Some of you may get a boost in the morning by drinking coffee. Did you know that you can "boost" your garden as well with coffee? Not so much the coffee, but the coffee grounds.
Coffee grounds are excellent to add to the garden or to your compost! I'm not a coffee drinker and neither is Michael. But, I just heard that Starbucks offers free coffee grounds, I guess you just have to ask for them. They even reuse the bags the beans were packaged in, reducing their waste.
Ground coffee is high in nitrogen, making it a very good addition to the soil for fast-growing vegetables. Simply sprinkle it around your plants for a slow release of nitrogen. Studies have also found that coffee-grounds can help reduce the ravages of slugs and snails, and if you have ever had slugs, this is a great thing! During the winter, you can throw the grounds in the compost bin. When composting, it is considered a "green" material, remember that you want to try and keep equal ratios of green/brown material. There is no need to separate it from the filter if you are composting, because the filter should compost as well. If you worm compost, I hear the worms LOVE coffee grounds.