The Only Way I Drink Coffee…

A way to supercharge coffee and make it healthy and great for your skin

After a recent Facebook post where I mentioned I put some strange ingredients in my coffee, I’ve gotten a few emails asking for more details…

I have a love/hate relationship with coffee. Basically, I love coffee but my adrenals don’t always love it! Also, since I don’t eat/drink sugar or much pasteurized dairy, it can make for some pretty boring coffee… until now.

I’d always mixed coconut oil into my coffee or tea to help get my 1/4 cup a day, though it always floated on the top and the texture was sometimes rough (especially when I was pregnant…  the texture made me so nauseous!). At the suggestion of a friend, I tried a strange twist that has become my new favorite!

Basically, I blend coconut oil and grassfed organic unsalted butter (yes… butter) into coffee with a dash of vanilla and sometimes a drop of stevia. The blender emulsifies the coconut oil and butter so the texture is more creamy than oily and it is a delicious way to get a boost of beneficial fats. This type of healthy coffee also gives much more extended energy throughout the day without making me jittery.

I also tried his Bulletproof Coffee which is much smoother than regular coffee and produced carefully to avoid the presence of Mycotoxins: “Most coffee beans are processed by either leaving them in the sun and elements to wither and dry, or by pressing them and letting them ferment (spoil) to remove the outer layer of the bean.  Both of these techniques are known to produce significant levels of mycotoxins as they enhance flavor. Upgraded Coffee beans are mechanically processed right after picking using only clean cold water. This more expensive process is safer because it dramatically reduces harmful molds or bacteria from impacting your health.”

Seriously, try this coffee at your own risk, because it will ruin you for drinking other coffee!

Bulletproof coffee and herbal coffee are the only ones I drink anymore and I always prepare it this way…

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The Only Way I Drink Coffee...
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A delicious and creamy coffee that packs a powerful nutritional punch!
Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 1
  1. Put all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Mix on high speed for 20 seconds until frothy. Drink immediately and enjoy all the energy!


I take my fermented cod liver oil right before drinking this to give all the fat soluble vitamins some beneficial fats to digest with. If you aren’t regularly taking coconut oil, start with a teaspoon and work up as too much at once might upset your stomach. Coconut oil often increases metabolism and some people notice feeling warmer or like their heart is racing if they start off too fast.

I’ve also recently started adding collagen powder for extra protein and for hair, skin and nail support. I use the blue lid collagen peptides from this company and it works wonderfully!

Do you drink coffee? Put butter in it? Too weird? Weigh in below!

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Reader Comments

  1. That’s how I take my coffee, too. People give you the strangest looks when you tell them you put butter in your coffee. But it tastes SOO good! Can’t imagine going back now.

          • Hello, I use organic all natural coconut blend it, put it in the freezer for at least a couple of hours. Take it out add some vanilla to taste, a little stevia, then use my whip to blend it into a wonderful fluffy homemade coconut whip cream and use that in my coffee. I love it and can not imagine drinking my coffee any other way.

        • I have 4 children (6-12), can I , should I give them coconut oil in their morning cocoa milk or how would you feed it to your children?

          • That would depend on your butter and coconut oil. Mostly fat. But it would all be healthy. Assuming your not one that believes that cholesterol is the enemy (it’s not).

        • I really hate to tell you this, but you need to do some research on Mycotoxins in coffee. Look up the Joe Rogan Experience on Bulletproof coffee. Coffee manufacturers did out with Mycotoxinswhen they switched to cold pressing it.

          • Scarlet, don’t “hate” to tell us this great news!
            Do all coffee manufacturers use this cold press that eliminates Mycotoxins?

          • There are not mycotoxins in well processed coffee and fermation is not spoilage- coffee would have no flavor without fermatation. This is a great blog with lots of wonderful information. Please check your facts before spreading rumors like this. Bulletproof coffee is a complete scam. The only thing he gets right is that we should consume high quality saturated fat. Instead of skipping a meal one should add some good protein like a couple of eggs.

        • Hello,
          please forgive my ignorance, I am new to all of this and I was wondering if you could clarify the instructions for me…is the coffee hot when you blend it? and after you freeze it /or was it fridge it? the coconut oil doesn’t get lumpy again?

          thanks for the clarification in advance,

          • Cathy I did just that, I made my own ghee sometimes adding tumeric or coQ10 while making it. The only caveat is that Ghee when made properly to a nice golden colour tastes a little like popcorn and this alters the flavour of the coffee. I didn’t mind the flavor and still do it sometimes alternating between ghee and plain butter.

        • The Bulletproof coffee is marketing gimmick. The fact that you believe it without the slightest skepticism makes me question the other contents of your blog. The whole health-promoting story from them is BS. Ridiculous. if you want to keep your blog real, take care in verifying your info instead of spending gimmicks.

          • How can this be a “marketing gimmick” no one is marketing anything here. It’s just a recipe for coffee… LOL

          • You should probably get your facts straight. BUTTERED coffee has been around for a LONG time for those of us who realize fat isn’t the enemy. The huge amount of Vitamin K2 that is in it is proven to decalcify arteries, People who regularly take in K2 which isn’t easy to get otherwise have a 50% LESS chance of heart disease. It also lowers LDL. Feel free to confirm with a cardiologist. The benefits of Coconut oil and MCT’s do the same thing. All the fat makes the coffee energy last much longer and eliminates the caffeine crash.

            For the record, “Bulletproof” coffee which isn’t being discussed here is a money making scheme by Dave Asprey to sell his own brand of Coffee, MCT and coffee brewing materials. Most of us were drinking this coffee long before he came around!

          • Steve N, bulletproof coffee is in fact being discussed here, as it was directly linked in her atrticle, and if you read carefully, the “friend” that recommended it is Asprey himself. It is indeed a marketing ploy, and I smell sponsorship. I have enjoyed articles from this blog, but am disappointed by this. I checked out her Bio just now, and she actually mentioned herself as being in the ranks of Dr. Oz and the Food Babe… Heh. You would think with recent controversy she might not want to associate with these quacks?

          • Cynical much? Want to clarify a few things. I do know Dave Asprey, but not well enough that I’d consider him a friend, and he was not, in fact, the person who recommended this (a local friend was). Dave (or his company) is not a sponsor in any way, in fact, I don’t even link to their product or their site, just on a discount site where it is less expensive. I mentioned Bulletproof because Dave was the first to really popularize the butter in coffee thing and I was trying to give credit where credit is due. Also, if you read my bio, it mentions that I was included in a list with Food Babe and Dr. Oz, not that I include myself in their ranks or support them. I’m glad you have enjoyed articles in the past and hope you will in the future. I also clearly disclose all of my affiliate relationships in a link at the top of every post if you’d like to see them. For the record, these are not sponsorships, just companies whose products I have occasionally linked to. Also- while I never set out to make any money in blogging, I do include affiliate links for some products now (if I completely believe in them and personally use them) because it helps offset the web hosting bills which have gotten increasingly more costly as more people read my information.

          • you know what? i love my bulletproof coffee, i love that my good cholesterol has gone up since using it, and i love how it tastes. i also know that drinking “cleaner” coffee does not give me the jitters the way cheap coffee did. and i am not talking about aspreys coffee. his isnt the only clean coffee out there. and how do you know what katie believes “without the slightest skepticism”? if you dont want to believe in bulletproof-style coffee, or dont want to drink it, then dont!! geez lady, get over yourself!

          • I knew about butter coffee a year before this brand came out. That’s what it is, a brand of something that has been around for a while. Butter coffee helps you to lose weight. That’s what I call it, “Butter Coffee”, because I don’t buy that brand. I have my own organic coffee and my own grass-fed butter and a friend of mine lost a lot of weight of it. I didn’t know about any health benefits. I think it’s just a tasty way to drink coffee without using powder creamers and other strange bottle creamers. Nature ain’t bad. Grass-fed anything in your coffee is good. Grass-fed cows produce more omega 6’s.

        • Are there any nondairy substitutes for butter? Can you just melt the coconut oil in the hot coffee and mix by hand? Thank you!

          • I use Purity Farms Organic Ghee in my “bullet proof” coffee instead of butter. I also sprinkle some cinnamon on while it is blending.
            Whether the guy who made this recipe “famous” is making money of his own coffe does not mitigate the benefit of this recipe. As someone said already, buttered coffee has been around for years. Also, from what I understand, it doesn’t raise your blood sugar level like regular coffee does.
            Blend and Enjoy….ingenious name ? my teenage son cracks up as he hears the blender in the AM and knows his mom is getting her “Super Hero” on with her “bullet proof” coffee.

          • I bought a hand held battery powered frother from Amazon for $3 that mixes the coconut oil in perfectly!

    • When I was a little girl, I loved to dip my toast which had real butter, in my coffee. Yum, could this be that old taste I crave for every now again?

      • Hehe that’s funny. I just heard about butter in coffee and was looking around on line for feedback. This blog is cracking me up. I made some this morning with raw farm butter and raw coconut oil. It was so creammy and yummie. I didn’t measure but I probably put equal amounts of both about a tablespoon I guess. Blended the he-ll out of it! Foamy too! I like the thought of my coffee making everything else I love just get in sync and work in my favor ~ whoooohoooo!

    • I just made this with my regular coffee. Didn’t have butter so I melted the coconut oil first then added vanilla and stevia sweetener. Very good and very smooth. I might try adding cinnamon next time.

      • just trying that one now with the cinnamon. All thought it doesn’t taste to bad it is greasy, to look at and on the lips

        • It shouldn’t be greasy. Your blending in a high speed blender right? Buttered coffee and hand mixing doesn’t work.

          • I followed the instructions to the letter & mine was a bit oily as well. Still tastes fantastic though.

        • I tried cinnamon before , it seemed to just float once mixed … Any help with this would be great haha!!

          • You have to use cinnamon sticks vs the ground. Just place one cinnamon stick in your coffee cup. Use it to stir and leave it in there. YUM

          • Brew your coffee with ground cinnamon. It infuses into the water just as well as the grounds, but with no grit. I usually use a french press, but I am sure any method would do.

          • I use a cinnamon essential oil (cassia from doterra) and I love it. I use just a teaspoon of coconut oil and skip the butter.

          • I found adding cinnamon to hot liquid dissolves the cinnamon , so try adding to your coffee before adding it to the other ingredients..such as cinnamon added to a tablespoon of hot water and stir great for cinnamon French toast pancakes ect….

    • Hi! Just recently joined your list and love your site. I am also a “wellness” momma lol. Love the coffee recipe. One question..I am using just regular organic EP coconut oil and was wondering if you use EV?



        • Have you ever tried the coconut oil/butter in the blender with Mountain Rose Firefly Chai tea? I have adrenal fatigue so I can’t do caffeine but need to incorporate more healthy fats into my day. Thanks!

          • I’ve tried this with chai teas in the past & it works & tastes just fine! Also the herbal coffee she links to is caffeine free as well.. I was thinking of ordering some for myself soon!

        • Hi Katie, just because I’ve read so much about this lately, about the MCT oils, they are coconut oils with one of the desirable and plentiful middle-chain fatty acids found in the coconut oils removed and therefore are not as beneficial. just a head’s up if you want to look into it. Cheers

          ps…anyone tell you you look like Isla Fisher? great smile :-)

    • There should be no reason to not use butter in coffee. I make my own butter by just using fresh cream as you continue to whip it it separates. Draining off the liquid (buttermilk) you end up with butter.

    • this is the way I drink my coffee too, sometimes I even add 1/4tsp of turmeric to the coconut oil and butter mixture. I also use ghee instead of butter once in awhile. I only drink 2-3 cups of coffee/week…as I am paleo so I try to make it as beneficial to my system as possible. :-)

    • HI,

      I’ve gone through your site and absolutely love it!!! A lot of information which is great. I’m a big coffee drinker and very much interested in trying all your recipies but my only question is what type of coffee maker do you use?

    • What do you use to blend the coffee with oil in?
      I had a magic bullet and it kept exploding on me due to the heat, I believe. Thanks.

