Healthy & Homemade-ish Mushroom Coffee
We know what you’re thinking—why the heck would you want any kind of fungi in your morning brew?
Valid. But hear us out.
The benefits of mushroom coffee are beyond your usual energy boost. Mushrooms can turn your basic morning pick-me-up into a nootropic-forward wellness booster… without the jitters afterwards. And depending on your mental health goals, certain mushrooms can provide specific perks.
Big Brain Blend (Lion’s Mane + Reishi)
If you’re looking for better cognition and brain health, this blend is for you. Lion’s Mane is the king of the brain health jungle and provides some roaring good benefits for memory and recall. Reishi can help with focus and even support serotonin production for some added good vibes.
Stress Who? Brew (Reishi + Chaga)
Sip on inner bliss and kiss chaos goodbye. This brew combines reishi to help nourish a healthy response to stress along with chaga for some extra antioxidants and immune support so you can feel your best no matter what lies ahead.
Zombie-Free Energy (Cordyceps)
Do you feel like the walking dead in the morning? Don’t sleep on this energizing mushroom. Cordyceps provides a more natural approach to an energy boost and can help reduce fatigue as well. Don’t let The Last of Us fool you, these mushrooms combat feeling like a zombie rather than becoming one.
How to Make Mushroom Powder
There are a couple of ways to include mushroom powder in your coffee. You can forage for mushrooms, dehydrate them and grind them in a mortar and pestle as only a true cottagecore person could (love that energy.) Purchase already dehydrated mushrooms that you can grind up yourself. Or, if you’re a busy bee, find mushroom powder in stores ready to go… no judgement here.
If you do go the route of dehydrating your own mushrooms, here’s what you need to know.
- Rinse or brush mushrooms off until clean, dry thoroughly if rinsed
- Put into food processor or chop into small pieces
- Set mushrooms on dehydrating tray and bake at 130 degrees F for 3-6 hours
- Once cool, grind into fine powder by either pulsing with a small blender or coffee grinder or using a mortar and pestle
- If you have leftover powder, store in an airtight container for up to a year
How to Make Mushroom Coffee
We added some sweet heat to this batch, a little bit of cocoa powder and cinnamon can really spice things up.
Brew Time: 5-7 minutes
Yields: 1 (8 oz serving)
- Your favorite mug
- 8 oz water
- Your coffee of choice
- 1-2 tsp of mushroom powder
- ¼ tsp cocoa powder
- Pinch of ground cinnamon
- Pinch of sea salt
- Coffee creamer of choice (optional)
- Combine coffee grounds with mushroom powder and brew
- Add dry ingredients and stir (or use immersion blender to save time)