June 09, 2015
from PreventDisease Website
However, the idea has
firmly caught on in the United States, where pot-infused coffee is
taking the market by storm as more consumers are finally becoming
the medicinal properties of this amazing plant.
The marijuana connoisseur's term for smoking pot in the morning has a fresh new connotation:
Los Angeles-based coffee company Compelling & Rich markets its Ethiopian Yirgacheffe beans as "herb conditioned."
They use a process called green coffee conditioning that exposes unroasted coffee beans to vaporized ingredients at a low combustion point, and then infuses the coffee with that flavor.
To date, the company has used the process to create coffees infused with marijuana, oolong tea, and chai tea.
Coming out of Washington state, Fairwinds Manufacturing is now producing pot-laced coffee at its plant just across the Columbia River from Oregon. The company's Catapult Cannabis Coffee isn't cheap, going for $10 for pods that fit cartridge-based coffeemakers. Fairwinds' conventionally packaged cannabis coffees are a bit more reasonable.
While pot-infused coffee is supposed to get you high, it still has to taste good.
Fairwinds' James Hull told Fast Company how he does it and it's a bit tricky because the addition of oils (of any kind) can wreak havoc with the brewing process.
And then there's House of Jane and its Jane's Brew Gourmet Cannabis-Infused Coffees. That's just part of the Bay Area producer's lineup of "medicinal gourmet coffees, teas, and fine edibles."
Jane markets its coffees as a way of relieving pain and stress, and offers caffeinated and decaf versions, as well as coffees with different THC and CBD levels.
In many ways we are now at the cusp of an entirely new cooking revolution as cannabis cuisine is now going mainstream.
Cooking with cannabis is emerging as a legitimate and very lucrative culinary pursuit. Skilled line cooks are leaving respected restaurants to take more lucrative jobs infusing cannabis into food and drinks.
In Washington, one of four states that allow recreational marijuana sales, a large cannabis bakery dedicated to affluent customers with good palates will soon open in Seattle.
Hundreds of thousands of "cannabis-based" recipes have been shared
TheStonersCookbook.com since 2006.
legalization is inevitable across the country it's important to
focus on adult consumption and keep the kiddies away from children
who can become nauseated after eating too many pot edibles.
And for those people who just don't feel like paying $10
for a pod of cannabis coffee,
the Internet has DIY recipes as well.