Cavi Cones: What All The Fuss Is About And How To Make Your Own
Cavi Cones are pre-filled conical joints with more than just bud inside. Find out all you need to know about the new cannabis trend from across the pond, and how to make your own special version at home!
Are Cavi Cones a real trend, or just another hyped-up cannabis experiment performed by American entrepreneurs? Potentially both! Ever seen or smoked a pre-rolled joint? Cavi Cones are similar. Well, at least their packaging is.
WHAT ARE PRE-ROLLED JOINTS ANYWAY?
From the outside, Cavi Cones look like regular cannabis pre-rolls. The main benefit of a pre-roll is that it’s been previously assembled by another human, or a machine for that matter. These pre-filled cones ensure an even and sustained burn, making them ideal for beginners, those on the go, or those who have issues with rolling their own. This is the general idea behind products like the Cavi Cone, except this product in particular takes things up a notch, or two, or three… The Cavi Cone is the evolution of the ancient European conical joint, only enhanced by North American maximalism, experimentalism, and an unrelenting taste for the extraordinary.
CAVI CONES: A BRAND, A MOVEMENT
Cavi is short for caviar, and Cone means, well, cone. The original Cavi Cone is produced by Los Angeles-based cannabis company Caviar Gold. Containing top-quality bud, kief, cannabis distillate, plus some natural flavours such as vanilla, raspberry, apple, grape, or strawberry, Cavi Cones take advantage of every frill the current cannabis industry has to offer.
As the most potent pre-roll on the market, each Cavi Cone contains between 48–52% THC in its conical paper. Plus, the unique combination of different cannabis derivatives with all their terpenes is guaranteed to provide a memorable buzz. Beginners should obviously tread lightly when smoking an original Cavi Cone. There’s also a slightly less potent version, the Cavi J, which contains the same quality ingredients.
A Cavi Cone filling usually has a gold colour due to its kief and concentrate content. If the mix is green, it’s probably a fake Cavi Cone full of buds and leaves. The same is true if the mix is yellow or brown.
The legal disputes between Caviar Gold and other cannabis companies have begun, as some dispensaries are trying to leverage the brand name to distribute lower-quality products. Unfortunately, this doesn’t concern us here in Europe, where in most cases, the only option is to make our own cone at home.
HOW TO MAKE A HOMEMADE CAVI CONE
That being said, there’s nothing inferior about making your own Cavi Cone at home. In fact, it allows you to completely tailor the ingredients to your liking! Replicating the original product isn’t very difficult as long as you have the raw materials and are able to roll a proper conical joint.
Here’s what you need:
- Dried cannabis buds
- Hash oil of some kind
- Flavourings such as vanilla or strawberry (completely optional)
- Conical rolling paper
Here’s how to make it:
1. Start off by grinding your buds into the size you normally would when rolling a joint. You don’t want it to be a powder, but the pieces should still be quite small.
2. Next, lay out your cone and drizzle a bit of hash oil directly onto the flat paper. You can do any hash oil “design” you want, but make sure not to add too much as this will do more harm than good for the smoking experience.
3. Now is the time you would potentially add in your flavouring. Caviar Gold’s flavoured cones contain oils from dehydrated fruit, but you can either skip this step entirely, or add a tiny bit of some other kind of safe and suitable flavouring. You definitely don’t want to add too much of this either, as it could overwhelm your smoke. You’re likely better off choosing an extremely aromatic and tasty strain of flower.
4. Now you can add as much kief as you want to the hash oil/flavouring mix. From here, it’s time to load in your bud and roll up that cone with precision. If you need some tips on proper rolling technique, check out our article on the subject. All that’s left to do now is light up and enjoy!
Given its potency and contents, and single Cavi Cone can potentially be enough to get up to 4 people super blazed; so invite over your best stoner buddies for something they’ve probably never experienced before.
