Re: NANFA-- nightcrawlers: predators?

Bruce Stallsmith (
Sun, 06 Oct 2002 12:19:47 -0400

Coffee grounds have been boiled by making coffee, so I think that many
compounds have been pulled off by the hot water, and others are likely
denatured by exposure to hot water. I've always found them to work great in
worm beds, and we've started putting them into our compost pile out back.
Luckily, raccoons don't seem to like them!

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>From: "Bob Bock" <>
>To: <>
>Subject: Re: NANFA-- nightcrawlers: predators?
>Date: Sat, 5 Oct 2002 11:17:35 -0400
>You might want to go easy on the coffee grounds; caffeine is the coffee
>plant's way to combat insects--it shorts out their nervous systems.
>(Probably doesn't do ours much good, either.)
>Also, coffee trees produce lots of related alkaloids, to poison the soil so
>that othe plants can't grow in it.
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