounds don't do much for keeping out the bunnies, but the snail trails definitely are down.
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Post  camprn on 8/6/2013, 8:48 am

@walshevak wrote: I usually put the grounds in my working pile, but I've got a batch ready to use and I'm getting the beds ready for fall planting.  Can I put this bagful into the finished compost and use right away?  Or how long should I let it cook in my pile before using.

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I actually sometimes work used coffee grounds right into soil or use as a mulch. They are not 'hot' and it will bring earthworms, which love coffee grounds.

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