What Do You Do with Used Coffee Pods?
There's an interesting thread in the forums on what to do with your used coffee pods. Now some of the posts suggest just throwing them away or simply throwing those old nasty pods at kids near your house (you'll have to read the thread). Interesting ideas.
We like to use ours for fertilizer in house plants and use them in compost during the Summer. A great way to keep a bin of the old coffee pods is to use a coffee pod trash can that sits on your countertops. We received such a can and use it daily. It's really much easier than finding a place to put the used pods or having to use them in a house plant right away. We like to fill up a good half to full can before embarking on a little fertilizer trip.
When composting in the Summer we like to break them open a bit and then toss them in. Sure you may get your hands dirty but you're helping your garden and the environment. We even found a can that would allow you to start your compost in the kitchen and then take to your compost pile at Kitchen Contraptions.
What do you do with your used pods? Sound off in the forums!
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Posted by Jay Brewer at January 17, 2006 8:17 AM
O.K., I'm cheap.
I drink a mug of coffee in the morning and one in the afternoon. In the morning it's medium roast or dark roast or French Roast. I "save" the used pod and allow it to dry out (mostly). By afternoon I'm ready for my mug of flavored coffee. I wet the double pod holder (Senseo), stick the once used pod from the morning in the bottom with a new flavored pod on top. I wet the new pod a litle and brew my mug of flavored but a little stronger coffee because of the used pod sitting beneath it. I then "save" the flavored pod on top to use in the morning with the more full-bodied pod.
Works for me.