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The best part of waking up is having a steamy cup of coffee, especially on a chilly morning. Then, on hot summer days, you have cold brew or iced coffee to help you beat the heat and get your caffeine fix.
For many people, coffee isn’t just a seasonal cozy pick-me-up, it’s a daily must-have. When coffee lovers say “don’t talk to me until I’ve had my coffee,” they’re not kidding. Without their regular dose of caffeine, they are practically zombies running on fumes.
Many Herbivores feel the same way about weed as coffee-fanatics do about their cup of joe. If they don’t get at least one session in with their favorite herb on any given day, they’re no good. For those that thrive on both, there are few better pairings than weed and coffee.
Now the heavens have parted and these worlds have collided to give us weed-infused coffee. You get a pick-me-up and a buzz. How brew-tiful is that?
The buzz is just one benefit that comes with weed coffee. If you’re a wake and baker, then you know how exhilarating it is to start your day with a bowl pack of dank. Even on dreadful days, a few puffs of weed first thing in the AM will have you feeling like you’re living your best life. Weed coffee delivers the same vibes smoke-free.
Weed coffee is also a stealthy way to consume cannabis. You can pour it into a tumbler and sip on it throughout the day as if it was your usual from Dunkin Donuts. The THC to caffeine ratios vary too, so you can use weed coffee however you want to, whether you’re basing it on the time of day or your mental/physical state. If you’re sensitive to both caffeine and THC, for instance, then there’s weed coffee that comes lightly caffeinated, CBD heavy.
You still get that get-up-and-go in the morning but don’t get all jittery and weak. Or, you can enjoy weed coffee at night. There is weed coffee made for nighttime use, which can help you unwind and de-stress after a tough day just as well, sort of like a joint after before bed.
If you are in a state where weed is legal and have access to products, then consider yourself fortunate—there are dozens of weed coffees to choose out there. From espresso mochas to vanilla caramel cold brews, however you like your coffee, you can find a weed-infused version no problem. Some come pre-prepared, but even if they don’t, making them is a breeze.
These coffees cater to all sorts of ailments, from pain to insomnia. Even if you’re just looking to enjoy them recreationally, they have plenty to offer. For all the best weed coffee on the market, check out the selection below.
If you’re craving a cold brew with the perfect balance of THC and CBD, then try Somatik 1:1 CBD Infused Cold Brew Coffee. Infused with 5 mg of THC and CBD, this chill, lightly caffeinated, low-calorie beverage is the best cure for a bad mood.
In addition to delivering a pleasant body buzz, Somatik 1:1 CBD coffee is a euphoric cup of Joe that will lift your spirits even on the earliest mornings. Just twist the top off, pour it into a glass, and sip away. Or, stash it in your purse for later when you need a pick-me-up.
Drink IT by Canyon THC, aka the OG of weed coffees, was the first cannabis-infused coffee to hit the drinkables market and is still a favorite to this day. It’s another cold brew option that comes in a nifty glass bottle ready to serve. Featuring 10 mg of THC, Drink IT is made using CO2 oil and high-quality Guatemalan coffee beans. It provides a gentle pick-up and makes for a fabulous refresher to enjoy in between work tasks when you’re feeling sluggish.
If you’re a fan of those delicious caramel frappes from McDonald’s, then you’ll love the Vanilla Caramel Cannabis Coffee by Therapy Tonics. It packs more of a punch than the other cold brews on the list, with 80 mg of THC, but the mix of calming effects from the vanilla and the energizing effects Sativa gives consumers a great vibe from this weed coffee. It sounds pretty decadent, but each bottle only packs 100 calories—way less than your typical frappe.
Keurig lovers: If you happen to still have a Keurig machine without an electronic pod ID like the 2.0, then you can enjoy weed coffee the best way you know how, with a pod. Catapult Coffee Pods contain 10 mg of THC per serving and are as simple as it gets to brew. Sadly, these pods aren’t compatible with the fancier devices, but never fear; Catapult has an instant 10 mg THC-infused Hot Mocha Coffee too that comes in a resealable pouch perfect for pouring on the go.
