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What Is Mushroom Coffee?
Mushroom coffee is a functional beverage, a hot drink that provides much more than its name implies. First, there’s the coffee part—rich, full-bodied 100% Arabica beans sustainably harvested in Papua New Guinea in the case of Om’s Mushroom Coffee Blend. But, it’s the mushroom component that may be unexpected. Unlike the culinary mushrooms you are used to cooking with, the ones in mushroom coffee are the medicinal type—revered for thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Functional mushrooms pair synergistically with coffee to promote energy and focus. Om’s blend includes lion’s mane, cordyceps, and turkey tail mushroom powders, as well as reishi extract powder standardized to 35% beta-glucans. With the addition of ginkgo biloba, this curated blend promotes focus and energy as well as supporting a healthy immune system.‡ In single-serving packets and more economical canister sizes, it is flavorful, convenient, and easy to prepare. Simply mix with hot water and dress it up as you would your regular cup of coffee with dairy, oat, or nut milk, and enjoy a warm beverage with added benefits.
If you prefer a latte, Om’s Mushroom Coffee Latte Blend boasts the same delicious coffee blended with lion’s mane, reishi, cordyceps, chaga, and astragalus, an adaptogenic phytochemical that supports the body’s immune and metabolic processes.‡ Like the coffee blend, this energy-promoting latte blend may be served hot or cold for a functional beverage that gives you a shot of caffeine and supports immune functioning.‡
How Is Om Mushroom Coffee Made?
Om Mushrooms grows 11 species of functional mushrooms in state-of-the-art cleanroom environments at our indoor farm in southern California. Under the supervision of experienced mycologists, Om is dedicated to complete transparency in ID testing of our mushroom species. Most of the species are grown through the full-spectrum lifecycle before being harvested.
After dehydration at low temperatures to preserve nutritional integrity and density, the mushrooms are milled to a fine powder. These powders are combined with organic coffee powder, herbal additives, and/or sweeteners to create nutritious and flavorful blends.
Quality Ratings Help You to Identify the Best Mushroom Coffee
When choosing a mushroom coffee, it is essential to evaluate taste, quality, and efficacy. In an effort to create the best mushroom coffee products, Om starts with the highest quality ingredients. This includes the use of organic oats in the hull as a clean and nutritious growth medium for our mushroom species. We utilize filtered air and water to ensure our products are contaminant-free, and we adhere to the current Good Manufacturing Practices outlined by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
To confirm that our final products are of the highest quality, they undergo third-party testing. Each of our functional beverage products is certified organic, non-GMO (genetically modified organism), and kosher. Our mushroom coffee is also vegan and gluten-free.
More Alternatives to Mushroom Coffee
Perhaps coffee is not your “cup of tea.” Maybe you prefer tea. Om has a lovely alternative in the form of an instant Mushroom Matcha Latte Blend, a green tea base with four functional mushrooms and tulsi, also known as holy basil, an herbal adaptogen. With a hint of natural sweetener and vanilla, this tasty beverage supports healthy immune functioning and stress relief and promotes focus with about one-fourth the caffeine as the average cup of coffee.‡
If your warm beverage preferences lean toward hot cocoa, Om has an option for you, too. Mushroom Hot Chocolate Blend combines the superfood power of a four-mushroom blend with ashwagandha, an Ayurvedic herbal adaptogen. This slightly sweet and creamy blend supports focus, stress response, and immune functioning without caffeine and with just 25 calories per serving.‡
For a savory alternative to mushroom coffee, Om has a selection of Mushroom Mighty Broths. With ingredients like organic vegetables, bone broth, herbs, and spices, each broth contains a blend of superfood mushrooms to support your immune system.‡ Just mix with warm water for a protein-rich broth that is nourishing and provides additional benefits.
Benefits of Mushroom Coffee
Coffee can be beneficial in small to moderate quantities. Caffeine is a natural stimulant that can help you feel energized and awake. Research suggests that regular coffee consumption may support cardiovascular and metabolic health.‡
The added benefits of mushroom coffee are numerous. Some of these are inherent in functional mushrooms as a whole. These include:
- Nutritional support that includes amino acids (building blocks of protein), B vitamins, macrominerals, as well as trace minerals, and prebiotic fiber‡
- Immune support from the numerous polysaccharides contained in their cell walls‡
- Antioxidants in mushrooms support the body’s ability to combat oxidative stress‡
Other benefits are characteristic of the bioactive substances in the specific mushroom species. Some examples include:
- Some mushrooms, including reishi, shiitake, cordyceps, chaga, and maitake, provide adaptogenic support, helping the body maintain its homeostatic balance and mediate its response to stress.‡
- Lion’s mane adds to coffee’s nootropic benefits by supporting brain and nervous system health.‡
- Maitake supports the body’s healthy metabolism of carbohydrates and lipids.‡
Additional benefits have been attributed to individual species of mushrooms, and scientific research continues to elucidate the actions of their specific bioactive compounds.
Never Run Out of the Best Mushroom Coffee
A nearly effortless way to support your overall health and wellbeing, drinking a functional mushroom coffee adds benefit to your day. You get the most benefits from functional mushrooms with daily use. Multiserve canisters help you keep your favorite mushroom coffee or hot beverage on hand for more value per serving. And, the portability of Om’s single-serving packets makes it convenient for people on the go. The simplicity of mixing with hot water to create a nourishing, functional beverage makes it a no-brainer.
Wherever you pause to enjoy your hot, fragrant cup of Om mushroom coffee, you can be assured that you are getting a certified organic, non-GMO product cultivated and processed under the strictest standards. Once you have successfully incorporated this healthy indulgence into your daily routine, you will want to subscribe and save to ensure you never run out. By subscribing, you enjoy convenience and value as the benefits of mushroom coffee are delivered to your front door as scheduled or on-demand.