During a brief stint working as a 911 dispatcher, my co-workers and I would take turns bringing in different gourmet coffee. In the midst of an intense discussion about what coffee tastes better, one of the deputies recommended butter coffee and another co-worker agreed.

Assuming butter coffee was simply a slab of butter melted into my coffee, I scooped out some of our salted margarine from the bin and dropped it into my coffee. “Gross!” I said to myself as I poured it down the drain.

Almost a year later, and after losing approximately 30 lbs from cutting sugar, I set out on a journey to heal my ADD symptoms. It was then, that I stumbled upon “Butter Coffee” in a different light.

Bulletproof Coffee: The worldwide coffee phenomenon.

During an interview with Regina Meridith, Dave Asprey, founder of Bulletproof coffee, explained the cognitive benefits of adding butter and brain octane oil to your coffee, only this time I learned that it needs to be unsalted, grass fed, butter (not margarine) as well as to blend it all together to create a foamy latte-textured drink.

After hunting down some Kerry Gold Unsalted butter and purchasing Brain Octane Oil from Bulletproof, my life changed forever!

The enlightening benefits I received from consuming one cup of “Bulletproof” style coffee each morning:

  • Consuming healthy fats in the beginning of my day, provided me with increased energy & cognitive function.
  • Motivation
  • Decreased appetite in the morning – allowed for a longer intermittent fast.
  • Decreased sugar cravings.

I loved bulletproof coffee so much, that we introduced it at our coffee shop as the “Invincible Joe” Our butter and oil coffee is made from our single origin beans brewed and blended with grass-fed unsalted butter and coconut oil.  We make this coffee at Carrier Coffee Company because it tastes great and has amazing health benefits.

If buttered coffee isn’t your thing, you can still get plenty of benefits from MCT or coconut oil. Try drinking your coffee black alongside a scrambled egg cooked in coconut oil, which is naturally rich in MCTs. You can also add it to your favorite smoothies. Just remember to stick with the all-natural (i.e., trans fat-free) varieties.

It’s an extra 200-300 calories, so it has to replace some food or another caloric beverage, Otherwise, you would gain an extra 20 to 30 pounds each year by having a cup per day. If you’re trying to cut calories or saturated fat, Bulletproof probably isn’t the brew for you. But it does have a whole lot more health benefits than many of the other blended whipped cream-on-top beverages you could be sipping.

Sources: Women’s Health & Dr. Axe
If you try bulletproof coffee or any other kind of blended coffee at home, use caution when blending hot liquids. Please consult with your physician before starting a new diet or consuming increased amounts of fat & MCT oil as part of a health plan.