Cute and vibey Reverie: Coffee & Craft Beer in Patterson, NY became the first Hudson Valley cafe to offer cold brew coffee infused with organic hemp oil/Cannabidiol when they added it to the menu in late July. Also known as CBD, this compound of the hemp plant is becoming hugely popular nationwide for its medicinal properties, including easing anxiety and relieving chronic pain. (It is currently being studied as a potential treatment for arthritis, diabetes, MS, schizophrenia, PTSD, and epilepsy, to name a few.)
“It’s something co-owner Bruce Petty and I use ourselves,” says Reverie co-owner Megan Denaut. “I have bad anxiety and was trying to find natural ways to help with that. We tried the CBD coffee and loved it, so we thought other people could benefit from it, as well.”
Reverie has proudly partnered with Sträva Craft Coffee, a specialty coffee roaster in Denver, Colorado to offer their Peace & Wellness collection that brings all the benefits of full-spectrum CBD coffee sourced from European and Colorado growers. By offering three options containing different amounts of CBD customers can experiment to find the right blend for them. (The java options are Focus; which has 2.5mg of CBD per 16 ounces, Restore; which has 9mg of CBD per 16 ounces, and Elevate; which has 240mg CBD per 12oz whole bean.). According to Sträva, hemp oil is not only naturally rich in phyto-cannabinoids, including CBD, but also contains amino acids; vitamins B1, B2 and D; omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids; and minerals zinc, calcium and magnesium.