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Cannabis-Infused Bulletproof Coffee | The Emerald Magazine

Cannabis-Infused Bulletproof Coffee | The Emerald Magazine

Photo by Nora Mounce

If the recent hype on bulletproof coffee somehow passed you by, this hippie speedball version might blow your mind. The coffee phenomenon was brought mainstream by mountain climber Dave Asprey after a life changing experience in negative temperatures in Tibet. Taking refuge in guesthouse, he was served a cup of yak butter tea that brought him back to life. Years of recipe tinkering later, everyone from professional athletes to soccer moms are now blending the health of good saturated fats into their morning cup of java. The science behind bulletproof coffee shows that fats slow the rate of caffeine absorption into the bloodstream, taking you on a nice mellow morning-long ride. Biologically speaking, coconut oil is chockfull of the medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA’s) that American diets are frequently lacking. Responsible for boosting metabolism, fighting fat storage in the body and providing a concentrated blast of nutrients, MCFA’s are the secret behind coconut oil’s “superfood” status. Ironic as it may seem, blending coconut oil into black coffee creates a wonderfully frothy brew that curtails sugar and caffeine cravings without digestive turmoil or the dreaded crash. Want a little more medicine in your mug? Supplement the tried-and-true bulletproof formula with some DIY cannabis coconut oil for the ultimate hippie speedball. To keep the weed flavor mellow and bypass a negative edible experience, start with a smaller amount of cannabis coconut oil and increase as desired.


Cannabis-Infused Bulletproof Coffee

1 ¼ cup fresh brewed black coffee

2 T cannabis coconut oil (recommend 1 T regular/ 1 T cannabis)

1 T maple syrup (optional)

Sprinkle of cinnamon (optional)


Cannabis Coconut Oil

Over 91% saturated fat, coconut oil has the potential to absorb more far more cannabinoids than butter, acting as an extremely efficient carrier of THC. Use with caution and test carefully in recipes before directly subbing for cannabis butter.

1 cup coconut oil

1 cup trim

Combine in crockpot on low heat for at least 8 hours. Strain through a cheesecloth and preserve cannabis coconut oil in a Mason jar. Use sparingly. 

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