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Erik Pehoviack
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Hi everyone, we just picked a bucket of Kentucky Coffee Tree pods to try roasting and brewing, and am wondering if anyone has used the shell (husk, covering) of the pod in their compost. I am concerned that they may introduce toxicity to my compost as the seeds need to be roasted before brewing to remove their toxicity. Any help will be greatly appreciated. In the interest of onlookers, I will take a bucket of our current compost and experiment with KCT seed pods and hopefully be able to add more to this post next year.
 
Erik Pehoviack
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Hello again everyone, started composting the pods from my first post on February 24th. Not much action since then, but I have thrown a few into my wood stove (waiting for the Kickstarter to build my RMH) and they really get it going. If nothing else, they make great kindling! Also, 1 hour 4 minutes into our first roast of the seeds themselves. Will also post how that turns out. Thanks for looking! Erik
 
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Dang, I was looking for accounts of the flavor of Kentucky coffee tree seed "brew" because I have a tree I can access to pick a big crop of these this year if I feel like messing with it.  Erik, I know this is an old thread but if you see it in future, how was the "coffee"?
 
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