Interview: Calihash Extractions Company Founder + CEO Michael Domecq

As the cannabis industry expands, there's a renewed focus on hash and its production

Hash, the concentrated form of cannabis, has a storied history. The product appears in literary works and anthropological studies as far back as the 16th century. It’s a complex form of the cannabis flower that’s surprisingly simple to produce—and exponentially more potent than smoking the dried flower on its own. The plant’s thrichomes (where the cannabinoids, or active components, are found) are separated from the cured …

The Community-Driven Ethos Behind Oakland’s Red Bay Coffee

In an industry saturated by foul play, this California-based brand aims to foster a global community and create opportunity

On 10th Street in Oakland, Red Bay Coffee (a certified B Corp) offers ample space to sip coffee and hosts events where visitors find the open warehouse space filled with others enjoying coffee while watching performances, taking part in workshops, and attending cookbook launches. The pandemic hit Red Bay Coffee—like so many others—hard, and demanded that founder and owner Keba Konte think fast and collaborate …

Producing Sparkling Dry Mead at Heidrun Meadery in Point Reyes, California

West Marin idyllic cape is home to sweeping views of the national seashore, artisanal foods makers and this award-winning meadery

For Gordun Hull, a honey fermentation experiment led him down the unexpected path to opening Heidrun Meadery. Hull, who formerly worked as a beer brewer, crafts sparkling dry meads from a variety of single-blossom varietals as well as multi-floral version that reveal the terroir of the region where the honey is from. From their Orange and Sage Blossom liquid to their delectable Point Reyes Wildflower …