If you are anything like me, you love coffee. It was 1998 when I had my first cup of coffee. It was black and in a small white cup that was sorta like milk glass. Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and in basic training, I was dog tired and someone told me to try coffee, “It’ll wake you up.” Did I work? Well, I never fell behind if that counts.

Also, if you’re anything like me, you’ve got hard water. We get ours from our well and there’s plenty of minerals that crust up our faucets and cloud up our dishes. But the one thing that hard water does is makes our coffee look scummy.

Add 4 drops of white vinegar to a 6-cup coffeemaker.

Here’s the solution: Add 4 drops of white vinegar to a 6-cup coffeemaker. You’ll be amazed at how nice the coffee will turn out. How will it taste? Just fine. Medium acidity coffee has a pH of about 4.5. White vinegar has a pH of about 2.4. That doesn’t seem like much, but… Read more about pH here.

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Once you have enjoyed your clean cup of coffee. Don’t throw the grounds away. Your garden beds are a wonderful place to put your grounds. Here’s a video (beginning at the point that matters) that will give you some ideas about using coffee on your homestead.



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