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The Best Way to Rise and Shine: Weed Coffee!

What’s your favorite part of waking up Coffee, coffee, coffee. Hot coffee, iced coffee, Irish coffee, Italian-style cappuccino or macchiato, just have your coffee any way you like it, and your day starts with a kick off a wave of motivation and energy. Well, this article is all about a super special type of coffee: weed coffee. We’ve made sure to list every juicy bit of information to make you a pot coffee pro in no time!

For the cannabis connoisseurs and medical marijuana users out there who happen to love indulging in an invigorating cup of coffee, then lacing your morning boost drink with cannabis is a combination that you don’t want to miss out. Don’t you agree that some combinations make perfect sense as if the ingredients are simply born to be together Without any doubt, marijuana + coffee definitely head the list of out-of-this-world combos.

Cannabis and coffee get along like Mickey and Minnie, like mac and cheese, like salt and pepper, like peanut butter and jelly spread on a toast. By the way, if we sound way too enthusiastic about the whole thing, it’s probably because we’ve had too much cannacoffee before writing, lol. But more importantly, we do know that weed coffee is a great thing, so we can hardly hide the joy of being able to share the most delicious pot coffee recipes with you, which hopefully brings some sense into our ardent cannabis-infused coffee vibes.

Quintessentially, we think weed coffee is the embodiment of Ying and Yang when it comes to cannabis-infused beverages, for this powerful combination provides a wide array of beautifully balanced, sublimely intertwined physical and mental health benefits.

We bet that by the end of this article, the only question you might be asking yourself would be something like “How come I didn’t think of that combination before!” Join us below and find everything you want to know about what we wholeheartedly named “the elixir of happiness”: weed coffee.

What Makes Cannabis Coffee Unique

Now, before we dive deep into the secrets of weed coffee, let us share some quick fun facts about the old but gold non-marijuana-laced coffee, sprinkled with a healthy dose of cannavibes.

1. Coffee was discovered by… goats. And monks.

According to an Ethiopian legend, the first person in the world to have discovered the huge potential of the tiny coffee beans we nowadays have got to adore so badly was a goat herder named Kaldi. Kaldi spotted the intriguing properties of coffee beans as he watched how his goats would refuse to go to sleep at night because of being so full of energy after munching on the tiny berries of a certain bush tree. Kaldi decided to share his discovery with the abbot of the local monastery. The abbot then brews the mysterious beans to realize that the resulting beverage would keep him alert through the long hours of evening prayers.

Soon after the abbot shared the uplifting drink’s discovery with the other monks in the monastery, the epic journey of coffee across the globe began. Not the least, it’s quite mind-bending to find out that it was an Arab monk named Haydar who is believed to be the first one to discover the miraculous benefits of cannabis consumption in the Arab world. Thank you, goats, thank you, monks! Now it’s the 2nd-century generations turn to spread the word for weed coffee.

2. Coffee is worth well over $ 100 billion worldwide.

Coffee is the world’s most beloved beverage, ranking right after water. As coffee is consumed in such great quantities on a global scale, it is the second-largest traded commodity, surpassed only by crude oil which ranks first in this category.

We can’t wait for the day when weed coffee gets all that fame, love, and glory it deserves on a global scale! By the way, this day might actually come sooner than what we dare to expect, especially when keeping in mind Forbes’ report on Italy’s potential of becoming one of the leaders of the European cannabis market by 2027!

Anyone in for a hot cup of Italian weed-laced espresso and a tour of the Colosseum in Rome Count us in.

3. The only legal reason to divorce your wife in the ancient Arab world was… bad coffee.

Starting its epic journey from the Arab world, coffee held such a special place in the ancient Arab culture that the only acceptable reason a man would possibly divorce a woman was if a husband would dislike his wife’s coffee. Yup, ancient Arab women would either learn how to prep a good cup of coffee just the way their husbands would approve, or they could face divorce! Now, that’s kinda sad, because we bet that no man would want to divorce his wife if she was about to spoil him with a cup of hot pot coffee (quite pothead-y perspective, isn’t it, lol).

