We love our coffee! Coffee, coffee, coffee… we love coffee! Ok, maybe I’ve had a little too much coffee before writing, but seriously, 64% of the American population drinks 1 or more cups of joe every day. In fact, around 150 million Americans consume 400 million cups per day, more than 140 billion cups per year, which makes the US the leading coffee consumer in the world. Obviously, with more than 33,000 gourmet coffee shops in the US, in addition to other restaurants, fast food chains, and gas stations who also serve the beverage, coffee is clearly the great American habit.
In fact, in a survey, 52% of people said they’d give up their morning shower before giving up their coffee. So, when Susie shows up late for work looking a little disheveled, chances are good, she’ll still have a Starbucks cup in her hand.
While most of us agree, over-consumption of anything is probably not a good thing, there’s little harm that comes from coffee consumption. In fact, coffee is a plant product, therefore it contains phyto-chemicals, and as marijuana consumers, we know this means health benefits.
Cannabis + Coffee = a smokeless Wake + Bake
In fact, according to Gallup, about 26% of American’s consider themselves addicted to coffee, yet only 10% say they are willing to cut back. Wonderful! Now that we know we have a problem with coffee addiction, let’s justify it with benefits!
A study published in the British Medical Journal lists a few more reasons to keep your morning bean water flowing (based on 3-4 cups per day):
- Coffee lowers the risk of cirrhosis of the liver as well as liver cancer.
- Reduces mortality rates in all causes, not just cancer, and including heart disease.
- Coffee also lowers risk of developing type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, gallstones, renal stones and gout.
- In addition, coffee also lowers the risk of certain types of cancer, Parkinson’s disease, depression and Alzheimer’s disease.
So, now we know coffee consumption carries a whole host of benefits on its own, so what happens when we add the healing power of cannabis?
For a Health & Wellness Upgrade… Try this Cannabis Coffee Recipe
Mostly likely, if you’re reading this blog, you already know about the health benefits of cannabis. However, even without all the anecdotal stories, even without all the research, even without cannabis advocates and coaches, like us, shouting it from rooftops, we can safely assume there are potential health benefits from cannabis because of one simple document: US Patent #6630507, which specifically reads:
Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties, unrelated to NMDA receptor antagonism. This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and HIV dementia. Nonpsychoactive cannabinoids, such as cannabidoil, are particularly advantageous to use because they avoid toxicity that is encountered with psychoactive cannabinoids at high doses useful in the method of the present invention.
So, what do you get when you combine the energizing, detoxifying effects of coffee with the healing, antioxidants of cannabis?
Heaven. You get heaven.
Here’s my recipe from Dazed + Infused for cannabis-infused coffee. Consider yourself blessed.
Pot Coffee Recipe
Oh coffee. I have a love/hate relationship with the stuff. I can go from…
“The only reason I’m drinking this is because the tea party happened, and the slave trade made it a cheap caffeine replacement for early Americans, and it’s really just slave-trade tea that turns you into a cog in the machine and makes you feel like you’ve done cocaine all morning…”
Thankfully, I developed this latte recipe for a mellow, blood-sugar stabilizing fair trade latte that fulfills coffee cravings without turning you into an insane run on sentence machine.
- In a blender, combine:
- 2 Cups Brewed Organic Fair-Trade Coffee (cold brew coffee is very easy to make and is less acidic)
- 1 Cup Coconut Milk or Non-dairy Milk of Choice
- 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 teaspoons Infused Honey or 1/2 teaspoon Infused Coconut Oil
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
- Dash of cinnamon (optional)
- Pour into 2 mugs. Serve hot, or cold over ice.
Thanks for sharing! I’ve tried adding infused coconut oil to my tea before and it was super gross, but I would love to have a hot infused beverage, so I’ll give this recipe a shot.
Is there a weed-related benefit to using non-dairy milk in the coffee, or is it just because a lot of people have problems with dairy? Do you think substituting hot chocolate for coffee would work, taste-wise, or do you really need the strong coffee flavour to cover the nasty stuff?
Pot chocolate is also a winner. And you can absolutely use dairy if that’s your jam. I don’t for a lot of reasons, but I also think the flavor doesn’t go well with cannabis IMHO 😉
Hi, I love your page! Recently there has been a change in coconut oil and it’s not advised to ingest it at all let alone in small doses over time. So I would rather not cook with coconut oil and I wanted to know if there was another way to infuse your coffee without using it. Thanks in advance!
I use half and half with my coffee. When I grind my coffee I add the cannabis then. Or I add the cannabis tincture to the coffee.
I discovered that cannabis coffee was awesome when made this way. I
If I make this recipe and only want to drink one cup at a time, can I save the other half in the fridge for iced canna coffee the next morning? Or will the cannabis lose its effects overnight in the fridge? I planned on cutting it in half but ended up making the full recipe ?
you can absolutely put it in the fridge 🙂 Although it may be a little chunky as the oil tends to harden when it gets above 70f.
i use mct coconut oil it wont get hard
I use an older espresso maker, It’s a pressure boiler type Mister Coffee to be exact. I start off by crumbling about a gram size bud under of the espresso grounds, then make espresso, an you favorite flavorings 1/2 and half, sugar, or my favorite agave. the effect is a lot like eating so expect to wait about a half an hour to know how high you will get.
Nicely created recipe. The taste is innovative and fa bilious. Loved this unique cannabis coffee recipe.
Good morning. I am looking for recipes for eating DRINKING and anything but smoking weed. I have been doing edibles and smoking for about 50 years. Banana bread has been my fav over the years. I want mine with the high. I am in my 70’s and the simpler you can make a procedure for a cup of coffee the better. Can I get some recipes with no frills ingredients, just the basics for simple drink and food. I got the Ardent Lift when you recommended it and works fine. Tired of eating all the time and would like to try drinks, Coffee! to be exact. Can I use the ‘Lift’ results for coffee and how? Hard to wrap my mind around all the high thc levels, prices, ideas etc. these days. The high is what gets me to the next day. PTSD is my main use, Puts my head in a fun place instead if the paranoia I have to deal with all the time. Could you please help an old Vet and keep it simple for me a little. Thank You, Brian