While fungus may seem like an odd or unappealing coffee ingredient, Unrest Roasters' Blue Hill Blend is infused with Chaga mushroom -- a parasitic that is commonly found on tree bark. "Chaga has a long history in the folk medicine of northern peoples from Scandinavia to Russia to the colder regions of North America," says Modern Farmer about the unexpected ingredient.
The wild fungus is also said to have detoxifying properties and is seen as a natural antioxidant that helps boost the metabolism. This fungus-infused coffee blend by Unrest Roasters is reflective of the coffee industry's recent sustainable shift. Appealing to both eco and health-conscious consumers, this brand mixes its Chaga ingredients with fair trade beans from Sumatra.
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