Food and wine pairings are respected as part of our culinary traditions.
Coffee and cannabis is a popular combination for many people, but it is not yet fully established.
But the new company wants to highlight the right pairings so you can put a good one into your next coffee break.
Landrace Origins is the first specialty coffee brand to encourage consumers to pair coffee and cannabis, offering unique pairing suggestions that match coffee tasting notes with cannabis flower tasting notes.
The company is a collaboration between Scott Johnson, who runs Los Angeles-based Black Stallion Coffee, and his cousin Amber Center, a cannabis entrepreneur. Together, they go the extra mile to not only provide the origin story behind the beans, but also shine a light on cannabis growers.
Coffee and cannabis are rituals loved by people all over the world, and the two crops share similarities in their supply chains, so consumers can help farmers instead of businesses, so combine the two. The idea is that things are a natural fit.
Landrace Origins sells a variety of coffees, and each bag indicates where it comes from, what it tastes like, and which cannabis strains it pairs best with. For example, Congolese single-origin beans from the Democratic Republic of the Congo contain notes of black tea, grape, caramel, butter, brown sugar, and almonds, along with Red Congo Sativa and Southern Sativa his hybrid strain, Durban. It goes well with Africa.
Cozy SZN is a blend of coffees from Nicaragua, Honduras and Costa Rica with flavors of cocoa, orange marmalade and jasmine that pair well with a hybrid lemon cherry gelato that combines sunset sorbet and girl scout cookies.
Landrace coffee is available online, but the company does not sell weed. You have to source it yourself, which can be difficult depending on your location. But with 20 states legalizing recreational marijuana and more states legalizing it, it’s easier than ever to pair coffee with a good smoke.