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How Do You Make CBD Coffee?

Word is getting out that coffee and CBD pair beautifully. The CBD offsets the jitters that some people experience with caffeine while the coffee stimulates, awakens the senses, and uplifts the soul. As CBD derived products gain popularity, people are searching for the right way to incorporate the cannabinoid into their lives. At Sträva, we think there is no better way to start the day than with a fresh, hand roasted, perfectly infused cup of coffee.

Why Make CBD Coffee?

If asked to mention one thing that is necessary to achieve goals, one might think of consistency. Success of any kind is the accumulation of habitual acts that continue well after the goal has been reached. We all know that it takes years of study to become an expert just as it takes regular exercise to gain strength. Supplementing your diet with cannabinoids works in a similar way. In order to reap the numerous benefits of CBD, it’s important to take small amounts on a consistent and frequent basis. This is why coffee is a fantastic way to ingest CBD. It’s not to say that one can’t consistently supplement CBD via any of the popular delivery methods such as gummies, chocolates, or tinctures, but the margin for error is considerably larger as there is a possibility of forgetting to take it. We’ve mentioned before that the best things in life often require minimal effort and should organically fit into everyday life. For many people, the act of making coffee is the first thing they do as they wake up. It is the ritual carried out to start the day on the right foot with vigor. This is why we prefer to infuse CBD into our beans. It allows us to consistently enjoy CBD while indulging in craft coffee and avoiding any added steps.

The Flavor of CBD Coffee

A cup of coffee has the power to make or break a mood, so we believe that each cup of coffee should have rich and balanced flavor. Many of those looking to enrich their life with CBD will often add a product such as a tincture or an isolate to their coffee. This is a common shortcut, but it often interferes with the quality of the coffee. Isolate is pure CBD powder and is tasteless. Its main drawback is also its strength in that it is pure CBD. Dr. Raphael Mechoulam coined the term “the entourage effect” which means the effect created by all of the present cannabinoids working together. Since isolate is simply isolated CBD, using it alone won’t provide benefit from any other cannabinoids. Alternatively, tinctures are the most popular CBD product on the market and it is often made from broad or full spectrum oil. Tincture may be an easy way to enhance a cup of coffee, but its oily consistency doesn’t dissolve in coffee and you are left with a cup of coffee with a puddle of oil on the top and clinging to the sides. Full spectrum means that all of the plant’s phytochemicals are present such as THC, CBD and minor cannabinoids and terpenes. Terpenes are the oils in plants that provide flavor and aroma. Terpenes are most important when cannabis products are being inhaled, and don’t provide as much benefit when ingested. Since terpenes are often present in tinctures, they can upset the flavor of the coffee, rendering it less enjoyable.

Our mission when we began infusing CBD into our coffee was to provide the most beneficial product without compromising the flavor of our carefully crafted coffee. Rather than a full spectrum oil, we use broad spectrum distillate in our infusions. Broad spectrum oil includes all of the naturally occurring cannabinoids such as CBD, CBG, CBC, and CBN, but it lacks the terpenes and other essential oils that would otherwise alter the flavor of the coffee. We also use CBD distillate to ensure potency and accuracy. The specialty grade beans that we roast for our infused coffee is also a foundational component to the flavor experience. We specifically chose the flavor profile of nuts and chocolate of a Colombian bean to pair with the earthy flavor of hemp.

How is CBD Coffee Made?

Our craft CBD coffee goes back to the balance of simplicity, intention, and execution. Our infused coffee always begins with specialty grade beans. We hand roast each batch of coffee with love and attention. Once the roast is ready, we infuse the whole beans through our proprietary infusion process to create a well rounded, balanced and delicious product. Finally, we flush each package of coffee with nitrogen to ensure freshness. Just as it takes consistent and habitual action to benefit from CBD, we analyze the flavors of each roast to ensure that every batch meets our standards of quality.

So how do we make our CBD coffee so good? It’s simple. Like many of you, we love great coffee and we love the added benefits of hemp. We start with top quality raw ingredients then roast and infuse each batch with craftsmanship and purpose. With every cup we strive to offer you a delicious and meaningful experience.

Ready to try some for yourself? Sträva offers WHOLE BEAN, K-CUP 2.0 and NESPRESSO compatible pods.

You can learn more about our commitment to quality by reading up on Sträva Gold.

Word is getting out that coffee and CBD pair beautifully. The CBD offsets the jitters that some people experience with caffeine while the coffee stimulates, awakens the senses, and uplifts the soul. As CBD derived products gain popularity, people are searching for the right way to incorporate CBD into their coffee

How to make your own CBD Coffee

What is CBD Coffee?

‘CBD Coffee’ or ‘CBD-Infused Coffee’ is the generally accepted name for a cup of coffee with added CBD or hemp extract. If you are now wondering why anyone would consume CBD and coffee at the same time, you may want to check out “The science behind CBD Coffee” first.

In summary, coffee is something most of us drink everyday. It’s warm, comforting, and while they once were heavily debated, coffee has finally secured some health benefits amongst scientists. Pairing with with hemp allows users to easily integrate hemp into their lives,

It is so ingrained in many of our daily morning (and afternoon) rituals that it makes the perfect habit to infuse with CBD. What’s more is that it can be done so, very easily.

