With consistent use, mushroom coffee can be an effective way to add the benefits of functional mushrooms to your daily routine.
September 15, 2021

What Is Mushroom Coffee? Everything You Need to Know

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You likely enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning each day; it’s the perfect way to kick start your day. What if there was a way to turn your regular cup of joe into a beverage that not only aids in energy levels but also supports cognitive performance and immune health? There is.  

With consistent use, mushroom coffee can be an effective way to add the benefits of functional mushrooms to your daily routine. While coffee, a drink that has been around for centuries, offers the levels of caffeine you may desire for energy, adding organic, nutritional functional mushrooms can leave you feeling even more confident in your morning routine. 

So, let’s answer the question that many (including you) are asking: What is mushroom coffee? 

Why Are Mushrooms Used in Coffee?

To fully define mushroom coffee, we must first discuss its main ingredient: mushrooms. Now before your mind begins to wander, we’re not talking about culinary mushrooms which you might find on a pizza. Instead, we’re talking about functional mushrooms.     

Functional Mushrooms Explained 

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, functional mushrooms have been used to support immune health for centuries. The nutrients and antioxidants found in functional mushrooms have been known to offer benefits for both mind and body when consumed daily. 

Functional mushrooms that contain immune-supporting compounds, such as beta-glucans and prebiotics, can provide a variety of health benefits. 

  • Beta-glucans occur naturally in the cell walls of functional mushrooms helping to activate and potentiate the immune system. They help to maintain healthy gut bacteria that support blood sugar management, cholesterol levels, and immune system functionality.
  • Mushrooms are rich in carbohydrates helping them act as prebiotics to help support the growth of beneficial microorganisms in the intestines. Between gut health and brain health, probiotics play a critical role in overall wellness. 

The Benefits of Functional Mushrooms

Different mushroom species offer unique properties, but they are primarily known for supporting immune health. A variety of mushroom species support health and wellness when added to your daily routine. 

Lion’s Mane

Has been found to stimulate the synthesis of Nerve Growth Factor (NGF), a protein that promotes the growth and normal function of nerve cells; NGF is important for memory, concentration, and neurological support.


Improves vitality and endurance naturally by supporting respiration, oxygen delivery and ATP synthesis  


Acts as an immune potentiator and immune modulator,  helping to balance and down-regulate an overactive immune system; Can also provide balance and super adaptogen properties to alleviate stress


Contains a complex array of bioactive compounds with significant antioxidant and immunity-supporting activities, and helps balance the metabolic system and is a natural adaptogen

Turkey Tail

Helps support immune health and contains antioxidant, and healthy-aging properties

What Is Mushroom Coffee?

As you can see, functional mushrooms have been around for centuries; the origin of coffee is not far behind. Coffee cultivation and trade began on the Arabian Peninsula in the 16th century.  Its energy-boosting capability gained popularity and was used all over the world as the morning drink of choice amongst many. Today, over one billion people all over the world drink coffee daily. As part of your morning cup at home or on the go, mushroom coffee can provide the perfect balance of energy-, cognitive-, and immune-supporting nutrients. So how are mushrooms incorporated into this nutrient-rich beverage?

Mushroom coffee is a delicate blend of powdered mushrooms and coffee beans combined to brew a dark and smooth coffee. Prepare mushroom coffee by mixing the curated blend of mushrooms and coffee beans in hot water. Then add milk or cream as desired. Or, enjoy mushroom coffee by adding a single species of mushroom powder into a cup of coffee. 

Determining Mushroom Coffee Quality

It may be difficult to determine which mushroom coffee is best for you. Taste, quality, and quantity all play a crucial role in your choice among mushroom coffee brands. Not all functional mushrooms have the same taste, and not all products are of the quality that delivers intended results. The best mushroom coffee will take advantage of the benefits of functional mushrooms without having to sacrifice taste—which should be rich, aromatic, and well-rounded. 

Functional mushroom coffee should be derived from organic mushrooms that are grown within the safest and most ideal conditions. 

Choosing Quality Mushroom Coffee

When searching for the perfect mushroom coffee to start your day, consider choosing Om Mushroom. Our products are created from functional, whole food, organic mushrooms that are grown to ensure quality without sacrificing taste. 

Our mushrooms are grown indoors, tested by third parties, and carefully monitored to ensure a quality result. When applicable, we use the whole mushroom in powdered form, as opposed to just mushroom extract. For the best quality mushroom coffee, our mushrooms are carefully dehydrated and milled into a fine powder, making adding the appropriate dose a simple and effective solution. Our powerful mushroom blend hot drink mixes are designed to promote immunity, vitality, cognitive health, and energy.

Mushroom coffee should contain an optimal dosage of functional mushrooms: 2,000 milligrams (or 2 grams) per serving. 

Here’s a list of our mushroom coffee and other hot drink products: 

Coffee Blend

A rich, full-bodied coffee blend designed to support energy, focus, and vibrant health

Combined with Lion's Mane, Cordyceps, Turkey Tail and Reishi organic superfood mushroom powder, plus Ginkgo biloba for focus, energy, and vibrant health

Coffee Latte Blend


100% organic Arabica coffee produced in small batches and blended into a smooth delicious latte to support focus, immune health, and elevate energy

Combined with organic Lion’s Mane, Reishi, Cordyceps and Chaga superfood mushrooms, plus Astragalus for energy and vibrant health

Matcha Latte Blend

Focus, de-stress and find balance with our soothing Organic Matcha Green Tea from the heart of Nishio, Japan, where the finest ceremonial grade green tea has been grown for over 800 years

Combined with organic Lion’s Mane, Reishi, Turkey Tail and Chaga superfood mushrooms, plus Tulsi (Holy Basil) for balance and vibrant health

Hot Chocolate Blend

Premium, Dutch Cocoa known for its distinctive soft, creamy taste and packed with flavonoids, naturally-occurring antioxidants to help fight against free radicals

Combined with organic Lion’s Mane, Reishi, Chaga and Turkey Tail superfood mushrooms, plus Ashwagandha for centering and vibrant health


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Functional mushroom products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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