Now, I do not like mushrooms. I. Hate. Mushrooms. But I came across a mushroom coffee website – Four Sigmatic. They consider mushrooms a superfood and so this coffee is supposed to be really good for you. In addition to coffee, they have matcha teas and hot cacao mushroom blends. You can get them in little packets, dry mix in a jar, little shots.
The dark roast coffee with lion’s mane and chaga mushrooms is organic, vegan, and Whole 30 friendly. You can make one-time purchases or subscribe and save 20% on shipping. This drink shows 0 calories, 0 nutrients. This does include organic Arabica coffee and is a brewable coffee. There is also an instant option. It does include a Prop 65 warning for California residents.
The mushroom mocha with chaga has 20 calories per packet and 4g total carbs. Its ingredients are all organic including cacao powder, instant coffee, chaga mushroom, coconut palm sugar, and stevia.
Another instant coffee that is supposed to help with stress is their Adaptogen coffee mix. This organic mix also includes tulsi, ashwagandha, cinnamon, and eleuthero.
Jody wondered if there were any ideas for New Years resolutions regarding coffee. Here is what he found from about.com:
Try something new. Whether it’s a new brew, a new roast, a new machine or grinder – switch it up.
Watch your caffeine.
Clean your machine. Make sure to follow manufacturer’s instructions.
Get a new mug.
Get ethical. Try products from smaller companies that offer organic, shade-grown, bird-friendly or fair-trade coffees or teas.
Point 2 about caffeine had Jody wondering “how much is too much?” Moderate doses are about 200 to 300 mg (about 2-4 cups brewed coffee a day) aren’t harmful. Heavier use may cause insomnia, nervousness, restlessness, irritability, stomach upset, fast heartbeat, muscle tremors