There are several purposes coffee can serve beyond just being consumed as a beverage but that is a topic for another day. Today I would like to introduce you to the concept of using coffee to absorb any unwanted odours, be it from the fridge, bathrooms, etc
Admittedly, I was introduced to this concept by a client who sells perfumes and needed to use coffee beans to neutralise scents as customers were selecting a perfume to buy. The idea is after smelling one perfume on a paper strip, one smells the beans before they smell another. I found this innovative and decided to make further research on the concept.
Why do coffee beans neutralize smell?
Coffee beans have a powerful and pleasant scent that can fill a room quickly, masking the odour while it neutralises and absorbs it.
Coffee contains Nitrogen an element that plays an important role in absorbing the unwanted smells. I will spare you the scientific details.
How to use the coffee in absorbing the smell
For the experiment I put coffee grounds on a plate and placed it in the fridge to test whether they could absorb the smells from the drinks and foods kept in there. It has been two weeks at the writing of this post and the results have been so far so good.
However, coffee used this way cannot be used in preparing your next drink as it has already absorbed various scents and its flavour profile has been ruined.
How to use coffee as an air freshener
Using coffee beans as an air freshener is as simple as leaving them out in the corner of a room. Doing this alone will improve the freshness of any room.
Or just hang it in a mesh bag inside your car
What Coffee to use?
We recommend using beans since they last longer and are more visually appealing. Visit us to learn more on how to use coffee to absorb odours and other benefits of the natural beverage.
Till next time, stay safe!