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Posted Sun Apr 18, 2004, 4:28am
Subject: Re: can you smoke coffee?
 

cremaboy Said:

Plants have evolved over millions of years and contain literally hundreds of trace amounts of organic compounds.

Posted April 16, 2004 link



Hence my suggestion to extract the caffeine first, though there are those who argue that the real subtle effects from psychoactive drugs comes from the interactions between these various compounds.

Those present in the highest concentration developed to protect the plant from pests. Many are not water soluble so we are not exposed by drinking coffee (a water extraction). When you smoke the plant material (beans or dried leaves you oxidize those compounds into other compounds which might be even more toxic.

On the other hand, many of these active ingredients will burn and thus be rendered inert before they reach the point at which they are vapourized. People don't smoke coca leaf for this very reason.

If you're young and reasonably healthy, you'll probably only get a little sick. If you happen to be especially sensitive to one or more of these compounds, you might get REALLY sick.

Ah, where's your sense of adventure, man? Where's your spirit of scientific enquiry? If everyone felt like you did, we'd still all die before we reached thirty because nobody would ever have discovered any new drugs.

On the other hand, we might want to run a few animal trials before we start the human experiment. I know where we can pick up a litter of beagle puppies going cheap. I believe the tobacco industry had remarkable success in training them how to smoke their new products...
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Posted Mon Apr 19, 2004, 9:55am
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flimbag_of_java replied...

On the other hand, many of these active ingredients will burn and thus be rendered inert before they reach the point at which they are vapourized.

Not quite. The only inert substances would be water vapor and carbon dioxide.

The process of 'burning' is oxidation. This is what results in the chemical changes and new compounds. In some rare cases, a compound can vaporize without oxidation (ie water) but most complex organic compounds decompose at relatively low temperatures into other solids and gases. When we inhale (smoke) this, we introduce these compounds directly into our blood steam. Hence the risks.

Chances are if there were any 'advantages' to smoking coffee it would be common practice in some part of the world. I'm guessing almost every plant has been tried at one time or another.

Hopefully, Greg will report on his 'experiment' soon.
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Posted Wed Apr 21, 2004, 8:41pm
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Has anyone heard from Greg?
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Posted Tue Apr 27, 2004, 12:08pm
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Person admits to smoking coffee grounds as a child:

http://www.davearcher.com/likeyou.html

Not that I recommend doing it but it is a clue.

One other thing, if you can smoke coffee and blend it with a certain other herbal substance you could call the result:

"coffee pot"

:-P  >=======<  %^)
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Posted Tue Apr 27, 2004, 1:24pm
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Still no word from Greg?
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Posted Wed Jul 28, 2004, 3:54pm
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You can smoke coffee, and you can drink tobacco:

The Tobaccoccino
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Posted Fri Jul 30, 2004, 12:42pm
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Well.....judging by the smell that comes from the range when my turkish coffee runs away, smoking coffee is not a pleasant experience. You are not talking about roasting it: you are talking about burning it (this is what happens to the substance being smoked - it burns). And the burnt coffee smell is...well....not so pleasant.


Mike.
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Posted Sat Jul 31, 2004, 10:18pm
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At first I thought that this topic might relate to doing some beans in a bbq pit or something, but ye gawds!  The smoke from a rolling second crack is bad enough, I can't imagine willingly inhaling it from a truly burning bean.   Yechh!

 
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Posted Mon Aug 9, 2004, 6:28am
Subject: Re: can you smoke coffee?
 

tom_b Said:

This would make a good episode of crank yankers (not that I can stand the show at all, but)..


"I smoke two cups in the morning,
Smoke two cups at night.."

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sublime meets coffee heh
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Posted Fri Jan 8, 2010, 3:03am
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Okay. Here is your answer, hopefully

Yes, you are able to smoke coffee, by extracting the caffeine from it using ammonia (freebasing) aka. "Black Magic" . Similar to the process of making crack cocaine, just without the baking soda and who the heck knows what else. With the ammonia involved in the processes of this, you will be inhaling the toxins, causing brain damage :( not good.

Smoking ground coffee, I really dont think you can get any effect from this. I know you can get a hit from snorting ground coffee and snorting caffeine (ground caffeine pills).

BEWARE : IT IS POSSIBLE TO OVERDOSE! SMOKING AND SNORTING
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