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FAQ's

Why would I want mushrooms in my coffee? 
These mushrooms not only boost the antioxidant levels in your coffee but they also can help create a more stable coffee “high” leaving you less prone to post afternoon slumps or those nasty head states too much caffeine can put you in. These organic, potent mushroom extracts are a beautiful smooth addition to coffee and work in synchronisation together.


What can I expect the coffee to taste like?
A mellow, easy drinking coffee. Overall the taste is a well balanced soft, milk chocolate flavour with toffee and juicy fruit notes. Honduras has a gentle acidity with a solid, syrupy body and notes of chocolate, stonefruit and raisin. Peru brings sweet citrus notes with moderate acidity to bring some complexity to the blend.


Where is our coffee sourced? 
Our coffee is sourced from organic coffee farms in both Honduras and Peru then roasted in Melbourne, Australia. 


Is our coffee organic?
Yes, it is. Growing outstanding coffee is an intricate and demanding art. Growing outstanding organic coffee is nothing short of magic! 


Are our mushrooms third party tested? 
Yes, we have used National Measurement Institute (www.measurement.gov.au) to have our mushrooms externally tested to ensure the highest level of quality and safety for our community.

Where are our Mushrooms sourced?
Our organic mushrooms are sourced from Gutain County, China. As early as the Sui Daye period (609 AD), there were people engaged in mushroom production. The county is the perfect place for the cultivation, far from the city, with very fresh air, clean water and soil.  


Are our mushrooms organic?
Yes they are. All mushroom ingredients are 100% organic certified. By establishing a close relationship with our growers and suppliers, we ensure our mushroom products are sourced from USDA and EU Organic certified Mushrooms Farms. 


What makes our Mushrooms special? 
Besides the listed health benefits, we only use 100% organic fruiting bodies. Fruiting bodies offer a much more effective, high quality product than mycelium extracts and guarantee active compounds and very low levels of starch. 


What device should I brew my Sunshine Coffee in?

For best results and flavour, we recommend the use of an Aeropress. If you don’t have an Aeropress you can purchase one here Aeropress. Alternatively, we recommend a percolator or french press. 



How should I brew my Sunshine Coffee? 
The same as you would with any ground coffee. We have done the hard work of grinding the coffee and mixing the mushrooms to make it as easy as possible for you. 


Should I drink the coffee black or with a milk of choice? 
We recommend that you drink the coffee black, however we have had great feedback from customers who enjoy their Sunshine Coffee with all different types of milk. 


What are the benefits of Lion's Mane?  (Hericium Erinaceus)
Hericium erinaceus, more commonly known as Lion’s Mane Mushroom, has a long history of use in Traditional Chinese Medicine as a stomach and spleen tonic, for the treatment of cancer and to tranquilize the mind. ¹ Recent research suggests Lion’s Mane has a myriad of potential therapeutic applications through its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial actions. ² Interest in this mushroom has significantly increased in recent years, with the scientific literature showing Lion’s Mane potential as being a potent nerve and brain tonic, as it increases nerve growth factor. ³ Lion’s mane has also been found to be beneficial in mood disorders,such as depression, anxiety and sleep disorders.

What are the benefits of Chaga? 

Chaga mushroom is a fungus that grows in cold conditions, mostly on the bark of birch trees in the cooler climates of the Northern Hemisphere. Chaga has an exceptional ability to scavenge reactive oxygen species through its high antioxidant activity and is considered one of the most powerful antioxidants in the world. ¹ Further findings support the potential use of Chaga to reduce inflammation, inhibit tumour growth, stimulate the immune system and reduce insulin resistance in those with type 2 diabetes. ² Chaga may also help to reduce fatigue. ³

 

Lions Mane References
  1. He X, Wang X, Fang J, et al. Structures, biological activities, and industrial applications of the polysaccharides from Hericium erinaceus (Lion's Mane) mushroom: A review. Int J Biol Macromol. 2017;97:228-237. doi:10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2017.01.040
  2. Chong PS, Fung ML, Wong KH, Lim LW. Therapeutic Potential of Hericium erinaceus for Depressive Disorder. Int J Mol Sci. 2019;21(1):163. Published 2019 Dec 25. doi:10.3390/ijms21010163
  3. Li IC, Lee LY, Tzeng TT, et al. Neurohealth Properties of Hericium erinaceus Mycelia Enriched with Erinacines. Behav Neurol. 2018;2018:5802634. Published 2018 May 21. doi:10.1155/2018/5802634
  4. Vigna L, Morelli F, Agnelli GM, et al. Hericium erinaceus Improves Mood and Sleep Disorders in Patients Affected by Overweight or Obesity: Could Circulating Pro-BDNF and BDNF Be Potential Biomarkers?. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2019;2019:7861297. Published 2019 Apr 18. doi:10.1155/2019/7861297
Chaga References 
  1. Glamočlija J, Ćirić A, Nikolić M, et al. Chemical characterization and biological activity of Chaga (Inonotus obliquus), a medicinal "mushroom". J Ethnopharmacol. 2015;162:323-332. doi:10.1016/j.jep.2014.12.069
  2. Duru KC, Kovaleva EG, Danilova IG, van der Bijl P. The pharmacological potential and possible molecular mechanisms of action of Inonotus obliquus from preclinical studies. Phytother Res. 2019;33(8):1966-1980. doi:10.1002/ptr.6384
  3. Yue Z, Xiuhong Z, Shuyan Y, Zhonghua Z. Effect of Inonotus Obliquus Polysaccharides on physical fatigue in mice. J Tradit Chin Med. 2015;35(4):468-472. doi:10.1016/s0254-6272(15)30126-6