It’s set to be a new health craze.
Coffee lovers can now get an extra boost from their caffeine fix – thanks to medicinal mushrooms.
The new health craze has been introduced by a Notts cafe – and customers are lapping it up…
The mushroom latte, comes in two varieties, at Folks and Fables, a health food eatery in Bingham, and costs £3.20 a cup.
A blend of chaga (said to be the the king of medicinal mushrooms) and lion’s mane is said to boost brain power. It is added as a powdered extract to an espresso with oat milk.
Cafe owner Georgia Barnes said: “It just tastes like a coffee. There is a bit of an earthy aftertaste.
“It’s a more natural way to keep you awake and focussed. It’s going down really well. A lot of students doing their mock exams are coming in for one.”
The second option uses chaga and cordyceps, also known as the caterpillar fungus due to the shape.
Traditional healers in Asia swear by the anti-inflammatory properties of cordyceps and have done so for centuries. The mushrooms are also said to improve energy, appetite, stamina, libido, endurance, and sleep.
Georgia said: “I think you’ll see them becoming a trend this year. They’re really hot in Australia and Finland – they use a lot of medicinal mushrooms in their cookery.”
By using oat milk, the mushroom latte is suitable for vegans.
It’s not the only unusual coffee served by the cafe in Long Acre. Beetroot and turmeric latte are also on the menu.
By Lynette Pinchess for The Nottingham Post