If you know me, then you know that two of my favorite things are coffee and cannabis. I sit in a cubicle for 40 hours a week, and spend almost the same amount of time blogging each week, and if it wasn’t for coffee and cannabis, there’s no way I would be able to get that done. A lot of the time I drink whatever coffee is at my work, which admittedly is not good. But when I am at home, there’s only one kind of coffee that I drink now – Marley Coffee.
I was given some Marley Coffee a little while back from a friend that is a fan of all things Marley (Bob Marley, Ziggy Marley, any Marley). I was skeptical at first because I don’t like people marketing to the marijuana demographic using icons of marijuana culture. It seems like most of the time that strategy results in a sub par product with a catchy name, and the consumer is left disappointed and the icon whose name was used is viewed differently by the consumer. So when I try something with the Marley name attached to it, I have a high expectation of quality. My friend also gave me a bunch of sativa to try, and told me that the two went very well together. I’m happy to say that he was absolutely correct.
He gave me a bag of ‘One Love’ coffee which is an Ethiopia Yirgacheffe blend. All Marley coffee is organic, and grown using sustainable practices. And the company isn’t simply a company using the Marley name to push products. The company was actually started by Rohan Marley, Bob Marley’s son. Rohan decided to brew coffee instead of pursue music. The earth is Rohan’s passion, and it shows in his coffee. The ‘One Love’ blend is a medium roast that is full of flavor. Every time I drink it I couple it with hits of some of Oregon’s finest. It’s a match made in heaven. The only way Marley coffee could get better is if it contained marijuana, which I’m hopeful will happen someday in the near future.
The Marley Coffee company gives back too. Below is more information about that, via the company’s website:
Marley Coffee is committed to giving back and they do so by supporting clean water initiatives in communities where they source coffee through Water Wise Coffee Project™. Starting in the Sidama coffee region in Ethiopia, Water Wise™ and Marley Coffee are working together to create a sustainable solution for cleaning up rivers polluted by the result of coffee process. For every Realcup™ single serve capsule sold, Marley Coffee donates 1cent directly to Water Wise™.
If you like coffee, and you like to consume cannabis while you drink your coffee, you will not be disappointed if you pick up some Marley Coffee. TWB was given a bag specifically to give to a reader. It’s the ‘Lively Up!’ blend which is an organic dark Espresso. I haven’t tried it yet, but the description of it on the coffee website says it has ‘hints of buttery caramel and sweet cocoa, along with a rich smooth finish.’ To enter to win a free bag of Marley Coffee, ‘like’ The Weed Blog on Facebook and we will select one of our new fans at random and contact them to find out how to get them a bag. It’s that easy! You can find out more about Marley Coffee on their website, on Pinterest, Google Plus, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and on Facebook. Below is a video about the company: