Burning Coffee Can Be a Good Thing

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What do you do when your husband is fire happy and he knows your deep love for coffee? You reluctantly let him buy a Java Log because you hope the fire smells like coffee.

About a month ago, I posted a video about a coffee log on my Facebook page.  It was from a company called Bio-Bean in the UK.  I was too excited about it and looked into placing an order, but soon discovered they do not ship to the United States.

My husband was eager to use our fireplace upon moving in in December.  Despite my excitement for the log, I was not so sure about us using a wood burning fireplace in an apartment. But he knows my weakness for all things coffee and made sure this is the log he brought to my attention at the store…….so well-played hubby, well-played.

The log was easy to get started.  You loosen the paper around the fire log with the Java Log logo facing inwards. Then light the paper and that is supposed to be it.

Unfortunately, I was not able to determine if it was just this one log or all of them but it seems as though the fire burns the paper first before even reaching the log.  I mention that because once the paper was burned the fire was almost dead with the exception of a small flame on the end before the log actually burned.

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However, once my husband noticed the small flame, he simply relit the paper and the fire burned strong afterwards.  The website states 4 hours of burning. But since this log packaging does not look like the one on their website, I don’t know if this one was supposed to burn that long.

The fire probably lasted 2 to 3 hours before being reduced to ash.

I will admit that I was a bit disappointed that the log didn’t give off a coffee aroma like I was hoping for, but overall I do like the idea of repurposed coffee grounds.  So next time I find them in stores I will definitely stock up on a few.

According to the website, the purchase of the logs supports the Arbor Day Foundation.  The foundation plants trees in U.S. and Canadian forests.  So save a tree and help plant one by burning coffee.

You can buy the Java Log from retailers such as Wal-Mart, The Home Depot, Walgreens, and more.

Until my next post…….CHEERS!

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