Some of us get out of bed in the morning to go to work or tend to our children. Some of us get out of bed to run six miles or yell obscenities at the people running six miles. But most of us do it for one reason: because, once upon a time, coffee was invented.

Even so, a cup of Folgers or Starbucks or Maxwell House doesn’t always get the job done on its own. Sometimes, two or three cups fail too. But coffee grounds still get by with a little help from their friends…or their buds.

Cannabis coffee is a thing.

As weed lovers, we knew that it was only a matter of time before these two elements found one another, running across the proverbial meadow into each other’s open arms and vowing to never let go. Not unexpectedly, it’s now a combination that’s all the rage.

Fortunately for the believer of beans and greens, there’s many ways to add pot to your coffee pot. The following is just a taste.

You Can Buy CBD Coffee Online

cannabis coffee. cannabis latte artCBD coffee, like CBD oil, is available for purchase online. The downside is it’s expensive, with an eight-ounce bag costing around forty dollars (plus
shipping). For comparison, a thirty-ounce container of Folgers is available for nine dollars on Amazon. But, if it’s worth it, cost may not matter as much.

You Can Buy THC Coffee In Person

THC coffee is available in certain legal areas either for recreational or medical purposes. But, since it contains THC, you can’t order it online and have it shipped to your house: the postmaster general is a general downer. Instead, you may purchase it in person if you have a valid ID. In recreational markets, more companies are starting to sell it…..Sanka very much!

You Can Make Your Own Cannabis Coffee

Of course, not everyone lives in an area where marijuana is legal and, when you want your coffee to contain that extra kick that CBD doesn’t provide, you need to get creative and learn to make your own. Don’t worry if the only thing you cook is toast:

Making cannabis coffee isn’t that difficult to do (but it is much more time consuming than making a regular, lame cup of coffee)

To begin, procure the right ingredients: around a half gram of weed (less or more if you like), three cups of water, and two tablespoons of coconut oil (or butter). You can add extras too, things like twelve scoops of sugar so that your coffee doesn’t taste like coffee.

Consider the strain of cannabis you’re using because it could or make or break the effects and flavors you desire. For example, a strain like Gorilla Glue #4 could add a coffee aroma to your infusion, while a strain such as Girl Scout Cookies could bring citrus flavors.

To start the infusion, take the following steps:

Grind up the marijuana as finely as possible – use a grinder, not your fingers.

Put the water into a pot and bring it to a boil – don’t watch it or it never will!

Add the coconut oil or butter to the water - as most people know, the coconut oil or butter ingredient isn’t optional: cannabis is not water soluble and requires fat for proper infusion.

Throw the pot into the pot.

Allow the entire mixture to boil for at least 40 minutes. Stir the water regularly so that the weed doesn’t stick to the sides of the pan.

Strain the water into another container, removing the plant remnants and keeping yourself from getting cannabis stuck in your teeth.

Use your new and improved water to make your coffee.

You may want to use a blender as well to mix the oil with the coffee as thoroughly as possible. This will improve its flavor….or you can simply use the twelve scoops of sugar mentioned above.

Keep in mind that drinking coffee filled with cannabis is like eating an edible: the effects are delayed by an hour or so (or longer depending on your metabolism, tolerance, weight, etc.). You’ll feel the effects of caffeine immediately, assuming your coffee is caffeinated, and certainly it is or else there’s no point to drinking it. But the warm tingle of cannabis appears several, several minutes later.

Other Ways to Add Cannabis to Your Coffee

If you don’t have the time or the desire to spend nearly an hour preparing a cup of joe (and you can’t find anywhere to purchase infused beans legally), don’t sweat it: there’s other ways to add ganja to your java.

Try some of the following routes:

Scoop in Cannabis Sugar: Yep, that’s a thing!Ruby Cannabis Sugar, cannabis coffee There’s a handful of companies out there merging cannabis with sugar crystals. Ruby Cannabis Sugar is the most well-known. They produce a low-calorie, gluten-free product that contains organic sugar and cannabis extract and nothing else. As of now, it’s only available in Washington state but they’re planning to expand soon. In the meantime, you can make your own concoction using granulated sugar and alcohol-based marijuana tinctures.

Add Cannabis Honey: Honey may go better with tea than coffee, but when it’s infused with cannabis, it goes with nearly anything. CBD and THC honey sticks are widely available at a variety of dispensaries, both recreational and medical. They’re a fast and easy way to add cannabis to your coffee or your yogurt or your fruit cup or your open mouth.

Drop in a Chunk of Cannabis Chocolate: Cannabis and chocolate have been partners in crime since edibles grew in popularity: there are many, many marijuana candy bars on the market. Most dispensaries and pot shops sell at least some type of chocolate product. Cut off a square and toss it into your coffee (or your hot cacao) and turn your Green Mountain coffee a little bit greener.

Really, if you’re inclined, you can add cannabis-infused anything to your coffee to give it an extra spark: butter, milk, cream, sour gummies if you’re in the mood for something different

But the above are ready to go routes that give your caffeine a jolt without a ton of work on your part. This is good news: no matter which way you consume it, cannabis makes a wonderful Coffee-Mate.

Jenn Keeler

About the author: Jenn Keeler is a freelance writer and illustrator specializing in humorous lifestyle articles. She is one of the few people on earth actually using an English degree. Her heart belongs to the Denver Broncos and her husband. In that order.