How to Brew a Greener Cup of Coffee

By EatingWell Editors, "Conscious Coffee," March/April 2011

Expert tips on how to brew a sustainable cup of joe.

"I also have 5 cup coffee maker with a reusable filter. Nothing to throw out, except the used grounds which now add to my backyard garden! I make coffee for me mainly so only brew as little as I need! "

Recycle Your Grounds

Recycle your grounds. Compost nitrogen-rich coffee grounds or use them in your garden: mix directly into the soil for an acidic boost, sprinkle on the surface to make a slug and ant barrier or steep grounds in water for a couple hours to make a nourishing brew for watering plants.

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