4. The most expensive coffee in the world costs $350 per kilo.

What’s even more intriguing is that the most expensive coffee in the world is made from beans that have been digested by the Asian Palm Civet (which is actually a cat), so the most luxurious type of coffee is basically cat poop. We haven’t really tried a cat poop-based weed coffee yet but if you choose to do so, you’ve got our thumbs up!

5. Beethoven would count exactly 60 beans per serving before brewing his coffee.

Coffee seems to love geniuses, and geniuses seem to love coffee. We just can’t help it but wonder, what if Beethoven was to try out a cup of weed coffee Although merely a guess, we somehow feel that doing so would have given birth to some of the most surreal, mesmerizing artwork of all times.

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So far, so good, but what about the science of marijuana coffee

What is it that makes weed coffee simply unparalleled

In a nutshell, what makes cannacoffee unique or, more precisely, what makes the beneficial action of weed coffee on your body and brain unique, is the mighty combination between the main active ingredients: active cannabinoids and caffeine.

Understanding the Amazing Properties of Pot Coffee: The Role of THC and CBD

It is easy for THC to attach to your cannabinoid receptors because its molecule mimics perfectly the cannabinoid receptors that occur naturally in your body. And so, regardless of whether you choose to ingest THC by smoking a fat joint, eating an edible, or rubbing cannabis-based derivatives onto the skin, you get to experience the much desired sense of high, featuring a variable potency.

Cannabinoid receptors are found in the cerebellum, the basal ganglia, and the cerebral cortex. These receptors are the governors of crucial processes such as motor movements, thinking, memory, pleasure, concentration, and coordination. It is just that THC affects these areas, and hence, these crucial processes, differently than other active cannabinoids, such as CBD, and the major reason for the unique action of THC can be pretty much summed down to its shape.

THC possesses a specific molecular structure that sets it apart from other active cannabinoids. Because of this specific structure, THC binds with your body’s neurotransmitters much like a bug in a rug does. THC would bind with neurotransmitters in a similar manner a key would fit a locker, thus, entering the exact spaces where communication between your neurons takes place. Most importantly, when THC binds with these neurotransmitters, it mimics a particular cannabinoid which is naturally found in the body, and known as “the bliss molecule”, also known under the scientific term “anandamide.”

And so, as soon as THC is firmly attached, it stimulates the brain cells to release more dopamine. Usually, this is exactly what anandamide does: making your body release more dopamine. However, it tends to get complicated to make our bodies produce the desired amount of anandamide on demand, yet we can definitely choose to ingest as much THC as needed, whenever we choose to, thus, reaping the blissful effects of anandamide in the absence of anandamide. When more of the dopamine hormone is released, you get to experience those awesomely fantastic, positive, happy vibes that we describe as the body buzz which usually occurs in the first onsets of the high.

Speaking of the way the bliss molecule is released into the body, this is exactly what happens when we consume sugar. But since eating large quantities of sugar has dangerous, negative impacts on health and well-being, this isn’t the best idea. Interestingly, anandamide production was found to be triggered in mice not merely thanks to sugar but also thanks to social interaction. Does this discovery have something to do with the way consuming the right cannabis strain makes you go super social We can’t say for sure, but there is definitely an intriguing correlation between THC and the increased ability to socialize and get to speak thy real Self out loud, apart from those introspective, in-your-head type of fly high sessions when you get to release yourself from social conditioning and those limiting beliefs cast upon your consciousness ever since being just a child.

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All of that being said, once THC is pleasantly and comfortably planted (think of bond with the neurons) in the brain, it causes a wide range of sensory effects. These include alertness, calmness, lightheadedness, fragmentary thoughts, and nonetheless, euphoria. Now, try reading the sensory effects we just listed out loud while visualizing their further enhancement after being combined with the energizing and uplifting properties of caffeine. Hmm, smells like a delicious weed coffee cup of goodness in here, doesn’t it

In the meantime, even though CBD doesn’t have the same potently psychoactive effects as THC, it is known to provide an immense array of mental and physical benefits, some of which can be further enhanced by the unique properties of caffeine. Whether consumed first thing in the morning or late in the evening as an elegant finish to a delicious dinner, CBD coffee is becoming one of the hottest trends among healthy lifestyle enthusiasts.

