CBD coffee is a great alternative for your daily caffeine consumption and routine. And once you try it, you’ll be part of a growing trend that’s becoming more mainstream.
With the rising popularity of CBD oil, coffee drinkers have found a great pairing. Brands are catching on too: selling grounds pre-mixed with CBD. Even more coffee drinkers are mixing their favorite CBD tinctures in with their regular cups of java.
So what is CBD coffee and why is it becoming so popular? This article will cover everything you need to know about CBD coffee—including how to make it and the benefits and risks of the combination.
What Is CBD Coffee?
CBD coffee is simple: it’s a combination of coffee and CBD. The combination can be made in several ways, but always includes these two.
Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world and it’s estimated that up to 83% of Americans have it daily. Coffee, as you may already know, contains caffeine which produces the following effects with its consumption:
- Boosted metabolism
- Increased blood pressure
The second ingredient is CBD—the shorthand for cannabidiol—which is a naturally derived compound found in the cannabis plant. People can sometimes confuse this with THC, another popular compound (there are over 80 compounds), but they are not the same. CBD, unlike THC, does not give a “high” feeling. Instead, it gives a peaceful, relaxing feeling as many have reported.
- Reducing anxiety
- Reducing joint and ligament pains
- Improving quality of sleep
- Reducing blood pressure
These benefits can vary in their time to take effect. Typically, CBD ingested orally (like you would while drinking CBD coffee) can take between 20 minutes and 2 hours to take effect.
CBD coffee brings the benefits of both coffee and CBD together. And it does so as a combination of two natural substances: a natural plant-based caffeine drink, and a natural cannabinoid. And like all good natural combinations, it treats its users to the best of both effects, though there are a few risks.
The Benefits And Risks Of CBD Infused Coffee
Well the effects are going to be a composite of the two main ingredients—CBD and coffee. And, as you may have assumed, there’s some counterbalancing in the effects of these two. We’ll talk about these effects as two sections—the benefits of CBD coffee and the risks.
Coffee drinking itself comes with incredible health benefits. Harvard researchers have found that drinking it can help your body battle long-term diseases. This is in addition to coffee helping you be healthier, smarter, thinner, and containing a number of essential nutrients and high antioxidant levels. All of this makes coffee one of the healthiest drinks on the planet.
In the short term, coffee, through its caffeine, provides a boost of energy to your bodily systems. The effects of coffee can take between ten to forty-five minutes to kick-in, and can last up to three hours.
CBD itself also has dynamic, unique, and positive effects. That’s why it’s seen such a surge in popularity in the last few years. Research shows that CBD can help reduce anxiety, one of the effects that’s brought on by high caffeine intake. This is just one of the benefits of CBD coffee—where the CBD compound helps to mitigate some of the negative effects of coffee drinking.
There are more even ways that CBD’s effects help counteract some of coffee’s “negative” effects.
Particularly for those sensitive to caffeine, even a small cup of coffee after 2pm can negatively affect sleep. Unfortunately, many counteract this with less sleep and more coffee the following morning.
What may very well be a perfect solution, a CBD infused coffee in the afternoon can give a productive boost, but also help with a deep sleep come nighttime.
A journalist recently ran a self-experiment on himself to test how he’d react to CBD Coffee (he used Flower Power CBD oil).
On his third day, he wrote, “I’m alert with no headache. Caffeine can sometimes give me heart palpitations and shaky hands, but today I feel calm. I don’t feel any anxiety or added stress over deadlines, and the day is flying by.”
The benefits reported by others are consistent with this. CBD coffee can still provide the alertness of caffeine without the anxiety that it can also produce.
With any new combination of two substances, there are risks. CBD is new to the market and still being tested in a variety of different situations and fields.
When it comes to adding CBD to coffee, the main risk is that everybody’s body responds to compounds differently. This is true of CBD the same as it is true of coffee. Tolerances to different extracts or oils vary by genetic design as well as past use and experience.
The effects of CBD vary from person to person and the amount in different blends and grounds can alter this.
To help mitigate this risk, you’ll want to test and experiment with a few cups on yourself and once you find the right fit for your body, continue using that amount and recipe to make it the same way each time.
Making CBD Coffee - From Beginning To End
Making CBD coffee is easy, short, and simple. For the benefits listed above, having CBD coffee barely takes any more time than having a regular coffee on its own.
Making CBD Coffee
Unlike other specialty coffees that require several steps, making CBD coffees is super easy. In reality, there are three steps:
- Make or buy a cup of coffee
- Drop in Good Vibes CBD
You can drop your CBD straight in from the Good Vibes tincture. One or two droppers are recommended to start but the amount will always be up to you and your body.
Good Vibes extract is also emulsified in Coconut Oil and flavored with Peppermint Oil, which will give your CBD coffee a nice and subtle minty taste. Many customers report a nice calming, relaxing yet focused and alert effect.
Making CBD Coffee In The Blender
If you want, you can add one extra step that might make your CBD coffee taste even better. But it’s up to you—making CBD coffee can be done in just those three steps above.
But this extra step can help with the consistency of the coffee. The CBD in the daily relief Good Vibes is mixed with coconut oil which contains MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides). This is a kind of saturated fatty acid—which has numerous health benefits.
