A Guide to CBD Oil and Coffee in Vancouver

A Guide to CBD Oil and Coffee in Vancouver

A Guide to CBD Oil and Coffee in Vancouver

Last year, Cannabis and many of its derivatives were made legal in Canada. I won’t pretend to know much about the smoking of it, but I have been asked a few times about drinking it in coffee. Over the last year, I’ve been endlessly experimenting with it, so I decided to make a guide to CBD Oil and Coffee in Vancouver.

Disclaimer before we get started

It goes without saying, I’m not an expert on CBD Oil. These are my opinions and not a professional opinion. If you’re in doubt, go chat to a doctor about taking CBD Oil. Also note there are affiliate links in this Guide to CBD Oil, which help pay a small part of running this non-profit website.

Also please note that you must be 19 years of age or older to read this guide. Continuing to read acknowledges that you are 19 years of age or older.

Contents

1. It’s time to learn about this incredible oil and what it can do for you
2. What is CBD Oil?
3. What cool things does CBD oil do?
4. CBD and calming effects
5. CBD Oil and Focus
6. How does CBD Oil work with coffee?
7. Where can I buy CBD Oil in Vancouver, BC?
8. What kind of CBD Oil should I buy?
9. Where can I buy CBD oil infused coffee in a Vancouver Coffee Shop?
10. So how do I make CBD Oil Coffee at home?
11. CBD Oil Infused Latte Recipes
12. CBD Oil Infused Filter Coffee Recipes
13. Your choices for CBD Oil
14. Conclusion

It’s time to learn about this incredible oil and what it can do for you aka a guide to CBD Oil and coffee in Vancouver

BC has long been famous for its Cannabis. I overheard the term “BC Bud” on my first trip over here in 1998, so it’s been around at least that long. OK, calm down, that was a joke, I know it’s been a BC thing for much longer, but going back further makes me feel old and scared of Gen-Z and electric scooters.

What is CBD Oil?

CBD oil is an extract from a Cannabis plant. It’s the part of the plant that doesn’t get you high (technical blurb is that it’s non-psychoactive).

‘So what’s the point?’, you’re probably thinking.

It does so many other cool things.

What cool things does CBD oil do?

It’s been proven to assist with pain relief, seizures and side effects of other medication.

But what I really love about it is the calming effects, alongside focus for work and the amazingly positive effect it’s had on my sleep.

Sleepy kitten

All of this happens without you even noticing it. There’s no direct feeling of the effects, you don’t get high, but there are huge subtle benefits.

CBD and calming effects

My personal experience is that a small amount of CBD before bed (about 15mg or 8-10 drops) means I sleep more soundly than I ever have in my life. I’m not a consistent sleeper, what with ingesting far too much caffeine each day. But with CBD oil I sleep like a baby. I also find situations that might have otherwise got me flustered at work, become a bit easier to deal with, when I’ve had some CBD oil that morning. (they never said running a company would be easy!)

CBD Oil and Focus

This was most surprising for me. With a small dose of CBD I find myself infinitely more creative when it comes to day to day work.

It’s also very useful for grinding through otherwise quite boring work (end of the month billing for me!). I can focus on a mundane task without getting distracted by the many other fun things to do on the internet!

How does CBD Oil work with coffee?

OK, here’s the good stuff. If by now, you’ve decided to take the plunge and try it, here’s what you need to know about how it works with coffee.

First off – this will affect your caffeine buzz. I find that CBD mixed with caffeine gives a much more relaxed buzz, only with the great parts of caffeine left. The jitteriness of the coffee is replaced with a smoother calm. It’s pretty impressive.

Second, you need to brew it up the correct way. CBD binds to fats, so the only way to get it into your belly is if you mix it with some. The most obvious example of this is cream or milk. So for you pour-over purists, you’re going to have to suck it up and drink a milky drink (alt milk works too, just make sure it’s not fat-free).

A CBD Oil Cortado on a bench

If you try adding it to black coffee it’ll just stick to the walls of the cup and you’ll lose most of it.