How to Make CBD Coffee:

The three most popular ways to make CBD Coffee at home are:

Each method has its pros and cons, but they are all easy to make at home. We explore each below.

1. CBD Infused Coffee Beans

Using CBD infused coffee beans is perhaps the easiest way to make a CBD coffee at home. The coffee beans come pre-infused with CBD-rich hemp extract. You do not need to add or infuse anything yourself. The freshly roasted beans are ready to brew straight away; be it a filter machine, espresso machine or our personal favourite, the french press.

So how are the beans infused with CBD? Coffee beans produce their own natural oils – in fact if you ever get a stomach ache from drinking too much coffee, it is because of the oils. Anyway, we make use of the beans natural oils to infuse them with CBD-rich, European hemp extract. This means our beans are in fact infused with full spectrum hemp extract, offering you a wide variety of cannabinoids, terpenes, minerals and nutrients.

How does CBD coffee taste? Users often expect CBD coffee to taste very ‘hempy or planty’ but that is often not the case. If the manufacturer is using a high quality hemp and the correct infusion process, the taste of the coffee itself is barely impacted. You may notice a slight hemp aroma to the beans but the taste will not be too different to your regular cup of coffee.

How to Brew CBD Coffee Beans:

  1. Add 10-15g of ground CBD coffee per cup to your cafetiere / french press.
  2. Then, measure and add just enough near boiling water, stir and wait 3-4 minutes.
  3. Finally push the strainer / plunger down gently, and pour yourself a cup of coffee full of CBD-rich hemp extract.

Pros:

  • You already know how to make coffee and you likely drink it most days.
  • If you don’t know or drink coffee and you want to try, all you need is a french press / cafetiere.
  • It is still cheaper than a cup of coffee at .

Cons:

  • You might not like coffee (hard to believe if you have come this far…)
  • It is hard to increase the CBD dosage per cup without ending up with a really strong cup of coffee.

2. Adding CBD Oil to Coffee

This can be as simple as adding a few drops to your pre-made coffee, or if you like the idea of a CBD butter coffee, it can be a little more complex. The simplest way, which is now quite common, is to just add a few drops of CBD oil to your coffee. The amount of drops will depend on the strength of your CBD oil, but depending on why you are taking CBD, we recommend between 5-15mg of CBD per cup.

Pros:

  • Very easy to control dosage
  • CBD oil is a versatile ingredient and can be used to ‘infuse’ other drinks and foods.
  • Can be blended to produce a CBD ‘BulletProof’ Coffee.

Cons:

  • Oil does not mix with water. It will float on top of your coffee. While this is largely okay if the coffee is for yourself at home, it is not the best experience to serve a customer in a cafe.
  • Paper cups can easily absorb the floating oil before you manage to drink it.
  • Some CBD oils can negatively impact the flavour of your coffee.

3. Adding CBD Infused Honey to Coffee

Another option is to use a CBD infused sweetener, such as a syrup or honey, to add to your pre-made coffee. Like adding oil, you will need to work out how much you need to add in order to meet your desired CBD dosage.

Pros:

  • Very easy to control dosage
  • Honey dissolves and mixes in well.
  • Honey is a natural sweetener with its own potential, health benefits.

Cons:

  • There is only so much honey you will want in your coffee, potentially making it harder to reach higher dosages.
  • Not everyone likes a sweet coffee.

CBD Coffee FAQs

How much does CBD coffee cost per cup?

When using CBD oil or CBD honey to make your own CBD infused coffee the cost can vary. There are lots of CBD oils available at different price points, but limited options for CBD honey. We are currently exploring both as viable alternatives to include in our online store.

What we can tell you is the cost per cup of our CBD infused coffee beans, based on our 450g bag is just over £1 or $1.22. Your daily Starbucks or Costa will likely cost more than double.

How much CBD should I put in my coffee?

This depends entirely on you own personal preferences. However, we have tried several different combinations and dosages.

10-15mg is our preferred dose for a really calming cup of coffee. Perfect for a lazy weekend brew.

5-7.5mg is our preferred dose for most weekday mornings. This is because consuming CBD in small dosages has been found to have an energising effect, making it the perfect compliment to a cup of coffee as it is still enough to banish the notorious, coffee jitters.

We found that anything below 5mg was hard to notice and did not negate the negative side effects of caffeine. Please again note, that this is our own anecdotal evidence. Feel free to browse our customer reviews for the opinions of our customers and remember that this is not medical advice.

Can I put CBD oil into coffee?

Yes you can put CBD oil into coffee. The only thing to really note is that the oil will float on top of your coffee. This isn’t a huge problem, unless you are drinking out of a paper cup which may absorb the oil before you get a chance to consume it. For more information, scroll up to “adding CBD oil to coffee.”

Will CBD oil make me sleepy?

A lot of consumers, including myself, use CBD oil as a sleep aid and have found it to be hugely beneficial. It appears that CBD helps with sleep in a multitude of ways, reducing anxiety, reducing the time to fall asleep, improving sleep quality and more. What is even more interesting is how CBD works in smaller doses.

CBD as an ‘energiser’

In smaller doses, CBD has been found to stimulate alertness and promote wakefullness while still negating the negative side effects of caffeine. This is one of the reasons our CBD infused coffee beans have earned several 5-star reviews from our customers ,as a small dose of CBD further compliments the energising effects of coffee.

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