test-Mushroom Coffee: What Is It and How to Make It
Energy, Stress and Mood
Mushroom Coffee: What Is It and How to Make It
Britta Sather, LN • July 16, 2024

Discover Mushroom Coffee

For many of us, mornings just wouldn’t be the same without our cup (or two) of coffee. Whether it’s a quick stop at your favorite café or brewing your own at home, this wake-up staple is a favorite among many to get a kick of energy to tackle the day ahead.

So where do mushrooms come into play here?

What Is Mushroom Coffee?

In a nutshell: it’s a coffee replacement.

If you’re wondering why anyone would even consider such a thing, there’s quite a few reasons people might look to rethink their morning pick-me-up.

Coffee contains high amounts of caffeine. Although coffee can benefit your brain in some ways, it can also interfere with healthy sleep cycles, especially when consumed later in the day. Others may experience the 3pm “crash” or sensation of losing all the momentum they gained while drinking coffee. Some may even deal with what’s called the “jitters” where you may feel scatter brained or on edge if you’ve had too much of the stimulant.1

Unlike traditional coffee beans, mushrooms don’t provide caffeine for a boost of energy. Instead, adaptogenic mushrooms like reishi and lion’s mane provide whole-body benefits by supporting a healthy response to stress. Reishi mushrooms interact with your adrenal system to help regulate stress hormones, while lion’s mane makes a mighty ally for memory and recall.2,3

If you’re looking for more than caffeine to keep you powered throughout your day, this recipe might be the wake up call you’re looking for.

How to Make Mushroom Coffee

While there are other fantastic fungi that work well in mushroom coffee like chaga or cordyceps, this recipe combines the recall powers from lion’s mane with energy-supporting reishi for a fresh start to your day without the crash later.

This unique blend provides whole-body support from memory and cognition to joint support and glowing skin thanks to ingredients like ginkgo biloba, turmeric and collagen powder.

Worried about the flavor? Have no fear. We’ve included organic cacao powder, cinnamon and a pinch of sea salt to bring a rich, chocolatey flavor without a bitter finish, plus a better-for-you vanilla collagen creamer.

If you’re not quite ready to leave caffeine, you can also add black tea as a base for some extra kick while still enjoying the mushroom benefits.

Let’s get brewing!

Brew Time: 5-7 minutes
Yields: 1 (8 oz serving)

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving): 

  • Caffeine 50-62 mg (may vary depending on if tea is used)
  • Calories 160
  • Fat 12 g
  • Carbs 5 g
  • Sugar 1 g
  • Protein 6 g 



  1. Bring water to a boil for 2-3 minutes and add to mug
  2. If adding chai tea for more caffeine, steep for 3 minutes
  3. Add dry ingredients and stir until dissolved (or use a milk frother to save time)


Feel free to play around with different flavors and ingredients that fit your taste. If you prefer not to use collagen creamer, you can also use oat milk instead or even coconut oil for some added MCTs. Whatever you choose to add to your mug, take note of how you feel throughout the day and see if mushroom coffee is a better alternative for you.

You be well, now.


*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Britta Sather, Swanson Health Products

About Britta Sather, LN

Britta Sather is a Licensed Nutritionist with over 14 years of experience in the dietary supplement industry. She has a passion for holistic living and a lifelong belief in natural health practices. Her philosophy is that your health is the greatest investment you’ll ever make, but be sure and enjoy life along the way.


  1. Caffeine Jitters. Chemical Engineering News. Read source
  2. A Preliminary Review of Adaptogens. Chinese Medicine. Read source
  3. Improving Effects of Cognitive Impairment. PubMed. Read source