It takes some planning to combine your morning coffee break and a wake-and-bake, two rituals widely practiced throughout the country that can produce widely opposite results. The folks at 1906, a cannabis-infused chocolatier based in Boulder, are ready to help you out with a new twist: consuming your cannabis and your coffee at the same time.
Partnering with Denver’s hemp-loving Strava Craft Coffee, 1906 has created chocolate-covered coffee beans infused with CBD and THC. The new product, dubbed GO Beans, is supposed to offer a sweet, crunchy therapeutic jolt. Since pairing CBD and coffee is all the rage these days – a trend with which Strava is very familiar – it seemed like trying 1906’s interesting take would be a fun morning mission.
And was it? I decided to find out this past Saturday.
According to 1906, the GO Beans are “scientifically engineered” to kick in within fifteen or twenty minutes. When I woke up, I ate five beans, each dosed with five milligrams of CBD and THC, and started cleaning up my house from a week’s worth of degeneration. There was no need to make coffee – I’d just swallowed half a cup.
Grabbing five beans and popping them in my mouth like a handful of Skittles might’ve been too much, I thought. Generally, 25 milligrams of THC is easy for me to handle, but my limited experiences with CBD edibles have always ended in a docile escape to dream land. And what about the caffeine? I’ve always enjoyed judging people for drinking Red Bull-and-vodkas at the bar. Did I just do something even worse?
It took closer to an hour for the first wave to come, but the high quickly heightened after that. I could feel a tingling sensation rising up my body…
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