While cooking with cannabis and making edibles is already a well-established practice, solid science is now bringing out the wonderful properties of cannabis and elevating beverages in an entirely new way. Manufacturers are crafting all sorts of different beverages using CBD or Cannabidiol, which is an essential component in cannabis. This is becoming increasingly popular among today’s consumers and when these beverages are made well, they taste very good.
Places such as Northern California are abuzz with this beverage innovation and reports are telling us that the CBD Beverage Market is growing by leaps and bounds, and expected to reach $11.38 million by 2025. The natural flavors of the cannabis plant, which are earthy, grassy, or nutty, can be incredibly intriguing; and when you combine these flavors with other well-chosen ingredients, the results are quite delicious.
Let’s take a look at some of today’s most popular cannabis beverages and how manufacturers are making certain that these beverages are just right.
The ingredients used in making these teas are as diverse as the product itself. Manufacturers are using cannabis leaves, buds, and stems as a base for this product, and then adding milk, cream, nuts, and other flavorings such as chamomile, hibiscus, orange, mango, honey, turmeric, and ginger to produce these soothing teas.
Besides the average ingredients found in any soda, which includes sugar, water, carbonation, and coloring, these are mostly organically sweetened, carbonated drinks, infused with tinctures, which are provided through the benefit of new extraction and infusion technologies. Tinctures are characterized as being medicines, and in this case, the medicine is CBD which has therapeutic properties. Tinctures are also concentrated liquid extracts and very easy for the body to absorb. A CBD-infused soda pop really packs a punch, and both recreational and medical-grade soda beverages are very popular these days.
Cannabis Coffee and Cold Brew
Whether it’s a warm cup of coffee or a refreshing cold brew, there’s always a time and a place to enjoy these CBD-infused coffees. Water-soluble CBD extract is creating a new innovative spin to these beverages and because of the coffee beans needed to produce these items, there are just a few companies making these products. This opens the door for more competition and more new businesses in this area.
The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), tells us that energy drinks are very popular; especially among Millennial and Gen-Z consumers, but they also say that there can be side effects because of too much caffeine, ginseng, and ginkgo biloba. Combining CBD with healthy vitamins such as vitamin B3 and vitamin C, then adding a touch of caffeine is a cleaner way to experience clearer thought, alertness, and well-being. CBD energy drinks are on the fast track to becoming one of the most consumed methods of Cannabidiol as a healthier alternative to more traditional energy drinks.
Infusing CBD with sparkling water is a hydrating and refreshing way to have a beverage that’s low in calories and low in sugar. One industry report states that the sparkling water market is expected to have a growth rate of 11.8% from 2020 to 2027, and will become a $59.67-billion-dollar market. Sparkling water is a natural delivery method for CBD, and this is a beverage that has mass appeal.
As you can see, these CBD beverages are just like the ones consumers already purchase and drink daily—but they are both innovative and very clever at the same time. With a little added CBD, these beverages are elevated to a new level. There has never been a better time to become a part of this multi-billion-dollar industry and join in on this increasingly popular way to consume cannabis.
How Can We Help?
Cannabis manufacturing and processing is a complex operation with unique requirements, and the CBD beverage market requires high-tech manufacturing processes so that these beverages will be effective. You also want to process safe, reliable, and well-characterized cannabis products.
At MaxQ Technologies, we provide the Cannabis ERP software that gives you seed-to-sale product tracking, and this allows you to take advantage of production and cost controls, and track every part of the extraction, production, testing, and packaging process.
Our commitment lies in providing you with affordable technology and business solutions that offer advanced functionality and unsurpassed ease of use. We want to provide our expertise and help you make this a success. To take advantage of the business opportunities that are in this thriving cannabis market, please contact us today and learn more.