For mocha fans, the Espresso Mocha Legal Beverage from Mirth Provisions is a chocolaty coffee delight. Infused with 100 mg THC per bottle, or 10 mg per serving, the Sativa-crafted Espresso Mocha comes with a handy measuring cap to help you get your correct dose. Technically, it’s a cannabis soda, but served over ice, you wouldn’t know it. It tastes just like iced coffee and is a great way to wake and bake on a humid day.
Love the sound of weed coffee, but a little sensitive to THC? Or maybe you’re just not looking to get high in the middle of the day but your java needs a little soothing boost? Why not try CBD coffee? Here are the best CBD coffees for when you’re looking to wake without the bake.
When it comes to CBD-infused coffee, Sträva is definitely the way to go. This Colorado-based brand, founded in 2015, has leveled up the industry by bringing together the best in coffee making with the best in hemp extraction.
Their coffee is made from premium Colombian coffee, roasted in Colorado and blended with top-quality broad-spectrum hemp extract. One cup of Sträva is a great way to enjoy the soothing, calming, and revitalizing combination of coffee and CBD. It’s a great addition to your wellness routine and an effective natural treatment for pain, stress, and anxiety.
Find Sträva Craft Coffee in all presentations: whole bean and ground bags, K-Cups, and Nespresso pods. They offer different roasts and three CBD potencies: 4 mg/serving, 10 mg/serving, and 20 mg/serving.
With Bearded Man CBD Infused Coffee, you can start your day off with a supercharged cup of coffee. K-Cup pods, one of the world’s most consumed products, get leveled up with a modern wellness practice in just one morning cup of joe.
Bearded Man not only brings the evolution of k-cups to your kitchen cupboard. The brand brings evolution with variety; Yeti CBD Coffee, Shaman CBD Coffee, Bandholz CBD Coffee, French Fork CBD Coffee, and a Discount Bundle Pack that allows you to mix and match your favorite flavors.
Kickback is a brand specifically focused on CBD drinks that are preservative-free and made with all-organic ingredients. Aside from their delicious CBD-infused fruit-flavored drinks, they are now making CBD coffee bean packs.
Cali Daze is a low acidity dark roast made with single-origin arabica coffee beans. It has undertones of brown sugar, nut, and cocoa, as well as citrus and spice fragrances. The Cali Daze has more of a relaxing effect at 120 mg of active CBD per bag.
Cali Rise is a medium roast coffee that is smooth and mild, low in acidity, with cedar, butter, and nutty undertones with a floral aroma. The arabica coffee beans in Cali Rise come from Chiapas, Mexico, and each bag has 90 mg of broad-spectrum nano CBD.
Once you have your weed or CBD coffee picked out, why not treat yourself to a brand new mug. Gem Wares has a ridiculously sweet line of mugs with a BUILT-IN SMOKABLE PIPE. You can literally sip coffee and smoke weed with the same mug without cross-contaminating thanks to its taste isolation design. And when you’re finished toking, all you have to do is clean the bowl. That’s one way to have a discreet wake and bake session.
If you don’t live in a legal state, or just have that culinary urge, there are many ways you can add weed to your coffee right from home. For one, you can infuse your favorite brew with a scoop of cannabutter or cannabis-infused coconut oil.
Or, if you have a glycerin tincture, you can add that in with your creamer as well. You can even drop weed chocolate in your mug if you want to give it a sweet, tasty flavor. These are a few of the easiest ways to prepare weed coffee when you don’t have access to an actual product.
If you don’t know how to make regular coffee, let alone weed coffee, then don’t stress it. Get yourself some cannabutter or infused coconut oil, and the rest is a cinch. Check out our cannabutter recipe to make your own if you don’t know anyone who has it. Or, if you’re going with coconut oil, here is our cannabis coconut oil recipe.
Once you’ve made either cannabutter or cannabis coconut oil, you’re all set to make your weed coffee. Here is a simple recipe for weed coffee beginners that comes from cannadish.net:
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