I was soooo excited about picking it up today, and rushed to the cafe after work to grab it. There was A LOT of coffee in my bin. Really quite a lot more than I expected. I'd say around three standard size buckets worth. I couldn't help myself either, I stuck my hands in it as soon as we got home. And it felt so fabulous to the touch that I yelled out to the boys to come stick their hands in it too.
If you ever get the chance, you really must try it. The texture is simply marvelous.
Anyway, I dutifully took a sample upstairs and tested it carefully with my fabulous little pH testing kit.
And, if we could have a drumroll please, the results are in. I tested it twice because it seems that I am a little colour blind, but we stuck the little colour chart right into the test patch and concluded that the coffee tested a pH value of 5. So slightly acidic? Most of the research I have been doing on the net seems to suggest that the pH usually tests a little higher, but I am guessing that it must depend on all sorts of factors.
And while I was experimenting...
Lots of people had mentioned that it deters slugs and snails... and so... before work this morning I grabbed a strawberry with a slug on it... and sprinked it with coffee... and... when I got home from work this afternoon - dead slug.
I didn't take any photos of that.