So the concept of mushroom coffee may sound a little off-putting at first. But believe it or not, coffee and adaptogenic mushrooms such as Lion’s Mane, Chaga, Reishi, and Cordyceps have forged a relationship that's been literally changing the coffee landscape for the better….especially among those who are also health-conscious coffee lovers. Wunderground Coffee is one mushroom coffee brand looking to fully maximize the health benefits of the coffee experience. In this Wunderground Coffee review, we take a closer look at the company's offerings to help you determine if it's worth your hard-earned coffee bucks.
Benefits of Mushroom Coffee and Does it Taste Like Mushrooms?
If you're totally new to the world of mushroom coffee, allow me to address some totally natural concerns you may have. Mushroom coffee does not taste like mushrooms. Rather, the mushrooms are used to infuse the coffee to confer a number of benefits including improving cognition, helping with anxiety and stress, and delivering more sustained levels of energy and focus.
With caffeine and sugar, it's easy to experience a crash and burn in energy levels. Sometimes once they run out, so do you. So while that caffeinated sugar-loaded Frappuccino may give you a boost of needed energy, it's quick to come and quick to go. One of the many benefits of adding mushrooms to coffee is that they help balance the body and serve as a “thermostat” of sorts for your cortisol, anxiety, and stress levels. This inherent regulatory property of mushrooms is precisely why it makes such a good combination with coffee. The result is added calm and focus that helps to counteract any of the negative side effects of caffeine. It's basically boosted coffee without the jitters.
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But back onto the topic of flavor. No matter how good a coffee is for me, I simply won't drink it if it doesn't taste delicious. Fortunately, Wunderground Coffee places such a high premium on flavor that they've confidently marketed themselves as the best tasting mushroom coffee in the world. No easy feat.
Accomplishing this goal required implementing the most uncompromising standards on both the mushroom and the coffee side of things. For starters, they sourced the best class of concentrated organic mushroom extracts. Next, they matched them with the perfect complementary coffee bean in order to seamlessly mask any unwanted mushroom flavors.
The company even went as far as calibrating the perfect roast to create the most ideal flavor profile. This process took 2 years to perfect which in my opinion speaks volumes to the Wunderground's commitment to creating the “best tasting mushroom coffee” in the business.
Wunderground uses a mixture of Lion's Mane, Cordyceps, Reishi, and Chaga depending on the specific blend you purchase. Each is selected for its health properties and meticulously formulated into the final brew.
One notable thing about Wunderground Coffee's mushrooms is that unlike many other commercial brands, they are grown on natural wood substrates which mimics a natural and wild growing environment. Some of their competitors will grow mushrooms on rice, grain, and other non-wood substrates.
The company offers a variety of mushroom coffee blends formulated to help in specific areas of health. This includes brain boosting, anxiety, immunity, sleep, and gut refresh. Each bag of their instant coffee contains about 250mg of each mushroom.
The end result is a masterful combination of energy boosting mushrooms and a antioxidant-rich brew.
The benefits afforded by Wunderground Coffee have to be experienced to be fully appreciated. Along those lines, the company offers a 9 day challenge that promises a transformative experience. Their challenge is simply swapping out your regular coffee with Wunderground for 9 days and observing your body's reaction.
Wunderground Coffee Review: The Coffee Side of Things
No Wunderground Coffee review could be complete without a discussion of the company's actual coffee.
The company's coffee is sourced from Guatemala and Colombia and medium roasted. Wunderground Coffee specifically curated these coffee beans for their unique flavor profiles. They needed to not only be good on their own, but more importantly, needed be a good match for the mushrooms.
There are three different brews all of which source premium Arabica beans from Guatemala. The Hocus Pocus blend also includes Colombian beans. All of three options are medium roasted and offered in whole bean, ground, and instant versions.
Wunderground Coffee also offers a monthly coffee subscription where you can save 20%.
In closing this Wunderground Coffee review, it's easy to see that this is not the standard mushroom coffee brand. Their passion and diligence in producing the best tasting mushroom coffee in the world is evidenced by a wealth of positive reviews from coffee-lovers around the world. The company, not surprisingly, offers a 30-day 100% satisfaction guarantee. As they say on their website, “no risk, all reward”.