Oh coffee, you beautiful thing you. You’re a part of my every morning and many busy afternoons. You’re cozy, you’re warm, and you keep me going. I could wax poetic about coffee for hours (perhaps years!) but I’ll spare you and get to the point, folks! Today’s post is all about my BFF coffee AND all of the fabulous things you can do with it besides guzzling it down in an attempt to wake up each morning, of course.

10 Interesting Ways To Use Coffee

Grab a cup of coffee and take a peek below to find out 10 interesting ways to use coffee. 

10 Interesting Ways To Use Coffee!

01. Keep Your Car Smelling Fabulous

Tuck a cup of freshly ground coffee beans somewhere in your vehicle to absorb all those funky odors that might linger inside — like smelly gym bags or fast food! Replace it every few weeks.

02. Exfoliate

Coffee makes for a fantastic exfoliant! (I love this Coffee And Sugar Scrub from Freutcake!)

03. Clean cooking smells off your hands

You can use a scoop of coffee grounds with your soap to scrub your hands in the kitchen. After rinsing it off, all onion/garlic/etc. smells will be gone!

04. Add a lovely scent to your home

Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to a jar of coffee beans to add a lovely scent to your living room, bedroom, or foyer. 

05. Deodorize your fridge

In place of baking soda, you can use an open container of dry coffee grounds to help neutralize odors and keep your fridge smelling fresh.

06. Paint a picture

Get the kids involved and brew up some “paint” together before setting out with brushes to make something special. Brew your coffee extra strong or extra long in a French press for a nice dark color. Use white paper for the best results!

07. Clean your fireplace

Sprinkle damp coffee grounds onto your fireplace ashes before cleaning them up. This will help to minimize the cloud of ash as you sweep.

08. Keep critters out of your garden

Most of the animals who are trying to destroy your flowers have a sense of smell much greater than ours and they tend to stay away from the strong coffee odor.

09. Scrub your dishes

Add a teaspoon of coffee grounds to a dishrag to use as an abrasive on your pots and pans. Mind pans with a coating — don’t scrub too hard, just enough to loosen stuck-on grime.

10. Make chocolate-covered coffee beans

Do we even need a reason for this one? So tasty! (Try this recipe via Intimate Weddings.)

And there you have it, folks! Ten ways to use coffee… now go give ’em a try!

PS. Looking for more household tips? Check out our posts on how to use vinegar and coconut oil too!

Even More Coffee Uses and DIY Coffee Ideas

Discover the many ways coffee can brighten your day with my Coffee Uses and DIY Coffee Ideas. Beyond just sipping, explore creative ways to incorporate coffee into your routine.

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Different Types of Coffee

There are SO MANY different types of coffee that comes in several tasty varieties in coffee shops, each offering a unique flavor experience.

Different Types of Coffee

There’s classic drip coffee, brewed by passing hot water through ground roasted coffee beans.

Espresso is a strong, concentrated shot, perfect for a quick pick-me-up.

If you love a rich, creamy texture, try a latte, made with espresso and steamed milk.

Cappuccino, a cousin of the latte, adds frothy milk to the mix.

For those who enjoy the bold flavor of black coffee,

Americano is the go-to, made by diluting espresso with hot water.

Cold Brew is brewed slowly with cold water, resulting in a smoother, less acidic taste, while a Mocha adds chocolate to your coffee for a sweet indulgence.

Instant coffee is the speedy solution for a quick cup of joe. Just add hot water, and you’re good to go! While it might not have the same depth of flavor as brewed coffee, it’s a convenient choice for busy mornings or when you need a caffeine boost in a hurry. With various brands and flavored options available, instant coffee is a simple and fuss-free way to enjoy your favorite brew on the go.

Whether you prefer it hot or cold, black or creamy with whipped cream (or even chocolate syrup), there’s a type of coffee for every taste bud!

Coffee Recipes

While you’re here, try out there easy coffee recipes! From rich mochas to cool iced brews, there’s something for everyone.

DIY Coffee Stirring Spoons

Add fun flavors and toppings to make your mornings extra special. Whether you’re a coffee pro or just love drinking coffee, these recipes are sure to make your coffee time tasty and fun!

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