I don’t drink coffee very often. It was always a social drink that I had with my family, and I never really developed the habit of making it my morning pick-me-up. When I do drink it, I almost always end up making too much of it for just me to drink. Instead of throwing it away, I sometimes pop it into the fridge and use it the following morning as an iced coffee with a bit of milk and sugar. If you aren’t a fan of iced coffee, let it cool and then add it to your watering cans when watering outdoor plants. The extra bit of nitrogen acts as a fertilizer.
Wondering what to do with the grounds? Pop the paper filter and all into your compost pile or use them at the base of your plants. Again, this acts as a bit of a nitrogen boost for your plants. When I had more roses in my garden, I would blend my own little fertilizer concoction for them—banana peels, egg shells and coffee grounds. (Potassium, calcium and nitrogen) I would whirl them in the blender with a bit of leftover coffee and pour them at the base of the rose plants.