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Re-use our coffee grounds in your garden!

Coffee Grounds


Every day at Morton’s we take little steps towards improving the environment around us. That is why we allow our customers to re-use the coffee grounds from our coffee shop in their gardens.

Coffee grounds add organic material to the soil, which improves drainage, water retention and aeration. Used coffee grounds also help microorganisms, beneficial to plant growth and attracting earthworms. Other uses include naturally repelling slug and snails (they hate the taste of caffeine) and feeding your plants.

How to use them:

  • Add coffee grounds to your compost. One of the simplest ways to use leftover grounds is to add them to a bag of regular compost.
  • Make a liquid plant food. You don’t need to use the coffee grounds themselves in your garden — you can also make a nutritious plant food from them and use it instead. To do this, place a handful of coffee grounds into a bucket of water. Let it sit in a cool, out-of-the-way place (like your garage) for a day or two. It should create a nice amber-colored liquid. Strain the remaining grounds out, then use the liquid to water your plants.
  • To deter those pests- Sprinkle a handful of grounds around the bases of plants you want to protect.

We hope you will enjoy trying out a few of these tips in your garden. Next time you are in our coffee shop, don’t forget to ask for a free bag of grounds.