Coffee is in the news again. The Epoch Times is reporting that Researchers Dump Tons of Coffee Waste on Degraded Land, 2 Years Later It's Transformed.
Researchers have witnessed incredible results after dumping 30 truckloads of coffee pulp, a waste product of the coffee industry, onto an area of degraded former farmland in Costa Rica. Marking out a control area of a similar size, they were astounded by the change over the next two years.
Dr. Rebecca Cole, lead author of the study—which was published in the British Ecological Society journal Ecological Solutions and Evidence—described the change as “dramatic.”
“The area treated with a thick layer of coffee pulp turned into a small forest in only two years,” Cole said, according to a press release, “while the control plot remained dominated by nonnative pasture grasses.”I save my coffee grounds after they have been used, and spread these on my garden. So I get a twofer from my beans. But I don't quite have enough for attempting this experiment.