When you go to a high-end restaurant, a lot of effort will go into making sure that the wine you’re sipping compliments the food on your plate. Red wines, like Chardonnay, will usually be found with white fish, whereas a Dry Rose will go much better with something cheesy, and it’s taken a very long time for these rules to develop. With Planet 13 due to open its very own coffee shop, Purc, we thought we’d apply this sort of idea to our product; cannabis. So, what exactly should you be drinking to match the herbs you’ve picked up?
Why Pair Coffee & Cannabis?
Before starting to look at the best pairings, it’s worth taking some time to think about why you might want to go down this route. Some people will only be concerned with flavors, choosing their cannabis and coffee based on their taste alone, rather than what they do. Others, though, will be far more interested in making these treats work together, using the effects of both of them to have a genuine impact on their body. Either way, this post has you covered.
While they may not pack the same sort of flavor as a dark roast, lightly roasted coffee will always contain the most caffeine. Giving you a big energy boost, it makes sense to pair it with a cannabis strain which doesn’t make you feel lethargic. Sativa strains are well-known for their ability to energize their users, making them an excellent pairing for the light roasts our Las Vegas cafe will have on offer.
Most people are used to drinking medium roasts, as they provide a comfortable middle-ground between caffeine and flavor intensity, and this is a great place to start when pairing coffee with cannabis, too. Options like Mango Kush by Medizin will provide a sweet accent to the coffee, without overpowering the natural flavor which comes with it. Medium roasts will still make you feel nice and energized, and it’s worth keeping this in mind when you’re picking a strain.
Dark roasts are the most pungent of the lot but will contain the least caffeine, making them great for those looking for the taste of coffee without having to stay up all night. To complement the bitter taste of the coffee, having a very sweet strain makes sense, with Animal Cookies being one of the sweetest there is. When your coffee is low in caffeine, you will usually find that any cannabis will diminish its energizing effects.
Coffee and cannabis have been a favorite pair for a very long time, with the coffee shops in places like Amsterdam being famous across the world, all thanks to the fact that they serve the plant as well. When you have a winning combination like this, though, it makes sense to put the time into enjoying it properly. Like pairing wine with food, it takes time to try all of the options on the market, making it worth getting started on the journey to find the perfect bud and brew for you.