It's believed the No. 1 "consumer" of coffee in American households is ... your kitchen drain. When it comes to making coffee at home, the reality is that many people pour leftover coffee straight down the drain. This habit wastes resources and money. If you don't use a whole pot of coffee, consider instant coffee instead, to make one cup at a time. Or reuse old coffee when cooking: It can come in handy for brining chicken, making gravy or giving a power boost to protein drinks and smoothies.
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