CBD Infused Coffee
The deregulation of marijuana sweeping across the United States has been a victory not only for potheads, but also for your coffee. This recent deregulation has opened the door for a little know phytocannabinoid that naturally occurs in the marijuana plant. Maybe you have heard of it. Some people call it cannabidiol. Others refer to it as CBD.
But why on Earth would you want to add it to your coffee? Well, it turns out that there are several benefits of combining CBD and coffee. But before you go and try your first cup, a word of caution. If not preparade the correct way, your fresh brewed cup of coffee may end up tasting like a fresh cup of hot swamp water. If you don’t like the taste of swamp water, it is imperative that your CBD coffee is made the correct way to ensure that it taste like a regular cup of joe.
Benefits of CBD
Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world. So, it makes sense that it was only a matter of time before someone had the idea to add CBD to coffee. But why? Are there any benefits to infusing your coffee with CBD? It turns out that there are several.
Scientist have discovered that CBD has several positive health benefits. Most people choose to use CBD for is pain relief properties. But it does so much more than to just elevate pain. It’s been proven to be extremely effective for psychological conditions like depression and anxiety. But that’s not all! It has also been shown to help with chronic seizures/epilepsy and neurodegenerative disease like multiple sclerosis and fibromyalgia. It also helps with digestive issues, migraines, and even diabetes.
CBD and Coffee
We know that drinking coffee has several health benefits. And we know that supplementing with CBD does as well. So, what happens when you combine them together?
At first glance, you may think that coffee and CBD are counteractive. Regular strength coffee is known for its stimulant properties such as increasing alertness and awareness. CBD is known for its positive mood enhancement and mental calming effects. Shouldn’t caffeine and CBD counteract one another? It’s the opposite of what you may think. When combined, most users report an increase in mental acuity, elevated mood, and an increase productivity, with a decrease in unwanted jitters.
How is CBD Infused Coffee Made?
Do you like it when your coffee taste like coffee? Most people would say yes. And because people like coffee to taste like coffee, then it is important to choose a CBD Infused coffee that is made the right way.
Coffee’s robust taste comes from the natural phenols present in the coffee beans. To keep the natural coffee taste, it is important to infuse CBD at precisely the correct moment. If you just add CBD to a brewed cup of coffee, it will taste something like a hot cup of swamp water. However, if you can add the CBD to the beans before they are brewed, your CBD infused coffee will taste like a regular cup of coffee. But why?
CBD needs an oil carrier, otherwise the overall coffee taste becomes severely compromised. During the grinding and roasting process natural oils are released from the coffee beans. The oils from the coffee beans serve as the oil carrier for the CBD. Unfortunately, once grounded and brewed, the oils from the coffee are unable to absorb the CBD. The result is coffee that taste like ground up grass.
When prepared correctly, you don’t have to worry about your CBD infused coffee tasting like swamp water. Because the CBD is infused with the coffee beans before the grinding process (in a similar way that flavor is infused back into decaffeinated coffee), the taste of your coffee won’t be compromised. Instead you will have a great tasting cup of coffee with all the health benefits of CBD.
It’s Time to go Green
Marijuana legalization is on the horizon. And with its coming legalization, there has been a surge in research being conducted on the positive health benefits of the natural phytocannabinoids found in marijuana. And who knows, they may discover a phytocannabinoid that has more health benefits than CBD. The question then becomes, what is your coffee going to be infused with next?