Infused with Excelsior extracts green leaf tincture
I was recently on tour with Anti Flag, volunteering for the Love Hope Strength Foundation, when we rolled into Cleveland for a few short hours and a show. It was cold with snow everywhere, so after we loaded in I took off looking for food and coffee. My exploration brought me to a place called Record Revolution, which had a case in back with various glass pipes and CBD products. That’s where I stumbled upon Green Roads CBD-infused coffee, which conveniently combines two things I use a lot in life.
First I had to get beyond the $23 dollar (for a half-pound) price tag. But once I did, the testing proved the cost was worth it.
I’ve had other CBD roasts, and as a pot- and coffee-head I get the feel for the concept. The offering from Green Roads, which is based in Florida and distributes around the country, has a nice aroma with strong earthy notes. The beans are roasted to a color that resembles milk chocolate—not too dark, not too light—the flavor of which also makes an appearance.
I brewed using my favorite medium, my French press. We could argue for hours over the best way to extract the flavor at home, but the press is my go-to choice. I heated filtered water to a proper 200 degrees, then ground the beans. While waiting for the coffee to brew in the press, I also poured some extra hot water into the mugs to heat them, a key step whether there’s CBD involved or not.
I like my coffee black, and for the purpose of this write-up additionally infused my cup with Green Lean cannabis-infused tincture (three drops), bringing some THC into the mix. The cup was still smooth in its flavor, silky to the finish and all-around drinkable. It left me alert and focused—more so than regular java. And without the jolt I sometimes get.
Overall, the Green Roads product is a four out of five in Mike the House Husband ratings. It hit all the major points—flavor, color, aroma, relaxation, the works. CBD coffee may come at a higher price, but again, in this case we’ll say it is worth it.