From bean, to cup, and back into the ground – the recycle cycle of our coffee beans.


As you may have gathered by now, here at White Feather we’re pretty big on doing all that we can to protect our environment and, as a result of that, we’re constantly reviewing our wastage across the board to ensure that we keep these levels to the bare minimum. 

We sell hundreds of cups of coffee across all three of our sites, every, single, day. That leaves us with kilos and kilos of used coffee grounds to dispose of at the end of each day. Until now, these grounds have simply gone to into our food waste, but we knew there had to be a better, more environmentally friendly solution for these once flavoursome beanie beauties…

Did you know that used coffee grounds are full of all kinds of goodness and can be used in all number of ways? Well, whether you did or not, we’re here to fill you in and give you the low-down on how you can get your hands on these wondrous grounds, along with some ideas on how to use them.

At the end of every day, in every one of our sites, we dry out and bag up our used grounds. These are then put out on display for our customers to take for free. It’s as simple as that! Now you know how to get your hands on a bag, we’re sure you’re dying to know just how to use them? Well, good news, we’ve done the “ground” work, and sussed out some of the best guides around.

To get the best out of your bag of used coffee grounds, follow the links below and you’ll see a range of ideas as to how you could use them. Some of them may surprise you! 

In the garden:

Around the house/different uses: 


Although we have tried our best to dry the coffee grounds, we recommend using them as soon as possible – they don’t like to be cooped up for too long! It is possible that your coffee grounds may start to grow mould if they get damp or are left in the bag for too long. Although some variations of mould are harmless to your garden, if you do find any mould, we advise that you throw the grounds away and come back and pick up a fresh bag. 

Don’t forget to do your bit and recycle the bag after you’ve used the coffee. 

We are passionate about doing our bit for the planet. Giving away our used coffee grounds for customers to repurpose is just one example of this. Click here to find out more about our values.