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How to Make CBD Coffee | 2023 Full Guide

Thinking about how to make CBD coffee? Why not as research and numerous studies have shown that CBD touts a wide range of health benefits for the body. Using it with other natural compounds boosts the effect of both. One of these is to consume CBD with your daily coffee. What else could feel better than having a cup of coffee that offers some remarkable added benefits?

Before we get into the details of how to make CBD coffee symbiotically work to offer the best results, let's take a quick look at what CBD is and how it helps us.

Benefits of CBD 

CBD or cannabidiol is a naturally occurring exogenous cannabinoid that is found in many species of the cannabis genus. Marijuana and hemp are two prominent types of Cannabis plants that have a marked concentration of different cannabinoids. Marijuana is rich in THC or tetrahydrocannabinol, which is the main psychoactive component of the drug and causes its form of “intoxication”.

On the other hand, industrial hemp is used to source CBD because it also has an insignificant quantity of THC. Any CBD product or hemp strain containing less than 0.3 % THC is legal (but check your local laws) and can be used for different purposes. CBD can be used in the form of different products like oil, capsules, tinctures, sprays, vapes, and edibles. CBD offers a wide range of benefits, including:

  • Trials and studies have shown that the compound has exceptional anti-anxiolytic properties, which can significantly help in reducing the symptoms of general and social anxiety disorder. 
  • CBD can also help induce restful sleep, which can significantly help in treating patients with insomnia.
  • Owing to its undoubted ability to reduce epileptic seizures, CBD is being used in medicines to reduce the magnitude and frequency of seizures. 
  • Topical CBD products can also be used for inflammatory health conditions like rheumatoid arthritis in multiple sclerosis.
  • CBD can help in lowering the cravings for tobacco and reduce the psychoactive effect of THC if used in combination.

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How Does CBD Work?

If you are wondering how CBD can be such a beneficial compound that offers relief from a wide range of symptoms, here is the answer!

Research has shown that CBD can interact with the human endocannabinoid system, which plays a crucial role in maintaining homeostasis and overall stability in the body. It carries out some of the most important physiological functions required to keep the body working in perfect condition. CBD can indirectly interact with the CB2 receptors of the endocannabinoid system. Since it does not directly attach to these receptors, it is safe and does not cause any severe side effects. CBD can also have a positive impact on the pain receptors to help in reducing felt pain that plagues many conditions.

What Is CBD Coffee?

Even though CBD coffee is not a new concept, its popularity is increasing by the day. Coffee has been consumed by millions of people worldwide for much of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Its rich flavor and energizing effect make it a perfect morning drink showing that you successfully make it to the day.

CBD oil only adds to the benefits of coffee and helps you reap the amazing benefits of those roasted beans. Here are some of the most noticeable benefits of CBD coffee.

Benefits of CBD Coffee

CBD coffee beans offers some fantastic effects when both these natural compounds infuse in the best possible way. Coffee is already itself quite advantageous for us. It is known to reduce fat storage to take the body to a healthy weight. Coffee is also associated with lowering the risks of serious neurodegenerative issues like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.

Here are a few health benefits offered by CBD coffee in particular.

A Natural Therapy

CBD-infused coffee is a natural therapy for several hath issues like PTSD, depression, anxiety, migraine, seizure, pain, and Inflammation. In fact, that is a cornerstone element of Windansea’s partnership with One More Wave and other non-profits that help military veterans navigate the challenges of disability and mental health upon their return home.

Brain Health Improvement 

CBD coffee is not only for those who need help with any health issue. It is also for everyone out there who wants an excellent supplement to improve brain health. Interestingly, both CBD and caffeine in coffee are superfoods rich in antioxidants that play some essential functions in the body.

DNA in our cells is continuously threatened by free radicals, and its damage may lead to numerous brain health issues. Antioxidants protect the cells and offer anti-aging effects. CBD may help in the regeneration of the brain cells leading to improved cognitive function, learning, and memory.

