One of the popular ways to consume kief is by making kief coffee.
Some folks on the internet will tell you to just put the kief into the coffee. The thought process here is that the heat from the coffee will decarb the kief.
We recommend decarbing first for a couple of reasons. The first, being that typically a coffee isn’t hot enough to fully decarb the kief.
The second is coffee actually isn’t supposed to be heated that high as it affects the taste.
If you don’t like the taste of coffee, you can add it to tea as well.
What is Kief?
Kief refers to the crystals that cover a cannabis flower. You’ve likely noticed them collecting at the bottom of your grinder over time.
Technically speaking Kief is actually resin glands that contain the cannabinoids and terpenes which help make cannabis so potent.
How to Decarboxylate Kief?
Decarboxylate (referred to as “decarbing”) is the process in which a carboxyl group is removed, and carbon dioxide is released.
In regards to Cannabis, decarbing is done by applying heat, helping to activate THC. This means that when we decarb our cannabis, we’re increasing the potency.
Some people will decarb using a stove, but we recommend using a tool designed for the process, like a Decarboxylator.
It’s usually best to decarb for about 20 minutes at 200 degrees.
How Much Kief Should I Use In Kief Coffee?
It’s important to note that Kief is extremely potent when comparing it gram for gram to a standard weed nugget. People usually recommend about 0.5g of kief to experience a decent high. As always, it’s best to start on the lower end and work your way up.
How To Collect Kief?
If you’re new to using cannabis, you might wonder how you’re going to actually collect the kief. Don’t worry, you don’t have to try and scrape the kief off.
Most grinders should provide a chamber at the bottom that collects kief. Therefore when you put the weed into the top of your grinder (where the teeth are) and twist, it will automatically bust up the flower, and separate the kief into the bottom chamber.
From there, you can open your bottom chamber and collect the kief as needed. Most grinders will come with a small tool for scrapping the kief, as it can be sticky and hard to get off of the walls of the grinder.