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Willie’s Remedy coffee is carefully selected and roasted, then infused with organically grown, full-spectrum hemp oil from independent U.S. farmers. The result is a balancing effect to coffee’s natural lift—a perfect harmony of focus from the caffeine plus calm from the hemp.

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Coffee is available in 8 oz bags with 250 mg of hemp oil and as whole bean or freshly ground.

Loose-leaf teas are available in 3 oz tins with 300 mg of hemp extract.

INGREDIENTS: Full-spectrum hemp extract, coconut-derived medium chain triglyceride oil (MCT oil)

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Willie’s Remedy 1fl oz Hemp-Infused Soothing Balm, 375 mg

That’s actually the way I felt about most of my CBD coffee experience: I couldn’t tell if I was actually being affected, or if it was mostly placebo. I certainly felt the energy kick that comes with a strong cup of black coffee. But was I also more relaxed? Focused? Calm? I can’t really tell you.

I have a love-hate relationship with coffee. I can’t start my day without it, but by the end of my morning cup I’m often left feeling jittery and anxious.

Assuming each serving of beans contains the exact amount of CBD advertised, you also have disparate brewing methods and water temperatures to deal with. Would CBD coffee made in a French Press have the same effect as that brewed in an industrial coffee pot or an aeropress? Details like this matter. CBD coffee is generally meant to be drunk during a work day; a pick-me-up without the jitters. While too much CBD won’t make you high, it could make you less than motivated for your 3 p.m. meeting.

A new coffee add-on promises to keep all the best part of your daily caffeine fix while doing away with the negative side effects. Cannabidiol (CBD), the non-hallucinogenic chemical in marijuana, has become the new “it” wellness ingredient. It’s also making a big splash into coffee: you can buy CBD coffee K-cups, add CBD sugar syrup to your latté at trendy coffee shops, and even track down cans of CBD-infused cold brew.

There could be a lot of reasons why I felt so ambivalent towards my first sip of CBD coffee. Maybe I didn’t drink enough. CBD also affects everyone differently, so perhaps I just have a high tolerance for it. Or maybe Willie’s Remedy suffers from the same problems that a lot of CBD food and drink companies do: consistency — or lack thereof.

Obviously I had to try some. I brewed up a cup of Willie’s Remedy Columbian coffee the other day, right as my mid-afternoon work slump started to hit.

Until it’s approved by the FDA all we can do is trust that CBD-infused food and drink actually contain the dosages they claim. That’s where celebrity affiliations can really help differentiate products. Willie’s Remedy is smart to emphasize its namesake in its branding, knowing it will set it apart from the flood of CBD-infused beverages heading to market (which will get even more crowded after the FDA gives CBD the thumbs-up).