Here are 10 fun ways to use regular coffee as more than just a drink.
Coffee is essential for daily functionality. A lot of us need a freshly brewed cup of coffee the first thing in the morning to wake us up, and some need at least two cups a day to feel energized and normal. But the fun thing about coffee is that, not only can it taste delicious, but it can be used in more than one way.
Here are some fun ways for you to use your coffee:
1. Brewed oats- If you switch out water for milk in your overnight brewed coffee, you can mix it with oats in the morning and you can have coffee oats. If you prefer warm oatmeal then you can replace half of the milk with warm coffee for that extra kick.
2. Leave-in conditioner- Caffeine encourages hair roots to grow while simultaneously improving the condition of your scalp. After shampooing your hair, gently massage a cold coffee solution onto your hair, head, and scalp. Leave it in for about half an hour and then rinse it off with warm water. If you do this weekly, you will notice changes in the texture and even thickness of your hair.
3. Marinade- Coffee is a delicious marinade for any kind of meat or meat substitute of your choice. Its delicate taste makes it unique and will make your dish taste even better.
4. Plant Fertilizer- Coffee contains potassium and magnesium which provides nutrients for the plan allows them to grow stronger stems while being vibrant and green. Use diluted coffee in a 1:4 ratio: 1-part coffee and 4 parts water, and feed the solution to your plants every week.
5. Breath Mint- Old coffee beans may not make good coffee that you can drink. But did you know that coffee beans may still be edible? People say that bad breath is because of the coffee you drink, but little do you know that it’s the caffeine and not the beans. Sucking on coffee beans can help eliminate bad breath and it’s a whole lot cheaper than breath mints. Plus, for a coffee lover, it tastes great.
6. Ice cubes- The worst part of having an iced coffee is that the ice tends to water down the coffee. But there’s a simple solution to that problem. Pour your left-over brew in an ice cube tray and pop it in the freezer. Once it’s frozen, add these coffee cubes into your drink for that extra punch.
7. Cover up- We all tend to scratch our wood furniture and instead of buying expensive products to treat your furniture, just use coffee. For darker woods, coffee can be used as a stain to mask the scratches. Brew a strong cup of coffee and use a cotton ball to dab the coffee on the scratches and let it dry.
8. Coffee art- You may think coffee art means the foam designs on your latte, but it’s not. You can use coffee as a substitute for pain. It’s pretty easy and the technique is very similar to the way you use watercolours. All you need is some brewed coffee and the same paper you use for watercolour paintings, and let your imagination run wild.
9. Glowing skin- You can use ground coffee as a scrub. There are so many skin scrubs that use ground coffee as a base. Ground-up some coffee beans and rub them all over your skin. The caffeine in the scrub energizes your skin and increases the blood flow, this helps cover up spots of cellulite.
10. Candles- You can use coffee to make candles. This is a perfect gift for a coffee lover and it helps set any mood. Here is a simple DIY Coffee Candle recipe.
The caffeine in coffee is a powerful antioxidant that helps protect you from certain diseases. Its properties are even used in skincare. But coffee is so much more than a drink, it can practically be used for anything.
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