What to do with your coffee grounds? Our 8 recycling tips!


Are you a fan of black beverages for breakfast, after lunch, or even in the afternoon? We understand you! If our capsules are natural and biodegradable, you regret throwing away all that amount of coffee grounds contained inside?

You wonder if it is possible to reuse your coffee grounds ? Good news, from now on you will no longer throw away your coffee grounds without giving it a second life!

Discover our 8 tips and natural uses to take advantage of coffee grounds.

Uses of coffee grounds in the home

Absorb bad smells from your refrigerator

Does your fridge smell bad every time you open the door and you don't have vinegar or baking soda on hand to hide the cheesy smell? Do not panic ! Place a jam jar or bowl containing coffee grounds at the bottom of your fridge.

The coffee grounds will have a deodorizing effect and will eliminate bad odors. Consider changing the marc dès qu'it's getting too dry. Note that you can also rub your hands with coffee grounds after cutting a clove of garlic to neutralize odors. 

Remove fat from a pan

Did you know that coffee grounds are ideal for cleaning and degreasing a frying pan? This natural cleaner is indeed abrasive and absorbent and allows you to easily degrease your pans and kitchen utensils. To do this, put a little coffee grounds with a few drops of dish soap in the pan and rub lightly with a sponge.

Leave on for 2 to 3 minutes for the coffee grounds to absorb the fat. Remove with a sponge or absorbent paper then renew theexpErience and rinse.

Warning: the use of coffee grounds is not recommended for ceramic pans and non-stick poles.

Aging a sheet of paper

Just like tea, coffee grounds are great for giving a blank sheet of paper an aged look. Mix some marc with a little water then let your leaf soak for 1 minute and let it dry.

Finally, carefully remove the paper coffee grounds with absorbent paper.

Unclog your pipes

To remove plugs from your pipes, due to the accumulation of grease, without using corrosive products that are harmful to the environment, simply add coffee grounds in your sink. Then add a few drops of washing up liquid and 1 liter of boiling water on top.

This very simple trick allows you to prevent your pipes from becoming clogged and having to call on a plumber. 

The uses of coffee grounds in the garden

Repel snails and slugs

The coffee grounds turn out to be a formidable weapon to keep slugs and snails very easily from your plants. To do this, scatter coffee grounds around the plant. And that's all ! This natural and ecological anti-slug prevents you from spreading toxic products and pesticides in your garden. 

Changing the color of hydrangeas

Did you know that adding coffee grounds to pieds of your hydrangeas allows you to make them blue?

Indeed, coffee grounds change soil pH by increasing its acidity. To make your flowers turn blue, simply transform an alkaline soil with this natural method.

Strengthen your plants and enrich your compost

The use of coffee grounds is ideal in a garden. Some plants like roses, hydrangeas, strawberries, raspberries and tomatoes like theacidityé. Disperse coffee grounds directly on the ground or even with the water from your watering can. 

Also, if you have a vermicomposter to sort your organic waste, pEnse to throw and mix coffee grounds in your compost to improve it and make it a natural fertilizer very useful for bringing nitrogen to your vegetable garden. 

Keep cats away from plants

Félix loves to pee in your plants? No problem ! Mix coffee grounds with a few orange or lemon peels and regularly scatter the mixture in your flower pots or at the foot of your plants in the garden. This natural repellent barrier prevent animals from starting their stupid things again.

Cleaning product, natural scrub, natural wood dye, soil rich in nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium ... The virtues of coffee grounds are multiple both for domestic uses for beauty care or for maintaining your garden.

You can also choose to read your future at the bottom of your cup by interpreting the traces left by the coffee grounds, but this divination process is a little more complicated to explain to you and is outside our field of expertise! 


Kabioca coffee: a capsule at reduced environmental cost


At Kabioca we have one fixed idea: to provide exceptional coffee without compromising on taste, while having a reduced environmental impact. From the moment of harvesting the coffee through its tasting, to finally return to the earth in the form of compost, we strive to make our coffee in organic capsules fair and especially respecting the environment as much as possible.

So we analyzed the entire logistics chain to create a responsible organic coffee capsule. From the choice of coffee, through our boxes, our capsules and even our website and our servers, we strive to find solutions that respect our planet.  

