A unique combination of caffeine and calm ...

Now partnering with a local CBD business, Bel Air's Coffee Coffee is offering customers a unique caffeine experience by infusing both CBD and lavender into their cold brew concentrate.

Coffee Coffee’s CBD cold brew is available both at their shop and at the Bel Air farmers' market and will be brewed with full spectrum hemp oil from Live Rite CBD, a local CBD shop that sells both national and their own locally sourced and grown CBD products.

Hold up: What even is CBD? And how is it different from marijuana?

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CBD oil. Photo courtesy of Pixabay

CBD stands for cannabidiol, which is one of the active ingredients of cannabis (marijuana). Derived directly from the hemp plant, which is a cousin of the marijuana plant, CBD is just one of the many components of marijuana and does not cause a “high” by itself. There is preliminary evidence that CBD may be a useful treatment for a number of medical conditions, like epilepsy, chronic pain, and anxiety—which is why CBD is popping up in products such as coffee.

Hillary Tayson, one of the owners of Coffee Coffee, said they have been selling their CBD cold brew off and on for about a year but that this is the first time they are using CBD oil from Live Rite.

“We’ve carried other CBD products like jam and lotion, and putting CBD in coffee is a trend not just at our store but in the industry. We have been using wholesale CBD I had purchased elsewhere but this week we started using CBD from Live Rite, creating this local partnership,” Tayson said.

Live Rite's process for creating their product line begins at their hemp farm in Harford County.  From this hemp, they are able to extract organically grown, full-spectrum CBD oil. They then partner with local artisans and businesses to combine their extracted CBD oil with their handcrafted products. All products Live Rite carries or creates are tested by using third-party labs to provide product test results (COAs) they can share with customers. 

The concentrate comes in a 16-ounce glass with approximately 15 milligrams of CBD in it. People can purchase the concentrate and take it home, where they can follow the instructions on the glass on how to dilute it with water and milk. 

Tayson said the CBD cold brew is pretty popular among customers and that it satisfies people’s caffeine craving while also calming them at the same time.

“They seem kind of like opposites; CBD is calming, and coffee is caffeinated. The CBD kind of balances out the caffeine if you get too jittery and provides a calm balance,” Tayson said.

The CBD cold brew sometimes even has infused lavender, grown from Coffee Coffee’s own garden, to add even more calming elements to the drink.

Would you give this cold brew a try? If you use CBD products, let us know in the comments what your favorite products are!