      • This happened to me as well! What i now do is use just a little hot coffee to melt the oil in the magic bullet cup then add a little cold water to cool it down. I mix this in the blender then top up with the hot coffee and stir. Before blending, I lightly tighten the blade base, gently shake, unscrew the base to release the pressure and repeat till all the pressured air is out (couple times). I used to do that with the hot coffee until one time it exploded on me anyway so I now just use the cooler method. It’s no fun cleaning up after an explosion, for sure.

      • I’ve used the Magic Bullet exclusively and never had a problem. If your having it blow on you check to make sure the seal is seated right in the cover and don’t use the short cups, gotta use the tall ones, you need the room for heat/steam expansion. As long as you use the tall ones and your only making one cup at a time you should never have a problem. Open it slow and it shouldn’t really have that much pressure behind it. If you wash your blades/covers in the dishwasher you may have prematurely weakened the seals. Harsh detergents and rubber seals don’t get along.

    • I have a very sensitive gag rellex……what does this coffee taste like with the coconut oil and butter……can you describe?

      • It’s very nice and creamy if you use the right kind of blender… it has to be a strong enough blender to emulsify things…. otherwise it will float the oils on top and not be good… I use my ninja and blend for 20 seconds….

  2. i drink bulletproof coffee too, although it’s been so hot & humid lately that — ick. but the coffee is delish. now that’s it hot outside, i’ve been drinking sweetner-free smoothies with a heavy pour of coconut oil. that way i still get my fats, i drink something cool and refreshing, and life is generally good.  

  3. I put coconut oil, two tbsp of chia seeds, one tbsp
    of unflavored beef gelatin, and a little of my home made coconut milk, and some raw honey. Yum! Gets me my energy fix in the morning for WODS!

      • I’ve been putting coconut oil, butter, coconut sugar and gelatin in my coffee for a few months now. As long as you drink your coffee hot, you won’t notice the gelatin is there. If the coffee is allowed to cool, it can gel a little, but that goes away as soon as you reheat your coffee.

      • I use the cold water dissolvable collagen peptides instead…. just like the gelatin, but dissolves nicely… I can’t taste it at all and it doesn’t have any texture when dissolved in the hot coffee….

  4. I make home made hazelnut creamer, basically hazelnut milk without diluting it with water. It is *amazing* in coffee. Sadly butter is not on menu here since my boys are very allergic dairy.

    • try using organic ghee, or clarified butter; it doesn’t contain dairy, and is also “bulletproof”.

      • Ghee still contains Cow Milk Protein in trace amounts. Maybe if you only have an intolerance you can handle ghee.

    • Yes I’m searching through here for the vegan butter or dairy free version…isn’t there one?
      My dairy free friend tried just coconut oil and it wouldn’t foam…

  5. This morning, my pastured heavy cream had turned to butter without my consent!  However, I went ahead and put it in my coffee since I had none other and can’t get it down straight.  Despite the presence of little yellow dots of butter floating on the surface, the coffee was fine, so I’m trying this as soon as I get home today!  Thanks!

      • I buy grassfed raw cream. If I don’t consume it fast enough, it starts to taste a little “cheesy” in my coffee. I use it up in ranch dressing, quiche, etc…It is WONDERFUL when it has been fermented with kefir grains. Raw cream ages better than pasteurized dairy. I have consumed raw cream that was over 1 month old without problems. If it smells or looks funny/ bad I toss it. Lately I have been churning it in my food processor to make butter and then I put it on the stove to make ghee.

    • In addition to Vitamin K, it contains butyrate – excellent for your metabolism, reducing inflammation and increasing stress resistance.

  6. haha! I tried blending coffee and butter once because I read it on another blog somewhere and decided I needed to try it that instant. The problem was that all I had at my house at the time was salted butter. While the texture was luscious…salty coffee just did not satisfy. But this reminds me I need to seek out some unsalted butter and try it again. What kind of butter do you use? I use either kerrygold or organic valley. Even though I don’t recall seeing it, they must sell unsalted, right?

  7. What are your views on coffee while pregnant? I’d like to try this, but I’m about 10 weeks and there is a lot of conflicting info on coffee while pregnant. I’m assuming one cup/day is fine?

    • I drank one a day or less with my first.. Two a day with my second.. Three or four a day with my third.. And four shots of espresso by the time my fourth arrived. The espresso actually has less caffeine than a regular ol’ pot. Anyways. Everyone survived. I would use caution in the first trimester (I almost always cut back naturally, because hot drinks sound awful) but otherwise I wouldn’t worry too much.

      • However, not everyone can handle that much caffeine. I’d be interested to know if you noticed any relationship with your caffeine consumption and the attention spans of your children? I was diagnosed with ADD in high school and have read elsewhere that both my mother’s caffeine consumption while pregnant with me and my own caffeine consumption starting a couple years before diagnosis could have greatly contributed to my lack of attention span while I was younger.

        • Actually, ADHD is caused by not having enough stimulation in a certain part of the brain, and stimulants such as caffeine can help with symptoms. The prescription meds that treat ADHD are stimulants.

          • Very true – one of the books that I read while my son who has ADHD was growing up said that a cup of coffee for kids will help with the ADHD because it is a stimulant like the medications, but not to give it daily as it can be addictive. I rarely gave him coffee for that reason, but his 1-2 cups of coffee as an adult, now seem to help with the symptoms since he is not on any medications and still struggles.

          • Yes, my next door neighbor regularly gave her son with ADHD coffee. She said it always calmed him right down. It seemed to have the opposite effect entirely. A doctor had told her to try it because she wanted to avoid the meds. It truly worked!

          • monsanto , GMO,S are causing ADHD AND OTHER DISEASES like diabetes and cancer.So Wellness Mama is a great thing to get advice from.

      • Just because “everyone survived” doesn’t meant that much caffeine in utero didn’t negatively affect the development of your child’s brain, nervous system etc. Sometimes those things don’t show up until later in childhood, or you don’t recognize that some personality traits or brain functions are a result of how things affected the developing fetus. That’s like saying “Well I smoked during my pregnancy and my kids are fine.” Fine is subjective…

    • My body completely rejected caffeine while I was pregnant. It also rejects alcohol so I trust my body to be my guide.

  8. I’m sure I would love this. But before I try (and potentially ruin an excellent cup of coffee): is your butter soured? I’m in Scaandinavia and both our salted and unsalted butters are soured. 

    This week my supermarket has an organic, pastured and welltasting butter on sale – and they are located only 20 steps from my door. Alas my pockets are empty but maybe I can spare a little for a butter stash 😉

      • I’ve tried it a couple of times now with the butter I had in my fridge and in both matcha and coffee. The souredness doesn’t actually put me of but i think I’ll get some unsalted butter to use instead! I’m adding both sweetener and vanilla, which I normally don’t do, and that may counteract for the souredness i think?

        Thanks for this idea! I would never had thought of it but have been thinking about how I could lessen my use of cream lately. (leadint up to actually forgoing dairy…. oi, the horror;))

        Also I don’t really like the taste of coconut but like this I can get more coconut oil in without trouble and might even come to enjoy it. Double yay!

  9. I’ve been blending coconut oil into my coffee for about a month, and I LOVE it! Sometimes I add vanilla and/or cinnamon, or some homemade whipped cream, but I’ve never tried butter. Sounds good!

  10. Coffee’s a rare treat for me nowadays.  A nice cup of hot tea does the trick for me!  I will definitely give this a try.

  11. What kind of coconut oil do you use?  I’ve been reading about the many uses of this oil and would like to know your opinion on what’s good out there. 

      • I have pretty strong mycotoxin sensitivities and have repeatedly had issues with Tropical Traditions – tastes rancid to me.

        Over the past 3 years, I’d bought their coconut oil 3-4 times on separate occasions.

        All tasted rancid, all gave me head fog and made me feel ill.

        n=1 from a sensitive individual. Disappointed, too! It’s hard to find a tolerabble coconut oil. Bulltproof’s MCT oil and Brain Octane Oil are fine for me unless not properly sealed (in which case they go rancid in the same way in a short time, too.)

  12. On the recommendation of my Ayurvedic doctor, I put a pinch of freshly ground cardamom into my coffee. I keep a separate spice mill just for this purpose. Sometimes I’ll also add ground cinnamon and ginger. I like adding coconut oil as well. And double cream!

      • I just tried this with espresso in a cold latte, taste’s good but is it supposed to separate at the top? Is there a better way to do this with cold coffee drinks?

        • Andrea – I was going to ask about the espresso since I don’t have a coffee maker. Did you use steamed milk AND the coconut oil/butter?? Regular coffee has a lot more liquid than a shot of espresso, and I have a two-shot max (since I’m BFing) and that is not enough liquid to make a “latte” style beverage with the coconut oil and butter. Thanks in advance!

          • I add hot water to my espresso shots to make more of an “Americano” which gives plenty of liquid for the butter and oil. Then I either blend, or use a cheap milk frother tool, or use my espresso machine’s milk wand to steam it all together. Hope that helps!

        • Whey protein isolate, raw egg yolk and mct – difficult, but not impossible to do the butter and coconut without a slightly grainy texture.

  13. Doesn’t sound at all weird to me.  I love coffee, but I’m limited to one cup a day.  I’m going to try your recipe so I can at least enjoy that one cup!  Right now, digestive problems are an issue…would be nice to find an answer to that!

    • I would be interested to hear how this worked out for you. Both grass fed butter and coconut or MCT oil should be healing to your digestive issues. How did it go?

    • it’s my understanding that getting a single-sourced, organic light roast will help with reduce the digestive issues – it’s getting rid of the mycotoxins (as in the Bulletproof coffee suggested in the post).

      • I have recently discovered cold press coffee which is delicious and the coffee is not as acidic when cold pressed. I’d recommend trying it to anyone who has digestive issues but wants to enjoy a nice cup of coffee (and then just warm it a little before you add your CO and butter – which is DELISH)

  14. Do you think coconut sugar is better than stevia to put in your coffee or tea in the morning? Ty

  15. My daughter and I have coffee every weekday morn, with organic full cream.  We have been wanting to try our coffee “your way” but didn’t have the unsalted grassfed butter-only salted.  Anyway, as necessity would have it (I was out of our cream) we did your coffee :) with regular unsalted butter- WOW so impressed…..I must always have cream in my coffee (I thought until NOW), but today ran out of the rich cream that I love,  and I did not miss it! Coffee done Mama’s way was GREAT!   Now I know what you were talking about, so rich, so creamy, (not in a thick weird way) it was absolutely delish!   Thank you!

  16. I made this with my breakfast this morning.  I was a bit skeptical about the butter (I had used coconut oil before though, and liked it so that wasn’t an issue), but after blending it up it tasted like a yummy, frothy cappucino!  I think tomorrow I am going to put a little cinnamon on top!

  17. I’ve ordered Mountain rose’s herbal coffee and am looking forward to trying it.  Different brands of coffee affect my stomach at times so this should be good.  I have started adding a little coconut oil to my coffee also but I need to get a small blender.   I think I’ll order some of the butter from tropical traditions also.  While I don’t believe in “depriving” myself of all the things I enjoy, I can make some changes and pass them on to my daughter and her young son.

  18. Is there a reason why you don’t add the MCT oil?  Is coconut oil giving you the same medium chain triglycerides as the oil?  Thanks for any advice.  

      • I love the bulletproof coffee…been having it off and on (adrenal fatigue) for quite some time now. The only thing that concerns me is the blender being plastic and with hot liquid in it could end up being super toxic?? What say you??? Also, it goes pretty cold after blending and I prefer mine hotter…suggestions??

  19. I wonder if this would be good substituting raw fresh cream instead of the butter? Thankfully, my Mom has unsalted organic butter due to a mixed up order via an almost-local creamery! :) I suppose I can try my coffee both ways. 

  20. i finally tried this — it’s good! i use cinnamon instead of vanilla. i’m really glad you posted this recipe, because i cannot *stand* taking coconut oil. i don’t like the taste at all, and have been struggling to find ways to successfully incorporate it. and this works! i can get in a full two tablespoons (probably more)!

    • Have you tried a different brand of coconut oil. I tried different brands and some I could not tolerate the taste. I only try brands that are organic and cold pressed. Dr Bronner’s coconut oil is so delicious I can eat it with a spoon!

