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
- Brew coffee as normal. I grind whole beans and use the pour over method with my Chemex.
- 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!