Calm Drinks – Calm CBD Infused Coffee : Review

* GIFTED *


“We specialise in Coffee and Chocolate drinks infused with CBD, helping you UPLIFT your energy…FOCUS your mind and RELAX. Life these days is too busy, too many distractions and too many devices…take a little respite, have one of our drinks and reset your natural balance. Our Calm Coffee brand is 100% vegan using only natural ingredients and flavourings, our coffee is fair trade certified and we use UK sourced lipsomal CBD for infusion.”

The coffee…

The guys over at Calm sent me a wee email asking if I would like to try some of their CBD infused coffee, I have never had anything infused with CBD (Cannabidiol) so I said yes please as its always fun to try something new.

The Gift

The guys sent me the following :

  • 2 x CBD Infused Cold Brew Coffee (Americano)
  • 2 x CBD Infused Cold Brew Coffee (Oat Milk Caffe Latte)
  • 1 x CBD Ground Coffee

This was loads 🙂 and now it was time to try them.

CBD-Infused Cold Brew Coffee

I decided to start with one of the Cold Brew Coffee’s and take it to work, and try it at my lunch break.

As I said before I have never tried any CBD infused anything, so this would be interesting.

I opened the can, and took a smell wow very nice a strong coffee smell and then I took a sip…

This was very nice, it tasted just like a nice cool refreshing Americano but obviously had the extra CBD benefits. I like a good strong coffee, so this was perfect for me and I enjoyed for the rest of the day.

The next day I took the Latte in to work, and chilled it for lunch.

This again was very nice to, and had a really nice flavour. For me the Americano was better, but I tend to drink my coffee’s black.

Overall I really liked these and they were perfect for on the go, or like me at work.

View Product : https://www.calmdrinks.co.uk/products/latte-americano-cbd-cold-brew-coffee

The Ground Coffee :

As you can see from the photo the front of the bag has little holes, just smelling that area wow the coffee was so so nice and I couldn’t wait to make myself a cup…or two.

I popped open the bag and BANG the smell of this coffee hit me and was amazing! I could see from the bag this was Brazilian coffee, so now I know what it was.

Now for the taste…

So as I said from above I like my coffee black, plus since I was testing this I had to have it as is for a proper review so it was a win win for me.

Again the smell was the first thing to hit me, then the taste and wow I have to say this was a REALLY good coffee I loved its flavour…..I actually had 3 cups that’s how good it was.

View Product : https://www.calmdrinks.co.uk/collections/shop/products/premium-blended-ground-cbd-coffee-250g

Overall :

Note : Just because this was gifted, that has not influenced my thoughts in any way. The above is a 100% honest review of the product.

I don’t know what CBD tastes like, but I do know how coffee tastes and this was good coffee. I couldn’t say if I tasted anything different, but for me it was a really nice tasting coffee in all products.

For me the winners were the Americano and the Ground Coffee, and I have been having a cup or two of the Calm Ground Coffee in the morning before going to work.

I would like to say a BIG thank you to Calm Drinks, for sending me the coffee and giving me my first experience of CBD infused coffee.

I have no issues recommending this to you so please do check them out here : www.calmdrinks.co.uk and let me know what you think if you get some coffee.


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Bye Bye Naughty Drinks…kinda


You are probably looking at the title thinking what are Naughty drinks, well that’s the name I have decided to use for this post with regards to sugary drinks and alcoholic drinks.

But why “Naughty” your asking well these are the drinks we crave, but know are bad for you….so Naughty I thought was a fitting name….anyway lets continue…

One thing I noticed was I was drinking on average 24 to 60L of fizzy drinks a month (average 1-2L bottles of coke or Irnbru a day), and with a few beers mixed in throughout the month. Money wise this was a lot, plus a lot of sugar which I love but too much.

So sugar and money this was too much, so its time for a change.

Obliviously the old saying is “in moderation” so I am keeping that in mind and making these changes.

Fizzy Drinks

So I love having a glass of Diet Cola or Irnbru, and at work the big glass bottles some times two a day. Lets say a bottle is £1 and I have two a day that’s £10 just for Monday to Friday so £40 a month that’s a lot of money just on fizzy drinks…and sugar etc

Most of these drinks have Aspartame and depending on what you read, its either ok-ish or VERY bad for your health. Again that saying “in moderation”. Drinking the odd fizzy drink here and there am sure isn’t too bad for you, but if your a big drinker then that little amount of Aspartame and sugar etc soon builds up.

So what changes to fizzy drinks have I made?

I am not completely stopping fizzy drinks, but during the week I am solely having water. My aim is to try to have zero fizzy drinks and have water but I may have say 4 glasses of something fizzy a month (for nights out, social events etc.) but if I don’t attend any then it will just be 100% water.

Alcohol

So this is something I have been cutting down on in 2019, and will continue in 2020.

