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Bulletproof coffee - can you taste the butter?

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Created August 17, 2012 at 10:30 PM

For those of you who do the bulletproof coffee - can you taste the butter? I really, really hate the taste and smell of butter. For those who have tried it with something other than butter, do you get the same effect with the other substance?

I've not found a satisfactory answer, so I apologize if someone has answered this and I missed it.

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

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on January 04, 2013
at 03:01 PM

Forgot to mention, 5 lbs is $40 through Sweet Maria's. Lasts about 10 weeks.

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

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on January 04, 2013
at 03:00 PM

You can get single-estate wet-processed coffee much cheaper than Asprey's product. In fact, he encourages us to seek out alternatives if $ is an issue. Just look around a bit. I buy 5 lbs at a time green beans from Sweet Maria's. the roasting process is not the complicated mystery traditional roasters would have you believe. All you need is 450-500 degrees.

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

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on January 04, 2013
at 02:57 PM

Cultured butter tastes fine in it to me. Not really a noticeable difference. Salted butter is what you need to avoid.

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on September 17, 2012
at 11:01 PM

After it is blended (assuming you are using unsalted Kerrygold butter or some other such quality grass-fed product) it is very similar to putting heavy cream in your coffee. Which makes sense because that's basically what butter is.

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on August 18, 2012
at 02:49 AM

Same thing here.

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on August 18, 2012
at 02:42 AM

I've not tried it yet, but my dislike of butter goes back to early childhood, and back then our butter came from a local cow. I am doubting that Kerrygold will be any less gross to me. I might give the egg yolks a try, though. Thanks for the suggestion.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on September 18, 2012
at 01:52 AM

Personally I don't see the point... You can remove the liquid from cream and put it in your coffee or you can just put the cream in your coffee. Same stuff. Why dirty a blender when it is so much easier to poor cream. Plus I feel like Dave Asprey is a con-man who just lifted Paleo, gave it a new name and pretend to think it up. It's goofy.

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on September 18, 2012
at 01:49 AM

I'm not sure I understand the question. Are you asking "does bulletproof coffee taste and/or smell like butter, and I'm afraid that I might not like it" or are you asking "I don't like the taste and/or smell of the butter in bulletproof coffee and I need something else to use".

If it's the former, then just try it. It's easier to put some butter in the coffee and taste it and see if you like it than it is to wait for the internet to pontificate on the matter.

If it's the latter, then I suggest cream. There's almost no difference in fat composition between butter and (heavy) cream. Butter is just overwhipped cream. So try that and see how you like it.

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on August 18, 2012
at 12:52 AM

I can taste it with kerrygold and also smell it on my skin. I like it. :-)

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on August 17, 2012
at 11:06 PM

One of my friends has been trying this...here is what he said about it... It's pretty good. Did 2 tbsp of grassfed kerrygold unsalted butter and 1 tsp of coconut oil (i don't have MCT).

Coffee, with a creamy/buttery flavor. I don't think i could ever do 2/3 a stick like that guy does, but with 2 tablespoons, it's good. And i got more of a kick from it than my two shots of double espresso...

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on August 17, 2012
at 10:46 PM

i've been drinking it for 2 weeks now. i use clarified butter and coconut oil. blend and it tastes like a latte. it doesn't taste anything like butter to me. make sure it's clarified and unsalted.

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8de9776490016df60d49e03f23d656af

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on August 17, 2012
at 10:38 PM

I don't know that it tastes like butter to me, but it definitely has a fatty texture to it. I do, however, enjoy butter and might not notice its flavor.

2194b1863657b6be2e49ae0dac911c72

(139)

on August 18, 2012
at 02:49 AM

Same thing here.

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D96dd5add4e7bea1535c5c09c9270630

on January 04, 2013
at 02:45 PM

A hand stick blender works great. No more "slick lips"! Hope you never drink gas station cappachino as it is FULL of oil!

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485ca42edb56048edb0c119e267aa1e5

on September 17, 2012
at 03:58 PM

I use just kerrygold silver, about 1 tbsp for my 15 oz travel mug. I stopped blending it, just screw the lid on and shake it up a bit. I love it. I don't really taste the butter but I love butter (I eat it straight off the butter knife whenever I'm slicing some off for coffee or cooking) so I'm guessing I just don't notice it.

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on September 17, 2012
at 03:39 PM

I agree with Mel on this one. The cocoa powder seems to absorb some of the butter and makes it more creamier than buttery/oily. In addition to the bulletproof coffee recipe I add raw cocoa butter and a high quality chocolate powder with a pinch of stevia and a little bit of coconut sugar and vanilla. I would be very careful with the stevia as it is easy to over do it and the drink might taste too sweet.

The key with the cocoa powder is to add after all your oils and butters have been added and add slowly until you get the texture that you like, then add sweeteners and other ingredients to taste.

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96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on August 18, 2012
at 01:16 PM

It doesn't taste very much like butter to me. It tastes more like cream. I'm using Nutiva EVCO + butter from a farmer's market, the label on it says "Made from fresh sweet cream" so it's really just churned up cream. Just had some this morning... ready to roar like a tiger. :)

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C8c230c940ab575bb199cc9ef6d693dc

on August 17, 2012
at 11:29 PM

I use about two tbsp of Kerrygold as well and don't taste it. It is good coffee, though. Wish it was cheaper.

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

(3452)

on January 04, 2013
at 03:01 PM

Forgot to mention, 5 lbs is $40 through Sweet Maria's. Lasts about 10 weeks.

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

(3452)

on January 04, 2013
at 03:00 PM

You can get single-estate wet-processed coffee much cheaper than Asprey's product. In fact, he encourages us to seek out alternatives if $ is an issue. Just look around a bit. I buy 5 lbs at a time green beans from Sweet Maria's. the roasting process is not the complicated mystery traditional roasters would have you believe. All you need is 450-500 degrees.

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F9638b939a6f85d67f60065677193cad

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on August 17, 2012
at 10:52 PM

Maybe you have been using cultured butter? You need to use sweet cream unsalted butter. This morning I used egg yolks instead of butter. Not bad but not quite as creamy and rich. Probably healthier.

Ca8111fb6e3bac177373a82f5d33910d

(135)

on August 18, 2012
at 02:42 AM

I've not tried it yet, but my dislike of butter goes back to early childhood, and back then our butter came from a local cow. I am doubting that Kerrygold will be any less gross to me. I might give the egg yolks a try, though. Thanks for the suggestion.

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

(3452)

on January 04, 2013
at 02:57 PM

Cultured butter tastes fine in it to me. Not really a noticeable difference. Salted butter is what you need to avoid.

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D3bd1c5ce4b1d5c2b3922c22fa3c147a

on August 17, 2012
at 10:44 PM

I was Worried about the same thing as I also find the taste and smell of butter unappetizing but I t doesn't taste at all like butter in the coffee. I do use a vitamix blender to mix it really good and I also have 2Tbsp of MCT oil in it, 2TBsp of cocoa powder, coffee, vanilla and stevia. It is very cream and oily on the lips though but yummy!

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