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**WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT**

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I have never been one of those people afraid of change……so when the opportunity came up to try some new logs for our log burner, I was there……. nothing unusual in that you may think! think again because they are made out of coffee!!! well the grounds that are thrown away from the millions of cups of coffee consumed in some very well know establishments all over the country, and even in your local cafe…

I was not quite sure what to expect, the company that produces them is eco friendly, which is good thing, a big tick there, the logs duly arrived in brown paper bags….no plastic used, another tick…..very solid, and smelling of …yes! you guessed it….coffee.,..my OH was highly amused, although once on the fire the smell disappears very quickly…..they give out an incredible amount of heat…far more than ‘real’ logs….

The logs as you can imagine are not cheap, but effective, and burn with hardly any ash, which will then be sprinkled on our borders….
This is recycling at its most imaginative…….who would have thought? so next time you order a latte, cappuccino or a mocha your doing a little bit to help the environment……
A few photos…..

Thanks for taking the time to read this blog…….

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It's good to see inventive uses for our waste products.
Pity the logs don't fill your room with the aroma of nicely ground coffee lol
but if they give a very good heat, that's a good thing :)

24 Jan, 2018

 

How innovative :)

24 Jan, 2018

 

How amazing is that?

24 Jan, 2018

 

now that is interesting. I saw these for sale the other day and wondered how effective they are.
glad they are as good as the info suggested.
as you said
'Who'd have thought it!'

25 Jan, 2018

 

That's amazing! Very innovative and ecological too. Enjoy!

25 Jan, 2018

 

Gosh how interesting,this site is brill,I am learning new things all the the time,thank you DD.

25 Jan, 2018

 

New to me also, DD. Ingenious!

Are they expensive? Neighbours have log burners ; we have an open fire.
Wonder if "pele" would work on a log burner ; probably not with the word "log"! Hywel and Stera might have heard of "pele".

25 Jan, 2018

 

lol !! I don't think the English would know how to pronounce that Eirlys, same as with your name, or even mine :D

25 Jan, 2018

 

Gosh learn something new every day, wonder if that will stop the coffee shops giving away the used coffee grounds..

25 Jan, 2018

 

Hywel = Howell
Eirlys = Ire-liss
That's correct isn't it as regards pronunciation
.....

25 Jan, 2018

 

What a surprise! I bet you were quite excited when you burnt the first ones!
A great idea.

25 Jan, 2018

 

Yes that's right Sue :)
what about pele ?

Sorry DottyDaisy, I don't mean to sidetrack your blog. I'll shut up now lol

25 Jan, 2018

 

Ah...I saw these at local GC. Next time I see them I’ll bring some home!

25 Jan, 2018

 

Hywel I had to check that one, it says tower, stockade, small fortress, nearly all of the pages think one means the footballer.....

26 Jan, 2018

 

lol ... :D
Pele is small coal made into little balls Sue.
You just pronounce all the letters in sequence ... 'e' is always like the 'e' in end/elk/et cetera ...
The last 'e' is not silent ... just say what you see :)

26 Jan, 2018

 

I’m both pleased and impressed that someone was enterprising enough to invent coffee logs. Perhaps if enough people buy and use them the cost will drop. Congratulations on finding them, Dot.

27 Jan, 2018

 

Quick confession - I had never heard of pele but now am educated....

27 Jan, 2018

 

I had never heard of coffee logs but what a good idea! Have to see if our GC stocks them and try them out. I did a bit of googling and found another alternative to wood which is Brackettes. They are made from recycled bracken.I love a bit of enterprise. Thanks for posting this info dd.

28 Jan, 2018

 

Resi in this day and age we need to explore alternative ways of heating our homes....
Arbuthnot I do hope people will embrace the idea, it would bring the price down....
Karen if you do buy some, wait until the fire is well underway before you add the coffee logs, and two is plenty!! they are very hot!
Wildrose I was secretly hoping they would give off a coffee aroma!
Lincs our daughter has a. coffee shop, she brings the grounds home to use on the garden, but you soon run out of space, hers is only a small concern, the big companys are only happy to get rid of it!
Eirlys they are expensive, and I would not recommend using them on an open fire! never heard of pele Hywel!
Callie your welcome, happy to oblige!
Stera I agree, nothing wasted!
Seaburn they do the job intended, nice to handle attractive to look at, just a tad expensive!
Hywel, Dawn, and Linda, thanks for your comments, good to see an eco friendly way to use a waste product, shame you cannot wake up and smell the coffee though!!

28 Jan, 2018

 

What a great way to use up all those tonnes of coffee grounds!

My youngest son used to run his own coffee shop in Cuenca, before coming over here 3 years ago. I must remember to ask him what he did with his coffee grounds. Most likely they went in the rubbish bin! ?

29 Jan, 2018

 

What a marvellous thing technology is - I've just written to my son & asked what he used to do with his coffee grounds & - as I suspected - he just binned them! Though he does know they can be used like fertilizer for the plants in the garden as well as removing bad smells from places like sinks! One other thing he told me is that they can be used to attract a type of small red beetle!!! ??? ???

29 Jan, 2018

 

Balcony thanks for this information, will tell our daughter to look out for any red beetles, friend or foe Balcony?

31 Jan, 2018

 

Lincs Lass : Spot on with the pronunciation!

1 Feb, 2018

 

I don't know if they are friend or foe just that my son told me they like to hide in the coffee grounds!

1 Feb, 2018

 

Right! let me know if you find out!!

4 Feb, 2018

 

Cuenca is in Spain isn't it? the beetle probably isn't a native of Britain. but there are several red beetles and they are not all baddies. The red cardinal beetle is a native. I wonder how many get squished by mistake. They eat other insects so can be counted as friend.

4 Feb, 2018

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