I love my craft beers, and funky flavoured beers but too many beers again isn’t good for you and give you a wee beer belly which sadly I have now so I would like that to go.

Again just like the coffee I will only now take a beer at a social event, or a special dinner night out or one every few weeks if I am at home.

A wee treat every now and then will be a good change.

Caffeine

I love a good strong coffee in the morning to wake me up, but I have too many throughout the day which isn’t good for you but mmmm I love my coffee.

I decided to look for a coffee alternative, which I found and will do a wee review on soon. This reduces my caffeine intake and its heather for my stomach.

It smells like coffee, and has a very close taste….if you fancy trying here is the link on Amazon (Link Here)

Healthier Water

I mentioned I am now drinking a lot of water daily, but you may say that’s boring as it doesn’t have a taste well that’s where your wrong.

I purchased this water infuser from Amazon (Link HERE) and purchased some lemons and limes from my local supermarket.

this pic only has limes as I enjoy just limes more than mixed.

Cut them up, put them in the middle compartment, filled with water and left in the fridge overnight for a nice cool and flavoured water for the next day.

The flavour isn’t super strong, but it does have a nice flavour and helps make water even nicer to drink….plus lemon and limes have health benefits to.

Overall :

These little life changes can make a big difference, and I look forward to feeling healthier and due to not spending as much saving some extra cash.

Let me know how you flavour your water at home, for some ideas 🙂

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Jägermeister Cold Brew Coffee Masterclasses Invite (Glasgow) : Review

V: 23rd October 2019

Jägermeister’s Cold Brew Coffee Available Now
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JÄGERMEISTER UK UNVEIL ‘JÄGERMEISTER COLD BREW COFFEE’
A perfect fusion of Jägermeister, Cold Brew Coffee and Cacao


I was invited to visit the Tiki Bar in Glasgow, for the Jägermeister Cold Brew Coffee event which I was very excited to attend. One I love wee events and two I love coffee so this sounded interesting.

The inventive liqueur sees the classic Jägermeister recipe of 56 herbs and spices expertly fused with cold-brewed Arabica coffee and just a hint of cacao to create a new Jägermeister shot experience, with a barista touch.

I have never been to the Tiki Bar, but its always been on my list, so tonight was going to be a great night for many new things.

On entering I could see how funky this place was, plus lots of Jägermeister goodies and promo materiel this looked like it was going to be a fun event.

I was welcomed and offered a little taster, and this was an interesting taster. I could have a shot of Cold Brew, or a small ice cream cone with the shot….it was a hard decision so I went for both.

MMMMMMMMMMMMMM I loved this, it tasted like Jägermeister but MUCH BETTER….well for me as I have a sweet tooth and like coffee.

This for me was a perfect shot, it was amazing and I couldn’t wait to try more tonight.

I spotted a little list of cocktails that were being made tonight, that included Jägermeister’s new Cold Brew drink and they all sounded good…..which means I had to try them all.

I got talking to someone that worked at Jägermeister, he welcomed me and recommended that tonight I had to try the Espresso Martini.

This was a great recommendation as one of my favourite cocktails is an Espresso Martini…..now it was time to taste how it was with Cold Brew.

Jägermeister’s Cold Brew Coffee, Salted Caramel, Espresso, Vanilla

Ohhh now this was different but in a good way, it tasted like a normal Espresso Martini but sweeter and the salted caramel just rounded it off.

I don’t know if these cocktails were just for tonight, or will continue to be served but tonight the first for us was free but had a normal price of £6 which is a good price.

I loved this and could easily have more, but tonight there were others to try…

There were several cocktails available tonight but the Espresso Martini and the following two were my favourites.

Bounty Hunter
(Coconut-Washed Jägermeister’s Manifest, Honey and Chocolate Bitters)

This was very nice and had a good strong Bounty flavour, with a nice hint of the Jägermeister flavour coming through. This is another one I would recommend.

Gecko Club
(Jägermeister’s Cold Brew Coffee, Orgeat, Lime, Aromatic Bitters)

OH now this was different, the first flavour was the Cold Brew then it finished on a subtle Lime flavour which made it refreshing. Another one for you to try when visiting here or making it at home.

Overall :

Firstly a big thank you to Jägermeister for the invite tonight, and for the amazing night I enjoyed it from start to finish.

For me this was a really nice drink, and one I have already got myself a bottle at home to enjoy 🙂

I will either be going back to try more Cold Brew cocktails, or buying Cold Brew to make the Espresso Martini at home 🙂

Jägermeister’s Cold Brew will be available NOW in Morrisons and selected off-licenses NOW!!! and that it would work as a great Christmas gift.

I highly recommend this if you have a sweet tooth and like coffee.

Thanks Tiki Bar & Jägermeister 🙂