Why Add Mushroom Powder to Coffee?

Why Add Mushroom Powder to Coffee?

Jun 25, 2024Monik Castro

Functional mushrooms like reishi, lion's mane, and cordyceps blend well with coffee and may offer various benefits. Adding mushroom powder may support overall wellness. Here's a quick look at each:

  • Reishi: May help in reducing weariness and promotes healthy skin and hair.
  • Lion’s Mane: May enhance focus and mental clarity.
  • Cordyceps: May boost energy and vitality.

Benefits of Mushroom Coffee

Incorporating functional mushrooms into your daily coffee may help with:

  • Supporting your body's natural defenses
  • Promoting focus and mental clarity
  • Boosting energy and stamina
  • Maintaining hydration
  • Reducing weariness
  • Enhancing overall wellness

Recommended Dosage

The recommended daily amount of functional mushrooms is 2,000 milligrams (2 grams). New users may double this amount for the first three weeks to help their bodies adjust.

How to Enjoy Mushroom Coffee

Mushroom powder may be added to various coffee styles without altering the taste. Try it black, in a latte, or even in a trendy Dalgona coffee. For convenience, you may use instant functional mushroom coffee.

Here's a simple recipe to get you started:

Functional Vanilla Latte


  • 1 shot of espresso
  • 1 tsp. of your favorite functional mushroom powder
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • Sweetener to taste (optional)
  • 1 cup milk (dairy or nondairy)
  • Cinnamon, cocoa powder, pumpkin pie spice, or orange zest for garnish


  1. Add the espresso to your cup, then stir in mushroom powder, vanilla extract, and sweetener.
  2. Steam or heat the milk and froth it with a frother, whisk, or blender.
  3. Pour steamed milk and foam over the espresso.
  4. Top with a sprinkle of your chosen garnish.
  5. Swirl the cup occasionally to mix in the mushroom powder.

Enjoy a delicious cup of coffee that supports your overall health and wellness with the added benefits of functional mushrooms.

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