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Coffee is kind of my love language. I love trying new blends or mixing different flavors to create a deliciously caffeinated experience. When I saw that McCafé coffee had eight different varieties, I knew that I needed to sample as many as possible! Luckily, my local Walmart hosted a demo last week and I was able to sip on a few different brews. I decided to take home the medium premium roast coffee pods. I typically use coffee pods without even thinking about it, but I’ve been reading a lot of articles lately on reusing and recycling various products. I heard that you could make seed starters with your used coffee pods, so I got to work!
This easy project would be fun to do on an early morning (after a few cups of coffee of course!) or as a sunny day activity. I know that my son had fun watching and patting down the dirt, so this would be fun to try for all ages.
After I made a few morning batches of McCafé coffee, I had a few empty coffee pods to use. The process is very simple, and you can definitely tweak to your own gardening preferences. I have a black thumb and have never been able to keep a plant last long, but even I could conquer these seed starters!
- Empty McCafé coffee pods
- Saran Wrap
Begin by peeling away the foil, emptying the coffee grounds (you can use old coffee grounds in your garden, FYI!), removing the inner liner, and fill with soil.
Add your favorite seeds (I used cilantro and basil), and lay your coffee pods in a flat box. You can cover with saran wrap to help them grow faster! Keep the soil moist. Within a week, you should see your seeds sprouting.
Talk about an easy science project or homeschool activity.
I also wanted to share that these herbs aren’t the only tasty party of this project. As you enjoy each cup of McCafé coffee, you can relish in the fact that it is made with 100% Arabica Beans. It is harvested from the rich soils and mountainous regions of the foremost coffee-growing areas of the world, and it comes in both premium bags or coffee pods.
I found it at my local Walmart in a few different flavors, and there are EIGHT total blends. Talk about variety.
The breakfast blend was my second favorite behind the medium roast.
If you want to create your own seed starters, start your day with a McCafé coffee. Take fifteen minutes before everyone wakes up to enjoy a nice cup of coffee and plan your day.
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How do you start your day? Do you garden?