Coffee waste rejuvenates land where it is dumped

 Epoch Times:

Researchers Dump Tons of Coffee Waste Onto Degraded Land, 2 Years Later It’s Transformed


 “The area treated with a thick layer of coffee pulp turned into a small forest in only two years,” Cole said, according to a press release, “while the control plot remained dominated by nonnative pasture grasses.”

Epoch Times Photo
(Courtesy of Rebecca Cole)

In 2018, researchers from ETH-Zurich and the University of Hawai’i covered a 35-by-40-meter area on a former coffee farm in Coto Brus county, southern Costa Rica, which had undergone rapid deforestation in the 1950s, with a half-meter thick layer of the coffee pulp as part of an experiment in regeneration.

Nutrients in the pulp—a byproduct of separating the coffee bean from the cherry—including carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorous, elevated the quality of the soil stripped bare by extensive farming.


There is more.

Some believe coffee has the same impact on humans as it has on this land.  It does look like this is a beneficial use for coffee waste.  I wonder if coffee grounds would have a similar impact.


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