Tuesday, October 11, 2011

All Things Coffee Bean

I have a relationship with coffee beans. I love the smell of them, eating them, drinking them, relying on them every morning...basically I'm in love with the bean. I stumbled across these fabulous things to do with beans and thought I should share them with you.

DIY Coffee Bean Projects

Spray-paint your coffee beans and use them in a glass vase or put them in a clear box to hold your make-up brushes, pencils etc.


So cute! Never have watered-down iced coffee again!
Pour coffee into the ice tray to make ice coffee beans.
I <3 this idea
I need to get one of these trays!


 Jessica Kernochan owner of La Licious 
Firming Coffee Body Scub

Renowned as an anti-cellulite agent, coffee detoxifies and tightens the skin. According to Jessica Kernochan, founder of skincare line LaLicious, the ground beans can also exfoliate, reduce fine lines, and fend off acne.

The scrub is gentle enough for everyday use and leaves skin silky smooth.

  • 1½ cups cane sugar
  • ¼ cup ground coffee beans
  • ¼ cup shredded coconut
  • ¾ cup macadamia nut oil or olive oil
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 3-5 drops essential oil of choice
  1. Mix sugar, ground coffee beans, coconut, and oil in a bowl until fully combined. Add honey followed by the essential oil.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a plastic container with a lid. (The scrub will keep for 1 to 2 weeks sealed at room temperature.)
  3. Rub a generous scoop of the scrub over your arms, legs, stomach, chest, and bottom, scrubbing medium to hard depending on your sensitivity. (Skin should be moist when applying the scrub.)
  4. Rinse off in the shower under warm to hot water, ensuring the sugar crystals disintegrate completely. Pat dry to allow the oils to soak into your soft, glowing skin.

Note: Those with very sensitive skin may wish to use pure cane sugar because it is less abrasive than raw.


Spiced Cream Coffee

Kick-Start your day with French vanilla coffee, Irish cream, a generous heap of dark chocolate powder, a pinch of cinnamon and a fresh pod of cardamom. Yum.


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