Provider: Lacey Cross
Aroma: Citrus & blueberry muffin
Appearance: Very dense buds. I recommend grinding them a little.
Smoke: The citrus and blueberry are amplified finishing with a nice orange blossom. I really enjoyed the blueberry muffin aftertaste.
Effects: This stuff puts you on your ass. I tried to play Call of Duty but had to take a nap (kinda sad). Make sure to have plenty of munchies on hand too. COUCH LOCK
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Spro & Dro had time this weekend to check out the beach. We hiked through some tress and walked through some dunes. On our way we saw an eagle and it was kind of AMAZE-balls. We hope you had a great weekend too!
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I live out in the county. Not like way out but far enough. Even though I am out here there are two dispensaries within walking distance. My favorite one is Sonshine Organics Network. I’ve been going there for a couple of months now. they host a farmers market every other weekend of the month. They also have a bar that you can order a hit of hash or weed.
A few weeks ago I was flush with Indicas so I asked the budtender for a good Sativa. He recommended the Jack’s Cleaner. I bought a dub sack. Two days later I got paid and bought a 1/2oz. This is my most absolute favorite Sativa I have ever had. It might actually be the best bud I have ever had.
Provider: Sonshine Organics Network
Aroma: Pungent and piney. Almost a diesel pinesol smell.
Smoke: Light up front but gets heavy after a few seconds.
Effects: This is the Adderall of weed. It comes on really heavy up front behind the eyes and quickly cools off into a focused creative high. Jack’s Cleaner is my most favorite MMJ to date. The high lasts for up to four hours. If you see Jack’s Cleaner at your local dispensary PICK SOME UP!!!!!!!!!
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John Snaza, Sheriff of Thurston County
Spro & Dro was recently contacted by our friends at Lacey Cross to participate in a study funded by KIRO News, and supported by the Thurston County Sheriff’s department! This one is going to be epic!!!
The study looks like this:
Slated for Monday, January 28th, three subjects (one heavy smoker, one moderate, and one light smoker), two Deputies from the Sheriff’s department, one driving school teacher, one KIRO news camera crew with a KIRO news personality.
The study will be conducted at the Olympia Municipal Airport. The subjects will be given regulated bong hits of .25 grams each until they admit they’re too impaired to drive. Then we’re hoping in a car! We’ll drive through a course while being monitored closely by the driving instructor and deputies. I’ll be representing the light/recreational smoker. After the test, we won’t be able to drive away in front of the cops… so I’m walking straight over to Sound City Coffee to chill.. This is going to be quite the sensory experience!
The idea is to give the state a better idea of what stoned drivers look like. We’re hoping the info gained from these studies can be used in the future during the law making process.
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All right! It’s time for a new coffee review. We’ve been pretty busy round here lately with regionals in full swing and of course our day job! We’re stoked to the max to have some of Verve Coffee Roasters El Salvador Buenos Aires. We’ve been fans of Verve for a while now. They’re a SoCal based roaster that is deeply concerned with quality and the relationships they forge with their producers. On top of that their employees are some of the nicest and brightest in the industry. Verve is the kinda place you always wish you worked at.
So, this coffee is from the Metapan/Chalatenango region of El Salvador. When the ripe coffee cherry is picked it needs to be processed. There are a few different options for processing coffee, you can find more info about that here. This coffee was dry processed…what the hell does that mean? It means the cherry is picked then put out in the sun on the ground or on raised beds to dry. The fruit is left in tact for this process so it can be tricky. The producer has to be careful so the cherries do not mold and taint the coffee.
I used my favorite brewing method for this coffee. The Chemex was created by Dr. Peter Schlumbohm in 1941. They remain a family owned business in MA. It’s even in the MOMA NY!!! My basic recipe is as follows: 1:17 1 gram of coffee per 17 grams of water. I used 30g of coffee and 510g of water. First I rinsed the bleached filter with hot water dumped that water and added the freshly ground coffee. The coffee grounds should be finer than French press but coarser than a Hario grind. Play with it though! Coffee is all about experimentation. I gently added 80g of water to the coffee to bloom (degas) after 30 seconds I added 220g of water with a heavy hand to make sure all the grounds were saturated. After another minute I added 200g more and then rest for a total brew time of 3:53 seconds.
The brewed coffee had a molasses sweetness and a deep red fruit finish. I got a lot of raspberry framboise and maraschino cherry. I highly recommend ordering a little bit of sunshine from Verve Coffee Roasters!
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Alright! We’re continuing to taste AMAZING coffees here at S&D, and this one is no exception. Barismo is a small batch roaster (roasting no more than 6 lbs at a time) based in Arlington, MA, right outside of Cambridge. For the last 4 years, these guys have been consistently putting out fantastic, directly-traded coffees, and since their inception, have been raising the bar in cup quality and manual brewing techniques. The flavors these guys coax out of their beans are so unique, you really feel like you’re getting the best representation of that particular farm. Cheers, Barismo.
Up for review is the Gildardo Gutierrez from SW Tolima. It’s a Caturra variety which is a mutation of the Bourbon variety. It’s a popular variety to grow because it’s pretty disease resistant and produces more crop than it’s predecessor. More info about beans and variety can be found here.
We chose to use the single cup v-60 for this brew. For a smaller cup, Barismo recommends a 15:1 (water:coffee) ratio, but we chose to go a little bigger and lighter at just under 16:1.
v-60 01, using a recipe of 21grams coffee to 333ml water at 198F.
This coffee is so damn good, I can’t get enough of it! For as sweet as it is, the base notes and acidity are so high, they balance everything out. If I had to give the aroma colors, I see a dark-hued orange, red to purple rainbow. It’s like citrus to a dark, pungent chocolate.
In the cup, I’m getting all sorts of really pronounced and clean flavors. The first thing that hits you is the lime. So tart, but in a split second a juicy sweetness prevails. Your mouth waters and this flavor of the freshest, most raw cashew was toasted and thrown in your mouth immediately out the oven. Good lord. This is exceptional.
This is a medium/heavy bodied coffee that really sparkles in the first week off roast, peaking at days 6-7. I recommend brewing this at least 3 times a day in that window. Check the back of the bag for coffee stats.
On the back of Barismo labels are always some helpful hints and all your info on the coffee.
Go get this coffee!! If this were herb, I’d smoke the whole damn joint, then throw the roach in a triple-stage diffusion bubbler and smoke the SHIT out of it. It is that good. Thank you, Barismo. Thank you ever so much.
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