A company based in Los Angeles has found a way to spread cannabis roasted coffee around the globe, regardless of the local state, federal or country laws where the coffee is shipped to. Kian Abedini’s Compelling & Rich is now selling “herb conditioned” (in which the herb is marijuana) Ethiopian Yirgacheffe coffee beans. While the beans smell exactly like the green stuff, they won’t actually get anyone high because they don’t contain any THC.
Cannabis Roasted Coffee Now Available for Everyone
Abedini told LA Weekly that he makes the coffee by “essentially hot-boxing the roast room,” when he infuses the green coffee beans with marijuana. However, the product isn’t, er, medicated because the THC is burned off in the roasting process. Instead it just tastes and smells like cannabis. It was a lawyer who advised Abedini to label the bags at “herb-conditioned” coffee, instead of writing marijuana on the bags. While it might not get people high, the product — which can be purchased online — is in high demand. Abedini says his company’s server has crashed in the past from excited customers.
Those who want to actually wake and bake with a morning cup of coffee will have to head to Washington. A company called Fairwinds Manufacturing has created a marijuana-infused coffee — sold as grounds or in a k-cup format — that are now available in stores across the state.