In combination with caffeine, CBD’s beneficial action on supporting weight loss can be significantly increased, just like your body’s ability to fight off oxidative stress since both CBD and caffeine are known to work wonders on that note. Not the least, a CBD coffee can be an excellent weapon for alleviating anxiety, as well as keeping mood swings at bay.

You can find 8 oz. CBD coffee available to purchase both online and offline for about $30 – $50 on an average, however, if you get to grow your own CBD strains such as CB Diesel or CB Dream you can get to enjoy the same quantity of home-brewed, delicious CBD coffee at a fraction cost. Best of all, you get to know exactly what’s in your weed coffee from seed to harvest, not to mention the joy of experimenting with various CBD strains and playing with flavors and the desired effects upon consumption.

The Role of Caffeine in Boosting the Benefits of THC and CBD in Marijuana Coffee

Have you ever wondered what’s the role caffeine plays at the biological level

First off, caffeine increase blood flow. When combined with THC, the mightiness of this particular property of caffeine canbe easily doubled up.

Secondly, caffeine Blocks adenosine receptors in your brain. These receptors are in charge of the feeling of tiredness, so when blocked, you feel more alert and energetic. The effect of caffeine on blocking adenosine receptors is quite similar to the effects of the first onsets of the THC high, and quite similar to the general feeling of increased motivation and improved focus provided by the CBD high. With this in mind, you can quickly get an idea of how wonderfully theactive compounds in weed coffee compliment each other.

While THC helps your body release more dopamine, caffeine boosts the effects of both dopamine and serotonin, so there we have a helluva weed coffee ride that comes with a massive wave of happy vibes.

As caffeine helps muscles contract and signals the release of dopamine, a high in THC weed coffee is like a one-two punch of massive, creative euphoria and increased alertness followed by a gentle mellow down. This double-punch effect of THC and caffeine which comes in several onsets is not to be underestimated. Usually, when you take too much caffeine (probably somewhere between your 3rd and the 5th cup of coffee),you enter the Robocop survive at work mode, almost as if you turn into a machine because your brain and body are already on the edge of burnout. Well, THC can prevent such types of caffeine overdose episodes.

Isn’t it simply enchanting when you get to realize yet another thing caffeine and active cannabinoids have in common: each person has a strictly individual, unique tolerance to these active compounds, so while person A can feel awesome after 4 cups of coffee and 3 joints, person B can feel totally messed up after drinking as little as 1 single cup of coffee, with or without a trace of cannabis involved. This example paints the sensitivity of caffeine and active cannabinoids in their ability to lead to several benefits, much-desired effects but only when consumed in accordance with one’s one-of-a-kind personal prudence and tolerance.

Health Benefits of Cannacoffee: A Short Summary

Above all, cannabis and coffee can be your brain’s best friends, with a focus on the symbiotic power of THC and caffeine on that particular note when it comes to targeting neurogenesis. By the way, caffeine is well-known to lower the risk of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, and even though more research is needed on the anti-neurodegenerative properties of cannabis, anecdotal evidence on that note is plenty.

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Additionally, consuming weed coffee in moderation (think of no more than 2-4 cups a day on an average), you can lower the risk of liver cirrhosis, as well as liver cancer. Not the least, a combination of caffeine and active cannabinoids is believed to reduce mortality rates caused by heart disease. Weed coffee consumers are also less likely to develop type 2 diabetes, gallstones, metabolic syndrome, and renal stones.

Which Cannabis Strains are Best to Use in Pot Coffee

Now, this is a very tricky question! If somebody is trying to sell you some “best strains for weed coffee,” please, switch that red light in your head ON and think twice whether you should trust such type of paradoxical word combinations. The truth is, any cannabis strain can work great for making weed coffee but not every cannabis strain will work just as equally well for you like it works for me since every person is a miniature Universe of his/her own. To illustrate this better, the way Jenny experiences the effects of White Widow strain-infused pot coffee might not be the same way in which Peter will experience it.

In a nutshell, the strain you choose to prep a cup of weed coffee is a subjective matter because it is open to personal preferences and tastes. And while we cannot and will not intrude our personal preferences upon you, we are sure happy to share our experience, and hopefully help you out in picking the best working strains to make cannacoffee with for yourself.