  21. All I gotta say is….I am absolutely and completely addicted to drinking coffee this way. I never thought anything would replace my straight, black coffee, but this blend is AMAZING!!!!!!

  22. Our dairy in Canada isn’t the same as in the U.S. Our farmers are regulated to not use hormones or antibiotics on their animals. I tried this recipe with a coconut butter/ghee product and it worked great. I do like cream in my coffee. Can I add it?

  23. Nummy! I always thought this sounded kind of icky and how could it be better than heavy cream, right? But this recipe just kept “coming back to me”. So I broke down and tried it this morning.
    Thanks for posting this.

  24. I remembered your post about this and I put half a teaspoon of coconut oil in my coffee. I didnt remember what amount you said to start with. I guess I’ll see how it goes. The coffee loooked a little oily but didnt feel that way when I drank it. It was smooth.

  25. Maybe everyone is already doing this but I thought I would mention the immersion blender…. so much easier than the regular blender!

    • Great idea about the immersion blender. Coffee will stay hotter. I let my keurig drip into a mason jar and use one of those little whisks that come with a plastic cup(they’re round individual whisks that you can drop into any container). I close the jar and shake it up. Stays hot, no plastic, no mess. Jar has a handle so its my favorite mug! If you do this make sure the lid is on well and the jar is in good shape and use a towel around it for protecting your hands. Enjoy!

  26. Who’d have thought….I didn’t have any unsalted butter just cream being cultured to make butter so I used some of that with 1 tsp of coconut oil in my honey latte…not bad. I can’t even taste the coconut oil…I steamed it with the cream using an expresso maker. Nice and frothy.

  27. I am 32 weeks along and don’t plan on drinking coffee until I am finished breastfeeding, which will be quite a while from now. I am bookmarking this but I did purchase some Bulletproof for a friend and now she is hooked! So thank you for sharing, from both of us!

  28. My Bulletproof coffe arrived today! I just got home and tried this recipe. O M G….this is the best coffee I have ever had!!!! Doesn’t need sweetening at all. Thank you SO much for the recipe.

  29. I am drinking this now and it is DELICIOUS! I used the Magic Bullet because that is all I have by way of blenders. This tastes just like a richer, frothier, creamier version of what I usually drink: french pressed coffee with a little bit of cream. I am obsessed with all things coconut oil, so I am happy to add this to my list of “uses”! Thank you for this recipe!

  30. I love your website. A friend linked me today. This may be a silly question, but do you melt the coconut oil for this recipe first? I bought the LouAnn’s from Walmart and it’s hardened. Just want to make sure that I melt it first.

    • Celeste, I have bought that, too. It will liquefy at 76 degrees or more. It really doesn’t take much heat for it to melt. I buy mine for my body and bath products. I want to start using it in cooking, too. IF I can talk hubby into it. I’m trying!

  31. Well, I tried this for the first time yesterday–my thought was to use my immersion blender. Well, my cup wasn’t deep enough and boy was it a mess! Ha, ha! My bad. Anyway, my first cup wasn’t so great, but woke up this morning to try again. I think I am getting hooked! I tried Vanilla Stevia and like it, so I’m combining that step. All in all, I think I like this and will try ordering the Bulletproof coffee as a Christmas present! Your blog is AWESOME and I am slowly trying to incorporate most things on here. Still not up for the FCLO; I have a huge aversion to fish after being pregnant with my first so still working up to that one. Thank you, thank you for sharing your countless hours of work with the rest of us. I would never be able to understand what I need to be doing to be more healthy if it wasn’t for those like you who are willing to help! You rock! Have a blessed Christmas!

      • What is FCLO capsules? And where do you get them. I haven’t tried the butter in my coffee yet, but will before too long. I want to get an immersion blender first. I have one, but it is strictly for my soap making. I am in the process of going green and natural (organic to a degree). We plant a garden in Spring and can the produce. The only preservative we put in there is uniodionized salt. And sometimes I forget the salt. =)

  32. I can’t drink a lot of coffee either. I don’t put butter in my coffee, or coconut oil, but am thinking about using Coconut milk and honey in mine. I also want to order some natural powdered vanilla from a site that I buy bulk items from. I love the taste of vanilla!

  33. So, I’ve very much interested in this idea of unfermented coffee, and I’ve read through the Bulletproof website, and I realize this is the only coffee you use, but how do you KNOW that what is being said is in fact true??

    “It is carefully produced and tested with new and old methods to target the lowest toxin content vs. normal coffee, so you get all the benefits of coffee without the negative health effects.

    The beans are harvested from a single family-owned estate in Guatemala located 1250 meters above sea level, high enough to produce great coffee.

    The estate is Passive Organic and the family that owns it does not allow chemicals (herbicides, pesticides, etc.) It is not economical for Central American boutique coffee estates to become certified organic.

    They are hand picked by experienced coffee harvesters – skilled people who know how to pick only perfectly ripe berries.

    Most coffee beans are processed by either leaving them in the sun and elements to wither and dry, or by pressing them and letting them ferment (spoil) to remove the outer layer of the bean. Both of these techniques are known to produce significant levels of mycotoxins as they enhance flavor. Upgraded Coffee beans are mechanically processed right after picking using only clean cold water. This more expensive process is safer because it dramatically reduces harmful molds or bacteria from impacting your health.

    The beans are roasted in small batches by the #1 ranked roaster in United States under the strictest conditions. Roasting the beans enhances their antioxidant capacity and flavor to provide you with a healthier, tastier cup of coffee.”

  34. ME TOO!! (Kim, the reg. blender gives much more FROTH!! ) (i don’t use stevia or vanilla, tho…but butter and coconut oil. heaven – this method has saved morning coffee ritual for me since living Paleo.

  35. I have gone dairy-free this year as a result of the Whole30 and found online a similar idea – blend together 1 can coconut milk, 1 pastured egg, 2 T coconut oil, and then vanilla extract and cinnamon if desired. Keep refrigerated. This has been a wonderful homemade creamer for me!

      • Great idea about the immersion blender. Coffee will stay hotter. I let my keurig drip into a mason jar and use one of those little whisks that come with a plastic cup(they’re round individual whisks that you can drop into any container). I close the jar and shake it up. Stays hot, no plastic, no mess. Jar has a handle so its my favorite mug! If you do this make sure the lid is on well and the jar is in good shape and use a towel around it for protecting your hands. Enjoy!

      • A pastured egg is different than cage- free, hormone-free and vegetarian-fed. those are words the industry is using to lure you into buying their product. there are plenty of free-range eggs where the chickens are fed “vegetarian” GMO corn is a vegetable commonly fed to free range or cage free chickens. It makes the chickens sick.
        Now they’ve got” pasteurized “eggs next to all the other so-called healthy ones which means they heat them so you won’t get salmonella(because the chickens are sick perhaps?)

        I feel like plastering a sign over the pastured eggs “buy these they are the only safe ones in the store!” If it says Organic you’re o.k. pay up( Ha ha) they taste amazing and are usually fertilized so don’t be squeamish(healthy chickens mate!)

    • Be careful of coconut milks..regardless of organic or not. Most of them contain a carcinogen titanium dioxide…it whitens the coconut milk.My health food store has recently pulled all of their different brands off the shelves. Its also found in sunscreens. Just an FYI

      • Is that true???OMG how do they get away with labelling it as being organic??? That makes me wild, I use so much canned organic coconut cream!!

        • OMG you won’t get cancer and they’ll fix it because we are intelligent and we do our research. Your body is designed to HEAL. Carcinogens are everywhere and you kill baby cancer cells all the time! I would worry more about the stress effects of becoming ALARMED. For now I am going to enjoy my coconut cream because it says only water and whole coconut is in it and I did read it. They do put additives in a lot of them, though and hey its from Thailand where they don’t have much of the same disease issues. I bet they don’t even do the organic stuff.

  36. First you can make homemade unsalted organic butter in a kitchen aid mixer!!! Love it. Second, I love coffee but had to switch over to half chicory root and half coffee because coffee kills me lol. But found I love the chicory root taste lol

  37. Wow. Just wow. Who knew coconut oil could make such a difference. I didn’t even add too much butter, as I wanted to see just what would happen with the coconut oil. It’s even better than a latte!!

  38. i just tried it. Eww! I’m not pregnant but almost tossed my cookies. Blecck! I think the main thing was the coconut oil taste that gagged me. :-( too bad! I was looking forward to this.

    • Go to the baking section of your grocery store. there is an oil there Lou…… it is refined and has no taste. It comes in a white container with blue writing. I don’t know if I can mention brand names. I don’t know if the health benefits are the same but my kids don’t like the taste of coconut so I cook with that one and use the other for baking, skin care etc. Basically the expensive stuff is for me. Regardless you really need to start out easy because it is sort of a detox ingredient. Hope this helps.

      • Be leery about refined coconut oil. Refined coconut oil refers to coconut oil that has been bleached and deodorized. It has to be bleached because of the contaminants that arise during the drying process and high heat is used to deodorize to remove the distinctive odor and flavor. Chemicals are also added to prolong shelf life and to extract as much oil as possible. It may also be partially hydrogenated which means it may contain trans fats.

        • yes, using “refined” coconut oil defeats the purpose of using it in the first place. i guess im lucky i like the taste. you want organic, unrefined or virgin.

  39. Wouldn’t the coffee interfere with the nutrient absorption of the cod liver oil? I’ve heard before that supplements shouldn’t be taken with coffee, to wait maybe an hour afterwards. But I haven’t really been able to find any conclusive evidence..

    • What I know on this is limited but I’ve heard that it “binds with iron” and caffeine causes “contraction of soft tissue” So to me that sounds like it would inhibit absorption of some ingredients and also it makes the kidneys and bladder( and brain too) contract (soft tissue) which might cause a person to urinate out nutrients(from supplements?) The thing is when you add the fat and hold the protein for a while the urination frequency and “Caffeine crash” are greatly reduced. I say this from personal experience only. Again hope this helps

  40. For breakfast, as i dont like coffee and am training, i have a shake in the morning. I use a scoop of bulletproof choc powder, 1/14 of a brick of butter, a pinch of upgraded vanilla and a big teaspoon of coconut oil, into 200 ml of boiling water. When its all melted i shake the hell out of it so its frothy, then add 400 of cold water so its cold, yep, thats right, its cold!! I need it to be as then i add a big scoop of protein powder for my training and that with the help of 50 g of mixed nuts and seeds keeps me going for 5 hours. Its really good!!!

  41. I like to make this using a nice strong brew of mate tea. I also like to add a little raw goat milk and a little honey instead of stevia. Delicious.

    • I’ve never liked the taste or smell of coffee, but have found that I can tolerate a small amount of BP coffee on occasion, especially if I also add a bit of organic heavy cream…but, most of the time I use Yerba Mate Chocolate, coconut oil (and or MCT), BP choc powder, Kerrygold and Chocolate flavored Stevia. So YUMMY! It is a treat and keeps me from being hungry for quite awhile.

  42. I use Bulletproof coffee and never get headaches or withdrawal headaches like with regular coffee, or especially fast food coffees.

    I keep trying it every now and then with grassfed unsalted butter, but once I get past the foam the texture and flavor combination makes me gag. I wonder if it’s because I drank it black for so long? I’ll try making it with vanilla and stevia and see if that fixes the problem!

    I’ve recommended grassfed butter in coffee to a few of my coworkers who drink coffee and they think I’m crazy haha.

