This is how Christian Hageseth’s celebrates his fifth (and sixth) Cannabis Cup wins

By , The Cannabist Staff

How does a Cannabis Cup-winning ganjapreneur celebrate the morning after winning two first-place trophies? By drinking his coffee and eating his Cheerios directly from the shiny, new Cannabis Cups, of course.

Green Man Cannabis owner Christian Hageseth eats his Cheerios and drinks his coffee out of his recently won Cannabis Cups on April 20, 2016. (Courtesy of Christian Hageseth)
Green Man Cannabis owner Christian Hageseth

This was the scene in Christian Hageseth’s breakfast nook Wednesday morning: After a late night at the paired-down Cypress Hill concert and Cannabis Cup awards show at Denver’s Ogden Theatre, the owner of Denver marijuana shops Green Man Cannabis was struck with gastronomical inspiration.

“I started my day with the breakfast of champions,” Hageseth told The Cannabist on Wednesday. “I drank my coffee and ate my Cheerios out of the Cannabis Cups. It was one of the most satisfying cups of coffee I’d ever had.”

His coffee was in Green Man’s fifth-ever first-place Cannabis Cup — for the best sativa flower in Colorado. His Cheerios were in Green Man’s sixth first-place Cup — for best hybrid flower.

“Funny thing is,” Hageseth noted on his Facebook page, “it all tastes like the tequila Team ‪#‎GreenMan‬ was drinking from the cups last night.”

After High Times magazine moved its massive U.S. Cannabis Cup from Colorado to California earlier this year, its annual Denver awards ceremony was attached to a hip-hop show that was downsized from a suburban arena to an intimate theater in central Denver on Tuesday night.

And since Green Man is on something of an awards streak — this is the third consecutive year Green Man took home the first-place Cup for best sativa for its Ghost Train Haze — we caught up with Hageseth to talk on the sweet smell of victory, the power of Rare Dankness genetics and even growing tips for home-growers looking to amp up their harvest.

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