Introduction: Espresso Mini Greenhouses
I dig my espresso (Lucky Charm) every morning before I open my shop, Infusion Studio, llc. Adding to that, the joy I have of espresso, recycling, 3d printing, and gardening. I put all four of these together in what I call Mini Greenhouses. I use these to start my seeds until I can get them in the dirt.
Step 1: Getting the Espresso
First thing to do is get the Espresso and enjoy it. Good stuff. Clean out the cup. I washed mine by hand right after. Note to this as well, I did this 3 years back, and i am now getting the time to publish this. I have a much better crop starting this way than any other way i have started seeds.
Step 2: Dome and Breather Holes
I wanted top put some breather holes, or vents in the dome lid. I use a biopsy punch to do that. I heated the tip with a lighter and melted holes all around the dome lid.
Step 3: Sand, Pebbles, and Espresso Grounds
The bottom of the cup i places some sand, and pebbles
Step 4: In With the Seeds
So I then go about an 1" with dirt and an 1" with more espresso grounds. After that I drop the seeds in and mist them with warm water. Then fill the rest in covering the seeds entirely with dirt.
Step 5: 3D Printed the Top Plug
Went to CAD and designed a quick little plug for the top of the lip. This way can take it on and off as needed. I would put the plug on at night to hold in the heat. Take it off during the day to air out.
Step 6: A Few Days Later
A few days later things were going very well..........
Step 7: Grow, Grow, Grow and Good!
In a short few weeks this is what I had. This espresso cup worked more than great and I plan to use a lot more of these in the next year to come. Thank you for checking out this project of mine. I really appreciate it. Thank you.