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Coffee Plus CBD: The Perfect Way to Perk Up Your Morning Routine?

Article author photo Igor Bussel by Dr. Igor Bussel | Last updated: November 26, 2021
M.D., M.S., M.H.A: - Chicago Medical School


Many people turn to coffee as a start to their daily morning routine, but coffee can have some unpleasant side effects from caffeine. For some people, their relationship with coffee can be a bit of a complicated one of love and hate. But breaking up with your go-to morning pick-me-up isn’t necessary, and we have CBD to thank for that!

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of many compounds found in cannabis and hemp plants. As our knowledge surrounding CBD and its potential therapeutic benefits grow, so does the number of ways we know to consume it. Since the 2018 Farm Bill passed, allowing for hemp to be cultivated in the US if the threshold of THC is under 0.3% has increased the market and made CBD flourish.

CBD oils and tinctures, gummies and edibles, lotions, and creams – are all common methods of consumption or application. One unique way to take your dose of CBD that is gaining popularity is through CBD-infused coffee. A new twist on an old favorite, one that could solve the rocky relationship between wanting coffee and not too much caffeine.

Coffee plus CBD

Why Is CBD-Infused Coffee Gaining Popularity?

Coffee infused with CBD may sound complicated, but it’s actually quite simple and can easily be made at home. Cannabidiol can go well with just about any coffee beverage, whether you prefer a traditional roast, an ice-blended drink, or any type of latte in between. CBD can be infused during the roasting process or added after your coffee is prepared. By adding a dropperful of your favorite CBD oil to your morning cup of Joe, you may experience the benefits of CBD with no side effects from the caffeine.

CBD and coffee can be thought of as almost a sort of balancing act. Coffee can be a potent stimulant that provides energy as caffeine excites the central nervous system and increases alertness. But with that comes the possibility of overdoing it. Too much coffee and caffeine can lead to jitters, increased heart rate, and even anxiety.

On the flip side, CBD is known for its relaxing capabilities. The sense of calm and well-being often associated with CBD, along with cannabidiol’s anti-inflammatory properties, can aid in the direction of pain relief as well. CBD has even been thought to help promote restful sleep, so combining it with caffeine may level out the two’s active ingredients and properties. By infusing coffee with CBD, you can grasp the energizing benefits of caffeine while they are balanced by the relaxing effects of CBD. This leaves you with a level head and an alert, yet a tranquil way to begin your day or add a boost throughout.

How To Make CBD Coffee Easily at Home?

First thing is first, grab your usual coffee-making utensils, whether it’s a French press and grounds, or your machine and whole beans. Simply prepare your favorite coffee beverage as you normally would, then add in your choice of CBD oil. One dropper full is typically one dose, so use our tincture according to how you typically dose your CBD. Use a spoon to mix your drink, or better yet use a frother or blender to really combine the oil with your coffee beverage. For a great CBD oil to try in your morning cup of coffee, click here.

Article author photo Dr. Igor Bussel
M.D., M.S., M.H.A - Chicago Medical School
Last updated: November 27, 2021