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Capitol Hill mushroom coffee joint Wunderground links up with Salt and Straw for fungal flavors benefitting Mental Health Awareness Month

 

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(Image: Wunderground and Salt and Straw)

Capitol Hill mushroom coffee joint Wunderground is pairing up with Portland-born artisanal ice cream purveyor Salt and Straw on three new flavors featuring the cafe’s adaptogenic mushroom coffees and tea in a fundraiser to boost Mental Health Awareness Month.

Friday, company Jody Hall of Wunderground and Kim Malek of Salt and Straw will be at Wunderground’s E Pike headquarters to celebrate the launch of the new flavors with free scoops for cafe customers.

The link-up is creating three new flavors to join Salt and Straw’s online “direct to consumer” offerings:

  • Brainchild Coffee with Five-Spiced Hazelnut PralineRevered throughout history, hazelnuts have long been equated with wisdom and inspiration. We candy them into a five-spice praline for a crunch that will ignite your tastebuds – and your brainpower
  • Dream Supply Chamomile and Candied Orange Sherbet (v) — Drift off on a dreamy chamomile cloud while Reishi and Lion’s Mane work together to soothe your stress receptors. We steeped the tea with Meyer lemon and honey before churning into cream. Then, we fold in housemade candied orange zest to bring out even more of the tea’s citrusy, floral notes.
  • Hocus Pocus Red Velvet and Cocoa Nib FudgeWunderground’s Hocus Pocus harnesses the power of Chaga and Reishi (the ones that support your energy and immune system, and kick bad vibes to the curb). We amp it up with one of the most joy-inducing treats out there: red velvet.

Friday between 1 and 4 PM, Wunderground customers purchasing a coffee or tea drink will get a free scoop to try the new flavors as they also join the flavors for sale on saltandstraw.com. Proceeds will benefit the Jed Foundation in support of Mental Health Awareness Month.

CHS reported here on Wunderground’s 2021 debut as Hall shifted her focus from cupcakes to the new coffee company and its fusion of the “health benefits” from mushrooms like Lion’s Mane, Chaga, Reishi, and Cordyceps with the daily ritual and the “antioxidant properties” of coffee plus plans for the new flagship cafe and headquarters on E Pike.

Salt and Straw, meanwhile, arrived in Pike/Pine in 2018 and now features scoop shops from the Pacific Northwest to Disneyland. Mushroom coffee is nowhere near the weirdest things it has ever mixed into its scoops.

Wunderground Cafe is located at 1111 E Pike. You can learn more at wundergroundcoffee.com.

 

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Little Saigon Resident
Little Saigon Resident
6 days ago

Salt and Straw makes Molly Moon look like Cary Moon