  43. Love your blog, posts…thank you. I’ve yet to try the BulletProof coffee your way, love the taste of coconut oil, and grass feed butter. But I was wondering what is your intake on the coffee and adult acne connection. If I will mix grass feed butter and coconut oil just like you suggest, you think i will be less breaking out..? I try to eat minimal dairy, since I’ve noticed hormonal adult acne connection and dairy (even raw dairy) . Also, what do you think about GanoCoffee, with medicinal mushrooms. I have tried it for a while, and liked it, but i am not sure how much research they’ve done, and if its not just another lie. It doesn’t taste like mushrooms at all, pretty smooth, low acidic, don’t get jittery after, plenty of energy. One small issue I’ve experienced it that i did broke out on my face a little, after even switching to organic Native Forest coconut milk. So, that’s my dilemma, i like the smell, taste of coffee..but perhaps my adrelans not so much, perhaps that where the acne issue comes from ? Your input highly appreciated. Thank you

  44. Love your blog, posts…thank you. I’ve yet to try the BulletProof coffee
    your way, love the taste of coconut oil, and grass feed butter. But I
    was wondering what is your intake on the coffee and adult acne
    connection. If I will mix grass feed butter and coconut oil just like
    you suggest, you think i will be less breaking out..? I try to eat
    minimal dairy, since I’ve noticed adult acne connection and
    dairy (even raw dairy) .
    Also, what do you think about GanoCoffee, with
    medicinal mushrooms. I have tried it for a while, and liked it, but i am
    not sure how much research they’ve done, and if its not just another
    lie. It doesn’t taste like mushrooms at all, pretty smooth, low acidic,
    don’t get jittery after, plenty of energy. One small issue I’ve
    experienced it that i did broke out on my face a little, after even
    switching to organic Native Forest coconut milk. So, that’s my dilemma, i
    like the smell, taste of coffee..but perhaps my adrelans not so much,
    perhaps that where the acne issue comes from ? Your input highly
    appreciated. Thank you

  45. Thank you, love it–I do a heaping spoonful of coconut oil, a small spoonful of unsalted organic butter, and a spoonful of local raw honey (helps appease my sugar addiction and I’m hopeful will help with seasonal allergies as well). With decaf coffee–regular makes me crazy irritable. Blend in the vitamix, then top with a generous sprinkle of cinnamon. Think I’ll go have another!

  46. I was wondering about the stevia you use with coffee? I stopped using white processed stevia, in the pockets. Bought a raw organic green stevia powder, but it’s kind if challenging to make a stevia extract, plus in coffee it would not melt. Any suggestions ? Thank you !

      • Thank you for your reply.

        Just received my first bulletproof coffee few days ago, love it, with grass feed butter and coconut oil. Amazing flavor, and the coffee. Thank you. One thing if you don’t mind suggesting, how to store the rest of the beans, I tried looking on the bulletproof site but not much was said, I am not sure since the bag is opened. Don’t want to freeze it in the original bag. i keep it in the fridge for now. Any ideas of how better to preserve it? Thank you :)

    • I use Stevita Stevia – liquid. It is 96% pure with distilled water and grapefruit seed extract as the preservative. I use it in anything that needs sweetened. I purchase it through

    • Have just read many comments re: not being able to use butter (casein) in coffee. I have been cow dairy free for 7 years but have NO problem with goat milk, cheese, yogurt, kefir or butter. Perhaps this might work for other with dairy intolerance.The brand is Meyenberg butter, my health food store carries it.

  47. I have been wanting to try this; however, I live in Canada and because of our winters it is impossible to get butter from sticky grass fed cows. Our local organic food market has an unsalted organic butter. Would this still have the same results

  48. I’m gonna check your coffee recipe out and get back to you. I happen to already have the Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil, so that’s a plus for me, but I’m not too sure about the Stevia, gonna try it without. Thanks, I’m excited and can’t wait to try, I most definitely need to do something different with the way I drink coffee.

  49. Oh it was the Chia seeds/powder that landed me here! :~). Oh and what about the GrassFed Whipped Sweet Cream butter from Tropical Traditions, they didn’t have the sticks when I placed my order, any thoughts??

  50. Will definitely try the butter and coconut oil mix. Wondering: Are you saying that you aim to have 1/4 cup of coconut oil per day? If so, where did you get that number…do tell more please! Thanks!!! :-)

  51. I take my organic Swiss water decaf a step further…
    I use a canning jar and place 3 eggs, 2 Tbsp butter, 2 Tbsp coconut oil along with some green leaf stevia (unprocessed) and give it a whirl with my immersion blender.
    Then I add 2 cups of boiling hot coffee (my Swiss water decaf made in my French press) and whirl it all together. It gets nice and frothy and tastes better than anything Starbucks can produce! It’s my breakfast in a jar! It also tastes fabulous in the afternoon straight from the refrigerator. Iced coffee!
    Try it!

    • When you write “three eggs” do you mean the whole egg, white and yolk? Or just the yoke? Curious mind yearn to know….

  52. I suggest ghee instead of butter – ghee is taken in tea/coffee around the world! It’s delish!!! I also add dates and digestive spices such as cardamom, ginger, cinnamon (depending on season, etc.)

  53. Oh, now I get it… The first time I tried it, I felt sick for the whole morning, and haven’t tried it again since! Now I realise why! It might also be because of the rest of my diet; I haven’t managed to cut out all grains yet. What do you guys have for breakfast? I’m short of ideas, but I get up early and work hard all morning, I need something consistant, that’s really quick to prepare…

    • i love CO,put a teaspoon in my coffee and add a teaspoon MOLASSES and little bit of cream.need not blend.when out of molasses,i use honey. afterwards i drink spicy tea with cardamom,peppers,cinnamon,ginger,…
      wellness mama-great page ty

  54. Oh my goodness! I just tried this today. What an excellent way to get coconut oil in my day. I have learned so much from your site over the past few months and have sent numerous links out to friends and family. . .here’s another one to forward! Thank you!

  55. I tried the coffee recipe and loved the taste and smooth, creamy texture. However, about an hour later I was completely queazy. I’m new to coconut oil and have only started using it sparingly as I cook so maybe it was a shock to my system. I loved the taste of the coffee, but now I’m wary of trying it again.

  56. So I finally tried this, and let me just say it is amazing!! The best coffee ever! I used ghee for the butter and added honey… Yum!!!

  57. I’m so hooked on your site! Thanks for clearly explaining the concept of bulletproof coffee. I just made it with instant coffee, unsalted butter and it turned out great. So creamy, and frothy. I think it’s given me a bit too much energy…

  58. I tried this recipe earlier and my dog (who never shows interest in any liquid other then water) freaked out. She nearly killed herself trying to get to my mug.

  59. I may have to try this…Just coming off a cleanse and I’m not sure how I’ll be able to take it again, but hopefully this will help. I’ll have to see if I can find some grassfed unsalted buttah!

  60. Does the coffee have to be hot? I just tried doing it with coldpress….and I got a delicious coffee flavored spread on the top! :)

  61. YUMMM!! I am also obsessed with coconut oil, but who would’ve known it would be SO good mixed with butter in a cup of joe?! I tried this for the first time this morning.
    I actually did use fresh salted butter I bought from a local farm yesterday, and it is not salty tasting at all– also used agave nectar instead of stevia. This is delicious!!
    Thank you!

  62. yup! mu huband and i also drink bulletproof coffee with MCT oil (coconut oil) and grass fed butter:) SO delicious! I agree with you about taking it slow with the coconut oil. At first i took too much and felt off. now its fine.

  63. Do you blend the coffee in as well or everything else and then pour it into the coffee after blending?

  64. I just made this and love it. I DEFINITELY need stevia in it, but I’m on a sugar detox right now…maybe if I just keep drinking it with none it will start to taste sweet? O_O
    I also do not drink caffeinated coffee because–while I love the energy it gives–I hate the jitters, and I get them badly. What is your recommendation for decaf, as I know most is chemically treated and such? I noticed you mentioned the Bulletproof coffee doesn’t give you the jitters, but I’m skeptical that it wouldn’t affect me negatively if I tried it (especially at $20/bag!).

    • I know you posted this question awhile ago, but in case you’re still wondering… There is organic decaf which is rendered decaffeinated through water process. In order for something to be legally called organic it can’t be treated with chemicals. I get mine from a local roasting company but you might be able to find some online too.
      I get the heart racing too but have found that if I eat a well-balanced breakfast (that incl whole grains & protein) and drink the coffee slowly my body absorbs the caffeine more smoothly. Every AM I make a big mug of half-caf using SF Bay Organic Rainforest Blend regular coffee and Java Bob’s organic decaf, pour it into my Contigo travel mug with a couple Tbsp unrefined organic coconut oil and a splash of Silk soy creamer, give it a good shake and sip on it throughout the day.

      Also, I really can’t stand that alcohol flavor vanilla extract gives to uncooked food/drink but I found that if you add the vanilla to the empty coffee pot right before you hit Start, it will burn off the alcohol so your coffee just has the nice vanilla flavor.

      I’d try the Bulletproof but it’s way too $$ for my budget!

  65. When growing up, my grandmother taught me to dip my toast, which was loaded with butter, into my coffee. The last part of the cup of coffee was absolute delicious because of the butter. I never thought about actually putting butter in my coffee, but I can imagine that it must taste awesome. I will retry this once again, some 45 years later. Thanks.

  66. I love my coffee milky, and homemade latte is some coffee, LOTS of milk, and topped off with a little hot water. I’m really pleased with this recipe, satisfies my creamy, silky, fatty loving tastebuds 😀

  67. I tried it and it was really good. Thanks. My husband thinks I am weird for trying all the stuff I have tried. LoL

  68. Oh my gosh! This is totally delicious! I had my doubts, but it’s truly like drinking a yummy coffee dessert! Thanks!

  69. What are your thoughts on using organic pastured Ghee instead of butter? We eat Paleo at home and I am GF/DF/SF. I used half the amount because ghee is so concentrated and it was yummy but I’d love your opinion :)

  70. I know this is an old thread but thought I would post a question: I started drinking this coffee and have to force myself to eat some eggs for breakfast as protein. Today after eating the eggs I thought I was going to throw up. Do you eat after this coffee or is the your breakfast?

    • I put an egg into my bulletproof coffee. I let an egg sit in hot water while I brew the coffee. I whip up the egg with the immersion blender, then add the coffee with butter and coconut oil. The egg helps the foam to last longer and adds protein and other good egg stuff to my drink. When I am in a hurry, it works as a meal on its own.

  71. I’m so addicted to the taste of coconut oil in my coffee now!
    Question…What’s the nutritional difference between grassfed and organic butter? For me, regular organic butter is easy to come by and fairly inexpensive, grassfed not so much.

  72. Duuuuude…I’ve been trying to find a good way to ingest coconut oil and I just found it! I don’t do the butter, but the coconut oil alone is great. Blending takes away all the greasy residue and provides a natural sweetness, too! Thanks for solving my problem :)

  73. Hello Katie,
    I just discovered your site and find it very interesting. About the way you drink your coffee, I am vegan so what would you suggest to replace butter in it? Just use the coconut oil and skip the butter or your have a replacement for the butter?


  74. having been given this weird recipe from a friend, I’ve just tried my first butter coffee, absolutely delicious. My only concern is putting that much fat into my system while still trying to lose/maintain my weight. I am trying to return to low carb eating and I’m assured this will help so time will tell

  75. Hi Katie! I just cannot take coconut oil just like that. So I came up with a solution I make a chocolate cluster with lots of coconut oil. I got the recipe from tropical traditions. It is called Googoo cluster recipe. It is made with raw chocolate dates, nuts, shredded coconut for sweetener I use coconut sap syrup sparingly I do not like it too sweet. The recipe called for maple syrup. Since I have been eating this I see a big change with my allergies…it’s almost all gone. I swear by this oil, the very best. I have been using it for cooking about a couple of years. I also drink 100% pure coconut water after my 4 miles trek when weather permits. I have not drank coffee for a couple of years because my nervous system cannot take any stimulant but you coffee sounds delicious. The idea you have to mix coconut oil and grass fed butter is what I use to make ice cream. That is why you coffee taste so good.

  76. I throw a bit of palm oil in too. If I use salted butter — since I don’t eat salty foods — I often add a 1/2 tsp of cocoa power to the brew to offset it.

  77. I usually make a big cup (probably 3 or 4 actual cups) and sip it all morning. Would the emulsion break sitting that long?

  78. Okay, I finally tried it. I have been addicted to making espresso with half and half a couple times a day. I will be switching to this in the morning. What an excellent way to get healthy fats in before breakfast! Genius.

  79. Oh my goodness, is that goodness!! I thought this would be oily and weird, but I didn’t even put cream in it. Some sugar and pure almond extract and I don’t need cream. That is awesome. Now if it gives me energy that will be a huge bonus. =) Thanks.

