Mon, Aug 3, 2020

Brewed coffee has been a fuel to the masses for centuries. Since the first coffee shops opened in the pre-enlightenment era, coffee has been a beverage that has been gathered around, stimulating discussion and camaraderie.

There is no question that coffee has long been a source of erudite thinking and creative expression. It is with this consideration of cerebral calisthenics that this month we pair Lodi Dodi with that delicious black brew. When grown with care and roasted properly, black coffee is much like weed and wine. With even just a little bit of consideration, the consumer can experience any number of tasting notes. And geography plays a large role as well. African coffees can take on a much more juicy or hearty flavor, like stew or ripe berries. Latin coffees are often bright and citrusy, while Asian coffees tend to be more earthy and spicy.

A Latin American coffee would best pair with Lodi Dodi. The crisp, neat flavors of the coffee complement this strain’s aroma – and while undoubtedly odiferous – is fresh and almost artificially fruity. It’s a smell best described as ‘clean,’ though not chemical-esque like cleaning supplies. Lodi Dodi’s smoke is effortless and mild with a flavor that is both floral and vaguely tropical.

Lodi Dodi is a cross of Trainwreck with Haze, and it’s a safe assumption from its superstar lineage that this strain is an incredibly cerebral sativa. It is legitimately difficult to get through a bowl without setting it down and getting distracted with other pressing matters.

This is a great duo to get summer days started and to keep you energized through the trials and tests of this year.

As we all emerge from our homes and into the streets, Lodi Dodi is exactly the strain to keep us motivated and dynamic, ready for change and heady conversations over a classic cup of coffee.

When grown with care and roasted properly, black coffee is much like weed and wine.

story by Tj Gagnier | photo byJesse Codling | Marketing & Creative Director, The Reef Seattle