A fair and fair organic coffee capsule

Our organic coffees are carefully selected to guarantee a decent income for farmers, but above all a coffee that does not use no pesticides, GMOs for at least 5 years. A gentle and reasoned agriculture which does not attack cultivated land.

A revolutionary capsule, totally industrially compostable

The great innovation of Kabioca capsules lies in the choice of its capsule itself, but also a drastic reduction in packaging. The use of these materials in no way affects the ability of Kabioca capsules to deliver perfectly dosed coffee to you. The Nespresso Kabioca compatible organic capsules are completely biodegradable and also compostable in industrial compost. Industrial composting of the capsules takes place over a 12-week cycle and ultimately has no environmental impact. Kabioca coffees are certified Ok Compost and are manufactured with 98,8% of raw materials of renewable origin. Otherwise our Yuka score is 100/100!

In order to respect the recycling cycle, all you need to do is place your used Kabioca capsules in the organic bin (usually green) for recycling waste, they will then be placed in a industrial recycling and will end their life in compost, reusable by our farmers.

Cardboard packaging of your packages from the recyclable sector

The packaging of your package upon delivery was chosen to respect the environment. Resulting from recycling, we thus guarantee an environmental impact reduced to its maximum. The same goes for the adhesive tapes we use to seal your package. These are ecological adhesive rolls made of kraft paper and natural glue, in no way affecting their effectiveness.

You will not find any paper invoice upon receipt of your Kabioca package. We have decided to no longer generate paper invoices, the environmental cost of which is disastrous. All this information can be viewed and printed in your Kabioca customer account, we have made the militant choice to dematerialize all paper invoices.

A carrier that shares our militant values

Our choice of our logistics partner, La Poste via its Colissimo service is not trivial. La Poste shares the same concern for environmental impact as Kabioca. The latter therefore shares our approach by adopting a 100% carbon neutral approach. Numerous actions have been implemented by La Poste Group for more than 20 years, find all the commitments of the La Poste group by clicking on this link.

A less energy-consuming website, optimized servers

Final moment to propose our Nespresso compatible organic coffee capsules, our website. We are working tirelessly to have a light and optimized website whose ecological impact is reduced to its strictest extent. The same goes for our servers, we made the choice of the company OVH, a French company based in Roubaix, world number 3 and whose ecological approach has been accepted for several years.

Photo credit: Next Impact

In this context, OVH is working to reduce the environmental impact of its servers, in particular by having developed a technique for cooling its servers with water, thus reducing its energy consumption by almost 30%.

When you choose Bio Kabioca capsules, it is not just quality organic coffee you are choosing, it is also a militant ecological act!


What does a Kabioca organic coffee capsule contain?


Kabioca guarantees you a organic, compostable and fully biodegradable coffee capsule. What is it really ? What is the composition of our capsules and our coffee? Some explanations are in order for our consumers.

An eco-responsible organic coffee

What does the organic coffee appellation mean in concrete terms? Kabioca offers organic coffee capsules compatible with Nespresso type machines. These capsules offer organic coffee meeting very strict European standards:

  • Prohibition of the use of chemical or treatment fertilizers on soils where coffee beans are planted and has been for at least 5
  • Prohibition of using GMO seeds (Genetically Modified Organism)
  • Have soil preservation techniques from farmers
  • Once harvested, organic coffee beans must under no circumstances be mixed with non-organic coffee until roasting

Kabioca organic capsules respect these prerogatives in every way, thus allowing our capsules to claim the certified organic designation. If you want more information on the certification of Kabioca Bio capsules, click on the link.

A compostable capsule, without aluminum and biodegradable

The "revolution" proposed by Nespresso compatible capsules Kabioca is not to present any trace of aluminum, unlike Nespresso capsules to name only the most famous ... Many articles in the press indicate quite contradictory results, as this Liberation article explains.

At Kabioca you do not have this question to have, our capsules do not incorporate aluminum. The real innovation comes from the capsule itself. The capsule offered by Kabioca is made from natural and renewable products and can be fully integrated into industrial compost. Our organic capsules benefit from the Ok Compost certification.

Take the plunge and preserve the planet without changing your habits

If you are a fan Nespresso capsule machines, thanks to Kabioca and his organic and compostable capsules, it will always be possible for you to drink quality coffee while respecting the environment. This commitment is the cornerstone of Kabioca: to offer quality organic coffee, while respecting the planet.