Coffee and Cannabis are truly two of my favorite things (I basically sustain myself off hash rosin and lattes alone) and The Glass Issue is always one in our editorial calendar that excites me – so it only felt right to do something special for our Coffee & Cannabis pairing this month.
My first stop was Ghost Note, a shop I’ve been absolutely dying (no pun intended) to try. With a curated menu of seasonal specials featuring bitters and aromatics, I felt like I was getting my drink from a mixologist at a boujee cocktail bar rather than a barista. But hey, I’m all about making coffee terpy!
I ordered the Lush Life – a mix of espresso, almond milk, orange blossom honey and grapefruit aromatics, shaken over ice – a perfect match for a spring day in Seatown. Taking my caffeine fix on the move, it was time to head to the sesh spot: the ORB. Considered a staple of the Seattle glass scene and home to some of the most talented artists in the PNW, this collective of studios are tucked away in the Old Rainier Brewery.
One of them is Pipe Place Market, and if you’re hanging here you’ve gotta be repping a heady – so I ditched the to-go cup for this insulated mug blown by Lintz Glass. I absolutely love the Lattacino Heliopot pattern on the bottom half, and the top half is made using a technique called silver fume. Back in 2020, Lintz actually bought out what used to be Bowman’s studio in the ORB, taking over the space to keep the communal shop alive. You can learn more about his background and see what he’s up to now in our Northwest Glass Spotlight on pages 40-41.
Now that I’m situated with my mug in hand and Lintz is set up on the torch, he gives me a demo of how he makes one of his infamous Acorn Caps as I roll up. For this pairing, I had to go with the signature strain in the K. Savage lineup: Lilac Wine. A cross of Oreoz x Gelato 25 bred by Obsoul33t Genetics, the frosty, deep violet nugs smell sweet, kushy and herbaceous. Notes of lavender, guava and earthy pine create a funky, floral flavor profile that complements the orange blossom honey and grapefruit aromatics in the coffee. Sipping my latte, smoking my joint, and getting a behind-the-scenes look into Lintz spinning at The ORB… my Glass Issue goals are definitely achieved.