Did you know that on an average day, Americans consume approximately 400 million cups of coffee! Whoa, bananas! That’s about $4 billion dollars worth of caffeine every year. That’s a lot of coffee, but even more coffee grounds. So, what do we do with all those leftovers? Wouldn’t it be nice if coffee grounds had other purposes?

Well, you’re in luck!

As avid coffee lovers here at Grumpy Goat, we got news for you! We’ve got 5 great hacks to help you start utilizing your used coffee grounds to their fullest advantage.

1. Odors

You might be thinking, “Ew! Wet, mushy coffee grounds aren’t very flattering.”

Before they can be effective deodorizers, the coffee grounds need to be dried. This can be done by spreading them out on a plate, pan, or cookie sheet—whatever is most convenient.

Place them in the fridge, freezer, or outside during the daytime for some natural sunlight exposure. Once the coffee grounds have been dried, they are ready for use!

Roll them up into a ball of fabric to make your very own DIY deodorizer that smells like a yummy cup of your favorite coffee.


No coffee can be good in the mouth that does not first send a sweet offering of odor to the nostrils.

-Henry Ward Beecher