A startup out of San Diego, California, has made it easy to add a little extra lift to your morning with marijuana-infused coffee pods.
This week, Brewbudz debuted a line of coffees and teas spiked with marijuana flower and encased in single-serve, fully compostable containers. Each pod costs about $7 and is available at select dispensaries in Nevada.
The idea is simple: Sink a pod into your Keurig or Keurig 2.0 brewer, drink, and enjoy a caffeine jolt that comes with a buzz.
Kevin Love, director of product for Brewbudz parent company Cannabiniers, said the company wanted to crack the marijuana edibles market with a low-calorie product that uses a socially accepted delivery mechanism. When they read the stats on coffee consumption, Cannabiniers (whose name combines “cannabinoids” — chemical compounds found in marijuana — and “pioneers”) knew they found a match. Nearly two-thirds of Americans drink coffee every day.
Cannabiniers didn’t come up with the concept. A K-Cup-styled marijuana coffee product first…