Visiting a coffeeshop for the first time can be quite overwhelming. Most visitors seem to know everything about the available products and coffeeshop etiquette. As a newbie though, a coffeeshop menu full of mysterious names and terms might be hard to decipher. Therefore, we are happy to tell you more about all the products you can buy in a coffeeshop. This will help you to make a well-informed choice.
What products can you buy in a coffeeshop?
A coffeeshop offers many different things to enjoy: from delicious food and drinks to mind-expanding products, also known as soft drugs. All drug-related products in a coffeeshop come from the cannabis plant. Other types of drugs aren’t sold here. When you take a closer look at the cannabis products, there is a clear distinction between weed and hashish. They can be bought in pure form or in a processed product.
Difference between weed and hashish
So, now you know you can buy weed and hashish in a coffeeshop. But what is the difference between the two? To keep it short, hash is compressed resin from the flowers of a female cannabis plant. Weed is another name for the dried, unprocessed flower tops of the cannabis plant. Both have a different effect when smoked. You can read more about this topic in our blog about the differences between weed and hashish.
In many coffeeshops, you can also buy a product called space cake. This is a cake that contains weed or hashish. Keep in mind that a space cake will take much longer to kick in compared to smoking. That's because your body has to digest it first. This means you have to be careful with your dosage and shouldn’t take too much in a short time span!
You can buy hash and weed to bake your own cake, roll your own joint or smoke it with your own pipe or bong. Another option is to buy a pre-rolled joint. This is convenient if you don't know how to roll a joint yourself. A disadvantage is that you don’t know how much weed or hashish are used, and that the effects are less predictable.
Food and drinks
When you visit a coffee shop, you're expected to buy a drink or snack as well. Especially if you consume your weed or hash on the spot, it’s polite to buy a drink. In addition to cannabis, you can actually get coffee at a coffeeshop, as well as juices and soft drinks. Some coffee shops also sell food, such as sandwiches and sweets. Alcohol isn’t sold in coffeeshops.
Ask for expert advice
Not sure which products are the best choice for you as a beginner? Don’t hesitate to ask the coffeeshop staff. They will be happy to give you advice. In any case, it is wise to start with a softer product when you are just starting. After all, you don't know how your body is going to react.
Making a safe choice
Don't just buy the first product you see on the menu, or buy that one product just because of its funny or crazy name. Get advice and ask about the effects. One product has a more intense effect than the other.