The Best Mushroom Coffees to Start Your Morning Right

What springs to mind when you consider mushrooms? With a small amount of butter? The cremini variety found in supermarket produce sections? Or the magical dried variety best enjoyed in the great outdoors with friends?

If you’ve been interested in health and wellness over the past few years, you’ve undoubtedly noticed mushrooms appearing more frequently in general conversation and in inventive food and drink combinations. There are teas, supplements, gummies, and creamer, but mushroom coffee is by far our favourite mushroom-infused health trend. Mushroom coffee purports to provide balanced and immune-boosting energy throughout the day by combining the adaptogenic properties of fungi with the stimulating effects of caffeine.

What types of mushrooms will be in my coffee?
The most common adaptogenic mushrooms used to infuse coffee are cordyceps, Lion’s Mane, chaga, and reishi; however, your brand’s formulation may include others. Each mushroom has its own benefits: cordyceps is known for enhancing performance and energy, while Lion’s Mane is renowned for reducing stress. Chaga is regarded as the “King of Mushrooms” and is believed to possess potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, while reishi is renowned for its ability to combat the effects of stress, boost the immune system, and alleviate fatigue.

Does mushroom coffee have a mushroom flavour?
Nope! It simply tastes more like coffee. If you have a sensitive palate, the coffee may have a slightly earthier flavour (depending on how many milligrammes of the good stuff are included), but for the vast majority of people, it will taste just like a good cup of coffee.

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