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Kief Coffee (Know More About It!)

Kief is often mixed into coffee beans before they’re roasted. This process creates a product called kief coffee.

What Is Kief?

Kief is a concentrated form of cannabis that contains high levels of cannabinoids and terpenes. The trichomes contain cannabinoids like THC and CBD. The most common and basic method of extracting kief is by using a solvent called butane.

The medical use of cannabis dates back centuries to relieve pain and inflammation.

How To Get Kief

The process of extracting kief involves pressing the flower buds to extract the resin. This is done by heating the cannabis plant material to around 180 degrees Celsius (356 Fahrenheit), which causes the resin to melt and separate from the plant matter. Once this happens, it can then be filtered out and collected.

Directions For Kief In Coffee

The coffee is infused with kief, which means it will take longer for the effects of cannabis to kick in than if you were just drinking a regular cup of coffee. If you want to try this at home, you’ll need a grinder and some kief. I recommend starting with 1 gram per cup of ground beans.

Option – Decarb Your Kief
The cannabis decarbing process involves heating the kief to around 160 degrees Celsius (320 degrees Fahrenheit) for approximately 30 minutes. This will break down the waxes and oils into smaller molecules called cannabinoids. Once decarbed, it’s easy to extract the active ingredients using a solvent like butane or propane.

Option – Infusion
The most common way to consume kief is by smoking it. This method is called “dabbing” because dabbers heat the kief using a torch (a small blowtorch) and then inhale the smoke. Dabbing is often done at home, but some people prefer to take their dabs to a local dispensary where they can meet others who share their interests.

Does Kief In Coffee Get You High?

Yes! Although it may not seem like it, kief does contain THC, which is the chemical responsible for getting you high. The amount of THC in kief varies depending on the strain of weed being used, but it typically ranges between 0.1% and 2%. This means that if you consume 1 gram of kief, you would only be consuming around 10 milligrams of THC. If you were to drink a cup of coffee containing this same amount of THC, you would likely experience some psychoactive effects, but they wouldn’t be nearly as strong as what you might feel after smoking or vaping cannabis.

How To Make Kief Coffee

The process of making kief coffee involves soaking the buds of cannabis in alcohol for several days before they’re dried out and pressed into a form called “kief.” This is then mixed with melted butter or layer of oil and ground into a powder.
To make your own kief coffee, simply grind up some coffee beans and add them to an airtight container. Then add about 1 gram of kief to the coffee grounds. Seal the jar tightly and shake it until all of the kief is mixed throughout the coffee grounds.

Kief Coffee Recipe

If you enjoy kief coffee, there are lots of different ways to prepare it. Here are two recipes:

Method 1: Add 1 gram of kief directly to a mug of fresh coffee. Let sit for 5-10 minutes. Strain through a coffee filter and serve immediately.

Method 2: Grind up some coffee beans and place them in a bowl. Add 1 gram of kife to the coffee grounds. Mix thoroughly. Place the mixture inside a mason jar and seal tightly. Shake the jar vigorously for 15 seconds. After shaking, let the mixture rest for 24 hours. Remove the lid and stir the mixture again. Repeat this step once more. Allow the mixture to sit for another 24 hours. At this point, the kief should have fully absorbed into the coffee grounds. Pour off any excess liquid. Serve it warm or cold and enjoy a cup of cannabis coffee.

Cannabis-Infused Milk

You can make your own cannabis-infused milk by mixing equal parts of water and kief.
Add a pinch of salt and stir well. Let it sit overnight or for a period of time, and then filter through cheesecloth or cotton balls.
You can also use any type of coffee beans you like, including espresso beans, French roast beans, etc. Just make sure that you are grinding them fine enough so that there aren’t any large pieces left over.
You should have no problem finding kief or cannabis products online. However, if you don’t know how much to buy, I suggest purchasing half a gram of kief. That way, you won’t run out too quickly.


Kief coffee is a great way to enjoy the benefits of kief without having to smoke it. Simply add some kief to your favorite cup of coffee, and you’ve got yourself a cannabis-infused coffee!

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Ellie Patchen

Ellie Patchen

I love a good cup of coffee on Monday mornings for that pick-me-up, also love them in the afternoon, and on Tuesdays. In fact, it's fair to say that I love coffee all day everyday! So much so that I created a whole site to blog about it, answer questions and to just have a place for my frequent ramblings on the wonder that is.. coffee!

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