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Topic: OT - Composting Greens (7 msgs / 147 lines)
1) From: Jason Brooks
Hey all - a bit of an off-topic query.  I know about composting roasted
beans, but wondering about unroasted.  I have a bag of decaf that's
probably past its prime - one more roast to make sure.
If it's truly off, would it be feasible to compost them?  I know their
seeds and they will break down, but I'm not sure how effectively around 4#
would go.
Anyone composted baggy greens before?
Thanks,
Jason
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2) From: Terry McVay
Jason!  What an interesting question. :-] Having spent some time in Kona 
around coffee trees, and as a farmer making compost, my guess is that 
it would take quite a while for green coffee to break down into useable 
compost. Could I recommend roasting it and giving it away? 
Terry
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3) From: Jorel
On 13-10-28 12:55 PM, Jason Brooks wrote:
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If you could crush them I bet they would compost ok, however, maybe you 
could use them in a different way. I see possiblities as a foundation 
for a dried floral arrangement, line the bottom of a glass vase with 
them instead of pebbles, would look cool. As a bed for tea candles? As a 
flavour for scented candles 
http://www.ehow.com/how_7767280_make-coffee-scented-candles.html)?
Donate them to a preschool for use in art projects? Also, they would be 
decent ammo for a slingshot :)
Just some fun alternatives.
Jeremy
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4) From: Masa Jow
Agreed.  Your home composting wonít break it down (within a reasonable am=
ount of time), but the industrial composting that some cities do can likely=
 handle it, and even if it doesnít break down, it should be safe to put i=
n.
How can you tell itís past its prime?  Do decaf beans have rapidly accele=
rated aging?  I know a place that sells aged beans as a specialty.
ó Masa
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5) From: Lynne Biziewski
Or - roast all of it & donate it to your local food pantry. It can't be any
worse than the grocery store coffees that so many drink.
Lynne
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6) From: Jason Brooks
Nice Idea Lynne.  I served some at a Bible study at our house Sunday
afternoon.  I don't think anyone but me detected it to be off.
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7) From: Lynne Biziewski
Terrific, Jason! I know it must have been even better than the usual!
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