  80. I add 1/2 tsp cinnamon and a tsp of cocoa powder (100% raw organic cacao). Really smooths it out, makes it taste like a latte. I also do a TBSP of butter instead of a tsp. Do you know if this process pasteurizes the raw butter?

  81. I just tried this coffee recipe and it’s so good! Thank you! I tried coconut oil in tea a few years ago while pregnant and it made me so nauseous, too.

  82. Have been using butter and coconut oil in my coffee for a couple of weeks. Found out about it from my research on the Keto diet. I also add a smidge of Stevia/Luo Han sweetener. I get it online from Super Supplements. It is worth ordering because of the great taste and it not bothering blood sugar levels. Then I finish it off with pasture heavy whipping cream and 3 drops of doTERRA’s peppermint essential oil. You talk about a treat every morning. I never go without it. The girls at work laugh at the ritual I go through just to make one cup of coffee. I even use the brewer that sits on top of your cup to brew my single origin organic coffee. Gives me LOTS of energy as well.

  83. I wish I could try this for my morning cup of coffee but I’m not getting out the blender at 4:30 am while the kids are still asleep. I need my morning quiet time :)

    In the past though I have done homemade espresso using canned coconut milk and it was AMAZING! You make the espresso as you normally would and in place of the 6oz of frothed milk you use 6oz of frothed canned coconut milk. It’s very rich and yummy. I also will use canned coconut milk as coffee creamer in addition to the cream. I’m trying to make my coffee healthier by weaning myself off the sugar and milk but it’s a process. I grew up drinking coffee loaded with sugar and cream because that’s how my dad drinks it.

    Hopefully one day soon I will give this a try, need to get some better butter though.

  84. Didn’t much like this! I keep trying daily but it just doesn’t “sit” right with me. Maybe a little raw cocoa will help.I cook and bake with coconut oil so I don’t think it’s too much in the am coffee.

  85. Loved it!! I tried it today, but was at the office and had no blender… gonna use my hand blender next time and voi-lá!! I bet it’ll be perfect!

  86. When you add the coconut oil, are you putting that in the blender melted or as is and its mixed w/the unsalted butter?

  87. In addition to the 2 tbls coconut oil and 1 tbls butter, I add a tsp of MCT, a tbls of fair trade organic cocoa powder, a drop of vanilla stevia and a few drops of regular stevia. Mocha goodness that keeps me going all morning!

  88. I know this shouldn’t be a concern of mine, but what about all those calories? I’ve tried this and love it, but in the back if my mind I’m worried about the calories. Do you drink your coffee this way and still have breakfast?
    Thanks :)

  89. So….I didn’t have any coffee in the house, so I tried it with “Dandy Blend”. Oh. My. Gosh.!!!!! This tasted wonderful!!!!!!

  90. I checked the website for upgraded coffee and found that they have a disclaimer on it that states that it contains chemicals known to cause cancer or other reproductive problems. Can you explain what this chemical is and why you are still comfortable drinking their coffee?

  91. I loved this but it wrecked me. For a few hours. I’m so disappointed! Not sure why… Any ideas? I eat a ton of butter and probably a teaspoon to – tablespoon of coconut oil per day. My husband is a dr and he said that digesting all the fat caused my gall bladder to squeeze out all of the bile. I thought I was going to be sick, felt terrible, it caused my blood sugar to plummet. I wonder if I’m sensitive ? Or I just need to gradually increase my fats everyday? Any ideas?!? Have you heard of other people reacting badly?

    • I’ve wondered about this too – don’t want to inflame that gall bladder – been there, done that – will avoid it again! Every time I see this mentioned I go to this post and love it…..but I’m afraid………..

  92. Well I tried it today but with my own coffee which is a vanilla nut cream and added a touch of raw honey and OMG!!! Wonderful now I am hooked and won’t be able to have coffee plain again. Starbucks ain’t got ish on this!!

  93. wanted 2 learn wht kind of grass-fed butter u use but when i cliked on ur recipe it brings me 2 tropical traditions (coconut) – pls tell me wht kind of butter u use & where u purchase it? also, do u guys use butter in ur coffee as cream? (after all, butter turns 2 cream when churned long enough)

  94. Would love to try this…. sounds so yummy. Though I wonder if you couldn’t make up the oil, butter and vanilla ahead of time and then just add a couple Tablespoons with your coffee. 😀

  95. Omigawd. This is so good. I was *really* skeptical. I’m hating on coconut oil right now and have been since pregnant. It literally was making me gag. BUT I’m a bit of a coffee fanatic. Ok, I’m obsessed. I broke my french press I used it so much! I even cold brew in summer months. I’ve been doing half-caff and know the caffeine isn’t great for baby (she’s almost 4 months now) while nursing, but ugh this mama is tired. I just had to try this.

    I used Kerrygold, Trader Joes coconut oil, plus added the remainder (maybe a teaspoon) of organic sweetened condensed milk just for added yummy.

    I’ve had pretty good energy so far, feel a little hot from the coconut oil (I don’t have it all that often) and the best thing… Not jittery. Not at all! I have been getting weird hot flashes after drinking just 1 cup of coffee and worry I’d have to really start thinking about giving it up. Not now! This is magic. I’m so happy you wrote on it. Love your blog!

  96. Where do you buy vanilla or do you make it? I loved the salted carmel version of this recipe! I am making them for the family on Christmas morning. I’m looking for a healthy, but yummy breakfast to make too! Do you have any wonderful breakfast ideas?

  97. Can anyone tell me how to best store the bulletproof coffee beans once you’ve opened the packet? So many theories out there on how to store coffee. I can’t find any information on the bulletproof executive website.

  98. I drink a lot of coffee with sugar and cream everyday. Caffeine is my drug of choice and I have decided for multiple reasons to quit. I tried this recipe today with decaf coffee and a tsp each of coconut oil and organic butter and just a half tsp of turbinado sugar. I am converted! I added no cream and reduced the amount of sugar I usually use by two 66%. Thank you for this.

  99. Any Ideas for a good substitute for the butter? I am vegan. I use Earth Balance soy free spread as my sub for butter. Do u think that would work just as well?

  100. I tried it this morning and it’s very very good. I don’t think it’s weird puting butter in it. What is coffee cream made off? lol Fat… and we use the same cram to make butter.

  101. Brenda – I can’t believe I am hooked on this coffee and have now worked up to 3tbsp of coconut which keeps me full for almost 4 hours! My only problem now is figuring out what to order from Starbucks ..wonder if they would make a variation of this??! Thanks so much WMama!

  102. Just tried this and it’s fabulous! Tastes like I’m drinking an expensive latte, only with much more benefits and satisfaction. I’m hooked!

  103. when I was a little girl my Italian grandma use to put coffee in the big yellow bowl and put it in the oven. I think she put creamer in but I really don’t remember. What I do remember is she use to butter the Italian bread real thick with sweet cream butter, chunk it up and drop it in the bowl of coffee and warm it all in the oven.. This was better than breakfast cereal. I used to love the butter floating in the coffee. Katie’s coffee has the same richness. I didn’t think I was going to like it and put off trying it but now I’m glad I did because it is delicious!

  104. Just tried this morning with only coconut oil. Very good! Loved how it moisturized my lips. Later in the afternoon had amazing energy I hadn’t felt in months! Thanks for sharing.

  105. You got my curiosity piqued, so I made this yesterday (used 1/2 caff & 1/2 decaf) and it was realllllly delicious ~ ~ I was very surprised! I will be indulging again today, but this time using 1/4 caff 7 3/4 decaf (playing with ways to get the focus and a bit of energy from caffeine, but keep the anxious feeling away). I did add a pinch of cardamon to the coffee grounds before brewing them ~ ~ Mahalo for sharing this recipe, along with the educational information on the ingredients, it is appreciated!!

  106. I have just started the Bulletproof regime and I really struggled (in the UK) to find a better that was 100% grassfed AND unsalted. Have gone for an organic unsalted Sainsburys butter and hope that it is grassfed!

    • Hi Hermione I’m from the UK too. If you live near a Farmfoods they have a unsalted butter called Champion pure Irish creamery butter. Through researching it on the web I found it is actually kerrygold butter it is made in the same dairy just packaged differently for different markets. Grassfed unsalted and a great price too!! Winner all round!! Love it in my bulletproof coffee!!

  107. I have been off caffeine for a couple of months now for health reasons, but if I ever get to drink coffee again this sounds so good! I have been wanting to try the Bulletproof Coffee too. I like the idea of the butter because sometimes almond milk just doesn’t cut it for me…

  108. Just tried the recipe for the first time today. Since black coffee tends to make me feel shaky the past couple weeks, and I had the ingredients on hand it was a great time to do so. However, I’m missing the taste of coffee in this recipe…everything else has a more prominent taste.

  109. I made this today and my husband loved it! He leaves for work really early in the morning is there anyway to have this pre made to some degree to speed things up in the morning? I make a cold brew concentrate, if I put all the ingredients in a cup the night before and he just heated it up and threw it in the blender would that work?
    I used the vitamix which made it nice and frothy, does an immersion blender work as well?

    • I made mine in vitamix too but it goes quite cold which is not so good…have you found a way to get around that or you don’t mind luke warm coffee??

  110. Despite reading tons of healthy living/Paleo blogs every week, I somehow missed the memo on this butter coffee until a couple days ago. That said, I’m drinking it now, just with the regular ol’ baking butter I had in my fridge and it is SO good. Can’t wait to try it out tomorrow with good butter, and a swirl of coconut oil!

  111. This is DELICIOUS!! My husband and I both tried this today and decided that as SCDers, we were not going to live with black coffee any longer–we loved it!

  112. Could you make this coco oil/ butter blend ahead of time and add a little each day? Emulsifying with a hand blender?

  113. Hello, love your website. I just saw your coffee recipe, just wondering, how do you get the top to be white and frothy without the milk??
    Thanks so much.

  114. Hi! Do you mix coconut oil with butter and then add to coffee or mix everything together including coffee? If so, doesn’t coffee get cold? Thanks,

    • YES! The coffee does go cold…it ends up luke warm…I don’t know how anyone can say it doesn’t.

      • You can avoid the cold coffee problem by filling your blender and your mug with hot tap water before you start brewing your fresh morning coffee. This takes the chill out of them. Then when your coffee is brewed, pour the hot water out of the blender container and add in your hot coffee, butter, and coconut oil. Blend 30 seconds, empty the hot water from your mug and fill with your hot buttered coffee. Heaven!

          • It is AMAZING with french pressed coffee. No sugar needed and very rich, full-mouthed flavor. Thanks for the recipe!

        • Pre-warming your coffee cup (and in this case, the blender glass) is an old trick I learned waiting tables in fine dining. As a quality step, we’d steep the coffee cup with plain hot water (from the spigot usually used for hot tea) and let it sit while we did something else, like grab the desserts. With a hot mug, your coffee stays much warmer for much longer, which always helped my tips. Yes, this does work and is worth the time. You could also warm the mug using plain water in the microwave – it works just as well.

  115. Have been doing this for the past couple of weeks. VERY GOOD! I started with using only coconut oil because that’s all I had and loved it. Then, I purchased grass-fed unsalted butter. It was a delicious addition! (My husband is enjoying this new way of having coffee too!)

  116. I finally tried this today, only without the butter (we’re out :-) ), and YUM! Thank you for all the wonderful ideas!

  117. I adore your blog, Katie! I’ve been all over it the last three days. Mostly researching your skin care products information. I’ve been using my own moisturizer for a few months using a Jojoba base and adding Argan oil, Rose Hips oil, Avocado oil, and Vitamin E. Recently made the Almond Oil/Castor Oil cleanser. Wow. Next up: moisture bars! Could you advise me about where to get containers for these things? I was thinking of using old altoid containers for the moisture bars (won’t really be a bar, but it was an idea…), but I need a good source for dark blue or brown glass for oils and jars for creams, toothpaste, etc.

    As I write this I’m making some bullet proof coffee. We’re also a Paleo family. So thrilled to have found your blog!

  118. Kerrygold is cultured butter, as opposed to sweet cream butter. I think this is what your commenter meant by “soured” butter. If so, it absolutely is. Going on 15 months of daily bulletproof coffee and so glad to know there are others. And I am a salted butter girl. :)

  119. I was so excited to try this because I love coconut oil and I want an alternative to creamer. I was severely disappointed and couldn’t even finish my cup of coffee! It really just tastes like you are drinking a cup of fatty butter, gross!! I will not be trying this again.

