Coffeehouse observation No. 282 – Tips on reusing coffee, coffee grounds

13 Ways to Reuse Coffee and Coffee Grounds |

[When I was a kid we used to pour our parents’ coffee grounds over some turned-up soil. Later, we would return to pick up the worms to be used for fishing in the lake or stream. That tip is not included at this link, but they do have several that seem good to try. Here’s the disclaimer, of course: I have not tested any of these tips, except the ones involving composting. Follow them at you own risk. — KM]

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Coffeehouse observation No. 252 – Greening coffee from field to coffeehouses

[I was scanning the job postings hosted by when I spotted several blog postings about greening coffee production and coffeehouses. Here are links to those posts. – KM]

Green Suggestions for coffee shops |

How to go green: Coffee and tea |

Birch Coffee: A sustainable community hangout |

Growing oyster mushrooms in coffee grounds |

Starbucks shareholders reject recycling initiative |

Interview: Tony Gale, corporate architect at Starbucks |

Green mood lighting for Starbucks! Switching 8,000 Stores to LEDs |

Starbucks’ farmers discuss the impact of fair trade |