Coffee for potheads?
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is the most well-known active ingredient of the hemp plant besides the better known tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Since CBD is not subject to legal restrictions such as cannabis and THC, it is finding ever-wider practical use. Lately also in coffee. But how does it work?
CBD has an anticonvulsant effect and is therefore used in particular in epilepsy. In addition, it has an antipsychotic effect – thus counteracting THC and is currently being investigated for its effect on schizophrenia patients. In addition, CBD has an anti-inflammatory effect, it relieves anxiety like diazepam, helps against nausea and has a neuroprotective and antibacterial effect. The side effects are manageable and can be drowsiness and fatigue, as well as more or less appetite. And here you get the CBD oil:
The positive effects are combined with coffee. But there are also as with Matcha, beetroot and turmeric latte versions without coffee. All recipes below.
- A cappuccino with about 2-15 drops of CBD oil, which is dripped into the espresso.
CBD infused Cold Brew Coffee
The cold brew coffee bottles contain between 20 and 30 mg CBD
CBD Matcha Latte
Cinnamon Bun CBD Latte
CBD Bulletproof Coffee
This definitely will not be my new favorite drink. The CBD infused Cold Brew Coffee has a hemp note that unfortunately does not do any good for the taste of the coffee. You can certainly cover the taste with coffee recipes with chocolate like the Bicerin or Chiocolaccino. But I would certainly not consume this daily as a healthy person if CBD is given therapeutic properties for epileptics and mentally ill people. But you already know that from other coffee trends like the activated charcoal coffee 😉