Even though making a homemade Cavi Cone isn’t too difficult, it does go to show how much effort and care is put into creating this new generation of cannabis roll-ups. If Cavi Cones have taught us anything, it’s that there’s no shortage of creativity or curiosity in the cannabis community.
Cavi Cones are said to be the most potent cannabis pre-roll on the market. Click here to find out what they contain and how to make your own at home!
Cavi Cones: What Are They And Are They Right For You?
Few things in the cannabis community are talked about with the same mix of reverence and awe as the cavi cone. Moon rock weed, MTF, and Thai stick top the legendary list. But for an existing product that you can buy right now, cavi cones pretty much take the cake.
In this article, the experts at Honest Marijuana demystify the cavi cone, tell you how to get your money’s worth, and discuss whether cavi cones are right for you.
What Is A Cavi Cone?
But First, This Important Message About Pronunciation
We have to admit that if we didn’t know absolutely everything there is to know about marijuana, it would be easy to mispronounce this term the first time we saw it.
And honestly, it wouldn’t be our (or your) fault. It’s all those damn vowels! At their best, they can be pronounced one of two ways (long or short), but then you add in foreign variations and the list of different ways you can say “cavi” starts to get rather long.
Is it “cave-eye”? Is it “calve-eye”? Is it “cave-ih” (as in sick)? Is it “calve-ih”? Stupid English language!
And don’t get us started on “cone.” We just pronounced the “i” at the end of cavi (however the hell you say it), so are we supposed to pronounce the “e” at the end of cone or not?
Is it “kahn-ay”? Is it “cone-ay”? Or is it just cone (as in orange traffic cones)? No wonder everyone’s so confused!
So, for the sake of clear communication (and your sanity), here’s the correct way to pronounce cavi cone:
- The first syllable of the first word is said like the word “calve” (rhymes with “have”)
- The second syllable is said like “ee”
- The second word is just cone (like pine cone)
Put that all together and you get calve-ee cone. Cavi cone.
“But wait!” you cry. “Why is it that way and not one of the 12,324 other possibilities?” (Heavy sigh.) Because we said so! Just kidding. It’s pronounced calve-ee cone because…
It’s A Brand Name
The original cavi cone was — and still is — a product produced by Los Angeles-based cannabis company Caviar Gold. And just so everyone’s clear, caviar is pronounced calve-ee-are.
So the “cavi” in cavi cone is just the shortened (albeit made up) form of caviar. Hence the calve-ee pronunciation.
And because we enjoy nothing more than being as pedantic as possible, it’s called a cavi cone because it’s — drum roll please — shaped like a cone rather than the more traditional straight doobie.
Now that we’ve cleared the air (hopefully forever) about how to pronounce cavi cone and where they come from, let’s talk about exactly what they are.
A Cavi Cone Is A Pre-Rolled Joint On Steroids
So, yeah, cavi cones are pre-rolled joints with extra ingredients (and flavors) to give you an enhanced psychedelic kick.
Quality, brand name cavi cones top out at 48-52 percent THC, so it goes without saying that you’re gonna wanna be careful if it’s your first time tokin’ a cone.
The enhanced psychedelic kick and high THC percentage of the cavi cone come from the unique combination of ingredients mixed together in the rather innocuous-looking rolling paper.
What’s In A Cavi Cone?
You might say “Well, duh!” when you read this, but you’d be surprised when you hear what some people have found in the imposter cavi cones they’ve purchased (some kind of spice soaked in grape cough syrup).
Your cavi cone should be, first and foremost, high-quality ground cannabis. No stems, no dregs, no seeds.
The next ingredient in a proper cavi cone is some type of cannabis concentrate. It doesn’t matter if it’s a cannabis oil, liquid THC, an extract, or even a tincture, as long as there’s some form of high-THC additive mixed with the bud.
The third ingredient in a proper cavi cone is kief. Kief is the powdery substance left over after you chop up your dried and cured weed in a three-chamber grinder.
Kief is pretty much pure trichomes (the resin glands of the pot plant that contain THC, CBD, CBG, CBN, and other active cannabinoids), so it’s going to add plenty of height to your usual high.
