I enjoy the effects of BP coffee (less hunger in throughout the morning, more clear mind). However I really, really hate the taste of it and it kind of gives me a tummyache until lunchtime - or rather, makes me feel slightly nauseated.
Normally, I love butter and anything with coconuts in it, so I find it strange that this coffee tastes so repulsive to me.
I have tried adding cinnamon, maple syrup, even cocoa but it is still disgusting. The only thing I haven't tried is running it through a blender. Does it really make that much of a difference to blend it?
I also found some other threads on here that have different recipes like adding vanilla and cloves. Does anyone else have the same aversion for this coffee, and if so, did you find anything that helped the coffee go (and stay) down?
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on May 11, 2013
at 01:44 PM
There may be some ways to make it taste a little more appetizing--like trying out different flavourings like cinnamon and vanilla--but I don't think it would make that much of a difference as to make you actually like the taste if you really don't like the stuff.
To be honest though my initial thought was if if you hate the taste and it makes you have a "tummyache until lunchtime" and "feel slightly nauseated" then why force it? BP Coffee is not everyone's cup of er...tea (weird context here). You say you enjoy the effects but then go on to say it makes you feel crumby. Maybe your body is trying to tell you something. Try experimenting with different food combos in the morning until you find the food combo that gives you the same effects (less hunger, clear mind).
on May 11, 2013
at 02:53 PM
The only thing I haven't tried is running it through a blender. Does it really make that much of a difference to blend it?
My first thought when I read this was, "how can you drink BC without blending it?" It makes a massive difference. Otherwise you have gelatinous blobs in your coffee. I use a milk frother to mix mine.
Also, I make my as an espresso. I brew my expresso then blend 1 tbsp of Kerrygold butter and 1 tbsp of coconut oil. It taste great to me, but I agree with the others. If you don't like it, don't force yourself to drink it.
If you love the affects of BC, try biohacking another way to achieve those results. Senior Google should be a big help in that department.
on May 11, 2013
at 02:41 PM
This doesn't sound good:
really hate the taste of it and
I would check the coffee / coffee beans that you are using.
It sounds more like you have some 'acidic' coffee, which is an indicator that mycotoxins are present. I'm just assuming on the little info you give. Buy some quality coffee beans that are single source - there is a post on bulletproofexec that gives some rules to find a good coffee. Has worked ok for me, and I'm sensitive to Mycotoxins like Dave (get blurred vision) so I can tell when the coffee beans are not good.
Also it doesn't sound like you have tried the "Bulletproof" brand coffee that has a very smooth taste. It's pretty tasteless as coffee goes in fact. So if you really don't like the coffee taste I would try that. I can't imagine anyone not liking the taste - there's not much of a taste to dislike.
it kind of gives me a tummyache until lunchtime
That could be an issue with the coconut oil (not mycotoxin free), I have that issue with some brands of coconut oil. Or you could also be intolerant of the milk solids in the butter.
Try some of these: 1. Use MCT oil or Ghee for the fat part 2. Use xylitol (the version from tree wood) or stevia to sweeten it.
on May 12, 2013
at 01:08 AM
I've been drinking BPC for over a year. I use the bulletproof beans and you've got to blend it to get it to taste good. The easiest to use is a hand blender or stick blender.
I use a 32 ounce straight sided canning jar loaded with 24oz of coffee, 4 tbsp butter and 3 tbsp MCT oil.
Blend with the stick blender and then rinse the stick blender under hot tap water and you never have to clean anything else up. I pour the blended mix into a mug and enjoy. I put the canning jar of coffee on a electric cup warmer to keep it hot while I drink the three cups of coffee.
Takes no time any more and I've come to crave the taste.
on May 25, 2013
at 01:52 PM
First: Thank you everyone who gave me ideas. I really appreciate your input.
I bought some really expensive coffee- not as expensive as BP brand, but it is a favorite brand of mine, and I ran the whole lot through the blender. It still made me feel a little sick, and the memory of the taste of the gross original coffee kept coming back to me. So I stopped drinking it and I did feel the difference in how tired I was in the first half of the day.
Yesterday I tried to incorporate the concoction in another way. I was falling asleep around lunchtime - REALLY falling asleep at my desk - so for lunch I went home and fried an egg and some leftover sausage in 2T of butter. I poured the whole thing, butter and all, into a dish and then put some cilantro & arugula leaves in to help soak up the butter. Then I made a raspberry-papaya smoothie an blended the coconut oil in that.
I don't know if I'm imagining things but the fact is that I was a lot more awake and productive for the rest of the day after that. I don't know if the "magic" is in the individual ingredients or the combination... or if it's just the MTC oil..???
I'm thinking of trying something like a "cake batter" smoothie with the butter, eggs, coconut oil, some maple syrup, vanilla, berries and milk and see how that comes out.
It's really weird that I would find this whole thing so hard to stomach because it's a long-running joke in my family that I am the Butter Queen, and that I'll eat anything with coconuts in it lol
on May 13, 2013
at 04:52 PM
You could add an egg yolk or two, those are really tasty. Yes, raw. :)
If you don't have a blender, you can use a balloon whisk, but it's best if it has a round cylindrical handle. The ones with flat rectangular ones aren't as easy for this. Hold the whisk between your open palms (like you were about to pray), then move your palms back and forth as quick as you can, as if you were rubbing your palms together in anticipation of a present.
Other than egg yolks, you could also add a bit of lecithin to help emulsify the fat which might help with the pain.
on May 13, 2013
at 02:49 AM
I've been drinking BP coffee every morning for about 9 months now, and have to change it up from time to time. If you're really not blending or at least vigorously shaking it up, yes it makes a huge difference. Kitchen aid makes a great cheap stick blender.
I like to vary the butter from time to time. Goat's milk butter doesn't have the thick sharp taste of butter from cow's milk. I'll go 25g goat 25g cow 50g coconut oil and 25g MCT for a week, and won't mind it with all cow's milk as much when I go back.
Another substitution is Ghee for some or all of the butter. It's a different taste that I find somewhat harsher than butter, but adds variety.
Also, I'll add a scoop of type 1&3 collagen from Neocell. That cuts the buttery tang too.
on May 11, 2013
at 08:52 PM
I can understand your reluctance to use a blender--one more thing to clean!
I have a hand frother I got at Ikea for a whopping $3, and I'm such a sport I spent $1 at the Dollar Store for a toothbrush case to store it in so the wire doesn't get bent. I use this to froth my coconut oil and/or butter in coffee. Works great, I rinse it quickly under running water and dry and that's it.
Frothing or blending the coffee gives it a much better texture (pleasant foam instead of oil slick), smooth well-blended taste, and it looks nice too (I add coconut milk to my coffee).