When you wake up in the morning, what are the things you often look forward to doing first? A warm shower? A swim? Or a hearty breakfast washed down with a tasty hot cup of coffee?
Well, everyone has their own morning routine. However, if you are a coffee lover, you may be part of the 62% of Americans who drink coffee daily. In general, Americans consume over 400 million cups of coffee daily. But did you know that coffee has immense health benefits besides being an excellent early morning pick-me-up?
It turns out coffee is quite nutritious. It is rich in essential nutrients like riboflavin, potassium, vitamin B5, niacin, and manganese. Moreover, coffee is the leading source of antioxidants for the average American.
It is also a great energy booster, thanks to caffeine, which helps break down fat cells to release energy. This is why you feel invigorated after a cup of coffee. As a result, your metabolism increases by up to 11%, helping you lose weight.
Therefore, it is gratifying that you can enrich your coffee and turn it into something more special—a CBD latte!
CBD—short for cannabidiol—has hit the limelight in recent years. It's a cannabinoid derived from cannabis believed to possess numerous health benefits.
Even though CBD research is just gathering momentum, existing studies suggest this adaptogenic herbal supplement may help relieve pain and inflammation and promote reduced levels of stress and anxiety.
Moreover, if you wonder if CBD will make you "high," no, it will not! Unlike THC, the psychoactive component of cannabis responsible for the "high," CBD is generally non-psychoactive. Instead, it induces a wide range of dose-dependent effects.
Moreover, hemp CBD products are legal in the United States because they typically contain less than 0.3% THC. Furthermore, it is neither addictive nor prone to abuse, meaning you can enjoy the full range of CBD benefits without experiencing any adverse side effects.
Coffee is a great drink, but it does have its flaws. Too much of it can cause a host of unpleasant side effects, like headaches, faster heart rate, anxiety, insomnia, restlessness, and dizziness. Adding CBD to your drink alleviates these symptoms and gives extra benefits like a clearer focus and calm.
Here's an easy way to make a CBD latte.
How to make CBD oil latte
Before switching to CBD coffee, there are a few things to keep in mind.
For starters, CBD's "golden rule" is to start 'low and slow.' You may generally drink several cups daily, but with CBD, we recommend starting with one CBD-infused cup of coffee latte.
Although many coffee shops now sell CBD-infused coffee drinks, it can be challenging to know the exact quantity of CBD you have taken in this manner. However, if you mix the CBD oil in the latte yourself, you can get results that are more accurate.
To kick off the process of making a CBD latte, you need CBD oil and coffee. Be advised that CBD is water insoluble, so you will need some fat (margarine, butter, cream) for it to bind to.
High-fat content products are ideal, but coconut milk creamer, whole milk, or almond milk work quite well.
- Saucepan or coffee machine with a steam wand
- Milk jug
- Food thermometer
- Latte glass
- Handheld Milk Frother or whisk
- 2 cups of freshly brewed espresso coffee
- 2 cups whole milk
- CBD oil
When making a regular latte, it is essential not to add too much milk foam to your drink. Instead, aim for a nice, thin foam layer on top of the latte.
If you use an espresso machine, fill the filter basket with the correct amount of coffee and brew it directly into the latte glass.
NOTE: Ideally, the latte should be two-thirds milk.
- Prepare the espresso directly into a latte glass.
- Fill the milk jug up to one-third (1/3) with whole milk.
- Steam the milk in the espresso machine until it begins to froth. Let it froth for 20 to 45 seconds until you get a homogenous smooth microfoam.
NB: In the absence of an espresso machine, you can heat the milk on the stovetop and froth it using the handheld milk frother. A temperature of 150°F is ideal. At this temperature, the milk does not simmer but is very hot. You can also use a whisk to froth the milk... the options are many.
- Add CBD oil and the frothing milk into the espresso from a high position (roughly 5 cm).
- Continue pouring while lowering the height and steepening the pouring angle.
- Leave only a small amount of milk foam on top after pouring.
- Enjoy your CBD latte!
Servings per recipe: 2 - 4
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NOTE: These values are calculated based on a 2,000-calorie diet. Yours can be lower or higher depending on your calorie requirements. (-) indicates the information is currently unavailable. If you are on a medical diet, please consult a registered dietician or doctor before using this recipe for personal use.
- Preparation time: about five minutes
- Cooking time: ten minutes
- Total time: fifteen minutes
- Servings: two to four people depending on quantity served
- Total cost: this depends on what you buy. If you are buying all the equipment, including the espresso machine, the total cost can come to $250 - $300. However, making a CBD latte can be much cheaper if you have the equipment. In this case, you will only need to purchase good-quality CBD oil, reducing the cost to around $60.
Alternatively, you can start with hot milk and add instant coffee granules. With this method, you will need half a cup of milk for one cup of coffee. As always, begin with low CBD doses and watch its effects.
If you do not feel the impact you would like, gradually increase the dosage equivalently. Keep in mind that people respond to CBD differently, and it may take some time before you work out the correct dose that works for you.
CBD is the main ingredient in CBD lattes. However, not all CBD is equal, so it is important to buy CBD oil from a trusted supplier. This is the only way to ensure you get the best product.
One way to know trustworthy CBD brands is by their level of transparency. They are upfront about their products' composition, sources, and other ingredients they may contain.
FOCL proudly offers high-quality homegrown hemp products, including topicals, oils, creams, and gummies. Our Premium CBD Drops come in two types—broad spectrum and full spectrum—and three different strengths—1000, 2000, and 3000mg.
They are deliciously flavored to ensure you do not struggle using them, especially if you do not like the intense earthy taste of cannabis (which some people find awful). Fortunately, the coffee and milk will also go a long way in masking the cannabis flavor should you use unflavored CBD oil.
So, drink away. Thanks to that morning cup of CBD latte, the days of your life may be better, longer, and more fruitful.