What is Coffee Good For Other Than Drinking It?

Writer: Hania Mostafa

Editor: Ahmed Ashry

From the name of the article you can deduce that I’m here to talk about coffee. I’m not an expert at all, but I just love coffee so much that it became a part of who I am (not even exaggerating, coffee is always in my day). So let me just tell you: coffee is not only for drinking. Of course drinking is its most obvious use; however, there are many other uses for coffee and here are some of these uses.

1- Exfoliation Of The Skin
   First of all , what is skin exfoliation? It’s the process of removing the dead skin cells from your the surface of your body using a chemical substance. You can use grounded coffee mixed with essential oils (such as coconut oil) or even water to rub the mixture on your skin and leave it for a while then wash it.

2- Used As A dye
Yes you heard that right. We can use coffee as a dye on cottons, cloths or paper. Coffee normally when spilled leaves this vintage, worn-out effect. This effect can be adjusted and created for many purposes, even for art. The stain that the coffee usually leaves on papers is used by many artists.

3- Hair Growth
Rubbing grounded coffee on you hair scalp can help so much with your hair growth. I’m no expert in this field, but I read it in several articles before. And as a girl, we love hair masks and many of the masks that I read about included coffee.

4- Fertilizer
I’ve never tried this, but I’ve heard excessively about grounded coffee used as a fertilizer for gardens. When the plants use all the nutrients from the soil, they eventually need another source of nourishment and that’s where the coffee comes in. Rich in many nutrients, the grounded coffee can be spread on the soil to act as a fertilizer for the plants.Moreover, it can be used to drive away insects.

5- Last but never least, COOKING 

Believe me, you can make some bomb deserts using coffee. Add some espresso to your chocolate cake ,and trust me you will thank me for it later !