Coffee + Cannabis: An Unlikely Pair
It’s 4.20, so it’s the perfect time to acknowledge a burgeoning trend in the coffee world: CBD coffee. With the legalization of marijuana in numerous states, cannabis-related innovations are no longer few and far between, and cannabis and coffee connoisseurs are joining forces to create a new kind of brew in the coffee scene.
What is CBD Oil?
CBD oil is derived from the Cannabis plant, the same plant that produces the psychoactive drug of the same name. CBD oil contains trace amounts of THC, the compound in cannabis responsible for the psychoactive effects of marijuana use; meaning that you can consume CBD oil without the physical high that accompanies the consumption of marijuana.
CBD Oil + Coffee
So what happens when you mix CBD oil with coffee? The effects of CBD coffee combine those of both coffee + CBD oil; CBD coffee leaves you energized but not jittery, and focused but not stressed. Some consumers also drink CBD coffee as a way to relieve various stressors, e.g., anxiety, chronic pain, inflammation, and muscle soreness.
In the coffee world, CBD oil is being mixed with a variety of products, most commonly cold brew. Cold brew’s ever-increasing popularity makes for an optimistic partner for CBD oil. Another popular, more traditional (as traditional as you can be with CBD-infused products) CBD coffee product on the market is CBD oil-infused whole beans, which you can brew right in your kitchen. If you like coffee, there’s probably a CBD coffee for you. To help you navigate the unique realm of CBD coffee, we’ve rounded up 4 cannabis coffee collaborations that are taking coffee to a new level.
1. Sträva Craft Coffee – Peace and Wellness Collection
While this Colorado-based, small-batch roaster produces conventional coffee beans, their Peace and Wellness Collection is what really sets them apart. Infused with hemp oil abundant in CBD, the Peace and Wellness collection promises a coffee of integrity; it is flavorful, robust, and will keep you balanced and at ease.
2. SteepFuze CBD Coffee
A pioneer in CBD coffee, SteepFuze was one of the first roasters on the scene and continues to be a major player in the industry. Not only do they offer a variety of CBD-infused coffees (including an espresso blend as well as decaf), but they offer each coffee in two different doses of CBD – one standard dosage and one lower dosage – depending on what the drinker desires.
3. Kickback CBD Cold Brew
Catering to those who are constantly on the go, Kickback developed a line of perfectly portioned and ready-to-drink CBD cold brew coffees. In addition to their original and flavored cold brews, they also offer CBD-infused tea for those who are not coffeephiles.
4. Mary Joe Cold Brew
Mary Joe Cold Brew keeps it plain and simple, offering one single product: CBD-infused cold brew coffee, which promises to lift your spirits while keeping you grounded. It’s a newcomer to the CBD coffee world, so while it’s only available in a select number of stores on the West Coast, it’s undoubtedly a brand to keep an eye on.
Although CBD coffee is still relatively new to the coffee world, it’s an innovation that is not going anywhere anytime soon. No matter your feelings on the increased legalization of cannabis, the growing partnerships are undoubtedly fascinating. Whether you’re planning to try CBD coffee or not, we wish you an enjoyable and safe 4.20!