Coffee grounds are pretty versatile and can be used for many different things. Read here why this can also be useful for grilling.

Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in Germany. No wonder, because it not only wakes you up and tastes good, but can also have a positive effect on your health.

The remaining coffee grounds can also be used, for example as fertilizer in the garden. Coffee grounds can also be used as a secret remedy against a well-known plague at garden parties and barbecues.

According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), coffee grounds can be used as protection against mosquitoes, wasps and other insects. All you have to do is light it. 

The resulting smoke repels insects and is therefore a good protection against mosquitoes.

The reason for the trick is the keen sense of smell of many insects. The already strong smell of coffee or coffee grounds is intensified by burning and spread over a large area, thereby keeping mosquitoes and other insects away.

Compared to chemical mosquito repellents, the use of coffee grounds is also natural, cheap and sustainable.

On top of that, you can also clean the grill grate you used with some coffee grounds the next day. 

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