Those inveterate multitaskers among you can now combine getting awake and productive with medicating for pain and nausea -- and without sacrificing that quality, whole-bean coffee taste which PNW'ers demand.
Green Cup says it is the first coffee company that fully supports legalization, as reflected in their official motto, "Legalization Is Brewing."
"Incredible Medibles" got a chance to chat with the guy behind Green Cup Coffee, Justin Prince, who is also the driving force behind Tacoma Hempfest, slated to mark its second annual observance on Saturday, June 25 (don't miss it).
"Our medicated coffee is definitely making an impact on people," Prince told us. "Our flavors are delicious, and we also offer chocolate espresso beans in medicated and regular options."
?Green Cup Coffee, available in both medicated and non-medicated versions, is roasted in Tacoma by Valhalla Coffee, roasters to numerous smaller espresso outfits across the Puget Sound region. "Our flavor blends were made from the bean selection they roast to fit our specific profiles and taste requests," Prince told us.
Green Cup's medicated beans are processed separately, using a whole-plant cannabis oil to "cannabinate" the coffee. "Our simple answer on the process is, 'ancient Chinese secret,' " Prince told me with a smile. "It's an atomization method that allows the infusion to happen without affecting the existent coffee-oil content.
"You can set the beans right next to each other (our regular and the medicated) and see no difference," Justin said. "You will definitely feel it, though."
Future plans for Green Cup Coffee include expansion into the current medical-marijuana states first, and Prince hopes for a national launch by the time of Seattle Hempfest in August.
"We are looking to get our regular coffee into espresso stands and coffee houses everywhere as word gets out," Prince said. "We are going to be expanding into Canada shortly as well."
Green Cup Coffee is already available at several medical-marijuana dispensaries locally; I found mine at Rainier Wellness Center in Tacoma. For more information, including soon-to-come access points locally for both the medicated and non-medicated versions of the coffee, you can contact the company directly by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (253) 426-5022 for orders.
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Steve Elliott edits Toke of the Town, Village Voice Media's site of cannabis news, views, rumor and humor.