There’s coffee and then there’s nootropic coffee. If you’re unfamiliar, nootropic coffee is a cup o’ joe that’s been infused with natural ingredients to give you sustained energy throughout the day. And that means you won’t get that stereotypical crash that you normally experience after a caffeine high fades away. So, if you’re ready to dip your toes into the biggest coffee craze, these are some of the top options to try that you can find on Amazon.
This is one of the few coffees that really targets a specific demographic—athletes. I’m Stamina Coffee keeps the coffee in moderation and instead amps up their brew with a number of nootropic ingredients. This means you’ll have sustained energy throughout the day. Their coffee features Reishi and Cordyceps mushrooms that contain adaptogens to help you keep stress at bay. If you’re concerned about the mushrooms, don’t worry, I’m Stamina Coffee won’t taste like you’re drinking mushrooms.
Kimera Koffee has been taking the nootropic brew world by storm and for good reason. For starters, it’s a single-source coffee that’s grown and harvested in the Dominican Republic. The high-elevation farm means that the beans receive more nutrients and as a result, create a more flavorful coffee. Kimera’s nootropics include Alpha GPC, DMAE, Taurine, and L-Theanine. The ingredients help to improve cognition and brain health. But much like I’m Stamina Coffee, Kimera is also promoted as ideal for athletes. The brand promises that their coffee can improve athletic performance, boost mood, and supports stress relief.
Mastermind Coffee is another popular brand that offers a variety of coffee styles that all fall under the nootropic category. Their nootropic option is ideal for drip coffee drinkers and relies on cacao to provide enhanced benefits. Cacao Bliss coffee features 100% Arabica beans and cacao without the need for fillers, artificial colors or additives. And thanks to the cacao this coffee promises to improve focus, mental acuity and offer all-day energy.
Mushrooms are a popular nootropic ingredient and NeuRoast is yet another brand that incorporates mushrooms to enhance its blend. Their Classic Smarter Coffee features Lion’s Mane and Chaga mushrooms as well as Cordyceps, Reishi, Shitake and Turkey Tail extracts. The mushrooms (which you can’t taste) help to boost mood, cognition, and memory. But most importantly, NeuRoast is just a tasty cup of coffee. Their blend is an Italian dark roast coffee with flavorful hints of chocolate and cinnamon. And if you’re someone who’s concerned about your caffeine consumption then you’ll be pleased that there are only roughly 70 mg per cup.
Decaf coffee gets a bad wrap because of the traditional process required to remove caffeine from coffee beans. But if you don’t care for traditionally caffeinated coffee, then you’re going to appreciate Mastermind Coffee’s decaf version of their popular nootropic brews. Rather than using harsh chemicals and processes, Mastermind opts for a gentle water process that doesn’t dilute the flavor profile or the potency of their nootropic ingredients.
How do you take your coffee? Do you prefer dairy or have you elevated your flavor profile to a ghee latte? Bulletproof is yet another popular coffee brand that has a massive cult following. When drunk alone, it’s not officially a nootropic coffee. But the brand often promotes mixing their coffee with their proprietary MTC oil which infuses a number of fatty acids into the coffee, turning it into a nootropic drink. Much like many of the other coffee brands on this list, Bulletproof prides itself on a better process that relies on gently washing their coffee beans rather than using harsh chemicals.