How to Make Mushroom Coffee (And Why You Should!)

Yep, you heard us right: mushroom coffee.

This trend is taking the superfood world by storm. And why wouldn’t it? Mushroom coffee is a simple and delicious way to get even more benefits out of your daily cup of joe. This energizing drink combines everything you already love about coffee with all the health benefits of mushrooms, one of the best-kept superfood secrets.

Why mushrooms? For more than 7,000 years, medicinal mushrooms have been used to combat illness, boost the immune system, and provide a rich source of nutrients including protein, niacin, riboflavin, thiamin, potassium, and iron. Benefits of medicinal mushrooms include an immune system boost, lower cholesterol, better digestion, aid in combating blood disease, and a helping hand in weight loss.

But why in your coffee, you ask? Why not!? Coffee has a ton of health benefits, just like mushrooms, so why not enjoy both at the same time? Plus, mushroom powder makes your coffee less acidic, to the point that you may lose your inclination to add sugar and milk (both of which dilute your coffee’s health benefits). And don’t worry - medicinal mushrooms tend not to carry the “mushroomy” flavor, so your taste buds won’t get confused by this superfood-filled drink.

The best part about mushroom coffee is that it’s very easy to make - in fact, it won’t even add time to your morning routine. Simply choose from one (or all three!) of the mushroom powders below and add 1-2 teaspoons to your daily coffee.

Organic Reishi Mushroom Powder - possible benefits include detoxification, improvement in mental activity, and lower blood pressure

Organic Maitake Mushroom Powder - possible benefits include lower blood sugar levels, reduction of stress and tension, and aid in weight loss

Organic Shiitake Mushroom Powder - possible benefits include promotion of a healthy complexion, fighting against cancer, and strengthening of the immune system

In addition to mushroom powder, feel free to add a teaspoon of cacao powder, a tablespoon of coconut oil, or a dash of cinnamon for additional flavor. Simply stir well, and enjoy!