Reduce, Reuse, Recycle & Caffeinate

In celebration of Earth Day, try our best tips and tricks for reusing coffee grounds, Chameleon bottles and switching to sustainable brewing methods.

Chameleon’s mission of sustainable farming and ethical sourcing remains a top priority in our pursuit to brew bold coffee, but we know loving the Earth doesn’t have to stop there. Recycling and repurposing Chameleon Cold-Brew bottles, reusing Chameleon Cold-Brew coffee grounds and reducing waste with coffee compost can help keep the Earth healthy for many more days to come. Check out some of our favorite ways to reduce waste while staying caffeinated.

DIY Chameleon Cold-Brew Coffee Scrub

Practice self-care and reuse your Chameleon Cold-Brew coffee grounds with this Coconut Coffee Scrub. Use coarsely ground Chameleon Cold-Brew Whole Bean Coffee for a lightly textured and bold-smelling scrub to be stored sealed in the fridge or bathroom.


3/4 cup coarsely ground coffee

1 1/2 cups epsom salt

3/4 cup unrefined coconut oil

1 tsp vanilla extract (or couple drops of essential oil)

jar and spoon


1. Combine Epsom salt and coffee in a bowl.

2. Add your unrefined coconut oil to the salt and coffee mixture, and stir together.

3. Finally, add a teaspoon of vanilla extract (or a few drops of essential oil) and stir well.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Caffeinate with Chameleon Cold-Brew Coffee.
Chameleon Cold-Brew DIY Coconut Scrub made with Chameleon Cold-Brew Whole Bean Coffee.

Reuse Chameleon Bottles

While we always recommend recycling empty Concentrate and Ready to Enjoy glass bottles, we’ve been inspired by our fans to find creative ways of reusing the bottles or making a new creation! Use Concentrate bottles to hold homemade smoothies or fruit-infused water, or store your snacks in an empty Ready to Enjoy bottle.

Try our favorite DIY Chameleon Bottle projects, including a bird feeder, succulent holder, tabletop tiki torch and a lamp, and follow the instructions in our blog.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Caffeinate with Chameleon Cold-Brew Coffee.
Chameleon Cold-Brew Coffee Concentrate

Coffee Fertilizer

Utilize used Chameleon Cold-Brew coffee grounds in the garden with a coffee fertilizer mix perfect for acid-loving plants like roses, hydrangeas, and Camilla’s. It’s as simple as working them into the soil near the base of these plants for extra nourishment. The addition of coffee grounds into the fertilizer will help attract earthworms and improve aeration and water retention.

Coffee grounds can also be added to your compost pile and will boost nitrogen levels to help bacteria breakdown food and other items into compost. This way your composting efforts will become more effective and your leftover coffee grounds will stay out of the landfills.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Caffeinate with Chameleon Cold-Brew Coffee.
Chameleon Cold-Brew Ready to Enjoy Black Coffee

Show us how you reduce, reuse and recycle with Chameleon Cold-Brew by tagging us on Instagram using #ChameleonColdBrew. Find more inspiration and ideas for using and recycling Chameleon Cold-Brew on our website.

Author: Emma Hughes

Published on 04/22/2018