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1) From: Kirk Janowiak
How funny this thread has been!
I have used coffee and tea to make stains for woodworking, papers,  
model parts, and some fabrics for years and am glad to know the  
practice is accepted here among this august company! [grin]
But what is more funny is that today a kitchen garbage bag full of  
ground coffee (of uncertain origin, but probably something even  
cheaper, older, and less flavorful than Folgers) was brought to me by  
my lovely wife after a big "clean-out" session of a local non-profit  
organization.
She doesn't drink coffee, but after watching me go through the  
evolution of a homeroaster, she recognized that even I might find  
better uses for the stuff than simply putting it the trash to go to  
the landfill. At first I thought of my compost pile...but the poor  
worms! They are used to brewed grounds of my highest quality home  
roasts and this stuff might make them suffer!
REQUEST:
So I ask you...
What would YOU do with just under 10-pounds of ground, "general  
consumer-grade" coffee.
All uses presented should be something that can actually be done (no  
rockets to space, for instance), but creativity is welcomed and  
encouraged!
All efforts are welcomed. That is, in addition to the stuff I *expect*  
from this group, you don't have to try to be funny and it is OK if  
your proposal is practical -- like adding it to the rhododendrons to  
acidify the soil. I'd like to make a list of all the possible uses for  
a coffee that we would not drink. I will collect the offerings from  
the list, if there is interest, and make a single post listing them  
all, or add it to one of my blogs for all to view.
(I know this list is quite creative, so I will assume that a separate  
spew alert is not needed to protect keyboards and monitors.)
Kirk
On Sep 5, 2008, at 11:21 PM, Alchemist John wrote:
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2) From: miKe mcKoffee
Make coffee 'gods':http://www.mcKonaKoffee.comURL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://www.mckoffee.com/Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must">http://home.comcast.net/~mckona/CoffeeGod.jpgKona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffeehttp://www.mcKonaKoffee.comURL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://www.mckoffee.com/Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
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3) From: Ken B
Hmmm, I wonder if they could be burned in one of those pelletized wood 
stoves?  At least it might SMELL good. ;-)
You took away my first thought when you said no rockets to space, which 
was to shoot them into the sun and watch it belch.  It is too bad that 
fusion is still so far off, because 10 lbs of matter would covert to a 
load of energy.  Of course, I have no clue as to what it would covert 
to...probably undrinkable water or something.
Best Regards,
Ken B
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4) From: Scott Miller
http://www.java-log.com/cheers,
Scott
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5) From: Lindsay Murphy
Brewed double-strength, cheap coffee makes a good bio-friendly bug
killer.  Hit individuals with a spray bottle (beetles, aphids, etc), or
pour it in puddles and standing water where they breed (mosquitoes).
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Lindsay Murphy
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6) From: John and Emma
I was going to reply with the same. We use them and love 'em.
John H.

7) From: Alchemist John
Nice cameo!
Did you make that?  Nice looking.
At 09:48 AM 9/6/2008, you wrote:
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8) From: raymanowen
Might make "Oil Dri" if you work on your engine, or traction aid for snow
drifts. -ro
On Sat, Sep 6, 2008 at 10:28 AM, Kirk Janowiak  wrote:
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9) From: Ken B
Heheh, wow!  You learn something new every day. :-)  Thanks Scott!
Best Regards,
Kem B
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10) From: Robert Yoder
That's terrific, MiKe!
 
Is there some bonding agent used to keep its shape?  Did you cast an existing "coffee god" for the mold?
 
Happy Casting,
 
moldy robert> From: mcKona> To: homeroast> Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2008 09:48:30 -0700> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Finally, a use for production coffee - Your Suggestions wanted!> > Make coffee 'gods':>http://www.mcKonaKoffee.com>> URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:>http://www.mckoffee.com/>Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must> first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment> found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.> > Pacific Northwest Gathering VII>http://home.comcast.net/~mckona/PNWGVII.htm>> Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archives>http://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/> >> Homeroast mailing list> Homeroast>http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-swee tmariascoffee.com> Homeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20Stay up to date on your PC, the Web, and your mobile phone with Windows Live.http://clk.atdmt.com/MRT/go/msnnkwxp1020093185mrt/direct/01/Homeroast mailing list">http://home.comcast.net/~mckona/CoffeeGod.jpg>> Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee>http://www.mcKonaKoffee.com>> URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:>http://www.mckoffee.com/>Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must> first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment> found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.> > Pacific Northwest Gathering VII>http://home.comcast.net/~mckona/PNWGVII.htm>> Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archives>http://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/> >> Homeroast mailing list> Homeroast>http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-swee tmariascoffee.com> Homeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20Stay up to date on your PC, the Web, and your mobile phone with Windows Live.http://clk.atdmt.com/MRT/go/msnnkwxp1020093185mrt/direct/01/Homeroast mailing list
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11) From: kevin creason
Deodorizer. Or at least a fragrance. I bought a used pickup that has a nasty
old cigarette smell come out on sunny days. I put a can of a small grocery
store coffee under the back seat after someone told me coffee will absorb
odors. I don't know about the absorption powers (it's still there), but even
cheap coffee smells better than old cigarette smoke.
There is a coffee-powered pickup running around out there.
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12) From: R Nepsund
If you roast your coffee with a drum over a grill you could use the inferior
coffee as a fuel to roast proper coffee.
Also I think that if a piece of furniture called a coffee table it should be
at least stained with real coffee.   I wonder if the grounds could be mixed
with a binder and build a whole table out of the stuff.   Probably too much
trouble to do.
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13) From: Lindsay Murphy
It's probably too much trouble to *build* a table out of coffee, but
there's no reason you couldn't *stain* a table with coffee.  Wipe
strong, cold coffee over a bare wood table, let sit a day or so and
repeat if needed, then oil or lacquer finish as you like.  You'll get
shades ranging from what Minwax calls "plantation pine" to "royal
walnut," depending on what species of wood your piece was made of, how
strong your coffee was and how much of it you applied.
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Lindsay Murphy
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14) From: Robert Flanery
Drink it
And rekindle your love and appreciation of good coffee.  Remember the days
back in college when you knew no better, or the times you spent in the
service drinking mud at 4 am as the flash of artillery shells painted the
darkness across the valley.
Or any of the million or so moments of your past you owe to the beginnings
of what is surely an irrational love affair with coffee.
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