My preferred method was a CBD Oil infused cortado. It’s punchy enough, flavour-wise, but still has a boatload of fat from the milk (oat milk in my case).

Another method you could consider is the CBD Oil infused Bulletproof coffee method, with MCT oil of some sort. I personally can’t stand this stupid coffee. It’s not brain food, it doesn’t make you smarter and the branded Bulletproof stuff tastes like the inside of a portapotty at a marathon.

But if you make your own and you like it, then a few drops of CBD oil will work well.

You strange person you.

Where can I buy CBD Oil in Vancouver, BC?

Here’s the real value in this post. I’ve tried loads of different places in the city and almost all of them were crap. They either cost too much, tasted awful or worse, did nothing. I got frustrated with everything I found in actual dispensaries, as it all looked like your typical stoner stuff. Silly names, packaging and pictures on the bottle usually meant it was going to be useless.

So I aimed myself at the Internet and eventually came across Mellow.

Mellow Logo

I’ve tried a bunch of their products and I’m really impressed. The shipping is crazy fast (next day most of the time). Their support was immediate (in fact I’m pretty sure I ended up speaking to the owner of the company most of the time) and their actual oils were really effective. I liked them so much I signed up to be an affiliate.

What kind of CBD Oil should I buy?

It’s definitely going to come down to a preference of flavour and what you need it for.

There are two kinds of CBD oil that you want to consider. Full-spectrum CBD Oil and Isolate CBD Oil.

What is full-spectrum CBD Oil?

A vial of full spectrum CBD Oil

Full-spectrum tastes a bit like cannabis. It’s got a kind of odd vegetable taste to it that isn’t very enjoyable. It’s not hard to drown that out with the coffee flavours, but it never really goes away. This type is incredible for sleep though.

This is the more expensive of the two, at about $59. It usually lasts me about 2 months.

Click here to buy Full Spectrum CBD Oil

What is isolate CBD Oil?

A vial of isolate CBD Oil

Isolate tastes like nothing. It’s in flavourless coconut oil, so it’s easily the best thing to mix with coffee. The issue I have with Isolate is that I found it not nearly as effective as full-spectrum in making me sleep better. It was, however, much better at the start of the day, to allow for more focus.

This is one is cheaper than the full-spectrum oil, coming in at about $39 a bottle. This usually lasts me about 2 months.

Click here to buy isolate CBD Oil.

Where can I buy CBD oil infused coffee in a Vancouver Coffee Shop?

As far as I’m aware, there’s no coffee shop that sells a CBD oil-infused coffee drink in Vancouver. I’ll update this guide to CBD Oil when I learn of one. Please let me know if you are aware of a place.

So how do I make CBD Oil Coffee at home?

OK, recipe time! I’m going to ignore the bulletproof coffee nonsense, assume you have taste buds and will give you two great options to choose from.

CBD Oil Infused Latte Recipes

How to make a CBD Oil Infused Latte (The easy way)
  1. Buy a latte, cappuccino, cortado etc at a great coffee shop.
  2. Put 5 drops of CBD oil into it.
  3. Stir.
  4. Drink and increase your dosage until you’re happy with the amount.

The great thing about this is that you can take your vial of CBD oil anywhere with you and create a drink on the fly

How to make a CBD Oil Infused Latte at home
  1. Pull a shot of espresso.
  2. Drip about 5 drops of CBD oil into the espresso shot.CBD Oil being dripped onto an espresso shot
  3. It’ll pool on top of the drink like this:CBD Oil on an espresso shot
  4. Steam your milk like a pro.
  5. Pour some bad latte art.
  6. Nail it on your fifth try.
  7. Post the below photo to Instagram.A CBD Oil infused latte with CBD Oil vials next to it.
  8. Drink and increase your dosage until you’re happy with the amount.

Really it doesn’t matter how your drink looks, the most important part is that you’re mixing the CBD Oil into the milky drink.

