CBD infused coffee is one that often leaves people scratching their heads. Silly Goose Coffee explores the benefits of taking CBD in your morning cuppa.
CBD and coffee seem like strange bedfellows to some, but for Silly Goose Coffee it’s a combination as perfect as honking at strangers and scaring children.
In spite of the recent proliferation of CBD in almost everything (even if you live under a rock there is a pretty good chance it’s CBD infused now), CBD infused coffee is still one that leaves people scratching their heads. It’s easy to understand why; arguably the thing that CBD is best known for is improving sleep quality, and unarguably the thing that coffee is best known for is prying us from our collective daze every morning, so it feels like a tug-o-war in your brain.
Silly Goose Coffee, is a coffee roaster selling CBD infused coffee direct to consumers, with coffees in compostable Nespresso pods and bags, and founder, Matt Swinburne, is unsurprisingly quick to champion the benefits.
“Coffee and CBD are fantastic together, far from fighting they actually make each other better,” he says.
“I think the confusion is that people think of CBD like a traditional sleeping pill that basically knocks you over the head with a giant cartoon mallet but that is not the case.”
It’s an amusing analogy, but he’s right (warning nerdiness follows). Rather than wrestling your brain to sleep, CBD works with the natural endocannabinoid system, which is involved in governing all sorts of rhythms and cycles. Essentially it improves your natural cycle, which means better sleep quality when you should be sleeping, and can actually make you more alert during the waking part of the cycle. Nature is awesome.
“Our customers also find that it improves the coffee moment,” adds founder, Patrick.
“Smoothing the caffeine hit, so you don’t get so much of a spike and crash. They tell us it delivers more prolonged focus and mitigates the anxiety and jitters some people get.”
Patrick is quick to point out that it’s not a one-way street: “CBD definitely improves the coffee, but to coffee’s credit it’s good for the CBD too. Because it has a cumulative effect, the key to getting the benefits of CBD is to take it every day. I don’t know about you, but I have a shelf full of supplements I forget to take, but I can’t imagine a world where I neglect to drink my morning coffee.”
There are a few CBD coffee companies around now, so what makes Silly Goose different?
Well for one, they offer a range of CBD free coffee.
“We love CBD but we’re not just a CBD coffee company, we are a coffee company that does CBD,” says Patrick. “It’s paramount that the coffee is as good as any of our competitors that don’t offer CBD.”
That commitment to the quality of the coffee led to them developing a method to infuse the CBD into the beans in a way that delivers the best CBD but doesn’t affect the flavour.
“We found that some products can taste a bit weird. Our method leaves the coffee delicious and ensures that the CBD makes it to the cup as nature intended, terpenes, essential oils, and other cannabinoids intact. By preserving their natural form, they work together, having a multiplying effect to provide you with maximum benefits,” explains Patrick.
They are also committed to responsible practices. As well as offering their coffee in compostable Nespresso pods and sustainable packaging, Silly Goose likes to partner with organisations to make a positive impact. Project Waterfall is a charity that builds clean water infrastructure in coffee farming communities, and they work with Ecologi to plant trees to offset their carbon impact. Matt is also quick to point out that they don’t have a private jet – “not even a small one”.
Jokes aside Matt is keen to say that their guiding principle is simple.
He adds: “Every day we make sure everything we are doing is good for our customers, our community, and our planet, and if it’s not, we stop doing it.”
Sounds good to us.
Silly Goose Coffee is available in compostable Nespresso Pods, and bags of whole beans or ground coffee. You can order it straight to your door one off, or by subscription at sillygoosecoffee.com.
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