  120. Wow… I never would have believed how good this was until I tried it! I stuck my immersion blender right into my coffee cup on low speed to save time and not dirty the large blender just for that and it worked perfectly. Love your blog, I always learn something new :)

  121. Wow, we’ve been drinking the bulletproof coffee recipe for a while now (love, love, love it!), but my heart would usually race after. All along I thought it was either the caffeine (I only have one cup) or the Hashimoto’s I was diagnosed with. Now I think I may just need to cut down on the coconut oil (I was using MCT oil too) as it may be the trigger and not the caffeine, yay!

  122. I have a twisted relationship to coffee. I love it but I swear it bloats me, and no matter how well I eat all day coffee starts me in a bad place. Recently went GF and my asthma has improved by 90%. Digestion still really, really off. Not sure if the quality of bean would make a difference. I read on the Bulletproof website about mold in commercial coffee. I have allergy to mold & I’m wondering if that is what I struggle with? Thoughts? In the meantime, I’ll certainly try your coffee recipe with what I have.

  123. First timer here…have been trying to get away from soy for thyroid reasons and looking for something to help with digestive issues as well. Couldn’t use my blender and only had regular unsalted butter. Mixed it really quickly with a spoon and came out thick but blended well into my chai tea. Gonna find the clarified butter today and keep on hand for tea and coffee. So glad I found the wellness mama sight! Thank you!!!

  124. I’ve had stomach problems for years and changed to goats milk about 6-8 months ago and it has worked wonders for me. As for the ‘bulletproof’ coffee I will try this tomorrow. I’ve been on the Insanity workout program for a month now and will see how this helps.

    As someone with Indian roots there’s nothing quite like a proper cup of chai/tea that has been brewed properly. Three quarters to a full mug of water, boil with loose tea (two teaspoons). Optional things you can add for flavour are raw ginger (a few slices) and cardamom, let it boil slowly for 10 minutes or so and add a mug of milk, and again leave this on slow boil for about 10 minutes. (At this point you could add butter and/or coconut oil for bulletproof tea!)

    Pour into your mug with a sieve/strainer and it will be worth the wait. Add sugar/honey during the milk phase or after pouring to sweeten if required.

    Enjoy :-)

    • I didn’t think milk was supposed to be boiled. And, I’m curious… Does steeping the tea that long in the boiling water make it bitter because of the tannins??

  125. I just picked up some Kerrygold butter and coconut oil at Trader Joe’s, along with some Stevia drops, and am about to give this a try! ; ) What sort of vanilla are you using, not the sweetened syrup stuff? Do you mean vanilla extract? That stuff tastes pretty harsh straight, doesn’t it?

    Will try just the butter first, then I’ll add some coconut oil, and if I think it needs it, I’ll add some Stevia. The vanilla would be a nice option as well.

  126. I’ve been using coconut manna in stead of coconut oil. Do you know if I am getting all the same benefits as the oil?

  127. Hi Katie,
    I recently tried my coffee this way after reading your blog and was pleasantly surprised at how delicious it was. I’m guessing that your recipe is based on a
    6-8 oz cup of coffee so my question is this, if my daily cup of coffee is a large one (15 oz mug), should I double the amount of butter and coconut oil added to it too ensure it’s creaminess?

  128. With the coconut oil and butter, I also add 1 tsp of organic non-alkaline unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/2 tsp organic pumpkin spice and 1/2 scoop of either vanilla or chocolate grass-fed whey protein powder. I use a Aerolatte to mix it.That’s my breakfast on the run.

  129. This has become my new obsession! Love love love! Only thing I do different, is I add about a tablespoon of gelatin and instead of vanilla, I use just a small small splash of pure maple syrup. Yummmmmmm!

  130. What is your opinion on using MCT oil versus Coconut Oil. I know on Bulletproof Executive he says that MCT oil is 6x stronger than Coconut oil. What are your thoughts? I have always used Coconut Oil, but now I wonder if I should use MCT.

  131. Is there a way to emulsify it without using a blender? I am up really early and the blender would wake up my 16 month old.

  132. This is so yummy. Buttery, salty coffee, who knew! I didn’t see anything anywhere about how you brew? A few weeks ago I cracked my coffee pot :( so I started searching for a new one…. I am SO glad I broke it now because I broke it off with all plastic coffee makers all together! I’ve been making coffee with a Chemex glass coffee brewer + organic cotton reusable coffee filter from etsy + La Chamba “pitcher” (instead of a toxic, made in china tea kettle). The pitcher is stovetop safe and you can find one with a lid online. It takes about 10min on low on my gas stove to boil with a few cups of water. The coffee has a better taste and I am not drinking coffee brewed in hot plastic or other toxic junk. Victory! I may possibly ingest some organic cotton filter fibers from time to time but I am ok with that!! I paid less for these 3 items than I was going to pay for a Keurig!! $40 less.. :) I wanted to share this incase anyone else sits around and wishes they weren’t having to settle for plasticy coffee! Even if its BPA free, I just don’t like it anymore. Me and plastic are so over.

  133. I’ve never used coconut oil for ANYTHING, but have been wanting to forever. I have a girlfriend who has poly-cystic ovarian disease and has cut sugar (including milk) and wheat from her diet. I’ve been trying to find a way to cut the sugar out of my coffee, but the best I’ve been able to do is use organic stevia… Then, I ran across this recipe. I just came home from buying the coconut oil and I already had a pot of coffee on… I added a few tablespoons of the coconut oil (didn’t read the part about taking it easy for first timers…); I didn’t have your butter suggestion so I just put a small bit of the fake butter I had; added some vanilla extract and magic bullet-ed it. AMAZING. I truly don’t think I’ll ever be able to take regular coffee again.

    My question is this: I’m new to your website and all these healthy ideas (I’ve been making kale smoothies, etc.)… What kind of weight loss to folks experience with all of these healthy/healthier alternatives??? (I’m looking to lose about 70lbs)

  134. Here in Denmark butter is salted, dont know if i can bay it in a special store, but if so, it will be wherry expensive, think about try making butter of creme, cause a lot of recopies need unsalted butter, is it something you have experiencing with ?? Sorry my bad English, hope you understand the meaning 😉

  135. I am new to your site and i love what i read. i have been reading all week long, i made and have been using the oil cleanser and the body lotion. i must say it’s awesome. i just tried the coffee this morning using a regular unsalted butter i have at home (not grass fed), coconut oil and a drop of honey. OMG was that good? It is bye bye to coffee creamer (international Delight have just lost a customer). Thanks you Wmama for the recipe.

  136. Oh my goodness!! I tried this last night and it was awesome!! I have a vitamix and it blended it so well !!! I have to say I am HOOKED!! Thank you so much for the recipe!!

  137. I use the Organic Coconut Oil from Costco. How does this compare??? Also, I use the coconut milk from there as well. I just do not like the flavor of Almond milk. I see from some of the previous messages that you do not recommend coconut milk.

  138. Sorry if you’ve answered this a million times in other comments… but can you blend up some of the butter, oil, and vanilla in the blender and keep it in a jar in the fridge to have on hand to avoid blending each morning?

    Let me know! Thanks!

  139. Wow I’m amazed. I have hypothyroid and need a jump for metabolism. The health benefits are wonderful. It was the smoothest most delicious coffee. I didn’t need anything else just two tablespoons of virgin coconut oil in a big cup of coffee, I mixed it with a hand smoothie maker. It got instantly fluffy, the butter taste is ever so slight and its delightful. I’m so excited. I’m already hooked on your ideas. I have three teenagers and love these little healthful life improvements. Glad I found you!

  140. I’m a coffee addict! I am also willing to try most anything, so I gave the coffee recipe a try. It has wonderful flavor and is truly enjoyable! However…why does my throat have a strange, thick feeling? Almost like the beginning of a sore throat, but not…make sense? Any ideas?

    By the way, Katie…your recipes are changing my life and how we use product in our home. I am grateful!!! Thank you so very much!

  141. I am amazed at how this turned out. I love all ingredients- NEVER imagined them together as a drink. I’m a huge coffee fan, but I only like it with milk & organic sugar. Now that I’ve recently started limiting my milk intake and almost completely eliminating my sugar, I’ve been missing my coffee. I cannot wait to try this with Chai tea…I’m sure it will be incredible! Thanks so much for the recipe!

  142. This is so good. I had it for the first time this morning and promptly went out to buy the ingredients. This is a great alternative to the powdered creamer that we have down range while deployed. I struggle to find healthy solutions out there.

  143. I love the sounds of this recipe BUT I do not eat dairy… any suggestions for what to use instead of butter?

  144. You give a link (almost-it goes to page with coconut oil) to the butter that you use; I located the butter, and there are two kinds: whipped and regular. Which of those do you use?

  145. I love this coffee and it’s the only way I drink it now. I make it at work and have an immersion blender specifically to make my coffee at work but it was a bit of a process to make. I’ve decided to streamline the whole process and make blocks of pre-measured butter with the coconut oil, vanilla, honey and salt already mixed up and keep a stock of them in the fridge. The plan is I just have to grab a block put it in the blender with my coffee and away I go.

  146. Love this coffee! Just a comment about the coconut oil at Walmart, Louanna brand This is not organic and is chemically processed, Always look for organic on the label, most grocery stores now carry organic oil, and we can buy Kerry butter at Aldi stores, but box stores carry it too.

  147. I just recently discovered this recipe and it sounds delicious. But I don’t drink coffee at all and all I have at home are tea bags. How would I make it, would I have to cut open the bag and blend it all then drain it?

  148. Wow! I just ordered a coffee from the organic coffee shop down the street. They said “what!? you don’t drink coffee” I usually get Yerba Mate as coffee is an occasional treat. Bad for my adrenals. I came home and made it your way Katie and it’s soo good! Wish I could drink it more often. As it is I put coconut oil in my Yerba Mate, which is ok. Trying to find ways to get my coconut oil daily. Love your blog and I spend way too much time here daily! LOL its more productive than being on Facebook!

  149. I love the creaminess of this delicious coffee recipe. I must confess I still add a dash of full fat milk for extra creaminess. I love Coconut Oil and use it for a myriad of daily culinary and beauty needs.. now also my coffee. I’ve swapped my daily coffee for vegetable juice but still enjoy a bi weekly coffee fix.

  150. Can the butter and coconut oil be blended together ahead of time and stored in a jar? I really don’t have time to do this every morning but would if I could just drop a spoonful in my coffee cup every morning. I realize that it won’t be frothy on top but if the flavor is good I can live without the froth.

  151. I just tried this and it is surprising delicious. I only used one teaspoon of coconut oil, but may try to gradually increase that.

    There is no way I would take the time to blend up my coffee in a blender, but I found a perfect solution. I have a very small hand-held frother that’s designed to froth up milk (as a “healthy” alternative to whipped cream. So, naturally, I’m using this to get extra fats in my diet). I used this to mix a small amount of coffee with the fats. Then I added the rest of the coffee and mixed some more. Worked perfectly and the clean-up was about 10 seconds.

    I don’t have access to grass fed butter. Are there any benefits to regular, pasteurized butter? I figure that at the very least, it’s much better than vegetable oils.

  152. Is organic coffee the same as this Bulletproof coffee? Also, I’m not understanding how you blend hot coffee with an immersion blender? Doesn’t it go everywhere? And is it still hot enough after blending? Do you have to reheat it?

  153. What would you recommend for someone who is vegan to put in the coffee in place of the dairy ingredients?

    • to the vegan re butter: i don’t think there is a equivalent substitute for butter. Butter has all kinds of stuff that you can’t get anywhere else…except maybe HUMAN breast milk. It’s all nursing milks which have their very own extra special properties (as you can imagine). If you don’t do butter… just add more coconut oil and skip the butter. I think coconut oil is going to be the closest and best substitute oil, albeit a distant one. None of the other vegetable oils will do, not even close. Google: butter weston price, I’m sure that will get you a lot of info.

      for the person that wanted to make one batch and put it in the fridge for the week: YUCK!
      this stuff has to be made fresh everyday. It is yucky once it’s cold… and refrigerated would be even worse. Ditto on the other person’s “separate badly” comment. I think it would be gross coming out of the fridge. BUT, whatever. that’s just my opinion. Try it! See if you can deal. But since it’s a test… I would suggest testing with a small amount, so that you don’t have to dump a whole bunch out if you don’t like it.

      and just my own random comments:

      I make mine in a quart size mason jar. I use a stick blender and just blend it in the jar itself… of which I then drink it out of. Less transfer of liquids= less mess = less loss of oils.

