When I heard about this coffee called Counting Sheep that claims to actually help you fall asleep, I had to try it. You might have noticed that I like coffee a little bit. Okay…a lot. I’d drink it all day long if I could, but unfortunately it keeps me up if I drink it in the evening. Even decaf coffee can sometimes keep me awake if I drink it right before bed, so I’ve been drinking herbal tea instead, although I don’t really like it as much as coffee. After the kids go to bed, Tony and I like to make tea and watch TV in bed. It’s one of my favourite parts of the day- winding down with a hot mug in my hands and my guy beside me. Since I received a sample of Counting Sheep coffee, my favourite part of the day just got even better! I can enjoy coffee while winding down in the evenings instead of always having to drink tea.
This coffee comes in pre-ground bags or pods compatible with most K-Cup brewers. I decided to try out the K-cups, because we recently purchased a Cuisinart Keurig Brewer and I’ve been looking for good coffees to try in it. Also, we only drink one cup each in the evening, so the individual cups are perfect for us. Founding partner of Counting Sheep Coffee, Deland Jessop, actually hand-delivered this coffee and mug to me at my home (how’s that for service?)! He mentioned to me that the word is spreading quickly about his coffee. He had just found out that an ABC morning news show in Texas recently did a feature on their coffee without him even knowing! I found the link here: http://youtu.be/NA1Nd0vDeEw
So you’re probably wondering how exactly they make coffee that helps you sleep. The key is Valerian root, a natural herbal sedative that has been used for centuries as a treatment for anxiety and sleep disorders. They combine a small amount of this herb with Swiss Water decaffeinated coffee to create their bed-time beverage. And it really works! Tony and I both had no trouble falling asleep after drinking it. It tastes very nice, too. I found that the valerian root doesn’t alter the taste of the coffee at all.
To learn more about this great new Canadian company, you can visit their website, like them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter or watch them on YouTube. Counting Sheep Coffee is available at Amazon.ca, Bed, Bath and Beyond, Federated Co-op and select gourmet retailers listed on the website.
Disclosure: I received a package of coffee and a mug for the purpose of this review. This post contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own.