FAQs

Mushrooms

Adaptogens, nootropics and mushrooms

What are adaptogens, nootropics and functional mushrooms?

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Nootropics are supplements which can improve cognitive functions in healthy people. So this means they can support such things as memory, creativity, focus or mood - anything that's brain related.

Adaptogens on the other hand are plant extracts which support your body in adapting to and dealing with the stresses and strains of daily life. They can support both mental and physical responses to stress and help relax mind and body. They can also help to relieve fatigue and boost your immune system.

Some mushrooms can be considered as adaptogens while others are nootropics and some are both. Given their benefits they are often referred to in their own category as functional mushrooms.

You can read about the individual mushrooms we use as well as all our other nootropics and adaptogens in our Benefits section.

How to choose between Mushroom Powders & Coffees?

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If you love coffee, we definitelly recommend you try our ground coffees. They are made with organic Colombian Arabica coffee, with a medium roast and our community love it.

If you don't drink coffee, or want to drink you own blend, choosing our enhanced mushroom powders is the way to go. You can mix it with any drink, smoothie or shake or even bake with them.

What's the deal with mixing coffee with mushrooms and other extracts?

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Nootropics and adaptogens from plant extracts and functional mushrooms have important potential benefits for physical and mental health, well-being and stress management.

Coffee is a daily habit for literally billions of people around the world and also boasts its own health benefits.

We believe empowering people's daily coffee with some of the most beneficial nootropics and adaptogens around is a practical and enjoyable way to get people to experience the benefits. Also, many of the nootropics and adaptogens pair perfectly with coffee enhancing coffee's benefits such as concentration and minimising some of its downsides such as crashes and jitters.

Can you tell me more about the mushrooms and other extracts you use?

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We use very specific mushrooms and plants extracts, recognised for their beneficial properties for physcial and mental health, and approved for use by the European food & health authorities.

Mushrooms we use :

- Lion's Mane, Reishi, Chaga, Maitake
- All sourced from Finland ensuring transparency from spore to shipment
- 100% organic
- 100% fruiting body
- Extracted using groundbreaking ultrasonic extraction

Plant extracts we use :

- Bacopa Monnieri
- L-Theanine
- Schisandra Chinensis
- 5HTP

To find out more, read about all the Benefits.

What should I expect from drinking Upraising products?

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Depending on which Upraising coffee or mushroom powders you are drinking, different nootropics and adaptogens with specific properties will be in action in your body.

Some benefits may be noticeable immediately after consuming it, but others will be cumulative. Some will not be noticeable at all, but will be working in the background. For example, the Live Well coffee will be supporting your immune system but it may take some time to realise that you haven't had a cold for a while.

Remember that everyone is different and reacts differently to nootropics and adaptogens. Given this, we recommend you to start consuming one serving of Upraising coffee or powders for at least ten days and then see how you feel. Then you can get 1 to 3 servings a day and alternate different products if you like.

Oh, and don't worry, You won't get high! These are not psychedelic mushroom, but they are magic in their own way.

When and how often should I drink Upraising coffee?

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Just drink Upraising coffee whenever you would drink your regular coffee.

If this is your first time with our nootropic mushroom coffees, we recommend you start with one serving a day for a few days. Then you can build up to three servings a day if you like. Everyone is different and so the ideal amount is personal - just listen to your body.

How and at what frequency should I consume Upraising enhanced Powders?

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We recommend 1-2 servings (1-2g) of any one enhanced powder per day. However, you can have that amount of each of our enhanced mushroom powders per day if you wish as the ingredients and results are complementary.

As everyone is different, we recommend you try out what works best for you. One of the great things about the powders is that you customise your dose (wtithin our guidelines).

Can I mix and match different Upraising products?

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You totally can. It's actually recommended so as to get the full variety of benefits offered by our different functional products.

You can drink different coffees during the day, or if you're brewing a large french press or making a smoothie for example, feel free to include servings from different products in the same pot. Make sure to always follow our recommended serving size and recommended brewing ratio for the perfect coffee.

Coffee

About our coffee and how to brew it perfectly

How does Upraising coffee taste?

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Our coffee is 100% organic arabica from Colombia and it tastes like it. We went for a medium roast to ensure more delicate flavors and a smooth and well-balanced taste. We were keen to avoid creating another super strong and bitter black coffee. 

The coffee is perfect for immersion, filter and pour-over devices.

And don't worry, our coffee definitely doesn't taste of mushrooms and the nootropics and adaptogens do not negatively affect the taste.

Our coffee isn't ground specifically for espresso machines. You can try it but we can't guarantee the quality of your cup!

Where does the coffee come from?

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We source our green coffee beans in Colombia, from a small co-operative of farmers called "Orquídea" located in the Tolima area and the neighbouring region of Huila.

