If you’re a coffee lover, chances are you’ve already heard about CBD coffee , or cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive ingredient in cannabis that has been shown to have health benefits. It’s also being touted as an alternative to caffeine for people who want the perks of coffee but not the jitters.
We decided to investigate if there were any benefits to using CBD coffee in place of regular joe, so we visited Caffeine Zone in San Francisco for a one-on-one interview with owner Max Garcia.
Oh my gosh. I mean we’re really excited about it. We’re really happy that we’re pioneering this movement to allow people to enjoy the positive effects of CBD and coffee and tea and whatever you want and do it in a safe and convenient way. Y’know we had some initial concerns like: is this legal? But uh… we were able to find out that it was something that you could make yourself at home if you were concerned about it being illegal.
So, with you being a coffee shop owner I suppose there are a lot of parallels between coffee and cannabis.
Yeah, I mean the cannabinoid profile in coffee is very similar to that of cannabis. In fact, given what we’ve learned about CBD from cannabis it’s probably safe to say that CBD is the reason cannabis was initially used medically to treat all types of ailments including pain and sleep issues and anxiety and all sorts of stuff. And so, if we’re going for the learning experience here it really makes a lot of sense that people would start using CBD in order to get the benefits that come from that profile. So yeah, we’re pretty excited about it.
What do you say to people who are sceptical of CBD and cannabis in general?
Well, if you’re saying that you wouldn’t like to be in our shoes with the perception that we’re pushing something that is illegal in some states and in some federal jurisdictions and we’re pushing something that is very similar but it’s legal everywhere else then we would respectfully ask you to come into our shop and try it. Because we’ve had customers who’ve tried it out, they think it’s great. We know people who like this stuff. We haven’t heard anything negative about it from customers here at Caffeine Zone. So, I think the proof is really in the pudding when you actually come here and try it. So just come on in.
So you’re saying that the business is professional? You know, not buying into it?
Yeah, no, just come on in. We have all the products on display. We have CBD cocktail for purchasers which are ready to go using their own cannabis or using our cannabis of course if they prefer. So, we’ve got cannabis infused coffee? Yeah of course! If you want to try some really cool stuff check it out. I mean if you can’t tell me about your experience with it I don’t know what you’re talking about.