Nothing is better than the aroma of freshly ground coffee- it really has that zing that smacks you in the face, especially in the morning. A neat trick to clean your coffee grinder to use for spices like cumin seeds, cardamon, or dried lavender blossoms is to grind up dry rice. Any rice will do- it picks up all the coffee et voila- you have a clean grinder for herbs and spices! This is great for making lavender shortbread, which I will be posting about soon!
Take coffee grinder- wipe with a paper or cloth. Add rice halfway, and grind it up into a fine consistency. Pour out, wipe one last time, and you're good to go! No need to buy more gadgets than necessary.