Campus refectories launch Grounds to Ground initiative

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If you are a regular coffee drinker, you may know a little bit (or maybe lots!) about the way barista coffee is made.

Once a shot of coffee is pulled through one of our coffee machines, the remaining grounds are then disposed of. The way they are disposed of can be done in a number of ways but University campus refectories are about to launch an initiative to give you the option to make use of our coffee grounds in a particularly sustainable way!

From Grounds to Ground is a new concept that enables anyone to utilise our coffee grounds as a fertilizer within their very own gardens or alternatively they can be added to any compost pile.  We are therefore now bagging all of our coffee grounds and making them available to all to take away in biodegradable bags, available from coffee outlets situated at various campuses throughout the University.

Coffee grounds can be used for many things in home gardens such as;

  • Mulch for your plants
  • Keeping slugs and snails away from plant-life.  They do not like caffeine!
  • Some also find that it repels cats from using flower & vegetable beds as litter boxes
  • Grounds also make great worm food

So if you can find a common, positive use for coffee grounds within your garden or know of someone that could benefit, we will keep a good stock of bags available in each campus refectory for you to collect at any time, just help yourself!

For more information on Grounds to Ground, please don’t hesitate to ask a member of our catering team.


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