For those of you who are too square or too smart to ever try a speedball (a combo hit of cocaine and heroin), you’ll have the chance to do a PG version of the drug pairing when BrewBudz’s cannabis-coffee pods hit legal markets this winter and spring.
The company is releasing Keurig-compatible cups full of marijuana extract and java, cannabis to mellow you down and caffeine to perk you back up. This junky-ware for yuppies is “an opportunity to bring together two different rituals in life,” as BrewBudz Vice President Jeffrey Paul told Westword. “Drinking coffee or tea is something that’s part of your every day…. There’s also a ritual for marijuana, whether it’s medicinal or recreational.”
Varieties of the product extend past just the THC-caffeine speedball into pure CBD lines as well as decaff coffee, tea and cocoa. The THC pods come with 10 mg of the precious cannabinoid per cup while CBD pods carry 50 mg of extract.
“… the right amount of water is introduced at the proper temperature by the brewer which creates a mini storm in the pod. This turbulence extracts the fine flavor from your premium beverage and all of the healing elements from the cannabis. Most importantly, you will enjoy your favorite delicious drink that fulfills your medicinal needs and personal tastes.”
For now, they’re pairing sativa-dominant cannabis concentrate with caffeinated coffee and tea while indica stock is mixing with nighttime teas like chamomile, though we think it might be more interesting to criss-cross the modes, giving you a little bit of pep while stoning on indica and cooling you down while you’re buzzing on sativa.
And for the Earth-conscious folks who are disgusted with the insane amount of non-biodegradable plastic waste that Keurig K-cups create, the BrewBudz’s concoction is apparently 100 percent compostable, with the bottoms of the cups made of soft mesh material and the caps manufactured from coffee beans. “When the bean is being processed, the outside skin that comes off of it is known as the chafe,” says Paul. “They take that and use that to make the ring.”
The product will be launched in six states between now and this March.