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Bulletproof Coffee Particulars

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 04, 2012 at 3:40 AM

Good quality coffee + unsalted grass fed butter + MCT oil = bulletproof coffee. My question is, what can the alternatives to butter and MCT oil be? My belly is not okay with dairy, so I want to skip the butter. I know coconut oil carries MCTs, so can I just mix in some coco oil or coco butter?

I realize there's some backstory here on the legitimacy of 'upgraded coffee beans', but I don't want to get into that. I'm simply looking for a good coffee mix that would achieve similar effects.

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

Question: How large of a coffee are you having with the 3Tbsp butter and 1/4 cup coconut oil? (I want to start experimenting with this and am just curious. I'll probably stick to just the butter for now, though.) Seems like you would need a laaaarge cup to mix in that amount of fat! (Not that that's a bad thing!) Do you use an immersion blender? I have one, and it seems like the logical choice for this application. Thanks.

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on June 04, 2012
at 08:55 PM

Mmm... I understand the point of BP Coffee is to fast on protein&carbs, with a huge amount of fats being ingested. Doesn't an egg yolk have some proteins and carbs on it too? :S

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on June 04, 2012
at 08:32 PM

I use a 33 oz Bodum French press and leave 1-1.5 inch space when I pour the water in. My son gets about 4 oz of it.

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on June 04, 2012
at 06:53 PM

Just experiment away and find a combination that is appealing to you. The egg yolk hack was actually suggested to me by the bulletproof guy.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on June 04, 2012
at 04:52 PM

Egg yolk, eh? Had not heard of that one. Is it tasty and do you still add the coconut oil?

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on June 04, 2012
at 04:51 PM

I use ghee occasionally as well. It does not taste quite as good but it's close.

D2db41500a9385fafe0f50e178717e80

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on June 04, 2012
at 04:35 PM

I've avoided raw because of my experience with processed. I've never actually looked into raw.

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on June 04, 2012
at 03:55 PM

Hmmmmm... I wonder if a little sunflower lecithin would work.

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at 02:16 PM

I make it the same way (per your recommendation MathGirl) and it has changed my life. It gives me energy into the night and satisfies hunger for hours. An unexpected side effect has been that my mood has been substantially better as well. It must be the extra fat. This stuff is fantastic.

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2a0f1afde303eadc422d015fc22f7512

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on June 04, 2012
at 04:21 AM

You can make the coffee with clarified butter or ghee. You should probably be able to tolerate that better than dairy since it's just butter fat. You can use coconut oil but MCT oil has no taste and is a higher concentration of MCTs so it is different. If you're truly following Dave Asprey's bulletproof protocol, you won't get the same MCT boost and fasting effect from coconut butter.

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61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on June 04, 2012
at 01:50 PM

I make it with butter (3 TBS) and extra virgin coconut oil (1/4 cup). It doesn't taste at all like coconut and is creamy. In place of the butter, if you tolerate it, use ghee. The dairy solids are removed. I actually look forward to weekday "breakfasts." I love my bulletproof coffee!

Fd70d71f4f8195c3a098eda4fc817d4f

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

Question: How large of a coffee are you having with the 3Tbsp butter and 1/4 cup coconut oil? (I want to start experimenting with this and am just curious. I'll probably stick to just the butter for now, though.) Seems like you would need a laaaarge cup to mix in that amount of fat! (Not that that's a bad thing!) Do you use an immersion blender? I have one, and it seems like the logical choice for this application. Thanks.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on June 04, 2012
at 08:32 PM

I use a 33 oz Bodum French press and leave 1-1.5 inch space when I pour the water in. My son gets about 4 oz of it.

Fe87afa634afe26f4f6fd956abe0b46a

(565)

on June 04, 2012
at 02:16 PM

I make it the same way (per your recommendation MathGirl) and it has changed my life. It gives me energy into the night and satisfies hunger for hours. An unexpected side effect has been that my mood has been substantially better as well. It must be the extra fat. This stuff is fantastic.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 04, 2012
at 04:51 PM

I use ghee occasionally as well. It does not taste quite as good but it's close.

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68294383ced9a0eafc16133aa80d1905

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on June 04, 2012
at 03:43 AM

Coconut Manna. I like to throw that in because it adds to the "creaminess." I also throw in some raw whole milk as well. Used to use coconut milk too, but rather use the raw stuff. When you say no dairy, have you been able to handle raw dairy as well?

D2db41500a9385fafe0f50e178717e80

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on June 04, 2012
at 04:35 PM

I've avoided raw because of my experience with processed. I've never actually looked into raw.

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F9638b939a6f85d67f60065677193cad

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on June 04, 2012
at 03:35 PM

Other things you can add that will help with the emulsification and give the coffee some body include unsweetened chocolate (powder or melted) and egg yolk.

7e1433afbb06c318c4d90860d493c49d

(5959)

on June 04, 2012
at 03:55 PM

Hmmmmm... I wonder if a little sunflower lecithin would work.

F9638b939a6f85d67f60065677193cad

(4266)

on June 04, 2012
at 06:53 PM

Just experiment away and find a combination that is appealing to you. The egg yolk hack was actually suggested to me by the bulletproof guy.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 04, 2012
at 04:52 PM

Egg yolk, eh? Had not heard of that one. Is it tasty and do you still add the coconut oil?

72514a20539cf9cc057b9797fab54920

(55)

on June 04, 2012
at 08:55 PM

Mmm... I understand the point of BP Coffee is to fast on protein&carbs, with a huge amount of fats being ingested. Doesn't an egg yolk have some proteins and carbs on it too? :S

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on June 04, 2012
at 04:24 AM

I really like Artisana organic coconut butter in place of both the butter and MCT oil. It's probably pretty similar to Coconut Manna. Another option is organic creamed coconut, but that typically has more pulpy solids, which don't blend as completely as the coconut butter.

http://www.amazon.com/Artisana-Organic-Raw-Coconut-Butter/dp/B000WV153I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1338783683&sr=8-1

http://www.amazon.com/Lets-Do-Organic-Creamed-Coconut/dp/B00113ZZ5U/ref=sr_1_1?s=grocery&ie=UTF8&qid=1338783712&sr=1-1

http://www.amazon.com/Nutiva-Organic-Coconut-Manna-15-Ounce/dp/B004T80BYE/ref=sr_1_2?s=grocery&ie=UTF8&qid=1338783712&sr=1-2

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on November 27, 2012
at 07:30 PM

Organo gold hightly recommended http://mycapturepage.com/cp23.php?id=470

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