It looks as if CBD could be catching up, but coffee, or more accurately caffeine, is still the most widely used psychoactive substance in the world. Millions of people across the globe and spanning all cultures, regularly enjoy a cup of coffee in their daily life. Caffeine is actually considered a nootropic (brain enhancing drug), which makes us feel more alert and in many ways makes for the perfect start to a working day. But could the myriad benefits of CBD be brought to bear on the morning coffee? The short answer to that is yes.
While we most commonly consume CBD as a vape, an oil, a pill, or in food, there are in fact many more way besides to do so. The great thing about it is that the substance can in fact be delivered into the body in a huge variety of ways – CBD cookies anyone? And as it tuns out, coffee is no different. CBD-infused coffee beans are fast becoming a trend, and when you think about it, the combination makes a great deal of sense.
CBD and Caffeine – a Winning Combination
We associate caffeine with alertness and being “wide awake”. And most of us have experienced the unpleasant effects of one too many cups of coffee after a night that just seemed to require it. Nevertheless, as surprising as it may sound, the anti-anxiety effects of CBD are not lessened by combining it with caffeine. Actually, caffeine does not necessarily increase anxiety.
Caffeine makes us feel awake by blocking adenosine receptors in the brain (those that cause drowsiness). This also allows us to stay focused. However, it doesn’t really, in moderate doses, do anything that increases anxiety. Caffeine may cause you to lose sleep when you need it and that certainly can increase anxiety, but it is the lack of sleep that does so, not the caffeine. In fact, feeling more focused and less muddled can actually decrease anxiety.
Thus, caffeine can be paired pretty successfully with CBD so long as it is done properly. CBD and caffeine in the morning could be a winning combination.
How to Infuse Coffee Beans With CBD
Yammy CBD, a company specializing in all manner of innovative CBD products, stress that it is the versatility of CBD oil that allows it to be added to all sorts of other substances. Making a cup of CBD coffee is not therefore simply a matter of pouring CBD oil into your mug. It is a bit more complicated than that. Nonetheless, it’s not difficult once you get the hang of it.
But before outlining how to infuse your own CBD coffee, it is worth pointing out that this is a trend that has already led to quite a receptive market for this type of product. Accordingly, you can buy CBD-infused coffee beans, ready to be added to your grinder, coffee machine, or French press.
If you want to do it yourself though, here’s how:
- Grind the coffee beans to a medium-coarse consistency and place them into an infuser mug (a simple piece of kit, not difficult to find or buy).
- Add around 1ml of premium CBD oil into the filter of the infuser mug, directly where the ground coffee is and then mix well.
- Pour boiling water into the infuser mug.
- And that’s it! Be sure to wait for at least three to five minutes before removing the filter.
What you now have is a perfect mug of CBD coffee, with the coffee’s oils well infused with the CBD oil you have added. Prepare to notice the difference.