CBD Oil Infused Filter Coffee Recipes

How to make CBD Oil Infused Filter Coffee (the easy way)
  1. Buy a filter coffee in an amazing coffee shop. OR buy a bottle/can of cold brew.
  2. Add some cream or fatty milk (don’t skip this part).
  3. Add 5 drops of CBD Oil.
  4. Stir.
  5. Drink and increase your dosage until you’re happy with the amount.

Just like the latte, this is great because you can create this drink anywhere.

How to make CBD Oil Infused Filter Coffee at home
  1. Brew a filter coffee at home. This can be french press, pour-over or any variation.
  2. Add some cream or fatty milk (don’t skip this part).
  3. Take a photo with some fancy lights behind the glass (didn’t happen if it’s not put on Instagram).
    Note: I also iced this one, for extra milky-swirly-goodness.Milk being poured into a CBD Oil infused cold brew coffee
  4. Add 5 drops of CBD Oil.
  5. Stir.
  6. Drink and increase your dosage until you’re happy with the amount.
How to make CBD Oil Infused Cold Brew Coffee
  1. Grind 50g of coffee, coarse grind.
  2. Throw it into a mason jar.
  3. Add 350ml of water to the jar (feel free to increase the amount of coffee and water at a 7:1 ratio.
  4. Add a lid and give it a shakey shake.
  5. Put it on the kitchen counter, room temperature, for 12 hours.
  6. After 12 hours pour it through a paper filter. This can be as fancy or basic as you like. Even a cheap Malita $2 pack of filters from No Frills will work.
  7. Hey presto, you now have amazing cold brew.
  8. Pour the cold brew over ice.
  9. Get your camera ready on slow-mo video mode.
  10. Pour cream over the cold brew, being sure to Instagram the video.
  11. Add 5 drops of CBD Oil.
  12. Stir.
  13. Drink and increase your dosage until you’re happy with the amount.

Guide to CBD Oil choices in Vancouver

Now that you know what it is, what it does, how to make it and how to Instagram it… what do you need to buy?

Two vials of Oil

Here are your options and what I think of each.

Mellow Oil Purity CBD Tincture 30ml with 1000mg CBD Pros and Cons
Pro’s of Mellow Purity CBD

Absolutely no taste whatsoever.
High dosage drops mean you need to use and buy less.
Amazing at the start of the day, to allow for concentration and focus.
Least expensive of the two, at $39.

Con’s of Mellow Purity CBD

Didn’t do much for making me sleep better.

Click here to buy isolate CBD Oil.

Mellow Oil Full Spectrum CBD Tincture 30ml with 600mg Cannabidiol Pros and Cons

Two vials of Oil next to a latte

Pro’s of Full Spectrum CBD

Amazing effect on the quality of my sleep, great to have later in the day.
Mild effect on concentration and focus if taken at the start of the day.

Con’s of Full Spectrum CBD

Mild vegetable taste.
More expensive of the two.

Click here to buy Full Spectrum CBD Oil

Conclusion

Don’t worry, I’ve got no aspirations to pivot to becoming Vancouver CBD Snob or anything like that. But I can’t deny that learning about CBD Oil has been a fascinating journey. I honestly believe that it’s a real addition to the coffee world, rather than a stoner fad. CBD Oil has a rich history of medical uses and while I still maintain I’m no expert, I’m really impressed by what I’ve seen.

One final note to mention in this guide to CBD Oil; if you’re unsuccessful with getting the coffee to taste the way you like it, there are alternative options for you. For starters, there are whispers of water-soluble CBD Oil (which I’ll play with when it’s out) as well as the good old fashioned sublingual trick. What’s sublingual? You simply drip the CBD oil under your tongue, wait for 90 secs then wash it down with a drink. It’s not as fun as making it into a latte though.

Have you used CBD Oil before? Have you made a CBD Oil infused latte or coffee drink? Got any other questions? There’s a comment section below where you can ask away!

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A Guide to CBD Oil and Coffee in Vancouver
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CBD Oil has amazing effects when taken with coffee. This is a guide on to how to find and make CBD Oil infused coffee in Vancouver.
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