      What I thought was yummy… is adding some unsweetened cocoa powder. and a blend of a little stevia and a little sucanat. (Sucanat tastes so much better)

      Also… isn’t “vanilla extract” the same as “vanilla”?
      unless of course you are specifying “vanilla bean”… but it’s rare that one uses a bean in cooking. It takes months to extract the vanilla via an alcohol tincture anyway.

  154. OMG…I just tried this recipe for the first time this morning. You were absolutely right!! There’s no going back! This is the ONLY way to drink coffee!! Thank you for starting my day off right! :-)

  155. Do you think this would work with a Magic Bullet? I would like to try to avoid using my blender every day.

  156. I was a bit skeptical about trying CO in my coffee but I am a fan now! I usually have unsalted butter but of course I’m out when I find this recipe. I am a huge fan of creamer and would like to find a way to cut it out. This time I used my hazelnut creamer (store bought), 1/4tsp of vanilla and Tbsp of CO. I didn’t want to get my big blender out so I used my handheld one and it worked perfectly. Also, I heated the CO beforehand. WOW! Super tasty!! Can’t wait to try it w/o creamer! It does cool the coffee temp down after blending but living in AZ and it being 111 degrees out right now. I don’t mind. I bet you could pour it over ice after mixing it and it’d be fine for the cold coffee drinkers out there. I think I’ll try iced next time too!

  157. I enjoy bulletproof coffee as well but I can’t afford to buy organic butter at the rate we go through it so I get what I can at our grocery and aim for the least added additives. It’s been so hot here though hot coffee isn’t appealing right now.

  158. Thank you so much for this post! This is the only way I drink coffee now too! I’m a breastfeeding mother of a little girl with a dairy protein allergy and was really missing creamer until I saw this post. Now I blend 1 T coconut oil (sometimes more) with a 1/2 T raw cacao powder, dash of cinnamon, and stevia, I could never go back to coffee and creamer! I even have some of my family members asking me to make “that blender mocha thing” for them :)

  159. When looking to buy the coffee you suggest, it mentions at the bottom of the page that “this product contains cancer causing ingredients”….what are they referring to and how safe is this?

  160. I have been curious about the best way to brew coffee. I know most coffee makers are made with plastic, and I have been in search of one that is plastic free. Do they exist? What type of coffee maker do you use?

  161. I tried it this morning and now I’m hooked! I’ve been wanting to eliminate 1/2&1/2 in my coffee and wasn’t sure how. I tried regular coconut milk but hated it. This was amazing. I didn’t have the unsalted butter however I had coconut oil and vanilla. It’s really delicious! I’m stopping by Trader Joe’s tonight to get the organic, unsalted butter. Can’t wait until tomorrow to have it again!

  162. Even though the grass fed butter, coconut oil, and vanilla have reduced a LOT of the bitter flavor, I am having a little bit of a hard time adjusting to the flavor. Any suggestions?

  163. Where did that quote coming from, the one at the end that describes how “most coffee beans are processed”? Is that from the Bulletproof Coffee guy?

    What a misrepresentation of information!
    that most coffee beans are left to “ferment (spoil)” in order to remove the outer layer etc etc.

    I think most of the visitors to your blog know that fermentation does NOT equal spoiling. While it might be true about mycotoxins (and I don’t know)…. telling a falsehood is a hell of a way to sell one’s product. I guess it’s one of those things where if you are not fulling paying attention, it almost makes sense…

    anyway, I love coffee this way. I kept hearing about it, but then it finally made sense after reading your post. Thanks WM!

  164. I’m curious – if I did a batch in my blender will it last me for the week or do I have to do this fresh every am for my one cup?
    Sounds delicious!

  165. Can you do this with cold brewed coffee? Or does the coffee need to be hot for everything to blend?

    • The coconut oil and butter would not want to melt nicely if the coffee is cold, so I’d say no. Experiments are fun, though, so you could try it with a cup and see if you can make it work. Let us know if you attempt it!

  166. Can I make the coconut oil/butter emulsion ahead of time? Enough for a few days. Or does it need to be made on a cup by cup basis? If so, would it need to be stored in the cooler?

    • Hm… You could try it… I know people make olive oil/butter mixes all the time. You would probably want to keep it cool: it might separate if left at room temp. If you try it, let us know how it goes!

  167. I tried this for the first time today and seriously the best cup of coffee I have ever had. I’m lactose intolerant, but had to try it with the butter. No ill side affects yet from using the butter since it was only 1 teaspoon. I’m hooked!!!!!

  168. I absolutely love this! I had been using coconut oil in my tea for years because of my hypothyroidism. About a year ago, I tried it in my coffee. A month ago I made the bullet proof coffee and have never looked back. I make it in my Magic Bullet and it only takes a minute to prepare. I now only need one cup of coffee in the morning and don’t have the “drop-off” I use to have after drinking two or three cups of coffee. I do use a little bit of organic coconut creamer but can live without it.

  169. Hi
    I want to try this but need a little help with 2 things- A) do you have to blend the CO and Butter with the coffee or can you just stir them vigorously? B) Does anybody have a Nespresso machine (with capsules) and if so, how do you make the coffee for this purpose – add hot water after?

  170. When I initially tried to make this, the coffee leaked out the bottom of my blender and made a big mess (the gasket is a replacement and thinner than the original).

    Then I tried using my little Aerolatte frother, and it works fantastically!

    A lot less hassle, and waaaay easier to clean than the blender (which makes me much more likely to stick with it).

    Plus, I tend to let my coffee go a little lukewarm, and I can hit it with the frother again to blend in the little oil slicks that tend gather as the coffee cools.

  171. This is how I drink my coffee and love it! Have you tried the Bulletproof Brain Octane Oil? I’m looking for an extra brain boost/mental focus for grad school but am hesitant to go for it before hearing some other opinions.

  172. When you mention using “vanilla” in things, do you have a suggestion of what vanilla? We are speaking of vanilla extract right? Like the kind you would buy at the store?

    • I use a vanilla flavored liquid stevia that workds just fine. Sometime also use the chocolate one-delish.

      To the party who commented on gelatin getting thick when coffee cooled-you should be using the hydrolzed type of collagen, not the type used for making “Jello”. The hydrolyzed gelatin dissolved in hot, warm or even cool liquid and stays dissolved. I use it in coffee, soup and smoothies.

  173. I thought this sounded very weird, and kind of gross at first. Then someone mentioned dipping their toast in the coffee. I could somehow imagine doing that despite the fact I don’t eat toast. I’m up for trying new things. I’ll try this. Thank you for sharing.

  174. I have switched over to grass-fred ghee for the most part now. Today I am going to try it in my coffee! I think the slight caramelized flavor in the ghee will be amazing in coffee. I make my ghee in a slow cooker so it is super simple, no watching the stove for hours or burned expensive butter! If you have a gas range like me, you know the “low” setting isn’t exactly…low…I’ve had to really cut back on my coconut oil consumption, because it seems to upset my gall bladder when I have too much. For whatever reason, I tolerate butter and ghee much better. I know they are all saturated fats, so I’m not sure why I can do butter and not coconut oil, but it’s ok with me because who doesn’t want to eat more butter?! I will have to let everyone know how the ghee works out in my coffee :) Going to stick with a tsp of coconut oil for safety, since a twitchy gall bladder can be very unsettling. Thanks again for sharing this great idea for making healthier coffee.

  175. It is the best way to drink coffee ever!
    I have been a fan of Dave Asprey’s bulletproof coffee for just over a year and wouldn’t drink it any other way. The coffee beans DO make a difference, I can go all morning on a 16 oz made the right way and I will be 52 this year.

  176. NICE! I hate the way coffee tastes I usually mask it with a ton of flavored creamer :/ I’m trying to cut the bad fat out of my diet and also eat more organic/ healthy foods. I tried your recipe without the butter and I am super surprised and pleased to say that it tastes really good! Thank you :)

  177. So I needed a way to incorporate more good fats into my diet, and I also needed an afternoon pick me up. I never would have dreamed I could have both of those things, and it would be extremely tasty. Thanks so much- best chai latte my kitchen has ever produced!

  178. I am not a fan of Coconut Oil, but I have been following you for almost a year now and have been testing some recipes and home remedies out. I purchased Coconut Oil from Traditions and read the book that came with it. It is very strong, but I must say that I have wanted to incorporate it in my diet for some time, but it has been hard to get used to the taste. This coffee recipe does it for me. I absolutely love it. I am hooked and I can actually used 2 tablespoons of oil now, it has helped me get used to the taste of the oil. Getting there and hopefully getting healthier. Thanks for sharing.

  179. My husband drinks the bullet proof styled coffee and loves it. It makes total sense but there is no such thing as mycotoxins in coffee these days. David Asprey is not a nutritionist, biologist or a coffee expert. That was a problem many many years ago. He is just repeating old outdated info and not doing research. He has gotten slammed for it. None of todays coffee has it in it. Any organic coffee will do. Ask a coffee expert, his coffee is good but to charge that much for something under the pretense of the health benefits is wrong. His idea is spot on but the coffee toxins is just not true.

    • Thanks.. It is super expensive it seems and I’d rather put my money towards good organic coffee for a better price. I don’t mind paying for quality but not needlessly.

  180. That sounds great. I have had my gallbladder removed. I was just wondering if I should take bile salts when I drink it so I get better absorption? I was also wondering if it works the same for brain health and energy if I use decaf coffee since I have adrenal fatigue? Thanks.

  181. Hi there wellness momma! I live here in the philippines so there’s plenty of coconut trees around. If I mix my coffee with fresh coconut milk (homemade), will that be okay as well?

    Thank you soooo much. :)

  182. I’ve heard of coconut oil in coffee for a while now and I kept putting off trying it. I just couldn’t see it being good! I love my coffee and don’t usually mess with it, however, I’m now sold on the coconut oil in it! I love it! Sometimes its hard to teach an old dog new tricks..LOL

  183. Would this work with intermittent fasting if you added a lot more coconut oil? The bulletproof website says to drink something similar to this in the morning and then not eat until 2..Then quit eating at 8 (more or less, you can adjust hours). What are your thoughts on intermittent fasting?

    • I tried a modification of the bulletproof fast the other day: 1/4 cup coconut oil in my morning chai, veggies and seafood six hours later, followed by some salmon around 8PM. I felt great energy all day. The key seems to be getting enough fat to feel satiated for that morning stretch. I find fasting important whenever my systems feels like it’s dragging, especially important for anyone doing bulletproof/paleo/Atkins since animal proteins are hard work for your digestive system. Dave Asprey recommends fasting every week, ancient cultures incorporate regular fasting as well.

  184. I just read this the other day and I love coffee, but am extremely sensitive to the side effects of it…I noticed that different brands effect me differently though, so maybe I should try an organic coffee instead…Now, can one just add butter and stir it in the coffee, or do you have to put it in a food processor to blend it? I just stirred the butter into my coffee, so maybe that doesn’t have the same effect…I thought the coffee tasted just fine though and am anxious to try this again with coconut oil!

  185. I put cinnamon and local raw honey in my organic coffee. I’ve had a hard time figuring out how to do better than organic half n half……maybe this is just the thing!
    I wonder if just stirring the coconut oil and butter into a hot cup of coffee works or does it still leave some…chunks?

