Cannabis and Caffeine: 4 Tips for Enjoying Weed and Coffee
You’re already a fan of the relaxing effect that CBD puff has on your mind, and who wouldn’t want their day to start with a cup of fresh java preferably with a different flavor from time to time? The two rituals are mind-bogglingly Zen separately, but they can be pure perfection when combined. In fact, as the world becomes more open to the idea of cannabis consumption, more companies come up with versatile ways to consume it, and all of a sudden, your morning coffee kick becomes even more potent.
Although the two give you a different feeling of “high”, and sometimes you don’t really need anything but the flavor and the ritual to calm you, mixing them in various ways can indeed elevate your cannabis experience. So, without further ado, let’s see how you can enhance both of these pleasurable activities with a few simple, yet powerful tips.
Focus on hybrids
By now you already know how the two key substances in cannabis impact your mind and your body. As a quick refresher, CBD is the key ingredient in your cannabis that helps your body and mind unwind and relax. THC, on the other hand, produces that famous “high” for which many people consume cannabis in the first place, and both can be quite enjoyable when they are the predominant ingredient in your strain of choice. However, if this is your very first time combining cannabis and coffee, perhaps it’s best to start with a hybrid that is higher in CBD.
Why? Because coffee is a stimulant that prevents you from feeling too drowsy when you’re low on energy, and it may come with a slew of different reactions, such as increased heart rate, higher blood pressure, and feeling more alert in general. Pair caffeine with THC, and you might find yourself experiencing too much of a high. Then again, when you strike the right balance, you can unleash that perfect buzz without the potentially uncomfortable side-effects. That is why higher CBD content is your best bet when you’re just starting out.
Be mindful of how your body reacts. We’re all different, so it stands to reason that we’ll all react differently to this wonderful ritual.
For regular cannabis users and coffee drinkers, you might find yourself not feeling all that different than you do when practicing both of your habits separately. Those who aren’t yet veterans in the practice might find the combination either too intense, or too mild, depending on your personal preferences. No matter which group you belong to, it’s vital that you keep a close eye on your own body and its reactions. This will not only help you prevent those not so pleasant reactions when you mix a THC-dominant strain with a caffeine-rich coffee, but you’ll also be able to refine your taste over time.
Start with an espresso
A little can go a long way when it comes to blending cannabis with coffee. So, even though you might be a fan of a Gilmore Girl-style cup of fresh brew and you have a high tolerance for massive caffeine amounts per day, there’s no need to overdo it when using cannabis. This is when having an espresso machine can be particularly handy, since you can make your own fresh cup of coffee and balance the dosage perfectly. Keep in mind that espresso is generally a very strong kind of coffee, and its caffeine content is still very impressive, so you won’t lose any of the desired effect when pairing it with cannabis. Its rich, creamy flavor is another perk that can enhance the aroma of your cannabis strain, so you can trust this will be a winning mix in every possible way!
Cannabis in different forms
There’s a whole world of cannabis forms out there, and the practice gives the term “baked” a who new meaning. If you’ve ever been to Amsterdam, you know their famous stores of edible cannabis, whether it’s found in brownies, muffins, chocolate bars, or jelly beans. So, if their potency is as notable as that of your standard puff, you can instead indulge in something to munch on while you sip your morning brew.
Perhaps in the near future, we may look forward to cafes serving coffee and edible cannabis, so that you no longer have to restrict your habit to your own private home – where the practice is legal, of course. In fact, making edibles with cannabis doesn’t mean they’ll necessarily be high in THC, which makes them the ideal choice for those who simply don’t like to smoke. Add to that, you can combine a different roast every time you try something with cannabis, and decide for yourself which option suits you best.
Talk about breakfast with a twist!
Studying the impact of pairing coffee and cannabis is still in its infancy, but those who regularly indulge in both can attest to its enjoyable effects. What matters most is to strike that fine balance of choosing the right strain and the best coffee to reach the most positive outcome, and you’ll turn this into a single ritual that will transform your mornings.
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