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What to Do With Leftover Brewed Coffee

Brewed a little too much coffee? Don’t throw it out! There are tons of uses for leftover coffee, so you’re not wasting your precious java.

iced coffee cubes1. Iced Coffee

The most simple and easy way to reuse leftover coffee is to turn it into tomorrow’s iced coffee! Once it’s brewed, all you have to do is put it in a travel mug or enclosed container and pop it in the refrigerator.

If you’re like us and need all the coffee you can get, elevate your iced coffee with coffee ice cubes. Rather than having a watered down coffee with regular ice cubes, take some of that leftover coffee you just brewed and pour it into a clean ice cube tray. By tomorrow morning your fully loaded iced coffee will be calling your name.


bake with leftover over

2. Baking with Coffee

Another great use for leftover coffee is to cook or bake with it. Coffee lovers can rejoice because you don’t have to be limited to just your cup of joe in the morning to get your coffee fix. There are plenty of recipes out there that incorporate coffee. Our blog outlines 4 Delectable Desserts that all call for brewed coffee, so get baking!


leftover coffee for plants


3. Water Your Plants

There are some plants out there that love coffee just as much as you! Make sure you’re not using any coffee that has milk or creamer in it; you’ll want just the brewed coffee. Once your coffee is cooled down, you should measure out a 1:1 ratio of coffee to water to dilute the coffee. Now you can water acid loving plants like African violets, azaleas, hydrangeas, hyacinths, aloe, roses and more!

Here at Tayst Coffee Roasters, we’re always looking for ways to reduce waste and with these three uses for leftover coffee we hope you can reinvent your extra cup of coffee too. Tag us on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook with all of your creations!