Mood Booster

Both caffeine and CBD can have a significant effect on the happy hormones of the human body. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter responsible for many physiological functions, including mood. An ample amount of serotonin in the blood keeps you happy and contended, reducing the chances of depression. CBD boosts the 5HTV1 serotonin receptors to initiate the release of serotonin from the brain.

Coffee is also strongly associated with jitters and anxiety for many people. This can have a huge detriment to people’s moods and their general outlook on life. CBD coffee may curb those negative effects and using both together is a sure way to put your mind in a positive place.

Enhances Concentration and Clarity

Most of us think that caffeine is a shock to our brain and system, but the effect of caffeine goes beyond jitter and hyper-ness. A combination of coffee and CBD can help in improving concentration and mental clarity.

Health issues such as pain, anxiety, and stress, can cause distraction which will delay your response to several stimuli and cause distraction. CBD coffee will keep you energized and allow you to focus on the task at hand.

Boosts Immune System

Another health benefit of having CBD coffee is that it can significantly improve your immune system. We all know that stress is a major contributor to poor immune system functions. To reap this benefit, you will have to regular with your CBD coffee and see for yourself how it reduces the chances of infection and disease. CBD is known for stress relief, which is great in and of itself, but that lowered risk of stress translates to a more resilient immune system!

CBD for Appetite

Numerous health issues and cancer treatment processes, such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy, can cause extreme queasiness, reduce appetite, and halt healing. The antiemetic properties of CBD can help reduce nausea and boost appetite to help the patients successfully go through the treatment procedure.

And eating properly during treatment (and just in general) is very important. If you are struggling with your appetite, CBD coffee is an easy way to see if you can get back on the horse and nourish your body properly.

Pain and Inflammation 

Since CBD can indirectly interact with the immune system cells of the human body, it can significantly reduce Inflammation which causes several health issues like Eczema, acne, arthritis, Crohn's disease, and fibromyalgia. Excessive Inflammation in the body is unhealthy, and CBD coffee can for sure help you overcome it. People find that ingesting CBD through coffee is the easiest and most pleasant way of doing so. And since many people drink it first thing in the morning, you are starting your day by battling inflammation. Not bad.

Sound and Restful Sleep 

CBD can also help you in having a restful and sound sleep. This is especially helpful for people suffering from insomnia and REM sleep disorders. Taking CBD through coffee may be a great way for you to both get the benefits of caffeine and come back down in a way that will help you sleep better and wake up fresh.

Is CBD Coffee Different from Regular Coffee?

The coffee Windansea uses is quality coffee with or without the infused CBD. We use premium Arabica beans for each of our blends. And the addition of CBD oil to our coffees does not change the taste of our coffees.

Unflavored CBD oil has a very mild taste, even when it is within a carrier oil. Since we only use a subtle amount of CBD in coffee, it is not sufficient to change your coffee’s taste.

Windansea offers delightfully bright light roasts, balanced medium roasts, and frequently talked about dark roasts. Each of these is infused with CBD so that you can benefit from all its pluses and improve your life.

Different Ways to Brew Store Purchased CBD Coffee

Different ways can be used to improve your CBD coffee, but you need to know the best one to get your coffee just the way you like. Before brewing, make sure to purchase the roast you most enjoy your coffee beans at. Roast and the origin of the coffee are the biggest contributors to your final brew’s taste.

Here are the three best ways to brew your CBD coffee. If you want more detail, check out our coffee brewing guide.


Pour-overs are likely the most popular way for many starting home baristas to brew their coffee. It is a simple enough method of brewing and gives the home barista plenty of control over the brewing process.

Pour-over brewing involves pouring hot water over coffee grounds that are contained in a filter. The hot water extracts the flavor from the coffee grounds and produces a cup of coffee that is rich and full-flavored. Pour-over brewing also allows for more control over the final product, making it possible to produce a unique cup of coffee that is tailored to your specific preferences. CBD coffee can be brewed as a pour-over though some of the CBD oil may be held back by the paper filter.

