Brewing Mushroom Coffee At Home
What is mushroom coffee?
Mushroom coffee is a combination of regular black coffee brewed with powdered medicinal mushrooms. Cultures all over the world, from Finland to the United States, have been consuming medicinal mushrooms like Chaga and Lion’s Mane in liquid form for generations.
There is no time like the present to brew mushroom coffee at home!
Mushrooms have benefits that are good for both your mind and body.
“I teach other doctors about the uses of mushrooms, and I recommend mushrooms and mushroom products frequently to patients; their health benefits are myriad, and we keep finding new ones,” wrote Dr. Andrew Weil in the Fantastic Fungi companion book.
“There’s a long tradition of using mushrooms as medicines in East Asia, especially in Korea, China, and Japan. I’ve studied traditional Chinese medicine and was very impressed with its use of mushrooms to fill niches for which we don’t have solutions in Western pharmacology.”
If you’re wondering how it tastes, you’ll be pleased to learn that it tastes just like normal coffee. The mushrooms in mushroom coffee are specifically selected for their neutral flavor, so won’t get any unpleasant earthiness or sponginess in your daily cup.
“Whenever I would drink coffee, I would get incredibly jittery and anxious,” recalled Rachel at Bakerita.
“When I tried mushroom coffee though, it balanced out all of the negative feelings of coffee and instead gave a boost of creative energy.”
Wondering how to brew mushroom coffee at home?
In fact, you can make mushroom coffee anyway you like in order to match your specific needs and taste preferences.
There are lots of benefits to be gained by drinking mushroom coffee, which is probably why it’s growing in popularity. When you consume regular coffee, you get the caffeine jitters. It does have some antioxidants and it can activate your nervous system, but that’s pretty much it.
On the other hand, mushroom coffee benefits digestion by promoting healthy gut bacteria. You only get half the caffeine of regular coffee, and your body benefits from the amazing healing properties of medicinal mushrooms. For instance, adrenal gland support, mental focus, and even more antioxidants than plain old coffee.
You can buy mushroom coffee from a company, but you can also brew DIY mushroom coffee at home with just a few ingredients. All you need is the mushroom powder of your choice and whatever other coffee equipment you typically use to brew coffee at home.
Here are three DIY recipes to brew mushroom coffee at home:
- A Chaga blend with powdered Chaga, cacao powder, maple syrup, salt, and coffee.
- A latte with Lion’s Mane, non-dairy milk, coconut oil, coffee, and ashwagandha.
- Reishi elixir before bed with powdered reishi, almond milk, and sweetener.
Have you tried mushrooms in your coffee? It’s not as scary as it sounds—learn all about the benefits that are possible!