All About Mushroom Coffee + My Mushroom Coffee Mocha Recipe! This post will answer all of your questions about mushroom coffee and my favorite mushroom coffee drink. It’s energizing, filling, and so delicious.
Alright, you guys the time is here: let’s talk about MUSHROOM COFFEE!! I’ve been making this “mushroom mocha” drink and sharing it on my Instagram stories daily for a few months and I get SO. MANY. QUESTIONS. about it, so I decided to address them all in a blog post that you can reference whenever you’ve got questions.
This is going to be a Q+A style post with all the questions I typically get about mushroom coffee and the recipe is at the bottom. I’ll share some different versions that I make – depends on my mood and what I have on hand.
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What IS mushroom coffee? Does it taste like mushrooms?
Mushroom coffee is, like it sounds, coffee that has mushrooms in it! No, they are not portobello or cremini mushrooms like you have on your dinner table, so the coffee does not taste like mushrooms. These are adaptogenic mushrooms, like reishi and chaga and lion’s mane. Each of these adaptogenic mushrooms has different benefits and supports our body’s functions in a different way.
The mushroom coffee I use is from Four Sigmatic. My favorite blend is the Create Blend, which has both Lion’s Mane and Chaga. Lion’s Mane is said to improve memory and concentration, while Chaga is detoxifying and has tons of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. This is the perfect blend for me when I’m having a work day and need to be focused and inspired. I also love the Achieve Blend, which uses the mushroom Cordyceps in addition to Chaga. Cordyceps supports energy, stamina, and athletic performance. It also has a ton of antioxidants, making it a perfect pre-workout or pre-hike blend.
I have a hard time drinking regular coffee these days since I quit drinking it right after I graduated from college, which was over 3 years ago now. Whenever I would drink coffee, I would get incredibly jittery and anxious. When I tried mushroom coffee though, it balanced out all of the negative feelings of coffee and instead gave a boost of creative energy. Also, I used to get major headaches if I skipped a day without coffee, but with mushroom coffee, I can skip a day without that unpleasant side effect – I do miss the taste when I skip a day, though!
So, does it have caffeine in it?
Yes, it does, but not as much as a traditional cup of coffee. The packets I use contain 50mg of caffeine, compared to the 95-200mg in a cup of regular coffee. Having less caffeine helps eliminates those jitters/anxiety that I mentioned earlier!
What is the drink that you make every morning?
It’s my Mushroom Coffee Mocha, AKA probably my favorite drink ever. I whipped it up one morning when I first tried mushroom coffee and have been hooked ever since. It keeps me full for a couple of hours and gives me tons of creative energy to get work done. Oh, and it is so, so delicious.
I use a mix of half dairy-free milk/half water. To measure, I just fill the mug that I’m going to be using with the liquids. I’m usually using almond milk, oat milk, or a homemade nut or seed milk. I heat that until steaming in the microwave and add it to my Vitamix with 1 packet of the mushroom coffee I’m using that day, 1 teaspoon cacao powder, a couple discs of Sunfood Cacao Butter, a couple shakes of cinnamon, 1 teaspoon plant-based collagen, and 1/2 teaspoon Manuka honey.
I blend it up for a minute or so, until it’s super frothy. Then I crank the music, and film myself pouring it into one of my mugs for my Instagram story :)
Back up – what is plant-based collagen? How does that work?
Since I’ve cut animal products out of my diet for the most part (obviously honey is an exception), I wanted to replace my animal collagen with a plant-based alternative and Anima Mundi came through. They have an herb-based collagen booster that helps stimulate collagen production in your body by boosting the body’s collagen receptors. They have a wonderful post on their site all about plant-based collagen and how it works, so head over here to read that post.
Where should I get everything???
I get the majority of the ingredients for my mushroom coffee from Thrive Market. Thrive has so many of my favorite pantry staples so I’m always ordering from there anyway. It’s easy enough to add all of my mushroom coffee goodies to the order. I’ve been mentioning them throughout the post, but I’ll link to all of the ingredients that I use here for easy reference.
- Mushroom Coffee – Create Blend
- Mushroom Coffee – Achieve Blend
- Plant-Based Collagen
- Cacao Powder
- Manuka Honey
- Cacao Butter (unfortunately not on Thrive, but the one I use is linked)
- Almond Milk
- Oat Milk (love this because it’s just oats + water!)
I occasionally add these other favorites, but I don’t use them every morning.
- Mushroom Mocha Mix – will usually skip the honey + cacao with this one since it already has cacao and coconut sugar in it
- Cacaco Superfood Drinking Chocolate – when I want it super chocolatey, I’ll skip the cacao powder + cacao butter and add about a tablespoon of this instead
I bet while you’re on Thrive ordering all these goodies, you’ll find so many more items you love too! They have so much great stuff to try, my orders always get a little bit out of hand and I end up with all the goods.
Leaving my go-to recipe just below! So many of you have tried it and love it as I do, and that makes me so happy. If you’re more of a tea person, check out my Vegan Chai Latte recipe. Be sure to tag me on Instagram @bakeritablog and let me know how you like it if you give it a try! Also, feel free to leave any more questions in the comments or send them to me, and I’ll update the post to answer anything I might’ve missed. Love you guys! xoxox
Thank you to my wonderful friend Tiffany Le for taking these photos!
Mushroom Coffee Mocha
All About Mushroom Coffee + My Mushroom Coffee Mocha Recipe! This post will answer all of your questions about my mushroom coffee drink. It's energizing, filling, and so delicious.
- ~ 8 oz. dairy-free milk of choice I like using almond or oat milk
- ~ 8 oz. filtered water OR brewed mushroom coffee
- 1 packet mushroom coffee skip if you're using brewed mushroom coffee instead
- 1 tablespoon cacao butter or healthy fat of choice, like coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon cacao powder
- 1 teaspoon plant-based collagen or any other adaptogens of your choice
- ½ teaspoon Manuka honey or to taste
- Cinnamon to taste, optional
Fill your cup halfway with dairy-free milk and then fill the rest of the way with water. Heat in the microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds to 2 minutes, or until it's steaming.
Add the hot liquid to the blender (I use my Vitamix) along with the mushroom coffee, cacao butter, cacao powder, plant-based collagen, Manuka honey, and cinnamon, if using.
Blend on medium-low for about 1 minute, or until frothy and well blended. Pour back into your mug and serve immediately.
Instead of the cacao powder and cacao butter, sometimes I will use 1 tablespoon of this Cacaco Drinking Chocolate for an extra chocolatey + rich drink.
FOR THE PUMPKIN SPICE VERSION: skip the cacao powder, add 3/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, 1-2 tablespoons of pure pumpkin puree (or better, pumpkin butter), and sweeten with maple syrup instead of honey.
FOR THE GINGERBREAD VERSION: skip the cacao powder, add 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, pinch of ground nutmeg, 1 tablespoon molasses, and sweeten with maple syrup instead of honey.