As a rule of thumb, remember that your choice should be based on two major variables, namely, the desired effects and the desired flavor.

For instance, if you choose to brew a cup of weed coffee by adding Gelato strain (Gelato being a delicious hybrid created by merging Tint Mint Girl Scout Cookies and Sunset Sorbet), you’ll most likely end up with that delicate, lightly sweet-flavored tint. In a similar sense, adding Bubba Kush will result in more of an earthy tint to your pot coffee.

As far as the desired effects of your weed coffee are concerned, those of you who want to enjoy an extra kick of energy, motivation, and enhanced creativity can give Sativa or Sativa-dominant strains, such as Train Wreck or Jack Herrer a try.

Meanwhile, for those lazy mornings that make you feel like never leaving your cozy blankets, an Indica or Indica-dominant strain may be the perfect addition to your weed coffee to give you a reliable wide awake boost minus the caffeine jitters, thus, making up for a highly alert first onset of the high that gradually turns into a soothing, relaxed experience for the senses. Some of our favorite strains in this category include Candy Cane and Blueberry.

If you want to enjoy the best of both worlds, you can try brewing a cup of hot pot coffee by adding a well-balanced hybrid strain, such as NYC Diesel, White Cookies, or Sour Diesel, for that super creative and focused yet the calm type of high.

Finally, if CBD weed coffee is what you want, strains that contain high levels of CBD, such as CB Diesel and CB Dutch Treat, can work wonders.

A friendly reminder: Now, although cannabis is just a herb, it ain’t exactly basil or rosemary, right Both rosemary and basil come cheap but weed does not unless you happen to grow your own cannabis plants. And while it is no secret that growing marijuana is the best way to get the most for your money, no matter if you are a recreational or medical marijuana user, the reason we only work with homegrown cannabis buds is because this is the most reliable choice when it comes to knowing exactly what you get to ingest.

Are There Other Clever Ways to Lace your Coffee with Marijuana

Apart from brewing a cup of delicious, homemade cannacoffee, there are other simple and beautifully working ways to infuse your coffee with cannabis.

For instance, you can choose to infuse your coffee with weed honey.

For the aficionados of cappuccino, macchiato or any other form of coffee and milk combo, we recommend you try out lacing your coffee with cannabis by adding weed milk.

A fan of coffee and cream Skip on that ordinary coffee creamer and have any average coffee mightily upgraded into weed coffee by adding weed coffee creamer (aka cannacreamer).

For those of you who are lucky to have a brick of high-quality hash, you can feel free to toss the desired amount of hash straight into a cup of coffee (we love mixing it with hot chocolate, too). There is no need to decarb hash prior to adding it to your beverage, and you will get to experience the effects in about 40 – 60 minutes after consumption.

Last but not least, cannabis tinctures can be an excellent means for infusing your coffee with marijuana, offering easy and precise dosing. Plus, you can get to choose between an alcohol-based or vegetable glycerin-based pot tincture accordingly.

Weed Coffee: The Best Step-by-Step Recipe

Servings: 1 -2*

List of Ingredients

1. 0.50 – 1 gram of weed*
2. 3 – 6 cups of water (the basic ratio is 3 cups of water per 0.50-gram marijuana).
3. 2 – 4 tablespoons of dairy butter or coconut butter (the basic ratio is 2 tablespoons of butter per 0.50 gram of weed).

The tools you are about to use are as simple as the ingredients. You need a suitable kettle (or pan), a strainer (or cheesecloth), a large bowl for straining (or a 4-cup measuring cup), a suitable pan for the final brewing (or coffee maker). If you want to increase the potency of your weed coffee, you may also choose to decarb your weed in advance to brewing. Although only an optional step, decarbing your weed is sure to greatly enhance the therapeutic properties of THC and CBD. You’ll only need a suitable tray lined with baking paper to decarb your cannabis flowers.

