- Mushroom coffee is the latest caffeine fad people are talking about.
- The manufacturers cite health benefits of certain mushroom varieties.
- Mushroom coffee is said to be 'rich' and 'mellow' in taste.
We're talking about the caffeine-addicts' latest obsession- mushroom coffee. The drink is making an appearance in cafes all over the world and also on supermarket aisles. We know what you're probably thinking- no one is going to be adding mushrooms to their cups of coffee! However, this unique coffee is made by mixing powdered mushrooms in their ground coffee powder. Now that has got to have a unique taste!
Just like the butter-infused bullet proof coffee, this mushroom coffee is also supposed to have a host of health benefits. The coffee is claimed to be anti-inflammatory and is also said to help maintain blood sugar levels. The makers also claim that the coffee can boost metabolism of drinkers. The founder of the brand selling the mushroom coffee- Tero Isokauppila- has revealed that the blend was made to infuse the medicinal properties of mushrooms with coffee. He has talked about the health benefits of mushrooms varieties like reishi, a mushroom that is said to have benefits for the skin, chaga, which is rich in antioxidants, cordyceps, which may enhance performance and productivity, etc.
Isokauppila claims that the drink gives drinkers the same caffeine-kick without the side-effects of the regular coffee. Taste-wise, the drink is said to be 'rich' and 'mellow' and has a taste that is somewhere between tea and coffee. This is not the first time that mushrooms have been added to a beverage though. Mushroom powder is added to milk shakes, juices and teas as well, to enhance their nutritional value and also make them healthy. However, there is almost no scientific evidence of the drink's claimed benefits for the body.