stale coffee

fritzgarden(US z7 NY)May 12, 2014

I have about a 1/4lb of stale not decaf coffee that I won't use.
Anything bad about tossing it into the compost or should it be ground?

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toxcrusadr Clay Soil(Zone 6a - MO)

Won't hurt anything, although the beans may take a long time to actually break down. OTOH they are so small they shouldn't be a bother in the final product.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2014 at 11:16AM
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nancyjane_gardener(Zone 8ish North of San Francisco in the "real" wine country)

fritz, just coffee grounds? No prob! Nancy

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 2:06AM
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Kimmsr(4a/5b-MI)

The nutrients in coffee grounds about 2 -.6 -.6 with a pH around 6.2. Use them in either place.

Here is a link that might be useful: nutrients in coffee grounds

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 6:26AM
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fritzgarden(US z7 NY)

this is ground unused coffee beans as they are stale.
just wanted to clarify

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 7:33AM
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toxcrusadr Clay Soil(Zone 6a - MO)

Ground is better anyway. :-]

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 11:44AM
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afishlady(8b)

I'd just put them in the compost, just as I do with used coffee grounds. They will be a nice mix-in for your pile.

Here is a link that might be useful: composting how-to article

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 2:30PM
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