[Homeroast] OT - Composting Greens

Terry McVay mcvayt at outlook.com
Mon Oct 28 13:07:16 CDT 2013

Jason!  What an interesting question. :-] Having spent some time in Kona 
around coffee trees, and as a farmer making compost, my guess is that 
it would take quite a while for green coffee to break down into useable 
compost. Could I recommend roasting it and giving it away? 


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> Hey all - a bit of an off-topic query.  I know about composting roasted
> beans, but wondering about unroasted.  I have a bag of decaf that's
> probably past its prime - one more roast to make sure.
> If it's truly off, would it be feasible to compost them?  I know their
> seeds and they will break down, but I'm not sure how effectively around
> 4# would go.
> Anyone composted baggy greens before?
> Thanks,
> Jason
> Jason Brooks
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