If you’re looking for a new way to enjoy your cannabis, get your coffee maker out. The aromas and effects of each compliment each other beautifully when paired properly. Many cannabis lounges around the world are referred to as “coffee lounges”. Partly to keep the pot use under the radar, and most definitely because they are so good together. You can consider pairings either by effect or flavour. Use this guide to find the best strain and bean combination for you.
Pairing by Flavour
Marijuana strains can get their aroma and flavour in a variety of different ways. The growth climate, the stage of harvesting and flushing and curing methods all effect and determine the scent and taste. A premium pairing with coffee then, should accentuate the natural flavours in the weed or complement them.
Blueberry Diesel is a balanced hybrid that makes for a very uplifting yet relaxing high. This bud, or any other strain with prominent berry notes pair wonderfully with Kenyan, Haitian, Yemeni and Jamaican coffee strains.
The Chocolope has a very earthy taste and a delicious smoke. As the name suggests, it has prominent chocolate notes that are often described as coffee like. Pair this strain with a cup of Brunca from Costa Rica to enhance the deep coffee flavours. Also, this weed is very calming and will counteract any caffeine jitters.
Pairing by Effect
The effects of marijuana vary depending on the strain and method used to ingest. Coffee can also vary in its effects depending on the amount of caffeine it has. The darker the roast, the less caffeine in the brew.
Love Potion is a sativa-dominant hybrid known for bringing on feelings of euphoria and increasing energy levels. If you’re looking for an extra kick to get you through your work, pair this bud with a light roast coffee. However, it’s important to note your heart rate and re-evaluate before considering another cup or toke.
Opt for you favourite indica and a dark roast coffee or espresso shot to relax. Also, it’s important to note that you can use caffeine to offset unwanted effects after weed and wise versa.