Coffee & Kratom: An Uplifting Morning Mix
Kratom, a relative of the coffee tree, is becoming increasingly more popular. Many like Kratom for its energetic and uplifting yet relaxing effect when taken at low dosage. At higher dosage, Kratom has a sedative and calming effect without any negatives.
As Kratom is rising in popularity, it is natural that some folks have discovered combining Kratom with other substances. Since Kratom is related to Coffee, it didn’t take long until people looked into taking the two together where they found out about Kratom’s wonderful synergy with coffee.
Let us look at the benefits of taking Kratom together with your daily morning brew.
MIXING KRATOM AND COFFEE
A lot of us cannot start the day without a strong cup of Joe or two. We love coffee for its energizing effect because it can give us a boost in the morning or in the afternoon-slump hours. Some people noticed that Kratom and Coffee taste almost the same and started to wonder whether to substitute Coffee with Kratom. Others didn’t like the idea to give up their daily cup of coffee, despite liking Kratom for its effects. It didn’t take long until some combined the two.
However, where mixing Coffee and Kratom is really getting interesting is when we look at how both stimulants work and affect each other.
HOW KRATOM AND COFFEE DIFFER IN THEIR EFFECTS
The caffeine in coffee is a stimulant but coffee works differently to Kratom. If you drink too much coffee, you will know that it can be quite un-pleasant. You may get “the jitters”, you may start sweating and feel nervous. Coffee’s “high” can also be rather short-lived. It gives you a boost of energy but it can quickly subside and then you may feel even less energetic than you did before: you’ll get the dreaded “coffee crash”.
Kratom, when taken at low dosage will boost your energy levels and relax you at the same time. There is no crash as with coffee. If you take more Kratom, it becomes even more relaxing and sedative, similar to taking opiates but without the negative effects.
Mixing Kratom with Coffee is a good way to enhance and amplify the positive effects of both. You can add Kratom to coffee to get a stronger and more long-lasting boost of energy than with just coffee alone. You won’t need to fear the jitters or any other unpleasant effect as if you were to drink a large amount of coffee.
HOW TO BREW KRATOM COFFEE
Adding Kratom powder to your brew is easy. There are ready-made instant Kratom mixes available that dissolve in water which are ideal for this purpose. You can simply add a teaspoon to your coffee, stir and enjoy.
Others use a coffee maker or airopress/French press to brew their Kratom coffee mix. Add a teaspoon of Kratom powder to your ground coffee and brew as usual.
If you have Kratom leaves, make a Kratom tea that you can mix with your coffee later on. Bring a cup of water to a boil in a saucepan. Take about 10-15g of Kratom leaves per cup, and add them to the boiling water, boil the mix at low heat for about 15 minutes. After that, strain the mix with a coffee filter or clean towel. You can mix the Kratom tea with your coffee.
As far as taste in concerned, adding some creamer and sugar does an equally good job to sweeten Kratom’s somewhat bitter taste as it does with black coffee.
If you add Kratom to your daily morning Joe, you can enjoy the best of both worlds! You can enjoy the benefits of Kratom together with the health benefits of Coffee. Mixing Kratom with your favourite coffee can make for a great uplifting morning mix!
Written by: Georg
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