Coffee infused with cannabis

Cannabis which is being gradually legalized all around the world has brought major changes to the food and beverage industry. The advent of cannabis derivatives like tinctures and oils are disrupting the food/beverages flavoring habits. They offer different types and varying degrees of psychoactive and pain-relieving effects. We now have gummies, butter and chocolate with cannabis but have you ever heard of coffee infused with cannabis?

Coffee is one of the most consumed beverage; around 2 billions cup per day all around the world. It is appreciated for its flavor, taste and also for its caffeine that provide psychoactive effects.

The caffeine present in coffee stimulate the central nervous system which make the drinker more alert and reactive. On the other side we have cannabis which contain THC (psychoactive compound) and CBD (therapeutic compound). How do we make coffee infused with cannabis? What are the effects and benefits obtained when coffee is paired with cannabis?

Preparation of coffee infused with cannabis

Cannabis-infused coffee is prepared almost in the same way as a simple traditional infusion; the weeds are added to boiling water. The difference is that the water is boiled with butter or coconut oil which catalyses the absorption of the cannabis.


  • Coffee (Any flavor you like)
  • Coconut oil or butter
  • Water – 3 cups
  • 1/2 grams of cannabis

Step 1

First of all you have to break the cannabis into small pieces. This can be easily done using a cannabis grinder. Then heat the water until it is gently boiled, then add the butter or coconut oil.

Step 2

Sprinkle the cannabis pieces in the water and let it boil for around 35-40 minutes while stirring the mixture occasionally.

Step 3

After 35-40 minutes, use a sieve to remove the weeds from the mixture. Its almost completed! Now you can add your coffee to it and serve with some extras like sugar.

Coffee infused with cannabis- The effects of a cocktail of THC, CBD and Caffeine.

What is the effects of THC and CBD when mixed to caffeine? Studies which are still in early stages have shown that caffeine can enhance the effects of cannabis.

When you drink coffee, the caffeine block the receptors in your brain from having adenosine ( a chemical compound that cause drowsiness). The reason why after your first cup of coffee you tend to crave for another cup, is that these receptors are gradually unblocked and the drowsiness effect come back.

coffee infused with cannabis


In cannabis, we have THC and CBD which cause an increase in dopamine, connect emotion with thinking and memory processes and also increase the sensory perception. A combination of all these reactions create the euphoric feeling which is known to boost creativity, inspiration, happiness and a state of awareness. Hence, the addition of caffeine which increase alertness, will amplify and extend the euphoria that cannabis provide.

The prolongation of ‘high’ effect have been demonstrated by studies on monkey; to be precise it was more effective when the level of caffeine was low. This mean that a proper dosage of caffeine can help for an optimum consumption of cannabis providing magnified benefits.

coffee infused with cannabis

Depending on a person’s metabolism, cannabis coffee can help to improve physical performance; caffeine increase endurance while cannabis reduce the pain. Another interesting point is that many users have claimed that coffee with cannabis reduce the weeds hangover effects.

These symptoms like brain fog, headache, fatigue and dried eye often appear when the ‘high’ effects are worn out. Though there are no concrete researches, it has been noticed that these hangover effects are frequently caused by dehydration. Therefore, the presence of coffee reduce dehydration and mitigate these effects.

Popularity of coffee infused with cannabis

Though cannabis is gaining popularity due to its legalization in major countries, coffee infused with cannabis were not so popular due to the fact that it was time-consuming to grind the weeds. Nowadays with new derivatives like cannabis oils and tinctures it is more easy to prepare a cana-coffee by adding some quantity of these liquid directly to your cup of coffee.

coffee infused with cannabis

Besides, many coffee producers and weeds lovers have created cannabis flavored instant coffee with different variations; with THC, CBD or even decaffeinated! This definitely predict that there will be a rise in the consumption of cannabis coffee in the coming years.

For someone wanting to experience coffee infused with cannabis, it is recommended to start with a small quantity until getting acquainted with its effects. Depending on the results you want, you can vary the caffeine dosage (by choosing your type of coffee) and the amount of weeds.

What are your thoughts about coffee infused with cannabis? Have you ever tried it? We will be happy to your form your experiences and opinions!




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12 thoughts on “Coffee infused with cannabis”

  1. I’ve heard of THC being cooked into a lot of things, I don’t know why I never thought of coffee! As someone with a medicinal card, I’m definitely in favor of the benefits THC has shown. I have dealt with depression/anxiety for as long as I can remember and it helps me tremendously.

    I went through a really tough time in my life where I blocked out a lot of emotions, memories, people, etc. and I truly believe THC has helped me in bringing my walls down and rediscovering parts of my life that I had completely numbed out.

    I don’t think my apartment complex would appreciate the smell of my cooking of weed oil to put in coffee but maybe soon I’ll be able to find it already premade!

    1. Hi Haley! Many thanks for sharing us your personal experience:)
      Hehe yup coffee infused with cannabis could be a new stuff for you to experience. Meanwhile you can buy the instant coffee already flavored with CBD and THC, I think it will be more discreet for your environment 🙂

      Cheer and thanks for your interest

  2. I love coffee and cannabis, but the thought of having them together has never crossed my mind. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had a bunch of coffees while high, but I’ve never had one that’s weed-infused.

    Anyways, it’s definitely on my to-do list now!

    1. Hi Gorjan!

      Yes you should give a try. Some people like it infused in coffee and others like it flavored in their instant coffee. The taste may be different and in instant cannabis coffee there may be selective elements for example only CBD.

      Thanks a lot for your interest


  3. Very well detailed steps of coffee with cannabis

    To be honest I would not like coffee with cannabis and that is what shocked me a few months ago when I heard the legalization of such products.
    I am not sure if I will like the and what it may cause in the long term to my body.
    Thank you for this article

    1. Hi Thabo!

      Thanks for sharing your point of views:) Everyone has his own taste and preferences! If you do some researches you will see that many papers have acclaimed that some elements of cannabis can benefit your body.
      The thing is do know the proper usage, quantity and which element ; for example CBD.


  4. Very interesting. I am a bit wary of cannabis and CBD. However, you do make it sound good. I guess I shall give it a try and see how I like it.
    Thanks so much for this educative article.

  5. I must say, this is an interesting one. As a die hard coffee fan, this could be very interesting.
    I know all about CBD and all it entails, but I have never heard of coffee infused with it. Though pretty much anything is possible with coffee, so why not right? LOL.
    I do have one question though. Would you recommend brewing the coffee with the infused water instead of adding the water to the coffee later?
    I feel like you would have to use less water when brewing the coffee so you don’t end up with a watery cup. Yuck!
    Or more coffee to make up for it.
    I personally would try the oil drops first, as they seem to be the most convenient and less time consuming.
    Thank you for this piece, it has made me aware of something I previously was not.
    Keep doing what your doing!


    1. Hi

      Thank you for your interest!

      its also a nice idea to brew the coffee with the infused cannabis water but still with proper dosage you can avoid the watery coffee! The preparation of the infusion can be time consuming but the end results are that the flavor and effects of cannabis are more intense!


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