What Happens If You Snort Coffee?

Staying up for long hours is sometimes not easy, and you might be tempted to try coffee to stay awake. Do you think that snorting any energy-boosting compounds is the quickest way or the best way to effect? That can go well with some substances such as cocaine. It will not work the same way if you snort coffee grounds.

Are you ready to bear the extreme pain from grounded coffee beans stuck in your nasal passage? Or do you think that the more painful it is, the higher you will get?

What Happens If You Snort Coffee

Snorting, medically referred to as insufflation, gives a straightforward route for drug substance to get to and bypass the blood-brain boundary when used in the appropriate form. Most drug users resort to snorting because they think that is the quickest way to get the substances into the brain to bring out the effect fastest. This will work correctly for some compounds such as ketamine and pure cocaine, which after snorting they will move up the nostrils via the mucus membranes and get into the bloodstream and then go beyond the blood-brain barrier. They will then act on the brain receptors and give a psychoactive effect. Snorting works for these drugs because they are taken in pure form, which is more comfortable for their active elements to dissolve. Additionally, they are meant to stimulate the brain.

Coffee’s active compound is caffeine, and it also triggers the brain receptors to give energizing effects. However, you will not readily get the caffeine content from coffee. The caffeine element in coffee grounds must be extracted. It is best extracted using water, and that is why people who need energy from coffee brew it rather than eating it dry or snorting it, equally too dry.

When you snort coffee grounds, some caffeine will likely find their way into your bloodstream if the grounds will stay for long in your nasal cavity. The coffee grounds will not dissolve, and you will try to blow them out as soon as you can, due to the pain you will be experiencing. Snorting is undoubtedly not the best way to get a caffeine fix. Imagine the length of time and level of temperatures needed to leach out caffeine from ground coffee beans in the standard way. Even with the cold brew methods, it will still take several hours of slow filtration to get a cup full of caffeine.

If you want to snort, there is a more complex scientific method you can use to get the snortable caffeine from the grounds. You need to extract caffeine using the usual way with a solvent other than water. You will use dichloromethane then dry the caffeine solution to get a white crystallized substance.

In a wrap

Snorting pure caffeine can be energizing, although it is perilous. Caffeine is very psychoactive and will trigger a fatal effect with the intake of 5 to 10 grams, which sounds more comfortable to inhale than to ingest. You might find yourself shitting and vomiting endlessly if the coffee ground ends up where they are not supposed to be, and your body rejects them. It is no doubt better off drinking coffee.


Champions Brochure_1Sports & Arts in Schools Foundation (SASF) has honed its flagship Champions Club after-school program model to meet students’ individualized needs – particularly those attending underperforming schools in New York City’s low-income neighborhoods.  Champions Clubs enrich the lives of students by providing diverse, high-quality sports, arts, character development and academic assistance.  In the 2009-10 school year, about 70 schools across the five boroughs and Westchester County are hosting SASF’s Champions Club after-school programs.


Each Champions Club is tailored to meet the varying needs of the host school.  The clubs use a combination of the following elements to create a comprehensive after-school experience:


Champions Brochure_2Skill-driven sports and fitness activities;

  • Visual and performing arts instruction;
  • Off-site field trips to cultural institutions, athletic events and college campuses;
  • Character development workshops;
  • Homework help
  • Academic tutoring at designated Schools in Need of Improvement (SINI); and
  • Performances and skills showcases that highlight student achievement before an audience of teachers, faculty, family and friends.
Champions Brochure_3The Champions Club model succeeds by building a cohesive link between sports, arts and the participating students’ academic skill development wherever possible.  Accordingly, Champions Clubs provide an academic period each day that is devoted to reading, math or homework assistance.  The program model operates three to five days each week, up to 36 weeks during the academic year.

SASF Holds First “Elect to Be Fit” Event

ELECT TO BE FITThe Sports and Arts in Schools Foundation held the first of what are intended to be several “Elect to Be Fit” events today at Peace Academy in Brooklyn.

“Events like today’s will help teach our students a balanced approach to healthy living,” said SASF CEO Jim O’Neill. “We are giving our children the tools to improve their own nutrition and exercise habits by helping expose them to a variety of activities.”

Approximately 75 students from around Brooklyn participated. Participating schools included:

  • PS 144
  • Peace Academy
  • PS 134
  • And PS 125

SASF staff arranged several activities for students, including soccer, yoga, cooking and nutrition classes, flag football and cardio dance class. Students rotated through each station as a preview of activities that SASF currently offers or plans to offer to students in its over 100 programs.

“We will be using the feedback we get from the participants and staff to refine the experience, and with the continued generous support of Mayor de Blasio, Commissioner Chong and Chancellor Fariña, we hope to expand this event into more schools before the end of the school year,” said O’Neill.

SASF is the largest CBO provider of school-based extended learning programs in NYC.  In the current school year, SASF is working in 15 high schools as well as more than 40 middle schools.  Research shows that our programs improve students’ academic performance, increase high school completion rates and college admission results, and strengthen students’ resilience, self-esteem, and self-discipline.

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