From the Grounds Up, an Idea Grows: a coffee shop owner starts a side business recycling coffee grounds into fertilizer.
The vision emerged gradually. Theuer's no gardener. He's not sure how he grew a patch of ornamental gourds one year. Maybe it was from the gourd he threw out in his backyard the year before. But what he didn't know about coffee and plants, the former child counselor with a master's degree in psychology would soon find out. He learned that coffee grounds have long gone into compost, where the acid grains are neutralized to a benign and nutritious state by busy microbes. But he had only heard of applying straight coffee grounds to acid-loving plants, such as azaleas, and then only in modest amounts.
[via The Obscure Store]
Note to self: it doesn't matter if the time on the coffee maker and the alarm clock is right, as long as they agree.