If you mention Marijuana Coffee to anybody, they may point out to the long-standing establishments in the Netherlands where a great deal of coffee shops have been serving marijuana-infused coffee for decades. Nevertheless, this idea has caught on in the United States as well, where marijuana-infused coffee starts to become more and more popular as more consumers are finally being informed about the beneficial properties of this incredible plant.
However, even though pot-infused coffee will get you high, its taste still has to be good.
The coffee company Compelling & Rich, based in Los Angeles, sells its Ethiopian Yirgacheffe beans as “herb conditioned.” The process they used is called green coffee conditioning and it exposes the unprocessed coffee beans to vaporized ingredients, keeping a low combustion point and then the coffee is infused with that particular flavor. To this day, the company has used this method to infuse coffee with marijuana, chai tea and oolong tea.
The Washington-based coffee company called Fairwinds Manufacturing started to produce pot-laced coffee at its plant just side to side with the Columbia River from Oregon. Their Catapult Cannabis Coffee is not low-priced, going for $10 for pods that fit cartridge-based coffeemakers.
Fairwinds’ James Hull told Fast Company how it is done: “To infuse the coffee beans with the cannabis oil, it is not as simple as spraying the coffee beans with the oil. To ensure proper extraction of the cannabis oil from the coffee grounds and to ensure solubility in the cup of coffee, we must first prepare the cannabis oil mixture prior to application… We add ingredients that allow the cannabis oil to become soluble with the water-based coffee.”
And there is also Jane’s Brew Gourmet Cannabis-Infused Coffees from House of Jane. This is just a small part of the Bay Area producer’s lineup of “medicinal gourmet coffees, teas, and fine edibles.” Jane’s sells its coffees as a method of relieving stress and pain, and also offers some decaf versions, as well as coffees with various THC and CBD levels. “You choose caffeinated or decaf and the dosage needed to meet your needs: focused and alert, or relaxed and mellow,” House of Jane says.
Cooking with marijuana
In many ways, we have come to an entirely new cooking revolution and it is starting to go mainstream. Cooking with cannabis is rising as a legitimate and very profitable culinary pursuit. Meanwhile, skilled line cooks are leaving respected restaurants to take more profitable jobs in infusing cannabis into food and drinks.
Washington is one of the four states that allow recreational marijuana use, and this will be home to a cannabis bakery that will soon open in Seattle.
Marijuana-infused coffee is extremely useful for dispensaries. Very much like pot-infused cakes or soft drinks, it offers some sales possibilities that their more conventional products do not have.
Thus, hundreds of thousands of recipes based on cannabis have been shared on TheStonersCookbook.com since 2006.
And for the ones that simply do not feel like paying $10 for a pod of marijuana-infused coffee, you may find DIY recipes like this one online as well.
You simply cannot doubt the health benefits of cannabis, especially when it is ingested. But since more and more pot edibles show up on the market, there are also some concerns that people will over-eat and cause harm to them and others, raising questions about how much cannabis regulation is needed (even though nobody has ever died from marijuana use).
In the present, marijuana is one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States, and as legalization has become inevitable across the country, it’s important to focus on proper adult consumption, and regulate it accordingly.