The best way to make mushroom coffee

The Best Way to Make Mushroom Coffee

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve probably seen about a dozen mushroom coffees by now…mostly heavily advertising on Instagram! 

But not all mushroom coffee is created equal, so we’ll break down a few options for you and share our favorite way to make it!

Best way to make mushroom coffee

What is mushroom coffee?

This answer is going to blow your mind. Mushroom coffee is coffee infused with mushrooms. BOOM! Wild, right?!

But it’s not that simple. Keep reading.


How are mushroom coffees made?

Whole or Ground Bean Mushroom Coffee

Some mushroom coffees are sold as whole or ground beans, like Four Sigmatic Think with Lion’s Mane and Chaga.

I happen to like how their coffee tastes and their beans are organic, which is great! BUT they aren’t fair trade (at least from what we can tell) and they don’t disclose the actual dosage of the mushrooms in the coffee. 

How much lion’s mane or chaga is there? Who knows?! So if you’re really looking to reap the benefits of a particular medicinal mushroom, this is NOT the way to get there.


Powdered or Instant Mushroom Coffee

best way to make mushroom coffee

There’s not a week that goes by that one of my friends doesn’t DM me on Instagram with yet another mushroom coffee on the market. 

Many of these new brands are powdered or instant beverages, some of which are coffee-based and others are decidedly (and sometimes defiant-ly) not!

Everyday Dose is one of the more popular brands, which describes itself as a mushroom latte beverage. 

It’s a combo of coffee extract, medicinal mushrooms, adaptogens, and collagen protein. You combine the powder with a liquid of your choice, like water, milk, or a dairy alternative and voila!

But I’m personally not a fan. I don’t love the taste or the texture (a bit gritty if you ask me) and it’s yet another highly processed packaged food that I loathe. 

While they do share the ingredients, they bury the dosage of the mushrooms under “mushroom & nootropic blend” so you don’t really know how much of these functional mushrooms you’re getting. Again, not ideal if you’re hoping for health benefits from functional mushrooms!


DIY Mushroom Coffee 

If you care about the quality of the food you put in your body and want to reap the benefits of medicinal mushrooms, making your own mushroom coffee is the way to go!

Best way to make mushroom coffee

 

Here’s how to make your own mushroom coffee in a few simple steps!

  1. Buy Organic & Fair Trade Coffee - This is really important! Organic coffee helps keep pesticides and their byproducts out of the environment and your body. Fair trade coffee helps make sure people get paid a living wage to grow & harvest those beans. 
  2. Buy Functional Mushroom Tinctures - Tinctures or liquid extracts are the best way to take your mushrooms! The extraction process makes all the goodness bioavailable for humans, and the liquids are actually LESS processed than the powders. Plus they taste better (aka no gritty mess!)
  3. Make your cup of coffee however you love it. Whether that’s a french press, drip, or some fancy schmancy espresso maker, you can make your coffee your way!
  4. Squeeze a dropper of mushrooms into your coffee! The dosage of your mushrooms will vary depending on the brand, so be sure to peep at the label, but commonly it will be ¼ to 1 full dropper. If your mushroom tinctures are extracted with alcohol, the taste will quickly disappear as soon as it mixes into your coffee. 
  5. Sip sip away! Now you have one tasty and deliciously high quality mushroom coffee in your hands. 
best way to make mushroom coffee

This way of making mushroom coffee is the purest. You’re getting the highest quality coffee and mushrooms, while also knowing exactly what dosage of mushrooms you’re taking. This is an absolute must if you want to experience the health benefits of functional mushrooms!

Make your own mushroom coffee with Fast Friends Fungi functional mushrooms! 

Try our mushroom tinctures!

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