They take their coffee and their people seriously and are certified Fair Trade and Organic (EU & USDA).

Read more about it here.

Is Upraising coffee Organic?

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Yes, our coffee is certified Organic for both the European Union and the United States. The certifcation is validated by the certifying third party Mayacert.

How do I brew the perfect coffee at home?

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Most of us have been making coffee forever. However, we might not all be doing it right.

We have created these barista approved guides for you to make the ideal coffee using your favourite device.

As a summary, you can brew Upraising mushroom coffee with the following method of your choice :

- French Press / Cafetiere (15g of coffee per 240 ml of water)
- Moka pot / Italian coffee maker (15g of coffee / 100 ml of water)
- Pour-over devices / Chemex / V60 (15g of coffee per 240 ml of water)
- Automatic filter coffee machine (15g of coffee per 240 ml of water)

Make sure to follow our coffee making recommendations.

Our coffee isn't ground and roasted specifically for espresso machines. You can try it but we can't guarantee the quality of your cup!

What is the recommended serving size?

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For coffees : a serving represents the amount of coffee containing the specific quantity of nootropics & adaptogens detailed on each product. Our serving size is 15g of Upraising coffee. This is the quantity we recommend to brew a cup of coffee of 240ml based on the standard approved brewing ratio of 1:16 (1g of coffee for 16ml of water)

For mushroom powders : a serving represents 1000mg (1 gram) of enhanced mushroom powder. This is minimum quantity we recommend to mix with your drinks, smoothie or shakes.

How long can I keep the coffee for?

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If the bag hasn't been opened, you can store it until at least the best before date on the back of the pack.

Once opened, we recommend using it within 30 days ideally so that the coffee doesn't lose too much freshness and taste. Make sure to keep it in a cool and dry environment.

Are Upraising products vegan and gluten free? Keto?

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Yes.

Our products only contain coffee and plant and mushroom extracts and not enough to impact a keto diet or a fast.

e-commerce

Shipping, Orders and Subscriptions

In which countries do we deliver? How much do we charge?

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We deliver to the UK, most EU countries and the US.

  • All shipping methods include delivery tracking
  • UPS premium shipping is available as second option in most countries
  • Most orders placed before 1PM are prepared and shipped the same day 
  • Estimated Delivery time is in Business Days

UK 🇬🇧

  • UK standard Shipping (5-7 business days) : £4,90 (free for orders over £50)
  • UK UPS Express (2-4d) : £9,90 (£5,90 for orders over £50)

    Spain (mainland & Baleares) 🇪🇸 & Portugal 🇵🇹

    • Express Shipping (48h-72h) : 3,90€ (free for orders over 50€)

    Europe Zone 1 🇪🇺 (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands)

    • EU Standard Shipping (3-5d) : 5,90€ (free for orders over 50€)

    Europe Zone 2 🇪🇺 (Austria, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Sweden)

    • EU Standard Shipping (4-6d) : 7,90€ (free for orders over 50€)

    Europe Zone 3 🇪🇺 (Norway, Switzerland)

    • EU Standard Shipping (4-7d) : 15,00€ (9,90€ for orders over 75€)

    USA 🇺🇸

    • USA Express (UPS) : 12.90€ (7.90€ for orders over 50€)

      Do you offer free shipping?

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      Yes, we offer free shipping to the UK for orders over £50, and for most European countries for orders over 50€.

      For Switzerland, Norway and Iceland we offer free shipping on orders over 75€.

      I don't like on of the product I ordered, can I return it?

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      We want you to be 100% happy and we do our best to make that happen. However, if something is not right then please contact us at hello@upraising.co and we will do our best to sort things out.

      Unfortunately, for health and safety reasons, we cannot accept returns of open coffee bags.

      Something's gone wrong with my order, what can I do?

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      We want you to be 100% happy and we do our best to make that happen. However, if something is not right then please contact us at hello@upraising.co and we will do our best to sort things out.

      Unfortunately, for health and safety reasons, we cannot accept returns of open coffee bags.

      How do subscriptions work?

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      For some products, Upraising offers a subscription service for customers willing to receive their products on a regular basis (4 every 4, 6 or 8 weeks), with additional discounts depending on the product quantity per order.

      Subscriptions are totally flexible and can be paused, postponed or canceled at any time - even after your first order.

      In order to change the products or frequency of your subscription, you will have to delete your existing subscription and get a new one. 

      Manage your Subscriptions via your Customer account

      Do I need a Customer Account? How to log in?

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       Creating a customer account is not required to order on upraising.co

      However, you'd like to access your orders history, re-order, manage your subscriptions, you will have to log in your account.

      No password is needed, you can access your account using your email address and the 6-digit code that will be sent to you.

      Access to your Customer Account