Kratom tea or powder have been increasingly becoming popular as a beverage of choice for its stimulating and mood-boosting effect. It is thought to provide a sense of positivity and happiness aside from increasing alertness and energy. Thus, many have tried to switch to kratom from other herbal teas, although most people would consider the bitter taste of kratom to be a caveat. Drinking tea is not a new habit for most people, but it is still something that is not regularly practiced by most people. Tea drinkers are often seen as connoisseurs in the same way that avid wine drinkers are. On the other hand, coffee had long dominated the beverage wars when it comes to stimulation and alertness. The caffeine in coffee has given its drinkers that boost in energy that we all crave early in the morning. Most people would start their day with a cup of coffee and the proliferation of coffee shops in any part of the country will tell you that coffee is the prime beverage of choice. Although the world over, there are more cups of tea consumed than coffee. The question that begs to be answered is whether can we mix kratom with coffee? Some have already done this and they swear that it provides a whole new level of stimulation than just ingesting them individually. Considering that they have similar effects, and both come in powder form, is kratom and coffee better together or not at all?
Is it safe to mix kratom and coffee?
Kratom and coffee are very similar in the sense that both come from organic plants, of the same family and contain alkaloids that promote a stimulating effect. However, therein lies the similarity, both also differ in very important aspects such that kratom tea is made from the dried leaves of the kratom plant and then crushed to make a powder, while coffee is made from the beans of the coffee plant that is roasted and then ground and brewed to make powder. Instant coffee powders are made from a complex process of distillation. Kratom powder can easily dissolve in hot water, if you mix it with instant coffee then you would still be able to drink it safely. You can also brew coffee grounds and then add the kratom powder into it after brewing. The taste may be a little different from your usual cup of brewed coffee but it is safe to do so as long as you keep the dosage on the low end. This would mean that you only use a small number of coffee grounds and kratom powder, and then build your way up until you find the dosage that you like and can tolerate. There is also the concern of ingesting too much kratom such that instead of stimulating effects, it can become a sedative, and this will counter-act with the effects of caffeine. You would not want to ingest a stimulant and depressant at the same time as this can be very dangerous to the body.
Effects of mixing kratom and coffee.
Kratom and coffee contain alkaloids that have a stimulating effect on the body, however, for kratom, it is mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine, and caffeine for coffee. The alkaloids found in kratom can promote energy and relaxed feelings instantly after consuming the kratom tea, while caffein provides a steady stream of energy that lasts for hours. Thus, when you mix kratom with coffee, you get a different effect or experience from just drinking them separately. For one, kratom tends to have a bitter taste, and mixing it with coffee will mask that bitterness and will make you want to drink it more leisurely. Also, kratom can eliminate the jitteriness that comes with drinking too much coffee, so that you get an energy boost, but none of the tremors and nervousness. As is the case, if you mix kratom and coffee may appear to give the drinker a better experience, it is not without its negative effects such as lethargy, upset stomach, constipation, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. The key here is to be able to determine the amount of kratom and coffee that you can tolerate well and that will give you the best experience and none of the negative effects. If you experience any of the negative effects, stop drinking kratom with coffee together. Moreover, if you have preexisting health conditions such as hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, kidney failure, and liver problems, then consult with your healthcare provider first before trying to ingest kratom and coffee together.
Mixing kratom and coffee properly.
If you have addressed all issues with regards to your health and drinking kratom with coffee, then you need to learn how to do it properly as there are a few rules and steps that you should follow. Firstly, you need to use kratom and coffee with the highest quality and that it is pure and fresh. The taste of either can be severely affected by how fresh each of them is, so it should be noted that any bad taste can mean that the substances you are using are not of the best quality. Secondly, to get the most from the alkaloids in kratom and coffee, the water used in brewing should be within 195 to 205 degrees Fahrenheit, if it is too hot, it will scald the coffee and kratom and destroy the alkaloids, it is too cold, the alkaloids will not react with the water. There are several ways that you can mix kratom with coffee; you can brew coffee and kratom together, or you can brew coffee and then mix in the kratom powder, you can also mix the kratom powder with coffee grounds and brew them together, or you can drink coffee and then drink kratom tea right after. The choice of which method works the best will depend on your preferences, any of these methods can effectively mix kratom and coffee. Lastly, you need to also consider the amount of kratom and coffee you use for each brew or cup as the dosage of alkaloids will depend on the amount of powder you use. Thus, it is always better to be on the safe side and start with low a dosage and work from there.