Chaga Coffee: Maximize Your Morning with Mushrooms

I’ve talked tea, but today I’m sharing exactly how I start my mornings: with mushrooms.

Chaga coffee, to be exact.

If you’re asking… what the heck is Chaga?

Check out that lumpy clump of charcoal-looking fungus below…

…and the powdery finished product it gets packaged into on the right, from Four Sigmatic.

What to Know About Chaga Mushrooms:

  • They grow naturally in the wild – mostly on birch trees, where they get hacked off of
  • They have abundant antioxidant properties
  • They are called the king of mushrooms
  • They help support immune functions

After immersing myself in the (free) Online Academy (where I learned all about Chaga and much more) I was itching to add it to my coffee every day.

The rich, earthy taste and extra boost had me hooked on Chaga coffee instantly.

And as a new Ambassador for Four Sigmatic (woo hoo!), here’s what you should know about them:

Four Sigmatic is a superfood company founded by a group of Finnish friends. They aim to popularize medicinal mushrooms by incorporating them in more mainstream products like coffee and hot cocoa. Four Sigmatic was founded in 2012; its products launched in the U.S. in 2015.

I’ve been a big fan for a while, and am happy to have the opportunity to share more about them with you.

To get right to the core of understanding the whole Chaga + coffee thing, check out Why Mushroom Coffee is the Next Big Health Movement.

'Adding mushrooms to coffee has the potential to offset the potential downsides.' - @FourSigmaticClick To Tweet

How I Make Chaga Coffee

  1. Brew coffee as normal. I grind whole beans and use the pour over method with my Chemex.
  2. Add about 1 teaspoon of Chaga to my mug.

3. Add coffee, then creamer (I love any sweetened almond milk).

4. Blend everything with an electric frother – the one linked is my favorite, and less than $7!

5. Enjoy a double dose of invigorating ingredients in the morning.

Watch it in video form…

The best way I can describe it is coffee with an edge, which has gotten me through a lot of long days lately!

So, what do you think?

Ready to add a little fungus to your mornings? 🍄 ☕

Disclosure: These opinions are my own, but I am an ambassador for Four Sigmatic and there are affiliate links within this post.


Betsy Brockett was diagnosed with Mesothelioma at the age of 28, and continues to thrive despite the challenges that cancer has created in her life. Holding a degree in Art & Visual Technology from George Mason University, Betsy expresses herself through writing, photography, painting, pottery, and more. She is most often found cultivating, creating, practicing/teaching yoga, or simply enjoying the beauty of life.

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