Morganic Concentrates’ office is located in Aurora, CO, a suburb of southeast Denver. Kris, the owner of @Morganicconcentrates , and his wife were supervising their kids who were riding their bikes around the parking lot when I pulled up. I introduced myself and Kris started showing me around while mom and the kids ventured off to the park.
They recently put up a brand-new sign and were very proud of it. The logo was created by a graphic designer who they are friends with.
Kris told me that they’ve been building out the facility since January and they were finally ready for production. Due to the nature of the extraction process and the inspection approvals from the city, the process took a long time. Since this was the first time that Aurora had seen this kind of extraction setup, the city was careful to make sure that the setup met their safety requirements. Kris previously worked as a carpenter, thus he was familiar with the stop-and-go nature of construction and approvals.
Morganic Concentrates makes extracts with an ethanol distillation system from Colorado Extraction Systems, which is located in Golden, CO. The Triple X-Tract system extracts and filters the plant’s essentials, including all of the cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids. It also filters out water and chlorophyll. The extracted solution is then transferred to the SprayVap system, which distills the ethanol back into the closed loop system, leaving only the cannabis oil behind. The low operating temperature of ethanol extraction minimizes degradation of essential compounds while keeping them free of ethanol solvent. The solution is heated up in a vacuum, vaporizing the ethanol for later reuse. The equipment is compact enough that they operate out of a space just under 400 square feet total.
Kris is in the process of deciding on a packaging system, and whether to purchase his own packaging device or outsource the process. Once he crosses that bridge he’ll be ready to offer Morganic Concentrates products in local dispensaries. Right now Kris is in the process of talking to various Colorado dispensaries to determine the best place to offer the product. Because he focuses on quality over quantity, he wants to find a dispensary that shares his values and can best highlight the oil.
Morganic Concentrates wants to make sure that they are producing the purest product possible, so they start with cannabis grown using organic principles, and they also make sure to use organic, non-GMO corn ethanol for the filtration. The grower that they work with is located in the same building, so they can be sure that good growing practices are being used.
After showing me the equipment and a recent batch of essential oil extract that he created, Kris headed out to enjoy the nice weather with a game of disc golf. When he’s not in the office you’ll typically find him on one of the many disc golf courses around town.