Many people enjoy a cup of coffee with a joint, or a shot of espresso after a bong hit. But why is that? What is the relationship between coffee and cannabis that draws the two together? Thanks to Amsterdam, “coffee shop” is a euphemism for cannabis stores in Europe. This speaks to the enduring relationship between cannabis and caffeine. Indeed, as long ago as 1857, Dr. John Bell noted the ability of coffee to enhance the effect of cannabis. Over the past ten years, scientists have investigated the link between cannabis and caffeine and the short summary is – it’s complicated. However, we’ve done our best to boil it down for you. Read on to learn about the current state of the research into this iconic duo and why caffeine and cannabis combine so well.