Cold Brew CBD Coffee: How to Make and Enjoy
The perfect cup of joe: the holy grail of morning pick-me-ups. And for my money, there's simply no better brew than the cold kind. Cold brew is smoother, more potent, more flavorful, less acidic, and far, far easier on the stomach.
But add some CBD into that cold brew, and now we're looking at a truly outrageous (in the very best way) morning treat.
That's right! In this article, we're talking about infusing cold brew coffee with our favorite cannabinoid, CBD. It's a delightful, refreshing, and even soothing way to get your get-up-and-go, and it's 100% worth your time to try. You won’t believe the impact cannabidiol CBD can have on your morning cold brew coffee until you give it a shot!
So sit back, relax, and get ready to experience a whole new level of refreshment with CBD cold brew!
What is CBD Cold Brew Coffee?
CBD cold brew coffee is a delicious and refreshing beverage that combines the smooth, rich flavor of cold brew coffee with the natural benefits of CBD.
As you likely know, CBD is a non-psychoactive compound found in hemp and cannabis plants. CBD has been shown to have a wide range of potential health benefits, including reducing anxiety, alleviating pain and inflammation, and improving sleep quality.
When combined with cold brew coffee, CBD creates a perfect balance of relaxation and energy, making it a popular choice for people looking for a tasty and healthy way to start their day or unwind in the evening.
Why Combine CBD and Coffee?
The combination of CBD and coffee can offer a number of potential benefits:
- Reduced anxiety: CBD has been shown to fight and relieve anxiety effectively. When combined with coffee, it can help to take the edge off the "caffeine jitters" that some people experience after one-too-many cups.
- Increased alertness and focus: Coffee is a natural stimulant that can help to improve alertness and focus, and CBD can help to enhance these effects by promoting a state of calm and relaxation. It's a nice balance of energy and clarity that you don't get from caffeine on its own.
- Pain relief: CBD has been shown to have analgesic properties, meaning it can help to alleviate pain and inflammation. Fascinatingly, coffee actually seems to do the same, though to a much lesser degree! Combining the two just kicks the equation into overdrive.
- Improved sleep: Sure, coffee ain't gonna help you sleep. Quite the opposite in fact. BUT, CBD can absolutely help with the come-down of your caffeine buzz, letting your brain ease back into a restful state, reducing the sleep-disruptive potential of your cup of joe.
- Antioxidant properties: Both coffee and CBD are rich in antioxidants, which can help to protect the body from damage caused by free radicals.
Overall, combining CBD and coffee can offer a unique and enjoyable experience that can promote relaxation, focus, and a sense of well-being. The combo won't radically change the experience of either — but they do offer some surprising synergies
Cold Brew vs. Traditional Coffee
If you're a coffee lover, you know there are a ton of ways to enjoy your morning cup of joe. There are a million and one ways to brew it — but as far as I'm concerned, cold brew is the king of the heap.
Here are a few reasons why cold brew deserves to be recognized as the pinnacle of coffee achievement.
- It's less acidic: One of the biggest benefits of cold brew is that it's less acidic than traditional coffee. That means it's easier on your stomach and less likely to cause heartburn or indigestion.
- It's less bitter: Cold brew tends to have a milder, smoother flavor than hot brewed coffee. That's because the cold water and longer brew time extract fewer of the bitter compounds from the coffee grounds. So if you've ever found traditional coffee to be too harsh or strong, cold brew might be a better option.
- It's stronger: If you're someone who needs a serious caffeine kick in the morning, cold brew might just be your best friend. Because it's brewed with cold water over a longer period, it can contain up to twice as much caffeine as hot brewed coffee. That means you can get the same amount of caffeine in a smaller serving, which can be especially helpful if you're trying to reduce your coffee intake.
- It's more versatile: Because of its milder flavor, cold brew can be an excellent base for all sorts of different coffee drinks. You can add milk, cream, or sweeteners to make for a smooth traditional coffee, or more boldly mix it with other drinks and dishes where traditional coffee might be too harsh.
Overall, there are a ton of reasons to give cold brew a try. Whether you're looking for a less acidic coffee option, a stronger caffeine kick, or just a new way to enjoy your daily dose of java, cold brew might just be the perfect fit for you.
How To Make CBD Cold Brew Coffee
Sold on the benefits of CBD Cold Brew? Excellent! Now all that's left is to brew up your own quick-and-easy batch of delicious CBD cold brew.
Here's a simple recipe for making CBD cold brew coffee at home:
- 1 cup coarsely ground coffee beans
- 4 cups cold water
- 1-2 droppers of CBD oil (depending on your desired dosage)
- Note: we recommend using a tincture from CBD Living or another form of water soluble CBD
- You could also consider using CBD-infused coconut oil for a DIY take on bulletproof coffee
- Optional: sweeteners, milk or cream to taste
- Combine the coffee grounds and cold water in a large jar or pitcher. Stir to combine.
- Cover the jar or pitcher and let it sit in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours (or up to 24 hours) to allow the coffee to steep.
- After the coffee has steeped, strain the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer or cheesecloth to remove the grounds.
- Stir in 1-2 droppers of CBD oil (or more, depending on your desired dosage) and mix well.
- Serve the cold brew coffee over ice and add sweeteners, milk or cream to taste, if desired.
That's it! This CBD cold brew recipe is super easy to make and can be adjusted to your preferences. Just remember to start with a low dosage of CBD oil and work your way up slowly to find the right amount for you.
Now all that's left to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy your cup of CBD cold brew. It might just be coffee perfected.