We’ve all been there, staring at 50 different choices of K-cups, trying to decide which pods to buy for your single-serve coffee maker. But if your favorite daily caffeine fix hasn’t been giving you enough of a buzz, your choices just got a shake up, and it’s a doozie.
Cue Cannabinier has launched a line of what they’re calling “the world’s first cannabis infused coffee, tea and cocoa pods.”
The pods, known as Brewbudz, are compatible with all Keurig and Keurig 2.0 beverage K-cup brewers. They’re also available in different strengths, ranging from 10mg to 50mg of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
THC is described by LiveScience as the chemical responsible for most of marijuana’s psychological effects. It acts much like the cannabinoid chemicals made naturally by the body, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).
THC affects a person’s memory, pleasure, movements, thinking, concentration, coordination, and sensory and time perception. Some might argue that the same areas are affected when consuming a classic cup of their favorite morning joe.
Brewbudz has addressed their customers’ desire for varying effects by offering products with either sativa (the strain of cannabis that picks you up) or indica (the mellow strain).
The company claims that their patented extraction process “allows the consumer to benefit from the complete profile of the cannabis flower, in a healthy and discreet manner,” per a press release.
Brewbudz knows that the average cannabis consumer is environmentally aware, so they’re careful to point out that the pods are entirely compostable, won’t leave behind oils to clog your coffee machine, and that its products are responsibly sourced and harvested.
The pods are available in regular or decaf coffee; black, green, and herbal teas; and dark chocolate cocoa.
Incorporating cannabis into classic food and drink items is quickly catching on. Chefs around the world are experimenting with everything from crab cakes to souffles.
Cannabis “is becoming a wellness product. We do not want people to believe that you just get munchies, and you’re just reaching for junk food. It’s part of a healthy lifestyle,” Olivia Mannix, chief executive of Cannabrand, a marketing agency for cannabis companies, told The Washington Post.
For now, the K-cups are available at dispensaries in Nevada, but they’ll soon be introduced in Colorado and California. They retail for about $7/cup.