How to Make Mushroom Coffee: A Superfood Latte


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How to Make Mushroom Coffee: A Superfood Latte

Just when you thought there wasn't much room to improve your cup of joe, this coffee trend says otherwise. 


What is Mushroom Coffee?

First, we just want to make it clear that we are not putting slices of portobello or shiitake mushrooms into our coffee. Those are culinary mushrooms used for cooking. Instead, mushroom coffee is any coffee drink that's made with medicinal mushroom in the form of an extract or powder.

While mushroom coffees are trending today, medicinal mushrooms have been used all over the world as natural medicine, dating back as early as 200AD in China. The point of adding medicinal mushroom to our coffee is to get additional health benefits that we wouldn’t normally get from just coffee.

Mushroom coffee can be purchased in instant coffee packets, ground coffee blends, or even as coffee pods. It is prepared using the same process as regular coffee to make delicious lattes, mochas, etc.


Mushroom Superfood Latte Recipe

Each type of medicinal mushroom has their own distinct health benefits. Feel free to use the medicinal mushrooms that would benefit you the most. Common medicinal mushrooms used to make mushroom coffee include:



  • 2 tsp of Waka instant coffee
  • 1 tsp of mushroom powder
  • 1 tbsp of maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tsp of cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder (optional)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch of sea salt
  • 1 cup of dairy-free milk (we use oat milk)
  • 1/4 cup of hot water


  1. Add and blend mushroom powder, maple syrup, cacao powder (optional), cinnamon, and sea salt in a small blender.
  2. In a cup, dissolve Waka instant coffee with hot water.
  3. Steam milk until hot and add to the blender along with the instant coffee.
  4. Blend on high for 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until frothy and fully combined.
  5. Serve as is, or top with more cinnamon.
  6. Enjoy!


Make mushroom coffee today with Waka's quality instant coffee. Get it here.


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