What is Mushroom Coffee?

Mushroom coffee is regular black coffee ground with mushrooms. It is known for its health benefits and energising properties, as well as its distinct (and pleasant) earthy depth and tone that tastes similar to a regular coffee.

A mushroom coffee might include the popular Lion's Mane mushrooms, or the calming Chaga, Tremella, Reishi and Cordyceps types. These are dried, powdered and blended with arabica coffee - or a quality instant coffee.

An Introduction to Mushroom Coffee

There is a saying that nothing good grows in the dark and for us mere mortals this is true, sunlight plays an important role in giving us a healthy dose of vitamin D which boosts our immune system and helps to lift ones mood. After all, who doesn’t feel happier when the sky is blue and the sun is shining? To say nothing good grows in the dark though is certainly not the case when it comes to mushrooms who need dark and moist conditions to grow.

Mushrooms are one of the most recognised groups of organisms known as fungi with over 14,000 species. Certain varieties of mushrooms have been utilised around the world for centuries as they are known to be highly nutritional, containing a wealth of vitamins and minerals with some much rarer varieties of fungi reputed for their medicinal and healing properties. One of the hottest new ways to reap the range of benefits of these functional mushrooms is to grab yourself a lovely cup of mushroom coffee.

Although many people look a bit dubious when you first bring their attention to mushroom coffee - and admittedly it does conjure up the image of some button mushrooms bobbing around in a cup - in reality it is actually made with special varieties of mushrooms reputed for their health benefits.

What Are The Benefits of Mushroom Coffee?

Fans of mushroom coffee love to rave about this drink, but what are the health benefits associated with it? Well, for starters, mushroom coffee is known to help boost the immune system as it contains a range of antioxidants from both the mushrooms and coffee. Lion's Mane Mushrooms and Cordyceps in particular aid both cognitive and physical performance, as well as endurance. This means it is popular with sporting enthusiasts, but also a great way to start your morning off and to get the old grey-matter functioning.

Mushroom Coffee consumers report that it helps them to feel more alert, focused and energetic despite containing less caffeine than a typical cup of coffee. As the caffeine content is lower, people also find they feel less anxious or jittery than they might with a regular coffee, leaving them feeling more grounded. Some people find Chaga mushrooms aid in a restful night's sleep and help to settle the stomach.

Mushroom coffee can also help to improve one's mood so is of interest to those suffering with depression and anxiety. It is also popular with people who are watching their weight due to its low calorie content.

Pair these with our other tips to improve sleep and your immune system and you’re good to go.

Where to Buy Mushroom Coffee?

Mushroom Coffee is available to purchase online in bags of ground coffee, or in sachets of instant coffee to be enjoyed at home or on the go. It is also gaining in popularity in some coffee shops and cafes.

How to Make Mushroom Coffee?

Mushroom coffee is made as you would your favourite coffee so, regardless of if you are a fan of a French press, pour over coffee or simply want to pop a mushroom coffee sachet in a mug, it can be enjoyed black, with or without sweetener. Mushroom coffee is best brewed for 4-5 minutes and you can simply add milk or your favourite dairy-free alternative - such as coconut or almond milk- to make a delicious vegan mushroom latte.

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