Café Mary Jane: How To Put Marijuana in Your Coffee
Coffee. Most people need it when they first wake up — me included — or as a midday jolt to help you through the day. I'm sure many of you feel the same, be it with coffee, tea — or marijuana.
I myself am a purist and drink it black. (Coffee, that is.) I have a picture of myself at the age of 2, sitting on my grandparents' coffee table, holding my grandfather's mug up to my lips with a big grin. I wasn't actually drinking it back then, but I was always allowed a sip from the spoon.
The other day, I called my Grammy, and she shared an interesting story about my grandfather's passing after enduring stomach cancer and wilting down from a 6'2" healthy farmer, to a frail 120 lb frame of a man. She said that they had tried to give him capsules of marijuana to help stimulate his appetite, but he was too far gone by then.
Hence, my recipe for a café au laît, or as what I prefer to call it, Café Mary Jane....You may substitute tea for coffee if you prefer.
The key to this recipe is figuring out how much marijuana to add to the milk. You don't want want to make more of this mixture than you are going to need, since once you've heated the milk, I would not recommend heating it again the next day, or the day after. Since a café au laît is simply coffee with steamed milk, if you are preparing this for one or two people, keep the dosage low.
Begin by grinding up 1-2 grams of marijuana
Pour 1/2- 1 cup of whole milk or bréve into a heavy bottom sauce pan
Stir in your marijuana, and keep on a low heat for at least 30 minutes, remember to not let it boil or scald the milk.
Using a fine mesh sieve, strain the marijuana from the milk. (You can use this marijuana again to make a less potent version of canna butter.)
Brew your coffee; fill your mug up halfway with coffee, and the rest with the milk. Add sugar or flavoring to taste.
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