But it’s also a thicker oil and you’re mixing that oil with a water-based drink in coffee. So the oils can sometimes rise to the top, rather than mixing in fully.
If you want a fully mixed coffee with CBD, you’ll had another step or two:
- Make coffee
- Add Good Vibes CBD
- Add in any milk or creamer (or CBD creamer if you’d like)
- Mix everything in your blender for 15-20 seconds
You do not need to do this for long, 15 or 20 seconds will do.
What the blender does is break up some of the larger cells in your oil and mix them with the coffee with more consistency. If you want a CBD cold brew, add ice in during this mix and it will come out frothy like a smoothie.
If you’ve ever had Bulletproof Coffee, you may know this routine. It’s similar because Bulletproof coffee uses a thick brain octane oil, like that in the Good Vibes extract. To break up that oil, a blender is best to use.
For those that want the best of these worlds, check out this video on making Bulletproof CBD Coffee.
Drinking CBD Coffee
There isn’t a different way or style to enjoy your CBD coffee. You should “take” it just as you would without the CBD addition. This includes any additions you may put in: cream, milk, sugar, cinnamon, or anything else.
Do note that the heat in coffee can vary any kind of additive to coffee, including CBD, so you may want to try iced CBD coffee first or a CBD cold brew. But since these too can have variable effects, the recommendation is to drink the CBD coffee as you’d have your standard cup.
If you don’t like your coffee black, you can use a CBD coffee creamer to get the double benefit of CBD’s addition and a milkier taste to your java. Of course, pay attention to the amount you’re putting in if you’re also using a CBD creamer, as you don’t want to double up without knowing it.
The Effects Of CBD Coffee
The after effect of CBD coffee may vary on your first few tries. The variance is from the dosage (or amount) of CBD, as well as factors within the coffee itself.
For your first few times trying CBD coffee, drink it in a comfortable place—where you can sit peacefully whether you’re hyped on caffeine or chilled out on CBD. Once you try, see how you’re feeling and adjust accordingly
"With any herbal medicine, simple advice is to start low and go slow," Dr. Michelle Weiner advises. "There is a 'sweet spot' with CBD based on our individual endocannabinoid system."
By the third or fourth time, you’ll have an idea of how your body will feel after cup. Keep consistent with your dosage and timing and you’ll see the benefits continue.
Finding The Best CBD Coffee
A challenge we’ve heard from customers is finding CBD coffee. Some don’t have a nice coffee maker at home, so they’d prefer CBD coffee pods or instant CBD coffee. Others don’t make coffee at home at all and prefer to grab on the go.
Finding CBD Coffee Near Me
Finding CBD coffee or a CBD coffee shop near you will depend on where you live, as well as the amount of local businesses that sell CBD products.
Many CBD brands partner with local coffee shops to sell their product. These range from CBD tinctures made to mix with coffee, to CBD infused coffee grounds, to CBD coffee creamers. There’s a variety in the marketplace already and there will be many more products to come.
Still, the best way to get CBD coffee is to buy your favorite coffee—in-store, online, or already made—and mix in a high-quality CBD tincture like Good Vibes.
The Best Coffees to Infuse CBD
The most important factor when it comes to infusing CBD in coffee is versatility. How easily can the coffee adapt to what’s mixed in it?
Generally, this means that you want to stick with a basic and natural coffee. Additives might reduce the coffee’s ability to respond to something like CBD. Esquire recently named Koa Coffee, a natural coffee from Hawaii, as its best dark roast, for instance. This would make for a good mix for CBD coffee.
Kona dark roast makes for a great CBD coffee mix
The kind of roast matters too. A dark roast like Koa will be more full-bodied and keep its flavor strong and constant. A light roast tends to have more flavor as its closer to its original taste because it’s been roasted less.
Which would be better for coffee infused with CBD? Well that’s up to you and your tastebuds. If you enjoy both, it may be better to start with a dark roast. The dark roast coffee mixed with CBD will be a closer taste to your regular coffee.
The difference between dark and light roast should not affect the benefits of mixing CBD in your coffee, though. The decision here is more for taste.
Why Mix With SabaiDee
There are many CBD tincture options for infusing in your coffee, but SabaiDee CBD offers you several perks that many other options don’t include.
SabaiDee CBD extracts derive from plants specifically bred to have low extremely low THC yield, and then the remainder of the THC is sophisticatedly extracted out of the final extract.
This is helpful as THC can give you a “high” feeling that may distract from your work or daily plans. CBD does not give you this feeling. CBD coffee should keep you more focused and alert.
You don’t want to add any unwanted elements into your CBD coffee cup. Our proprietary extraction technology gets rid of those unwanted chemicals or additives (like THC) and maintains the beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes. In addition to CO2 extraction, but we utilize proprietary extraction methods that improves this process for the highest quality CBD extracts, guaranteed.
As CBD becomes a more mainstream helper for the modern world’s stress, anxiety, aging, and overload, we’ll keep finding ways to input it into our natural routine. CBD coffee is no different. It’s taking a regular habit of a majority of people and adding an element of daily health.
We pride ourselves on having some of the highest quality CBD available, and you’ll see and feel the benefits of our CBD in your coffee instantly.