As I mentioned in my previous blog about the Productivity Series, being in graduate school has turned me into a big-time coffee drinker. All the early mornings and constant assignments have made me dependent on that morning energy juice. And I love it. Everything from the taste of coffee to the way its aroma fills the air has me hooked. Everything except for one thing: how anxious and jittery it makes me feel. Of course, this varies on the type of coffee I drink. But usually, my post-coffee-high crash involves a lot of nervous feelings in my stomach that force me to take some deep breaths and several paces around my apartment. It got to the point where I started to dislike drinking coffee because of how it made me feel. I started to skip it some mornings because I didn’t want to feel that way.
After complaining to a friend about this, he recommended that I try CBD-infused coffee. He said that I would get all the good parts of coffee (the flavor, alertness, and focus) without the bad parts (the nervous jitters). He explained that Cannabidiol (CBD) is the non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis and that research shows that CBD has been useful in easing symptoms for a number of ailments. These ailments include anxiety, skin conditions, chronic pain, and inflammation. When mixed with coffee, your brain helps your body get into the zone while still keeping you awake and focused – and it won’t get you high!
This sounded perfect to me, so I started searching for CBD-infused coffees to try. Ott Coffee came to my attention in the middle of March, at the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak here in the states. I was wanting to support local businesses at the time, and I found that Ott Coffee is roasted locally in Austin, so it was a perfect match. I ordered two bags of ground coffee, one from the Productivity Series and one from the Relaxation Series, and I drank them every day for a month. This is what I thought about the Relaxation Series:
As with the Productivity Series, I spent about 20 seconds after opening the bag just appreciating how good it smelled. I wanted this aroma to fill the air around me.
I drank this coffee black as well because I really wanted to taste the flavor notes. This cup of coffee tastes similar to the Production Series, but smokier. I remember drinking this for the first time in the evening. I sat there, sinking into my chair and letting the smoked caramel, chocolate, and vanilla notes take over my mouth. The whole flavor experience reminded me of a campfire, or those lazy Sunday mornings at a cabin getaway where you’re just sitting there relaxed, drinking your coffee and enjoying the outside view. The beans also tasted mature, like they have been in the game for a while and know how to roast the perfect cup.
Let’s elaborate on the image described in the previous paragraph to illustrate how I felt drinking this coffee. I was sinking into my chair, letting this calm, relaxed, and peaceful feeling take over my body. The essence this cup emitted was the perfect soothing nightcap to wind down my energy. It does exactly what it says it will, relax you, all while tasting delicious.
Get Yourself Some OTT Coffee
If you want to enjoy a cup of deliciously rich and flavorful CBD-infused coffee, get yourself some Ott Coffee. You can order online or shop locally.