How to Infuse Coffee with CBD: Do Opposites Attract?

How to Infuse Coffee with CBD: Do Opposites Attract?

It’s hard to be in a great mood early in the day, but the exciting duo of CBD and coffee might just make you a morning person.

On the surface, CBD and coffee seem like total opposites. On one hand, CBD is fairly new, hemp-derived, and mostly used as a way to calm down and unwind. While coffee is one of the most popular drinks on the planet, especially when you need a pick-me-up at 7 AM.

However, much like sea salt and caramel or dipping fries into a milkshake, sometimes opposites go very well together. And once you learn a little bit more about how CBD and coffee interact, you’ll see just how great CBD coffee can be.

But in order to understand what makes the best CBD infused coffee, you’ll first need to know how to choose the best ingredients. So let’s take a look at why it’s important to find the best CBD and coffee possible and how to work CBD coffee into your morning schedule.

Why the Right Coffee Matters

If you’ve found this blog and read past the intro, it’s safe to say you at least know what coffee is already. And whether you drink it every morning or only drink it in case of emergency, it’s crucial to know what you’re brewing.

When it comes to finding the right beans, it’s easy to get hung up on tasting notes and country of origin. And while those are really only useful for seasoned coffee veterans, even the most average Joe should know how they like their beans roasted.

There is a common myth that dark roast coffee has the most caffeine, probably because it tastes the strongest. However, that’s not actually the case. Light roasted coffee beans have the most caffeine because they have been roasted the shortest amount of time.

So if you’re not really a morning person, reach for the light roast. And if you’re just looking for a little afternoon boost, try a cup of dark roast coffee or a medium-roasted espresso. No matter which beans you choose, though, brewing a hot (or iced) cup of Joe is just the first step in making great CBD infused coffee.


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Choosing CBD Oil for the Best CBD Coffee

Since CBD oil products entered the market, the number of new products and companies has grown rapidly. And as great as it is to have that many options, at times it can be overwhelming. But lucky for you, we won’t need to spend any time understanding the different types of CBD products, because there’s only one product you can use when making CBD coffee – a CBD oil tincture.

CBD oil tinctures are the most no-frills, straightforward way to take CBD. You can either drop the oil directly under your tongue or add it to your favorite food and drink recipes, and the built-in dropper lets you decide exactly how much CBD to add each time.

But not all tinctures are created equal. And while many companies continue to use vague language and outdated information to describe what’s in their products, only cbdMD is paving a new path and redefining quality and transparency in the CBD industry.

Our Superior Broad Spectrum products use a consistent, lab-tested blend of terpenes and cannabinoids like CBD, CBG, and CBN to give you everything you want out of CBD products while still being THC-free.*

We also have a full spectrum CBD oil that contains even more cannabinoids (like CBL and CBC), terpenes, and flavonoids from the hemp plant to provide a fuller plant profile so that you can experience a more well-rounded effect. Full spectrum products also come with small concentrations of THC (think 1-4 mg per serving). For those looking for a boost, these tinctures will be sure to provide. And the chocolate mint flavor is to die for!

A few drops of CBD oil blend well with a cup of coffee that has some milk in it, like a CBD latte, because the oil dissolves in the milk fat. If you prefer your coffee fat-free, you can still enjoy the benefits of CBD with our water soluble CBD tinctures.


CBD and Coffee: A Blend of New and Old

Now that you’ve got a handle on why it’s important to be picky about your coffee and CBD, it’s time to talk about why people mix these two opposites together at all. Much like the salty-sweet combos we mentioned earlier, CBD and coffee work well because they complement each other.

Where coffee gives you energy and keeps you from falling asleep, it also has the potential to make you jittery and crash hard when the caffeine wears off. CBD, on the other hand, is used by many people as a way to take the edge off the day and stay sane when things are going crazy, but feeling too Zen in the mornings might lead you right back to bed.

So by combining CBD and coffee, you can combat the jitters and crash of coffee while adding a little bit of calm to that caffeinated storm. But don’t just take our word for it – try it for yourself. Brew up a cup of your favorite beans and add your preferred amount of CBD. It’s that simple!

 A coffee mug with a cannabis leaf in it laying on a pile of coffee beans



What’s Your Best CBD Infused Coffee Recipe?

Do you add fresh nutmeg to your CBD coffee? What about cinnamon and pumpkin spice? However, you like to spice things up, let us know! Feel free to share your favorite CBD infused coffee recipes with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. And you can find even more CBD infused recipes on our blog!

PS! Coffee isn’t the only way to mix tinctures with a beverage! Our CBD tinctures also dissolve into tea, matcha, or any other drink.

Originally written by: Tayler Newman