I recently tried by first batch of flower from GrowHealthy (review here) after reading so many rave reviews about it for the past year.
Spoiler: I was equally impressed by what I got; it lived up to the hype.
Blue Coffin is a strain that is actually brand new to GrowHealthy, so it was interesting to get the feeling of being one of the first people to try and review it, since I have had the 1 year delay on being able to review their flower. Consequently, there’s not really much information about this strain online, other than what GrowHealthy has listed on the product page for it:
This more moderate Sativa offers buzzy cerebral effects from its Fort Collins Cough lineage combined with body relaxation from Blue Heron. Aromas include fall leaves mixed with blueberry, rose, and citrus. Blue Coffin may increase appetite, mood and energy. Flowers tend to be plump and dark greenGrowHealthy product page for Blue Coffin
Blue Coffin (Sativa)
Price at time of review: $35/eighth (Littles)
Lineage: Blue Heron x Fort Collins Cough
Batch/Harvest Number: F-040420-BCFN-1
Total Cannabinoids: 24.09%
I opted to get the “Littles” (small buds) for $35 eighth, due to currently being furloughed for the COVID-19 crisis – every dollar counts a little bit more than normal right now for me. With that being said, I was pleasantly surprised at what I found. These buds are actually small-medium in size, and are much larger than some buds I’ve paid much more money for in the past.
The color and overall appearance of this strain reminds me a lot of Trulieve’s Sour Diesel – check out the images in that link for yourself; you’d almost think it’s the same bud without really closely inspecting it. The cure, trim, and moisture content are again nearly perfect here. If this is how Growhealthy consistently grows their flower, they are on another level from the other MMTCs I’ve been able to visit up to this point. The buds are moderately sticky and moderate in density.
Though there were 2 or 3 sugar leaves left behind, the trim on this eighth is really good, and I am more lenient to finding a couple of sugar leaves in what is understood to be the lower-tier option, as long as it isn’t excessive.
This is great flower, and I can really see the dedication and care that was taken throughout the grow process. Well done!
Appearance/Cure Rating: 7.00/10.00
Blue Coffin is a very fruity and funky smelling strain. You can pretty much smell any tangy fruit you set your mind to: Pineapple and Green Apple are the two that I find it most comparable to.
In some ways, this strain reminds me of both a funkier Member Berry and Green Crack in its smell. Fruit with an equally present funk – almost a chemical-like funk is the best way to describe Blue Coffin’s smell.
When broken apart or grinded down, the chem-funk and citrus terpenes seem to come through much more. The taste when smoked is both fruity and spicy at once.
Overall, this is an enjoyable smelling and tasting strain. It isn’t just amazing, but it is both fruity and pungent, and patients who enjoy either smell will enjoy Blue Coffin.
Smell/Taste Rating: 6.20/10.00
Blue Coffin is described by GrowHealthy as a more moderate sativa, and I’d say that’s accurate. It still packs a mighty punch at ~24% THC, and 5 hits was enough to put me in a (now) rare state of anxiety and paranoia for about 10-15 minutes. However, when consumed at levels that are more friendly to one’s tolerance, I do find this to be slightly less racy than strains like 99 Problems or Sour Diesel – but not as mellow as others, like Clementine or Dutch Hawaiian.
“Moderate” is a very appropriate word to describe the effects of this sativa strain. I find it good to use from the early morning to mid afternoon. It has worked well for lifting my depression, but it isn’t the best motivating strain for me; I actually seem to be more in a haze with this strain than with other sativas I’ve tried recently. I’m still able to stay productive; it just seems to take a little more effort. But: This could be due to a host of different factors, like my diet, caffeine consumption, etc. over the past few days.
I always have the disclaimer at the bottom of the “effects” section that addresses how strains can affect people differently, but I really want to drive that home here. While a great number of my readers do leave feedback saying their experience was exactly like how I described the strain in my review, there’s always going to be people who are “paradoxically” affected by certain strains. I say this to encourage you to continue to pursue looking for options that are best for you. Don’t always take what I, or any other reviewer says, as fact. I think I get it “right” (for most people) a lot of the time, but experiences will always vary to an extent from person to person. Please keep that in mind – a friendly reminder from me to you!
Possibly good for treating:
- ADD/ADHD or focus-related issues
- Increases energy/alertness, in a way almost similar to caffeine
- Good for “stepping out of the box” with current mindset; good for changing mental perspective.
I’m definitely no medical doctor, so please take the preceding conditions only as my own personal observations from using this strain and having experience with a multitude of different cannabis strains. Everybody is different, and every body reacts differently to various medications.
Effects Rating: 6.50/10.00
Overall Rating: 6.56/10.00
Overall, I would best describe Blue Coffin as a “good” sativa strain from Growhealthy.
Sativa lovers or patients who enjoy fruity strains will most likely enjoy Blue Coffin. I don’t think it will be a staple strain in my rotation, but I certainly wouldn’t mind smoking it if it was the only sativa I had, and would certainly choose it over some other strains I’ve tried in the past.
Many more reviews from the various MMTCs and other content are coming soon – especially as I find myself at home nearly 24/7 during this COVID-19 pandemic – so stay tuned!
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