Join us and discover the growing trend of Cannabis Infused Coffee, a delightful combination of coffee and cannabinoids that provide a calm focus. Coffee enthusiasts are discovering the unique synergy between cannabis and caffeine and as cannabis legalization expands globally, Cannabis Coffee emerges as a flavorful and alternative way to enjoy the benefits of cannabis.
What exactly is Cannabis Coffee?
Cannabis coffee is an infused drink that is growing in popularity and popping up in coffee shops internationally. The caffeine and cannabinoids combine for that perfectly calm focused buzz. The drink can be made in two different ways, either with infused coffee beans, or by adding a cannabis extract, we will explain in more detail below.
The combination of cannabis and coffee is a popular choice for coffee fans who love their caffeine kick, but not the jitters. Cannabis is said to mellow out the caffeine high and round out the experience of enjoying a cup of joe.
What are the health benefits and effects of coffee?
We all know and love that familiar feeling of energy and stimulation we get from a warm cup of coffee, but did you know that it has plenty of health benefits, too?
Many of coffee’s benefits may be due to the high content of antioxidants, polyphenols, and hydroxycinnamic acids. Studies have shown that these compounds can help prevent aging and diseases caused by oxidative stress, including cancer. (Healthline) These compounds are so beneficial that Frank Hu, from the Department of Nutrition at Harvard, says “that moderate coffee intake—about 2–5 cups a day—is linked to a lower likelihood of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, liver and endometrial cancers, Parkinson’s disease, and depression… and can reduce their risk of early death.” (HARVARD)
How will cannabis coffee make me feel?
Expect an energizing boost from caffeine minus the jitters. Thanks to the calming influence of cannabis, the effects from the coffee are rounded out. That being said, the active compounds in Cannabis and Coffee are complex and affect each one of us differently, so you’ll have to try it to see how it feels for you.
Most people combine coffee and cannabis to combine the positive attributes of each. Caffeine increases focus and energy, while Cannabis relaxes and soothes. Users report heightened focus without the crash from drinking plain old coffee.
Remember to dose correctly. If you want to add Cannabis Coffee to your daily routine it’s recommended to start with a smaller dose and gradually build up as you familiarize yourself with the effects.
How to make Cannabis Coffee:
As mentioned before, there are two methods to make Cannabis Coffee: with infused beans, or by adding an extract to the drink itself.
Specialty roasters are infusing coffee beans directly with activated cannabinoids like THC, CBD, or a broad spectrum extract. Grind the cannabis infused beans, and use as normal to enjoy the effects of hemp infused coffee.
Here’s how you can make Cannabis Coffee at home using regular coffee:
1. Brew your coffee as you normally would. This can be espresso, pour over, drip coffee, cold brew, or even instant coffee.
2. Click on any of the recipes below and mix into your brewed coffee:
3. For black coffee lovers we recommend an activated tincture or extract.
For an elevated Pumpkin Spice Latte experience, check out our Cannabis Chai Maple Latte recipe. The warm spices and sweet maple syrup make it a perfect drink for the cold weather.
Where can you find Cannabis Coffee?
Work with a trusted supplier or budtender. In the USA there are a few specialty cannabis coffee roasters, like Sträva in Colorado and Buddha Beans Coffee in Los Angeles, California. Both deliver online.
What Bud should we use to pair this recipe?
Check the strains finder to find which strains have the effects you’re looking for. For a refreshing iced coffee Harlequin is a strain high in CBD with zesty aromas of pine and mango. Cereal Milk is another great flavorful strain to use in hot coffee. This strain’s high CBD content makes it an ideal strain to balance out with the caffeine in coffee.