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What To Do With Leftover Coffee! - Velo Coffee Roasters

What To Do With Leftover Coffee!

Is there anything coffee can't do?! Don't throw away your leftover coffee, there's no need! We've all brewed more coffee than we can consume at one time, so why not store your coffee for later and use it in something else? We have some recommendations for you!

Don’t toss the extra brew! Use it in these coffee hacks!

Did you brew more coffee than you can drink? That’s ok, we’ve all been there! It would be such a shame to let your delicious Velo coffee go to waste, wouldn’t it? Well, good news! It doesn’t have to! We want to share some clever tips with you about how to put that leftover coffee to good use! Go brew yourself some Velo coffee, and don’t worry - it’s better to have extra! Trust us!

If you don’t plan on using the leftover coffee straight away, be sure to store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator, as the coffee can become more acidic as it oxidises. Now, let’s talk about the fun tips and tricks for your leftover coffee!

If you’re a foodie, there are actually a lot of different recipes you can incorporate your coffee into! One recipe that became an international sensation in the last year, is whipped coffee! Lucky for you, we have a recipe and instructions for Dalgona coffee already - just look here! You can also use coffee to substitute into

a frosting recipe! Instead of milk, or another liquid your frosting might call for, scoop in a few spoons of the leftover coffee! You’ll have tasty coffee frosting for any dessert! (OR you can just eat it with the spoon - we won’t tell!)

Do you love iced coffee but hate that it gets watered down when the ice melts? There’s a solution for that! Freeze your leftover coffee into ice cubes and use those in your iced coffee instead! A little extra coffee can really go a long way! Frozen or not, you can use your leftover coffee in smoothies as well! Scoop a little protein powder too after a workout, or just have a sweet treat for yourself! 

You can double up on the coffee for breakfast by adding some into your pancake or waffle batter! Add a few tablespoons of the coffee into the batter for a little extra morning boost! What about lunch and dinner? Your coffee can be used to marinate meats too! Pour 60mls-70mls of the leftover coffee into a bowl, and add Worcestershire sauce, a little garlic, a sprig of fresh rosemary, cracked pepper and a few tablespoons of oil (YUM! - We know what’s for dinner!)

Finally, you’ve probably heard that coffee grounds can be used to fertilise your garden. Well, leftover coffee can serve the same purpose! The liquid caffeine is a source of nitrogen for plants, which promotes strong, healthy stems. Coffee also contains magnesium and calcium, which act as nutrients for plants! Just be sure to dilute the coffee with some water before adding it to your garden or houseplants! 

There you have it! Is there anything coffee can’t do!?