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Pairings: Kicked Back & Caffeinated

Kush Mints Flower by Curio Wellness paired with Red Rooster Coffee.

The Tannins

Red Rooster Coffee Organic 4&20 French Roast 

These organic/fair trade beans are roasted in a small town in Floyd, Virginia – and one so in even smaller batches. Some tasting notes of this blend are of chocolate and spices, that left remnants of mintiness in my mouth. Balanced flavor would be the best way to describe a cup of this coffee. If you like intense coffee flavor with a little floral and minty note, this is the coffee for you.

redroostercoffee.com | @redroostercoffeeroaster

The Terpenes

Kush Mints Flower by Curio Exclusive

Bubba Kush and Animal Mints bring us this illustrious cross, being done justice by the team at Curio Wellness. This is a well-balanced hybrid strain, with strong notes of sweet and skunky flavors blending with mints on the nose. The minty flavor shines through on the exhale, giving a mouthfeel similar to eating mint chocolate chip ice cream.

39.84% Total Cannabinoids | 2.43% Total Terpenes

curiowellness.com | @curiowellnessbrand

The Pairing

At nearly 40% THC, a cup of coffee proved to be the perfect thing to pair with this strain. Personally, I found the little kick of energy from a cup of coffee put me in the perfect mental state to enjoy the mixed relaxation and calming effects of the flower. The aromas of both the coffee and flower truly came together in a symphony of smells. 

About Wyatt Early

Wyatt is a Maryland native, stoner by nature, obsessor of hash rosin. After getting his start in the printing industry with a family company, he took on the role as state director for Maryland Leaf, and frequently contributes to the magazine with photos and articles.

This article was originally published in the September 2023 issue of Maryland Leaf.

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