|Photo: Steve Elliott
|Dream Cream founder Jim Chaney, left, and BOTH Collective expert budtender Valerie restock the cooler in Capitol Hill, Seattle.
A joint or bowl with a cup of coffee is a daily ritual for many of us. And now, with Seattle being well-known for the quality of both its coffee and cannabis, it’s no surprise that a local entrepreneur has found a delicious and effective way to combine both.
, a medicated iced mocha latte made in pot-friendly Seattle neighborhood Capitol Hill and available in local medical marijuana dispensaries, goes down smooth and leaves a long-lasting medicated glow.
The cannabis-infused beverage comes in both sativa and indica varieties. Sativa is medicated with “White Lady,” an exclusive White Widow hybrid that, according to Dream Cream, “yields excellent ratios of the most uplifting and analgesic cannabinoids,” while the Indica version is infused with “High Planes Drifter,” an exotic Skunk hybrid the company says “promises an enriching experience with sedative inclinations.”
|Photo: Steve Elliott
|The Dream Cream Indica label (click to enlarge for easier reading)
Dream Cream is best served very cold. The taste of cannabis is only slightly present, and actually complements the flavor in my opinion. “It’s basically a Frappuccino with the corporate stuff ripped out of it and replaced with cannabis,” Dream Cream founder Jim Chaney told Capitol Hill Seattle Blog
‘s Tom Fucoloro.
As a cannabis dispensary (“Toke Signals
“) and medibles (“Incredible Medibles
“) reviewer for the Seattle Weekly
, I’ve got a certain tolerance built up to marijuana, especially medicated edibles.
But I gotta tell you: This stuff emphatically works. Within minutes of finishing a bottle of the Sativa version of Dream Cream ($10), I drifted into an energetic, euphoric state of consciousness, deep and high, which lasted three wonderful hours.
The Indica version is equally effective, but with a more soporific quality — which is to say I had a great night’s sleep last night.
Chaney told me he started the beverages in Seattle dispensaries in May. “Moving to Seattle from San Francisco last year, I was well saturated with Bay Area medical cannabis culture, and as I started to absorb Seattle, coffee became a very big part of my life,” he said.
Chaney’s attention to detail shows. “Dream Cream exists to raise the bar on medicated edibles, using top-notch organic and natural food ingredients and the finest headstash quality cannabis,” he told me. “Dream Cream will survive any culling that comes from inspection; we strive to go above and beyond current food regulations.”
“It’s just my American Dream and a way to provide for my physical needs without slowly dying in flourescent human farms known as ‘offices’ all day,” Chaney told me.
As we speak, new products are simmering in Dream Cream’s R&D “skunk house.”
“It smells crazy in there,” Chaney told me. “I can’t give away all my secrets, but I can tell you that vegan offerings of chai and coconut-milk ice beverages are coming out. A lot of medical cannabis patients don’t do dairy for a multitude of reasons, and I want to make sure they can enjoy a Dream Cream morning too.”
“Ultimately I’d like to see Dream Cream creep down into the whole West Coast,” Chaney told Toke of the Town. “Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles and everything in between.”
In the meantime, you can follow Dream Cream’s progress on Twitter at http://twitter.com/dreamcreamer
. “I’m a big fan of Twitter, used properly it is the perfect vehicle for company/customer interaction,” Chaney said. “Any Dream Cream news, including new dispensary availability, product giveaways, events and promotions will be there. We respond to all comments, complaints or attempts to sell us herbal viagra,” he said with a laugh.