Important Notes*

The total number of servings, as well as the total amount of weed for prepping a cup of weed coffee as noted above,  should not be considered set in stone. As a rule of thumb, mind that you will be able to extract about 20% of the active cannabinoids on an average (the percentage increased to approximately 30% – 35% in the case you decarb your cannabis flowers prior to brewing). What these numbers indicate is that adding 1 gram of 20% THC cannabis flowers will result in roughly 40 – 60 mg THC per serving. Beginners should better start with ingesting as little as 10 – 20 mg THC per serving, therefore 0.50 gram of 20% THC weed should work just fine. Then again, since the potency of your strain is a huge factor in reaching the desired potency of your weed coffee, the amount of weed you choose to use can vary accordingly, just like the amount of caffeine that you feel works best for you, thus, making up for 1 or more servings based on your personal preferences.

Directions

Step 1
: Regardless of whether you have decided to decarb your weed or not, you want to make sure to grind it as finely as possible before adding it to the mixture of boiling water and butter.

Step 2: Bring water to a boil and toss in your preferred type of butter. You don’t need to wait for a super-rapid boil, so it is best not to leave the room and/or get distracted in order to accomplish this simple recipe with best results. Once the butter is fully melted, reduce the heat until the mixture of water and butter only simmers, meaning that you want to aim for the gentle boil. Once you reach the point of gentle simmer, add your cannabis flowers. All that’s left to do is to let the fusion stew for some good 40 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent the plant material from sticking to the sides of your pan/kettle.

Step 3: Strain the plant material using a mesh strainer or cheesecloth, squeezing every single drop of the goodness.

Step 4: Time for the real weed coffee brewing to begin! Pour the cannabis flowers and butter infused water you just brewed into a suitable pot or coffee maker, and proceed with adding your favorite coffee grounds. Brew away just as you would brew a cup of ordinary coffee.

Serve immediately and enjoy! If you plan to store your weed coffee in the refrigerator or plan on drinking it later on throughout the day, please, mind that the butter will separate from the water. Because of this, you may need to run your weed coffee through a blender/ food processor.

Top 3 Quick, Easy and Awesome Weed Coffee Serving Suggestions

1. Vegan-friendly, no-bake avocado mousse.

Combine 1 ripe avocado, 1 ripe banana, 5 grams of cocoa powder, a pinch of salt and vanilla, 1 tablespoon maple syrup or any other sweetener to the taste (optional), and 80 ml of weed coffee into a food processor/blender. Blend until the mixture is smooth and uniform. Transfer into suitable containers and refrigerate for 1 hour. If desired, you can top your weed coffee-infused avocado mousse with coconut flakes, fresh peppermint leaves and/or marijuana leaves.

2. Energy and focus onboosting matcha ice cream.

Pick your favorite kind of vanilla ice cream. Unfreeze it until it is soft enough to dig in with a spoon easily. In a suitable bowl, combine the desired amount of matcha powder with 80 ml of weed coffee. Next, add the matcha and weed coffee mixture to the softened (but not fully melted) ice cream. You need 80 ml of weed coffee per 500 ml of ice cream. Toss in a handful of raspberries (optional) and chopped, raw cocoa beans (optional). Freeze for 1 hour and enjoy.

3. Canna’n’ice’coffeecubes (aka cannanice cubes).

Once done brewing your weed coffee, let it cool and transfer it into suitable ice molds. Freeze for at least an hour and enjoy your cannanice coffee ice cubes as part of your favorite latte. You can also try a combination of weed coffee, hazelnut butter, and vanilla ice cubes. Just combine the ingredients when your weed coffee is still warm and mix well. You need about 1 tablespoon of hazelnut butter per 100 ml of weed coffee. Whisk well and transfer into ice molds. You can blend the deliciously infused cubes into your favorite smoothie bowl.

Weed Coffee: Final Notes

Combining active cannabinoids and caffeine must be one of the most brilliant inventions ever. Like, really, who cares about the invention of the wheel or indoor plumbing, lol!If we dare to re-introduce Archimedes’ immortal phrase: “Give me a place to stand after drinking a cup of cannacoffee, and I shall move the world.”

Aside from the rather clichéd “wake and bake” jokes, though, weed coffee is, indeed, an incredible way to rise and shine! When consumed in moderation, pot coffee can provide a number of physical and mental benefits for your health, and it makes a beautiful, smokeless wake and bake weapon.

Now that you have a simple and well-working weed coffee recipe that you can make at home, all that’s left for us to do is to wish you a shamelessly fantastic cannaride.