Soaps for her, fire logs for him, and candles for everyone! These do-it-yourself (DIY) upcycled coffee gifts are a great way to indulge your crafty side while repurposing used coffee grounds and making memorable gifts for friends and family. Coffee, the gift that keeps on giving. For the body Coffee is packed with antioxidants. When... Continue Reading →
Here is a DIY project that provides an easy and clean way to get your fire blazing. It incorporates used coffee grounds, is simple to make, and takes around 15 minutes or less from start to finish. Each fire-starter should burn for about 20 minutes, enough time to get even the most resistant blaze going. These fire-starters would make excellent gifts and or stocking stuffers for the fireplace enthusiast in your life!
The many health benefits associated with drinking coffee are often lauded. But did you know that studies suggest just smelling coffee may help reduce stress, increase positive thoughts, and even increase problem-solving abilities? By making your own coffee scented candle using upcycled ingredients, you can fill your house with that wonderful, energizing, coffee odor whenever you like. Here is an easy DIY method for a wonderful coffee cup candle. Let the mental benefits begin!
Coffee soap, the antioxidant-boosting, cellulite-busting, stretch mark-reducing, gets the garlic smell off your hands bar of wonder. If you have yet to be indoctrinated into the wonderful world of coffee soap, the recipes below are sure to be a treat.
Here is a wonderful idea for a personal gift which also serves as a great way to upcycle your used coffee grounds. The finished product can be used as a pincushion, a sachet, or an odor absorber. In addition to the fantastic smell, the oils in the coffee grounds can keep your needles from rusting!
Yes, you can roast coffee in your home! While home roasting cannot, unfortunately, save you from a morning "I'm out of coffee" meltdown, it can be a fun, satisfying way to learn about your favorite beverage.
Juicy, succulent strawberries layered with home-made syrup, covered with luscious vanilla ice cream and topped off with steaming espresso. This delicious dessert, inspired by the fresh fruit at my local market is sure to get your taste buds tingling!
Few things capture the flavor of the holidays like gingerbread with its warm, spicy molasses and sweet, winter-perfect spices. This easy, delicious gingerbread latte recipe only takes minutes to prepare and only minutes to drink ... (hint) you may want to make two! Step 1: Add the following to a saucepan and warm over low... Continue Reading →
Add a little extra spice to your holiday season with these simple, wonderfully aromatic, naturally flavored coffees. You can prepare these mixes one night to one week ahead. They only take minutes to prep and taste delicious -- they also make thoughtful, unique gifts for coffee loving friends! Holiday spiced coffee This lovely holiday spiced coffee... Continue Reading →