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5 responses to “Turning Recycled Coffee Grounds into Gourmet Mushrooms”

  1. Fred Smith

    I’ve grown mushrooms on several occasions from more traditional kits.

    I tried one of these coffee ground kits, following the directions carefully, and it molded within a couple days, not even coming close to producing mushrooms. This is obviously not the best growing medium or packaging.

    There’s nothing so inherently valuable about coffee grounds, or their disposal that warrants a sub-standard (yet expensive) product. Coffee grounds should be disposed of in compost heaps, or in the garbage. Your time is valuable, too, and wasting it has ecological consequences.

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