[Homeroast] OT - Composting Greens

Lynne Biziewski lynnebiz at gmail.com
Mon Oct 28 19:48:15 CDT 2013


Or - roast all of it & donate it to your local food pantry. It can't be any
worse than the grocery store coffees that so many drink.

Lynne


On Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 2:27 PM, Masa Jow <wyan at futomen.net> wrote:

>
> Agreed.  Your home composting won’t break it down (within a reasonable
> amount of time), but the industrial composting that some cities do can
> likely handle it, and even if it doesn’t break down, it should be safe to
> put in.
>
> How can you tell it’s past its prime?  Do decaf beans have rapidly
> accelerated aging?  I know a place that sells aged beans as a specialty.
>
> — Masa
>
> On Oct 28, 2013, at 11:07 AM, Terry McVay <mcvayt at outlook.com> wrote:
>
> > 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?
> >
> > Terry
> >
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> >> On Behalf Of Jason Brooks
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> >> Subject: [Homeroast] OT - Composting Greens
> >>
> >> 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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