Mushroom coffee is a hot topic these days.
The health benefits of mushrooms are widely celebrated in the natural foods community, so why not add them to your morning wake-up brew? Whether you're new to mushroom coffee or just looking for more ways to incorporate it into your diet and lifestyle, here's everything you need to know about this trending drink.
Where do mushrooms come from?
So, what is a mushroom?
A mushroom is the fruit body of a fungus. The fungi are an ancient group of organisms that include moulds and yeasts, as well as mushrooms. These organisms grow in soil or on dead organic matter and can spread rapidly if conditions are favourable. Mushrooms are often colourful, with bright spots or stripes on their caps, but they can also be quite drab (brown or grey). Mushrooms grow wild all over the world, so you may have seen them before without realizing it!
What kind of mushrooms are used to make mushroom coffee?
You may have heard the word "mushroom" used to describe a fungus. Like plants, mushrooms are a type of fungus that grows in the ground. There are many different types of mushrooms and they come in many shapes and sizes. Some are edible, while others can be poisonous if you eat them without knowing what they are first.
The most common varieties used to make mushroom coffee include chaga, reishi, cordyceps and lion's mane, which can all be found growing on trees throughout the world.
Does mushroom coffee taste like regular coffee?
Mushrooms are a great alternative to coffee, as they are delicious and full of vitamins and minerals. But do mushroom coffee taste like regular coffee? The short answer is yes, our own Moksha coffee, for example, tastes just like a creamy chai coffee and not like mushrooms.
However, if you are willing to try something new and give it time, there is an excellent chance that this type of coffee will become your favourite drink! In fact, many mushroom advocates say they prefer the taste of mushroom coffees over regular ones due to their sweeter nature. Mushroom coffees also tend not to be bitter like other types of brews because they use less caffeine than traditional blends (this means you may need fewer sweeteners or creamers).
What's the difference between mushroom coffee and Four Sigmatic's Mushroom Coffee Mix and MOKSHA?
Moksha and Four Sigmatic coffee are two of the most popular products on the marketplace. We are huge fans of them too. The main difference is that Moksha has 18 different superfoods, whereas Four Sigmatic has around 4 to 5. Suppose looking out of your morning cup. Moksha carries a bigger punch and value for money. Find out what you love and what works well for your body and mind.
Is it easy to slip mushrooms into my favourite recipes?
A great place to start is to add chaga or lion's mane into your daily brew. The flavour profiles will compliment your daily cup as opposed to adding reishi or cordyceps that have more earthy notes.
Chaga is a woody mushroom that grows on birch trees, while lion's mane is a type of fungus that grows on trees. Both are abundant in nature and can be easily purchased at most health food stores or online.
The bottom line is that you should try mushroom coffee if you are interested in improving your health and well-being through a cup of joe. It's easy to add some chaga and lion's mane in a mushroom coffee mix, and if that isn't enough, try Moksha, it is loved by people all around the world.
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