"It is not just office workers who rely on a coffee to get them through their day, tens of thousands of worms are also getting their daily fix at a farm in far north Queensland" write Renee Cluff and Kristy Sexton-McGrath of ABC News.
"Mick Kruckow from Eubenangee, south of Cairns, has struck up a deal with a local cafe.Each week he collects about 20 kilograms of coffee grounds and feeds them to his 120,000 worms. "It keeps the grounds out of landfill and keeps our worms happy," Mr Kruckow said. "When we feed them the farm smells like coffee. "But it doesn't take long, just three to four days for that to change, as the worms turn over the beds and eat the grounds."
"Mr Kruckow says the fertiliser has improved his soil biology, doubled organic matter and created thicker, greener pastures for his cattle."
Read on here and find another reason to love your next coffee!... and while you wait for your brew, perhaps ask your barista what they do with your coffee grounds! Happy composting!