Iced Maple Coffee



Maple COffee

As the temperature rises here in Perth the more ice blocks we’re adding to our coffee. Recently the gals have been sipping on these Iced Maple Coffee’s in store. Try swapping your milk for something a little different. We may have added ice-cream with a drizzle of maple over the top too! #sometimesfood

Ingredients:

  • one shot of freshly brewed coffee (or two if it’s Monday). We use locally roasted, fair trade beans by Backyard Coffee.
  • dash of organic maple syrup. We used strip by Honest To Goodness because it is authentic Canadian, organic syrup and owned by an Australian company.
  • coconut, almond or dairy milk. We make our almond milk fresh every Saturday and it’s available for you to purchase by the litre. Buy a little, buy a lot.

Method:

No great brain strain here. Pour it all in together and blend. If you have a vitamix the more ice you add the more like a slushy it will be!

11 Hot Solutions for Using Your Coffee Grounds



Coffee Solutions

If you love coffee then you’ve done away with instant years ago and invested in a fresh roast method. Having improved your life (by a trillion times), it’s now just a matter of what to do with those grounds!

Around-the-Home Brew

  1. Wake up and smell the coffee

Coffee Smells Great. Place a small open container in your fridge or freezer to absorb smells.

  1. Be abrasive

Grounds are naturally abrasive, so using them as a scrub to remove heavy-duty grease build up is a neat way to clean green. Get those barbecues ready for summer!

Coffee Bean Garden Buzz

  1. Acid lovin’ friends

Azaleas, hydrangeas, rhododendrons, camellias, roses and other acid loving plants will benefit from the nitrogen and potassium in your spent coffee grounds. By adding a little lime or wood ash to the mix, you’ll have a complete fertilizer.

  1. Go to ground.

Introducing coffee grounds to your compost heap will add nitrogen to your compost, an important nutrient to help your composting microbes thrive. not too much though, they can get out of hand! (Get some cool compost balance tips here.)

  1. Pest Control

Sprinkle grounds around the base of your plants to deter small pests like ants, slugs and snails. Mixing with orange peel or rosmary oil is even said to deter cats and other small mammals!

The Bean of Natural Beauty

  1. Percolate and exfoliate

Coffee grounds are a fabulous exfoliant for your skin. Mix a few teaspoons into a dollop of your favourite body lotion for a magnificent foot scrub. Wipe off and reveal fresh feeling (and smelling) feet.

  1. Awaken your skin

Caffeine is absorbed through the skin and is used in many commercial beauty treatments. Create your own rejuvenating facial by mixing grounds with a few dollops of firm coconut cream and a tablespoon of honey for an all-natural alpha-hydroxy and antioxidant home facial.

  1. Hair and scalp often collects residual build up from hair care products. Massage a handful of grounds into dry hair, paying particular attention to the scalp, shake out and shampoo as normal. You may want to perform this exercise in the warm afternoon sun to keep escaped grounds outdoors.

Get Crafty

  1. Vintage Dyeing

Resoak your grounds in water to give you a dye which can turn your tired white blouse or shirt to a golden vintage.

  1. Century Paper

Use some coffee grounds in half a cup of water to create the essential aged look for your lost letter or treasure map. Dip the paper through the solution. Lay flat and sprinkle a few wet grounds on a corner or two. The speckled areas give it a nice variation and add to its yesteryear look.

  1. Burning the candle at both ends

Make your own candles with the energizing aroma of a fresh brew by adding grounds. A great way to upcycle your burned down candle ends as well as creating a funky scented décor item. Be sure you have a length of wick. Melt your candle ends in a small saucepan over low heat, Sprinkle a couple of teaspoons of grounds into an old martini glass or other wide mouthed vessel. Pour in the melted wax in slowly and place the wick into the centre of your speakeasy-meets-café candle.

Whatever you decide to do with those delicious-smelling, nutritionally rich grounds – DON’T put them down the sink. Coffee grounds are not good for your plumbing or our water-ways. As you can see, there are plenty of fun, and practical, ways to ensure your grounds’ disposal serves you up with another delicious solution.

We serve locally roasted, fair trade Backyard Coffee at Loose Produce.

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