As Cannabidiol (CBD) becomes more popular, its relationship with the world's most popular beverage continues to flourish. CBD Coffees and organic cbd coffees in particular are literally popping up left and right. A most of these CBD coffees are served hot leaving cold brew lovers…in the cold. Fortunately, there are a handful of companies in this space who have sought to fill that need. In this article we take a closer look at an organic CBD cold brew by Good Day Beverages.
For some people, the idea of CBD cold brews seems contradictory since CBD calms you down while caffeine wakes you up. However, when combined they make for a surprisingly balanced and mellow experience.
Good Day Beverages was kind of enough to send me a sample of their product to test out in exchange for an honest review of their organic CBD cold brew.
My Coffee Preferences
As a coffee lover, I favor the dark roast and frequently drink my coffee black. I'm an active woman in her late 60's who needless to say has a wealth of experience drinking coffee 🙂
CBD coffee in general has had a very positive effect on my overall health and well-being. Since introducing a variety of high quality CBD coffees into my rotation of coffees, my sleeps are better, joints are loser, and mind is clearer. Over time I've developed a gauge of how different brands and blends affect me. I've had the privilege of trying countless top CBD coffee brands and have certainly identified my favorites. This being said, cold brews are relatively new for me which is was why I was especially interested in doing this review.
Good Day CBD Cold Brew Review
Let's take a look the nutritional facts first. From just a quick look at the nutritional label, it's obvious that this isn't one of those chemical-filled concoctions that unfortunately, have become all to common in today's coffee market.
The contents are simple: coffee, hemp extract, water, and organic coconut oil.
I'm glad the company took a purist's approach to the ingredients.
- Good Day CBD Cold Brew has 15mg of Hemp CBD.
For those new to the topic of CBD, CBD does not have any THC in it which is the active ingredient responsible for giving a person the feeling of being “high”. Drinking this CBD cold brew will NOT get you high and you do not need a prescription to drink it.
- This super charged cold brew also delivers a whopping 200mg of caffeine in an 8 oz can.
That's quite a bit when you consider that your average 8 oz cup of regular coffee contains only 95mg of caffeine. (There's a common misconception that cold brews have more caffeine than regular hot coffee. While it's true in this case, it's not always an apples to apples comparison due to the fact that hot and cold brews undergo very different processes. Check out this article that goes more into the science behind caffeine extraction with cold brews.)
Good Day CBD Cold Brew Review: The Coffee
This coffee is made with a custom blend of Fair Trade and organic coffee beans. This blend consists of beans from Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Colombia.
I prepared the coffee in a number of ways to really get the full cold brew experience. Of course, I tried it black right out of the can as well as with cream. I also made a cup of this CBD cold brew for husband to try with cream and honey and it was an instant hit for him. He now takes it to work as his designated “coffee-of-the-day”.
This coffee has a very clean and crisp flavor about it. For lack of a better word, it tastes “pure”.
Ever had coffee that tastes perhaps too bitter, sharp, or acrid? I've felt that way toward some of Starbuck's coffee. We'll, this is the opposite of that. Its flavor and intensity is well-balanced and doesn't overwhelm the senses for me unlike some of other coffees I've tried. This cold brew was refreshing to my senses and was a welcomed-change to drinking regular hot coffee. There's also the unspoken convenience of not having to actually brew the coffee. It's just a grab and go experience….or in my case, a grab and pour into a Martini glass experience.
Buyers should know that this coffee has a mild but noticeable coconut flavor due to the organic coconut oil that's used. Fortunately, I grew up cherishing the taste of coconut so this was nothing but a win / win for me. I thought it added a nice hint of natural sweetness to the brew and made for a great-tasting combination. Coconut is also known for its antioxidant properties so you'll here no complaints from me about its presence in this cold brew. However, if you're not a coconut-fan, this may not be the best fit for your flavor profile.
Do you Taste the CBD?
No. I've tried CBD coffees where you can taste small hints of CBD. This is not one of them. You wouldn't even know CBD was in the coffee which as a coffee lover is very important to me. I've said in some of my previous CBD coffee reviews that I wouldn't be able to drink CBD coffee if it didn't taste like my regular coffee. Fortunately, Good Day CBD cold brew stays true to the genuine coffee experience.
Good Day CBD Cold Brew Review: The CBD
I always makes this disclaimer when talking about CBD coffee. This isn't to be taken as medical advice; but rather, a simple sharing of my experiences with the effects of this CBD. I've been taking CBD for a while now and would like to think I've become accustomed to observing how it hits my body. I noticed when drinking this CBD cold brew my joints felt noticeably less achy and rigid. This would happen immediately after drinking the coffee in the morning and last for a few hours into the afternoon. There's also a feeling of calmness which some might call mental clarity which comes from the CBD. I commonly experience this benefit when taking high-grade CBD in general and so it was reassuring to experience the same results with this brand.
The Good Day Beverage website refers to this drink as a mental refreshment. I think that's an accurate way to describe it.
In the end, my first experience with CBD cold brew was a very memorable one. While I'm not planning to replace my hot coffee with cold brew coffee, I'm excited to introduce a new coffee product into my daily grind. If you're in the mood for something sweet, caffeinated, and very refreshing, then Good Day CBD cold brew is an excellent option..
Ultimately, Good Day has produced a very refined CBD cold brew that's helping to trail-blaze the way for this new industry.