Considering giving CBD Living Instant Coffee (coffee infused with CBD oil) a try, but not really sure if it’s worth it? Read on for my complete review to find out! (Spoiler alert- I think it is).
(Heads up: CBD Living sent me some of their CBD Instant Coffee to try out. All opinions are my own.)
I was going to do this whole “benefits of CBD-infused coffee” themed post, but decided to switch to an old-school straight-up review. Why? Well, first, those themed posts are so 2019! Seriously, we all know that they’re just review posts in disguise by now, right? Second, sometimes you just want to know if a product is worth your time without reading about X other different ways to use it and all the blah blah blah.
Now, the question- is CBD Living Instant Coffee with the $30 price tag? Short answer, heck yeah (to me, anyway)! For the long answer, keep reading.
Complete CBD Living Instant Coffee Review
Before we move on, let me just remind you for the millionth time that I’m not a doctor, ergo this is not medical advice.
Also, it’s a good idea to make sure that CBD oil is legal in your state before buying it. Given the fact that it does NOT contain THC, therefore does NOT get you high, there’s really no legit or logical reason for states not to legalize it. As we all know, though, logic and rationalism rarely play roles in what’s legal and what’s not in the United States.
I feel like I’ve adequately covered my behind and now we can actually get started with the review!
What is CBD Living Instant Coffee?
CBD Living Instant Coffee is more or less what it sounds like- instant coffee granules infused with CBD Oil. Or, if you prefer more technical terms, it’s a “Nano Broad Spectrum CBD Hemp Extract in a self emulsifying delivery system” to be exact.
CBD Living Instant Matcha Coffee
Ingredients include:100% Colombian Coffee, Coconut Cream Powder, Matcha Extract, Coconut Flower Extract, Broad Spectrum Hemp Extract. It has a very mellow somewhat nutty flavor that goes great with a little cream and a smidge of sugar.
In this one, you really can’t taste the CBD oil at all beyond maybe a tiny hint, and that could be entirely psychosomatic.
CBD Living Instant Golden Milk Coffee
Out of all three, this one has the longest ingredient list. It includes: 100% Colombian Coffee, Coconut Cream Powder, Coconut Flower Nectar, Turmeric, Cinnamon, Ginger, Cardamom, Nutmeg, Black Pepper, Broad Spectrum Hemp Extract.
One customer compares it to chai, and that’s pretty accurate. It’s not quite as rich as chai in my opinion, but all the same flavors are there. The turmeric plays well with the CBD, making this a good one for my aching joints.
CBD Living Instant Black Coffee
This is the one I didn’t receive, so I can’t really tell you much about the flavor. It’s a pretty straight-forward variety, though, containing 100% Colombian coffee and CBD extract.
Does CBD Coffee actually work?
I can’t make broad statements here, both for legal reasons (these statements aren’t approved by the FDA, after all) and because everyone is different. So, I can only tell you how it helps me.
Out of all the CBD products that I’ve tried so far, CBD Living Instant Coffee works the best for me. I don’t know if it’s the combination of ingredients or if it’s just that CBD Living uses really high-quality extract. Maybe both. Who knows?
Here’s an example of how it works for me. Three hours ago, I had pain from a twisted and swollen ankle even when I was just sitting still, a stiff and aching back, pain from tendinitis in my left wrist, and a stiff & sore neck. I was also in the middle of a massive anxiety attack.
Twenty minutes after drinking a cup of the Golden Milk coffee, my anxiety eased up almost entirely (as close to entirely as someone like me with a high baseline anxiety level gets). My ankle still hurts when I walk on it, but not when I’m just sitting here. Even when I have to walk on it, it’s not quite as excruciating. My lower back went from a 6 to a 3 on the pain scale. My wrist actually doesn’t hurt at all, which is nice! My neck feels better, too.
It also doesn’t make me a tired as I get from other CBD oil. I know some people feel energized by CBD, but it makes me drowsy usually. Everything does, though. Even non-drowsy medicine.
Are there any drawbacks?
I wouldn’t really call it a drawback, but if you typically take CBD oil before bedtime, this may keep you up. I drank a cup before bed once. My blood is so saturated with coffee that caffeine rarely keeps me awake, but I had a very hard time falling asleep that night.
The containers are a little less eco-friendly than I like. They’re only about half full, so they could definitely be smaller. I think some customers may get frustrated when they open it up and see that it’s only half full, but you do get about 35 servings in that container.
While the price may seem like a drawback, it’s actually very fair and reasonable for a quality CBD oil product. It’s less than $1 per serving. By comparison, I can’t even get a single-serving honey stick of cheap CBD oil for less than $2 locally.
A single serving has 7 mg of CBD oil yet works as well for me as other products with twice as much per serving.
While I can’t tell you what to do and can’t guarantee that it’ll work for you as well as it did for me, I can tell you this. If a friend asked me if they should try CBD Living Instant Coffee, I’d say exactly what I said earlier, heck yeah. It really helps me!
Check out CBD Living to learn more about their coffee as well as their other great CBD-infused products.