Cannabis Coffee and How You Can Make it at Home

Every morning, most people start their day with a hot cup of coffee. The coffee is essential, and anyone who has missed out on their morning brew knows all about it. There’s no better way to start your day. But just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, cannabis coffee became a thing. 

Never heard of it? That’s okay because cannabis coffee is a relatively new trend. Here we discuss the benefits of combining cannabis with caffeine and how to make this delicious drink from home. 

What is cannabis coffee?

Cannabis coffee is essentially blending coffee with cannabis to create the most perfect combination that anyone could ever dream of. While mixing coffee with cannabis is relatively new, people have been experimenting with coffee for some time now. 

For example, a long time ago, someone thought of mixing coffee with chocolate to create a mochaccino. Or at cafes, you can also ask for a shot of vanilla or hazelnut syrup to go in your latte. You can even ask for different types of milk, such as soy, almond, or coconut milk. The Irish took the idea one step further and created Irish coffee, a blend of hot coffee, sugar, and whiskey. 

Therefore, the next logical progression was combining coffee with cannabis. Many people claim it’s the best drink they’ve ever tried. So what is cannabis coffee exactly?

Cannabis coffee is a type of edible, food or drink product that contains edible cannabis. Many different types of edibles are on offer and you might already be familiar with the baked brownies, chewy gummies, or cannabutter. 

Cannabis coffee is just like your regular cup of coffee, except it’s been upgraded with cannabis. The ingredients can be combined in several ways, and we’ll go over them in further detail later. 

Is it safe to mix cannabis and caffeine?

While little scientific evidence as to whether this is safe is available, some coffee shops and cafes sell cannabis coffee. In addition, many people have been drinking it daily, and coffee products infused with cannabis are available for purchase. 

The major safety concerns would be driving or working while under the influence. So it might be wise to try cannabis coffee when you plan on staying home for the day. 

Users online advise that if you’re trying this for the first time proceed with caution. This is especially true when mixing THC with caffeine since both substances are classified as stimulants. 

Adverse side effects of caffeine or cannabis are generally experienced with higher doses. While caffeine intoxication is rare, most cases that have been reported have been linked to excessive consumption of caffeine-containing energy supplements. 

Overall, mixing cannabis with coffee is safe when done responsibly. If you know your limits, then you can’t go wrong. 

What are the benefits of mixing cannabis and coffee?

The benefits ultimately depend on what type of cannabis you use. For example, pure THC oil will have different effects than pure CBD oil. You can also combine both if you wish to, which will bring yet another experience. 

Here are some of the benefits that you can access from THC or CBD when you use each compound separately. 

The benefits of THC include:

  • reduced pain
  • reduced inflammation
  • reduced muscle tension
  • reduced vomiting or nausea
  • increased appetite

The benefits of CBD include:

  • reduced pain
  • reduced inflammation 
  • reduced muscle tension
  • reduced vomiting or nausea
  • reduced anxiety and stress

When mixing these compounds with caffeine or coffee, the effects of the THC or CBD reportedly don’t change, but the effects of the caffeine are added. For example, some people report feeling relaxed and at ease while feeling awake and motivated when they mixed CBD oil with their coffee. 

But it requires some trial and error until you determine what works best for you. 

How to mix cannabis and coffee

Here’s the part we’ve all been waiting for—how to mix coffee with cannabis for the perfect morning brew. You might be surprised at how easy it is, and there are several methods you can use. 

Use infused coffee beans

If you like your coffee strong, then cannabis-infused coffee beans are the way to go. All you need to do is grind the coffee beans and then use a French press, coffee filter paper, or a percolator to prepare your coffee. 

The great thing about using coffee beans is that you get fresh coffee that smells great. Fresh coffee always has a good kick, and the taste is incredible. 

Infused coffee beans come in a range of flavors and strengths. You can also get coffee beans infused with different strains of cannabis or with just THC or CBD. 

For the best effects, grind the coffee beans immediately before use. If you grind the beans and then store them, they lose their freshness. 

Use cannabis-infused sugar or sweetener

If you like to switch your coffee routine up, the cannabis-infused sugar or sweetener provides the perfect solution. You can have these products on standby and use them as required. 

While cannabis-infused coffee beans taste amazing, they aren’t practical for everyday use. Hence, with the infused sugar or sweetener, you can decide when to add it to your coffee. 

You’re not limited to one type of coffee either. For instance, you can add it to a brew you made with coffee beans, or if you’re in a rush, you can add it to your instant coffee instead. 

Besides using it for coffee, you can also add it to your tea or hot chocolate. 

Use cannabis-infused milk 

Cannabis-infused milk, or cannamilk, is similar to infused sugar or sweetener. Again, you don’t need to buy cannabis-infused coffee, and you can just add milk with cannabis to your coffee instead. 

If you prefer to make your own cannamilk, you can slowly cook the milk with marijuana over low heat. The process is quite easy and can be done at home—and the results speak for themselves. 

Some people prefer this option because it enables them to blend the milk with their favorite strain of cannabis. In turn, this means their coffee becomes blended with that strain.

Add cannabis oil to your coffee

Another simple way to incorporate cannabis into your coffee is by using THC, CBD, or hemp oil. All you need to do is add a few drops to your coffee and then stir. 

While this process sounds straightforward, you can still experiment by adding different ratios of THC or CBD. Or you might decide that one morning you only need CBD, and you don’t have to use THC if you prefer to go without.

Another good aspect of the drops is that you’re not restricted to the same dose every day. So if you want to cut back one morning or add a little more, you can do so.  

Keto coffee with cannabis

You may have heard of another coffee trend known as keto coffee. This is a coffee that’s higher in calories so that it can replace the need for carbohydrates. The calories are increased by adding butter and coconut oil instead of milk. 

With a few minor adjustments, you can use this recipe to make a cannabis keto coffee. Switch the regular butter for cannabutter and the coconut oil for hemp seed oil, and you have just made a keto coffee with cannabis-infused ingredients.

Since these ingredients don’t mix well with water, it’s best to mix your cannabis keto coffee in a blender. From this, you get a smooth texture, and the ingredients are less likely to separate before you drink your coffee. 

Get a barista-made coffee

Don’t want to make your own coffee? That’s okay because some cafes have cannabis coffee on the menu. 

However, suppose your favorite cafe doesn’t have cannabis coffee on the menu. In that case, you could buy a take-out coffee and add your own cannabis oil or sugar to it instead. 

Don’t like coffee?

For some people, coffee doesn’t taste good and cannabis coffee may not sound appealing. However, if you don’t like coffee, you still have plenty of other beverages you could try instead. 

For example, some teas are infused with cannabis. You can also find cannabis health drinks or soft drinks too. 

The bottom line

Cannabis coffee is an edible product that blends cannabis with coffee. Many people use or buy cannabis coffee daily and they highly recommend this infusion. If you haven’t tried it already, you can make it in your kitchen by using cannabis-infused coffee beans, sugar, cannamilk, or cannabutter, along with THC, CBD, and hemp oils. 

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