Get to know your CBD products:  Cannabidiol (CBD) is a natural molecule that is extracted from the flower of mature hemp plants.  Along with CBD, hemp flowers contain trace amounts of around 120 other natural molecules collectively known as cannabinoids. From raw hemp extract, there are three primary categories of finished products that contain cannabinoids:

Full-spectrum hemp extracts contains all the naturally occurring cannabinoids and terpenes from the plant, including small amounts of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).  These extracts contain the most complete representation of natural molecules that are are credited as delivering the most efficacious "entourage effect."

Broad-spectrum hemp extracts have been distilled to remove most terpenes, plant cells and select cannabinoids including THC.  Broad-spectrum extracts are often golden in color and contain beneficial oils, antioxidants and concentrated amounts of CBD and trace amounts of CBC, CBG, CBN and other cannabinoids.  Broad-spectrum products are desirable for those who wish to ensure they are not consuming THC but still seek the natural benefit of the "entourage effect" that comes from cannabinoids working together.

CBD Isolates are pure powdered CBD molecules (often 99%+ concentrations).  Isolates are the end result of extensive distillation and are generally colorless and odorless.  Isolates are frequently used in mass-market CBD products because they are cheap and easy to blend into tinctures, edibles, vape cartridges and topicals.  CBD isolates are considered the least effective for consumers because they lack the "entourage effects" generated by the interplay of various cannabinoids.

Sträva's coffees are infused with broad-spectrum hemp extracts that come from organically grown Colorado hemp crops.  Each crop, depending on the specific strain of hemp grown, and the particulars of the distillation process, may present slightly different cannabinoid profiles, with key and trace cannabinoids present in varying ratios and total quantities.  Sträva's goal is to deliver products that contain as natural and robust a spectrum as possible, with no THC, while still pairing beautifully with our coffee. See our Sträva Gold page for more information on our guiding principles. 

Sträva submits its' CBD products for testing by third-party independent labs - currently Kaycha Labs in Denver, CO.  Source materials (hemp extracts) from our suppliers are submitted for full-panel testing which includes testing for heavy metals, pesticides, residual solvents, microbial content and a profile of cannabinoids.  These tests confirm our source materials conform to our specifications.  Finally, our coffee preparations are submitted for additional cannabinoid profile testing through High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) to ensure our products contain 100% to 120% of the intended amount of CBD and other trace cannabinoids as advertised.  


At Prodigy, young adults study the craft of coffee and activate their inherent greatness. These are your next generation leaders, here to go forth and enrich the city.

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Prodigy Coffee is a non-profit organization and we hire young adults from northeast Denver into a paid apprenticeship in one of our two coffeehouses. Here they discover their own inherent greatness while learning to run a craft coffeehouse. The apprenticeship is a 12-18 month experience, designed by educators, of deep work and deep learning in a culture of healing. 


Through personal development and hands-on learning in a Prodigy enterprise, young adults build a foundation of mindsets and skills for sustainable lives, economic mobility and, most importantly, to go forth and enrich their cit to become the next generation of leaders this city wants and needs.