French Press

The French press is another simple method of brewing coffee. Many people either love or hate French Press as it makes a very strong cup of coffee. It is 100% worth trying if you haven’t though.

French Press is a simple yet effective way to brew coffee, and it can be used to make CBD coffee as well. To make CBD coffee with a French press, start by grinding your coffee beans and adding them to the bottom of the press. Then, add hot water and stir. Let the mixture steep for about four to five minutes before pressing down on the plunger. Once the coffee has been pressed, pour it into a cup and enjoy.

French Presses are bold and since there is no paper filter, a lot of the natural oils from the coffee and CBD will remain in your final brew as well. The extra oil may be something to limit for the sake of heart health, but studies are inconclusive at this point. French Press is a strong contender for brewing CBD coffee.

Coffee Maker, Percolator

If you are looking for the easiest way to brew your coffee, it is good to have a coffee maker (otherwise known as a Percolator). To set up a Coffee maker, add water to the reservoir and add a filter to the brew basket. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of coffee to every 6 ounces of water. Now, turn it on and let the machine do the magic for you.

How to Make CBD Coffee

If you prefer doing things by yourself, you can infuse CBD coffee at home. Make sure to buy fresh coffee beans and grind them yourself for a rich taste. It is the best way to ensure that the flavor and aroma of your coffee are just the way you like. Go for Organic certification of coffee beans. Such products are produced by following the best standards that are good for our health and the environment as well.

Here is a quick CBD coffee recipe

CBD Milk and Honey Coffee Recipe


  • 1 tsp CBD oil 
  • 2 tsp honey or sweetener of your choice 
  • 1 cup milk; could be plant-based as well
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 
  • Coffee brand of your choice

Instructions on How to Make CBD Coffee

  1. Take a saucer, heat it on low, and add milk, vanilla extract, and CBD.
  2. Mix well and let it simmer on low heat.
  3. Brew your favorite coffee, pour it into a mug, and add your CBD mixture to it. 
  4. Mix well and add honey or the sweetener of your choice if you find you need it.

Buy CBD Coffee to Take the Hard Work Out of Brewing

Some coffee comes pre-infused with CBD oil. This saves you from needing to add it in the brewing or doctoring process. Pre-infused coffees come with prescribed amounts of CBD in them already, so it takes the guesswork out of making them. Plus, a lot of times, brewing CBD-infused coffee tastes better than adding it later as the CBD has time to infuse itself with the coffee both in aroma and in taste. This makes for a smoother cup.


The above guide on how to make CBD coffee is very comprehensive and making CBD coffee at home is easy and offers incredible health benefits. People look for the best natural therapies that can help them avoid over-the-counter medicines and improve their Lifestyle. A few drops of CBD oil in your coffee can do wonders for your brain and body. Conjuring coffee daily can improve your cognitive function, clarity, and focus. It will keep you pain-free and relaxed throughout the day and allow you to sleep peacefully at night.

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What does the infusing process look like for infusing coffee with CBD?

The process begins with coffee beans that have been roasted and ground. Then, the CBD oil is added to the coffee grounds and left to infuse for some time. After infusing, the coffee is ready to be brewed and enjoyed.

Can You Describe Windansea’s Infusing Process?

We spent over a year developing our proprietary infusion method that takes advantage of the natural de-gassing process of the freshly roasted beans, thus fully integrating the hemp oils into the naturally occurring oils of the coffee bean. The result is delicious and invigorating and promotes a feeling of well-being that you just can't find in regular coffee.  

How much hemp oil is in Windansea CBD Coffee?

Windansea CBD Coffee contains 300mg of hemp oil per 10oz of coffee. This oil is derived from the hemp plant and contains high levels of CBD. CBD is known for its therapeutic properties and is effective in treating a variety of conditions.

Does Windansea CBD coffee contain THC?

No, our hemp oils are THC-free and are a Broad-Spectrum Distillate that gives you the benefit of both terpenes and cannabinoids from the entire hemp plant.


About the Author
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This article was written by Jordan O'Hara, Founder of Windansea Coffee. 
You can learn more about him here.