For many people, the best part of waking up is the smell of a fresh pot of coffee. However, for those that like to wake and bake, there is a new way to use that pot to aid in their morning high. Weed infused coffee is not a new concept, but it is making the headlines after an innovative company called Fairwinds Manufacturing has found a way to infuse the coffee with weed and pack it all in a K-Cup. The price for a cup of weed coffee is quite high, but when compared to Starbucks, the specialty coffee’s cost of $10 per cup is easier to handle.
The Huffington Post reported on Catapault, the weed-infused coffee that comes in a convenient K-cup, stated that a single K-cup costs around $10, but a six-pack is discounted to $37. The coffee is infused with 10 milligrams of THC, the chemical compound that provides the high to the drinker. Individuals that have sampled the weed infused K-cup share that they receive the same amount of energy from the caffeine that they do with a regular cup of coffee. However, the jittery feeling that often accompanies the energy is not there due to the THC. Therefore, the drinker experiences an energetic high.
The weed infused K-cup is the newest addition to a lineup of recreational marijuana products joining the ranks of donuts and soft drinks. Jennifer Lanzador, the manager at Uncle Ike’s Pot Shop, shared her excitement with the introduction of so many novelty weed items, but shared that they will not items that may seem attractive to children.
“Obviously, we will never have gummy bears or lollipops — the [Liquor Control Board] determined they appeal to children — but sodas, nuts, chocolates, cookies, lozenges, pretzels, snack mix, even THC pills are being sold and/or developed. It is a very exciting time for this industry and providing safe ways to ingest THC is a great alternative to smoking.”
High Times also reported on Catapault, the weed infused K-cup, stating that Uncle Ike’s coffee sales have skyrocketed and Catapault makes up nearly 60 percent of those sales.
Despite the popularity of K-cups in general and the new weed infused variety, the inventor of the K-cup, John Sylvan, revealed that he regrets ever inventing them. He feels that there are simply too many of them floating around, filling landfills, and may remain on earth long after humans have gone away. He has submitted a resolution to Keurig to help them go green, but has been ignored thus far.
Although Keurig has not supported the go green initiative, the Catapault weed infused K-cup has volunteered to take the first step, although it may not be the sort of green that Sylvan had in mind.
[Photo Courtesy: High Times]