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Article Last Updated on January 4, 2023

Coffee lovers will agree that nothing compares to a good cup of coffee in the morning. But what if you can elevate it by including some weed in it as well? That’s exactly the focus of this article where we’ll teach you how to make your own weed coffee at home.

As a result of the increased legalization of cannabis around the US, cannabis users are starting to implement weed in a huge variety of products starting from weed brownies, gummies, cannabutter, cannabis oil, and other sweet and savory foods, and also drinkables like tea and marijuana coffee.

So, if you’re among the cannabis users who love to try out new weed products, we’ll give you the 411 on how you can make marijuana coffee in your own coffee maker using your favorite espresso coffee beans.

The Appeal of Weed Coffee First Thing in the Morning

Combining coffee and cannabis may be the perfect way to start the day for some cannabis users. Since the habit of drinking a cup of coffee usually comes from the need to increase our energy and prepare us for the day ahead, it’s no wonder that a lot of users choose to add cannabis to their morning brew.

Introducing some Sativa into your morning coffee paired with the caffeine from your espresso beans will energize you and increase your creativity. The Indica strain, paired with coffee, on the other hand, can calm you down and help you relax after a stressful day at work. Depending on the type of effect you want and the time of the day, choose the strain and the roast you believe would fit best to your needs.

How to Make Cannabis Coffee?

After going over why some people choose cannabis coffee as their go-to drink in the morning, it’s time to give you the recipe for making your own weed coffee. The essential ingredients include:

  • Cannabis (half a gram);
  • Coconut oil;
  • Water (about 3 cups);
  • A pan;
  • Coffee beans;
  • Grinder;
  • Coffee maker;
  • Cheesecloth or strainer; 
  • Additional toppings like coffee creamer, sugar, or others (depending on your preference).

Cannabis Coffee Recipe

Once you’ve assembled all your ingredients, it’s time to make your weed coffee. 

  1. To decarb your weed, place it in a preheated oven at 220-235 degrees Fahrenheit for 30-40 minutes and keep mixing the buds every 10 minutes to prevent them from burning.
  2. After that, you can grind the cannabis in a grinder and heat the 3 cups of water in a pan.
  3. Add the ground up weed into the boiling water and the coconut oil in the pan. 
  4. Leave the mixture on a low simmer for 40 minutes and remember to stir occasionally.
  5. After the 40 minutes have passed, strain the plant matter from the liquid by using a strainer or a cheesecloth.
  6. Pour the weed water into a coffee maker and add your coffee grounds.
  7. Add sugar, coffee creamer, or anything you’d like.
  8. Sit back and enjoy your weed coffee.

Add Variety to Your Cannabis Coffee 

While the recipe above will definitely satisfy your coffee cravings, you might enjoy some other types of weed coffee in the future.

Coffee and Cannabutter

Another take on the coconut oil weed coffee is the cannabutter weed coffee. For all you cannabis and coffee aficionados out there who enjoy a rich flavor and texture, adding cannabutter to your morning brew can make your coffee taste even better. 

If you don’t want to spend too much time making your coffee in the morning, try freezing your cannabutter in an ice cube tray. And if you’re into making your own cannabis edibles, you definitely have some cannabis butter lying around for immediate use. You can therefore get up in the morning, turn your coffee maker on, and add your perfect dose of cannabutter to it. 

Coffee and CBD Oil

If you’re looking for a way to introduce CBD into your wellness routine, a cup of coffee with CBD oil added to it may be the perfect way to end your afternoon. And since CBD is legal in the US, it will be really easy to purchase. 

Keep in mind that mixing your coffee with oil or butter will mean that you’ll have some oil separation happening. If this isn’t your cup of tea, add a bit of sunflower lecithin and mix the coffee with a milk frother to emulsify all the ingredients.

Coffee and Cannabis Tinctures

If you aren’t a fan of oil separation, this method of combining cannabis tincture in your morning coffee may be a good option for you. Remember that this coffee will be rather strong, as you’ll be adding both alcohol and cannabis to it. Depending on your desired effect, this could either be the best option, or the worst option. However, if you’re a fan of Irish Coffee, this may become one of your favorite recipes.

Coffee and Cannabis Sugar

If you like your coffee on the sweet side, you could choose to try cannabis sugar rather than going for your regular table sugar. To make your cannabis sugar, you’ll need a cannabis tincture and your preferred type of sugar which will be mixed and added to your coffee of choice.

Coffee and Cannabis Concentrates

Another option for a homemade drinkable is to pair your favorite cannabis concentrate and your favorite coffee blend. Depending on your location, the local dispensary may have access to high-quality cannabis concentrates like distillates which don’t pack a lot of flavor but are highly concentrated.

Coffee and Leftover Cannabis Pulp

Don’t throw away the plant materials you used to make your cannabis butter or cannabis oil, rather save it to make a cup of coffee. Granted, this won’t give you the same effects as a regular cannabis coffee would, it’s still a great way to reuse the leftovers. Place the plant materials in a tea ball and steep it in your cup of coffee,

Weed Coffee With Milk

If you don’t like your coffee plain, you can add milk to it. Choose whole or semi-skimmed milk as they’re the ones that will bind the best with cannabis (since they contain more fat). If you’re feeling more experimental, you can even choose plant-based milk and add cinnamon, honey, or other toppings.


Now you know how to make your homemade cup of weed coffee. All that’s left is for you to purchase your favorite cannabis strain, get brewing, and invite your friends over to try your homemade drinkable.

When consuming cannabis this way, it will take a while before you feel the effects, so it’s recommended that you wait an hour or two before you go for a second dose. If you’ve tried cannabis edibles before, you probably know that the effects of cannabis when ingesting are felt after a while, depending on your metabolism and how much cannabis you’ve used.

The recipe we provided you can be a new and interesting way to experience cannabis, so don’t knock it until you’ve tried it.

A passionate advocate for the benefits of cannabis. Fraser Horton, who has a background in botany and a strong love of nature, has spent years researching how cannabis affects the body and mind. He established Leaf Nation in 2020, where he has devoted himself to educating people about the legalisation of marijuana and its safe and responsible use. Fraser is committed to highlighting cannabis’ potential for improving wellness and working to dispel the stigma associated with its use.


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