Some cavi cones come with added flavors like vanilla, grape, and berry. This ingredient is purely optional and only affects the taste of the finished product. The flavor added should, in no way, affect the kick-ass high you’re sure to get with a true, quality cavi cone.
And just for reference, the makers of the original cavi cone used dehydrated fruit oil to add flavor to their creation.
Don’t Be Fooled By Imposters
Because of a convoluted, confusing, and drawn-out legal battle, companies other than Caviar Gold are passing off cavi cones filled with regs and other less-than-quality ingredients.
Some dispensaries even try to capitalize on the cavi cone name by passing off their own sub-standard version of the original product.
Don’t be fooled by these imposters. If you’re buying from a live person (as opposed to online), always ask for a description of what’s inside the product you’re about to buy. It should be a combination of cannabis, concentrate, and kief (with or without the flavoring). Anything else and it’s not a cavi cone.
Even if your budtender describes the cavi cone perfectly, it’s still a good idea to check the contents the first time you buy. To do this, just untwist the end, open the paper, and have a quick peek at the stuff inside. Here’s what it should and shouldn’t look like:
In the image on the top (the good), you can clearly see the weed rolled in kief and concentrate. In the image on the bottom (the bad and the ugly), it looks like you’re just getting bud (with stems!) with maybe a drop or two of concentrate.
The clerk at the dispensary may even untwist the end of the cavi cone to let you have a gander at the guts before you buy. This is fairly unlikely, so don’t be afraid to buy and then conduct your own autopsy when you get home.
If it looks like the image on the top, you can rest easy that you’re getting what you paid for (sometimes upwards of $20).
If it looks like the image on the bottom, you may want to bring it to the attention of the dispensary (they may be getting ripped off too) or just go somewhere else.
Buy Or DIY?
That brings up the age-old cannabis question: buy or DIY?
Buying a cavi cone is probably the easiest way to get a good high. Everything is done for you. All you have to do is make fire and puff, puff, pass.
But with that convenience comes the question of what’s inside. With all the controversy surrounding the cavi cone, you may be better off rolling your own.
And when you know what’s in a cavi cone — and realize it isn’t magic that makes it so good — you can just as easily build your own by purchasing the “ingredients” or making everything yourself from scratch.
So it’s really up to you: pay for the convenience or be 100 percent sure of what you’re getting. Which is more important?
How To Make Your Own Cavi Cone
- Large rolling paper
- Your favorite marijuana strain
- Marijuana concentrate
- Spread your rolling paper on a clean, dry, flat surface.
- If you haven’t passed your bud through a grinder yet, do it now.
- Drizzle your marijuana concentrate on your rolling paper. Use as much or as little as you please depending on just how effed up you want to get.
- Sprinkle in a pinch of kief.
- Fill the rest of the space with your favorite cannabis strain.
- Roll and twist to close.
It’s just that easy.
Another super-simple way to build a cavi cone is to make moon rock weed with full nugs of bud first. Then chop the interplanetary-orb with a knife, sprinkle the remnants in your rolling paper, and get lit.
You could also soak your rolling paper in cannabis concentrate and then add your ground bud and kief. We suggest experimenting with your build process to see what works best for you.
Is A Cavi Cone Right For You?
Absolutely! If you’re looking for a powerful high or some serious medicinal relief (some cavi cones contain CBD instead of THC), you can’t go wrong with a cavi cone.
These prized creations are especially good for sharing with a group of good friends. They’re strong enough that everyone will get plenty high, and they’re big enough that there will be plenty to go around.
If you’re new to the grass game, take it easy at first. The high THC in cavi cones will get you seriously far gone in no time flat. But don’t let that be a deterrent. Take a few puffs, find something fun to do, and enjoy the ride.
What makes a cavi cone so special? In this article, we’ll demystify the legendary smoke, show you what makes it kick, and tell you how to build your own.