Saturday, February 24, 2024

This Cannabis Cold Brew Coffee Has The Perfect Amount Of Chill

Cold brew coffee is just an extra strong and tasty version of iced coffee. Its pretty brilliant, because who has time to make hot coffee and then put ice in it? Not super delicious. If you are an on-the-go person, cold brew is a habit that creeps up on your bank account, not unlike that afternoon spliff.

Knock out both your nootropic caffeine fix and your productivity power smoke sesh with a combined and easy to grab beverage. Keeping cold brew on hand is a life changing habit for coffee lovers, and if you loathe paying 5 bucks and then contributing to landfill waste with straws and travel cups, it can be a downer instead of an upper. I would wager the same humans that are concerned with reducing waste also like to reduce combustion use when it comes to cannabis.

Enter Cannabis Cold Brew. The best of both worlds, premade, and ready to rock. After making this, you have an entire week’s worth of generous and energy generating bean juice. Coffee and weed already go so great together, why not marry them for good?

Cannabis Cold Brew

Danielle Guercio 2017
Makes 12 servings, 9mg THC per serving

  • 10 oz Caribbean Espresso Coffee such as Cafe Bustelo
  • ½ cup cannabis glycerin tincture*
  • 2 L cold water
  • Optional sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • Coffee filters
  • Jug for storage
Photos by Danielle Guercio

In two pitchers or a large pot, shake out the contents of a foil bag of espresso coffee. Strong, tropical brands are recommended, as their roast and super fine ground size gives the most surface area for water to suck out all of those yummy coffee oils. Top with the water and give a good stir to make sure all of the grounds are saturated.

Photos by Danielle Guercio

Place on a counter overnight covered with plastic or a tea towel. When it’s been 12-15 hours, you can strain. You can strain as early as 8 hours or as late as 24, but going over will start to leach out bitter flavors, just like over-steeped tea.

Straining with a full size colander, paper towel, and coffee filter is the best way to get it out as quickly as possible. You don’t have to press it too much, just enough to get out the excess liquid.

Add cannabis glycerin tincture and up to ¼ cup of another sweetener if desired. Stir until dissolved. Funnel into a storage bottle and refrigerate. Keeps up to 1 week in the fridge.

Photos by Danielle Guercio

*Cannabis Glycerin Tincture

In an oven safe container double sealed with foil, decarboxylate 3.5 grams finely ground cannabis at 225 degrees Fahrenheit. Put cannabis in a mason jar or vacuum sealed bag, pour over 2 oz vegetable glycerin and seal tightly.

Place in a water bath at just under boiling for 1 hour. Strain and keep contents in a sterilized container. Stores indefinitely in freezer.

This recipe is beyond simple, you just need a little time and cleanup. Instead of making coffee with hot water, you’re infusing the water with unheated coffee. This results in a much stronger tasting final product that is much friendlier with ice, condensation, and additives that make iced coffee so refreshing and yummy.


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