  186. I’ve been doing something similar for the past 30 years, since I lived in Hawaii and drank me Kona coffee with me Poi dawg. I have no problem with the texture of coconut oil and have at least a full tablespoon of non-GMO, organic, virgin, cold-pressed olive oil in my French Press coffee every day. I also do the small amount of “cooking” I still do with coconut oil, only. To consume other oils I grind, soak, and dehydrate flax seed/hemp seed/sunflower seed crackers made with herbs and coconut oil. Basically, coconut oil is the only “processed” oil we consume. I may have some sesame seed oil in the fridge for flavoring Asian dishes. I’ve been buying Kona Coffee since I left the islands, but will look into Bulletproof Coffee now.

    • That’s old age for you. I use coconut oil in my coffe, NOT olive oil. Another interesting note, I’ve always salted my coffee with sea salt. It’s an old pioneer hack to salt coffee. So using salted butter in my coffee wouldn’t be too out of the ordinary. I’m going to try it.

      • putting salt in coffee helps take bitterness away. For the last year or so I’ve been using coconut oil, butter and stevia to my organic instant coffee. When I heat the water I add a dash or two of salt. I use a dremel tool with a whipping attachment I made to whip it all together.

  187. I’ve been seeing this everywhere, so I finally had to give in and try it. Oh my goodness. I tried it like it’s written first (except I had to get salted butter because I couldn’t find any unsalted grass fed butter at the 2 stores I went to). Then I made a few changes to make it more “me”. I skipped the stevia and used some pure maple syrup (my mother in law swears I’m part elf because I think maple syrup is a food group) and then I added a bit of cocoa powder. I tried giving coffee up because I couldn’t drink it without the horrible chemically creamers (plain coconut milk does not do it for me). But now I can enjoy it still and get the benefits of the good fats that I need. Thank you for the final push over the edge that I needed to do this.

  188. Can you do this without the butter? I’ve been doing VB6 (vegan before 6pm) and I can’t drink coffee (due to my homeopathic practice) so it’d have to be chai tea.

  189. I have recently discovered that making coconut milk from a fresh coconut is AMAZING in coffee! Crack open the coconut, put the meat and the water in the blender with some extra water. Run that through a juicer. Add coffee and a bit of stevia. Delicious!

  190. Hi wellness mama! I know you said to drink immediately…can we blend and make this ahead and keep it as a creamer or does that compromise the beneficial qualities of the mixture?

  191. WOW! I only had salted butter but had to try! It is amazing! I drink a lot of off.. more than i should probably but I make a pot of coffee & put all in a blender then transfer to a carafe to keep warm! Shake a lil before pouring next cup! Thank you Wellness Mama!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love your recipes!!!!!

  192. Oh my goodness! Tried this for the first time, right now, and it tastes AMAZING! I love coffee, sometimes a little too much, but to know I can get some much needed nutrients from it?! I’m hooked thanks for the recipe!! Now just have to have my husband try it!!

  193. Hi just had question I noticed in your instagram pic the french press is different then the amazon link. It looks like the amazon is Madrid by Grosche and the instagram is Dresden buy Grosche. I’m sure they both work very well but curious which FP your actually using?
    Thank you..Plan on ordering Bullet proof coffee today, And FP. I have places around my area that sells BP coffee but they hiked up the prices…

  194. Today I bulletproofed my coffee + I enjoyed it. The latte look + feel was great!

    I made the recipe my own by adding raw honey, ganoderma lucidum, cinnamon, pure vanilla + kombucha koffee to the coffee, organic coconut cream + butter.

    I will make this again. Thanks for the post.

  195. Not sure if you touched on this already but I am currently breastfeeding my 6 week old son. I drank Organic Water Processed decaf all through my pregnancy and am still doing so now. I sometimes mix the decaf with my husbands organic regular and do a half caf. I use a lot of coconut oil, including eating it by the spoonful. Is there any reason why I shouldn’t drink this coffee? I would probably make it with my decaf.

  196. I have a pretty broad palate and so I like a wide variety of foods. I also enjoy a wide variety of coffee drinks. But this one just doesn’t do it for me. I tried it based on Jimmy Fallon’s comments last night but this is the first time he steered me wrong. He said it is delicious so I figured it would at worst be decent. It wasn’t awful but it definitely was not good, at least to me. I’ll stick to some pieces of real coconut.

  197. I was putting Ghee in my coffee for a while and loved the taste and felt like it was really great to add some “meat to my bones”. however, when I went for my checkup, the doctor was concerned about my cholesterol. I’m confused about whether or not it is healthy. what do you think for people who are prone to high cholesterol? The “bad kind”? After I stopped drinking the ghee in coffee, at my next checkup, my cholesterol was low…but it was the “good kind” that was also low!

  198. Clarified better (ghee) is missing it’s dairy, which where your getting the goods fats from. While some of the health benefits are still there it’s not the same. Ghee is no longer butter, more of a solid oil. Fat will not increase cholesterol. Watch your carbs, it’s the interaction that rasies cholesterol. People will argue that it’s still the fat, but I eat aprox 5000 calories a day much of which is from fat and my cholestrol is so low it barely registers. I’ve also lost almost 100lbs in the last year.

  199. Tried this and loved it. I mistakenly put 1/4 c of coconut oil in my coffee….is there any harm in that? Loved the taste and didn’t feel like it was over bearing with coconut flavor. Did not use butter.

  200. I’m gathering supplies to make this stuff, it sounds fun and amazing. I loved Tibetan butter tea when I traveled in the Himalayas. Plus I’m a writer and need lots of brain food.

    But I am going to order sustainable coconut oil with RSPO certification because there’s a sad, direct link these days between coconut oil (even most organic coconut oil), and terrible planet harm. You can easily read about it online but RSPO is the only organization that’s committed to try not to bring orangutans, Sumatran tigers and pygmy elephants to extinction. The coconut oil industry is clear cutting in Malaysia, Sumatra, and Cameroon rainforest for massive coconut plantations. I found an online supplier, Wild Herb Soap Co. that sells RSPO coconut oil on — just starting out on this quest, but I want to do my coffee drinking as kindly as i can. Thanks for listening, I am sure you care about the mother and baby and wise old grandfather orangutans and the human rainforest communities too.

  201. I’m the same person who talked about sustainable coconut oil. Looks like Bulletproof has a commitment to sustainability in the oils that they sell for this coffee. Good for them! I am not promoting anyone in particular, just trying to save the planet!

  202. What do folks think about the “Healthy Home Economist’s” article about this kind of coffee?
    She says it’s bad over the “long term” bc if you drink this instead of breakfast, or drink this without any protein… that it messes with your sleep and is not good.

    Personally, I do drink this in the morning… but I always have it with a little food containing protein bc I feel better if I have some food along with it. (I also put gelatin, but I’m referring to a little bit of meat/egg)

    Here is the article:

    LASTLY, I started adding 3 raw pastured egg yolks to this coffee… which contain tryptophan like HHE says. ANYWAY, it’s also a delicious way to get raw egg yolks into my body (anasthaxin!) It’s delicious, nutritious, full of protein, tryptophan, etc etc etc AND it seems like it solves the protein issue that HHE says is a problem.

    I want to know… what do other folks do?
    do you eat breakfast alongside this coffee?
    is this coffee a substitute for breakfast?
    what about her comment that it’s better to drink this coffee AFTER breakfast? (does that even make any sense?)


    • I take blood thinner, and read where the butter has lots of vitamin K, should I not drink this coffee? thanks

  203. The Vitamin K2 keeps your arteries clear of the bad stuff, it doesn’t thin the blood, however I have read of it effecting certain types of blood thinners (Vitamin K, not necessarily K2) So it’s something to consider depending on what your on. If your just looking into buttering coffee look into it, if you found this because your doing a Low Carb/High Fat diet that alone may self correct your issue and you may not need blood thinners. But only way to know is to have it checked.

  204. HI, new to the site and really love your approach and info.

    Regarding this article, and someone who enjoys ‘bulletproof coffee’ ….. the whole Mycotoxins thing doesnt have any research beyond Dave Asprey’s claims to back it, or more to the point, he seems to be in the great minority when it comes to these claims. I think you are OK sticking to any quality organic coffee.

    • Mycotoxins are real, I’ve never seen any research that disputes that. The dispute is whether it really matters or not they are there since the level is ridicoulously low. I’d say it doesn’t, but anything with the word toxin isn’t really great anyways. Any wet processed quality coffee will have lower levels than one that’s not wet processed and why not buy better quality coffee anyways? If ya love coffee, buy the good stuff! Asprey is a used car salesman, I’ve heard his overpriced coffee is really good quality wise, but I’m not paying his price or putting money into his pocket.

  205. I think this sounds great, I LOVE coffee. I just want to say I was on a big Coconut oil kick all last year and my cholesterol went up almost 20 points! So be careful and keep it checked if you eat alot of butter and coco oil. I have but back a little and increased my Omega 3 intake.

  206. Hello everyone!
    I have been using ground Chicory with my coffee and I love it!
    After a little experimentation I settled on a simple 50/50 mix of Coffee and Chicory in my coffee maker. (for 6 cups I use 1 tbs spoon of each). Since I don’t like my coffee real strong, I then mix my chicory coffee with about 50% coconut milk and use some liquid stevia to sweeten. The result is coffee that tastes like coffee which has very little coffee in it. I understand from reading others posts that coconut milk is not as good as coconut oil. Since we use coconut oil exclusively when cooking and olive oil when it will not be heated… I choose to forgo coconut oil in my coffee; just my personal choice…

    • At 6 cups and 1 TBS of coffee, can you even taste coffee? The typically dilution is 2 TBS per cup, your doing half that and for 6! My wife used to hate coffee while I’m a complete coffee freak, but she also never had quality coffee. She always had low end, acidic bitter crap. I gave her some quality stuff and she turned around a little to where she grabs sips out of mine pretty regularly. SOMETIMES even has me make her one, but for her that’s huge. I’d try to higher end coffee’s. Maybe if you had a better tasting smooth one youd enjoy the taste of coffee.

  207. I absolutely love this recipe! I have been using bio coffee, though, because I am trying to get off caffeine. Have you ever heard of it?

    • Just looked into the BioCoffee thing, looks like a scam to be honest. First, nothing organic about Decaf, ALL Coffee has caffeine, decaf coffee is made with chemical solvents that destroy the caffiene, some companies claim to use carbon to “absorb” it but that doesn’t work great and removes even more flavor than the chemical method. The other thing that get’s me is the “Vegan” statement, NO CRAP! Coffee OBVIOSLY isn’t an amimal product. When comapnies stupidly state the obvious, it’s typically to attract a certain type of buyer, that will buy anything that has a keyword they like. I bought nose spray the other day that said gluten free on it. Really? Good coffee isn’t acidic, crappy poor quality coffee or coffee thats brewed with bad methods or incorrect water temps are. Also, Caffiene has many more heath beneifts than it does negatives unless it’s being abused. If you like it, go for it but don’t get duped by clever marketing. In either case, buttering it up is the way to go!

      • Thanks for the input. My reason for getting off coffee was because the caffeine was taxing my adrenals (no doubt because I was drinking too much!) And I didn’t like the crash after a cup of coffee. I was looking for a good alternative that tasted good too. I am also a very skeptical person…and was hesitant to try this stuff. Apparently it has a lot of wheatgrass in it. I’m going to keep looking….jury is still out.

  208. I usually make my bulletproof coffee with ghee instead of grass fed butter is that bad? When I was first introduced the person suggested ghee. Which one is more beneficial? Thanks so much for all your amazing info!

  209. Is buying unsalted butter as cheap as buying cream? Because all butter is his cream that’s whipped until it’s hard. Correct me if I’m wrong. Great article thanks for posting it

  210. Hi Miss Katie

    I’ve been drinking ”bullet-proof coffee for quite some time and love it! I also started adding a tablespoon of gelatin in it as well.

    Saw Dr. Oz a few mornings ago and he was saying that much saturated fat
    causes heart disease. Have you heard anything about this?

    thanks and love your site

  211. Hi.

    I just tried this and I am HOOKED!!! I normally cold brew my coffee and drink it iced. In order to avoid a clumpy beverage, I added 1/4c of boiling water to the butter and coconut oil, then added that mixture to the rest of my iced coffee and vigorously shook with ice. This process got a tad bit messy but the taste was totally worth it. Do you have any recommendations for us iced coffee drinkers, who don’t have blenders?

    • Hm… How about an immersion blender, or an electric whisk? Heck, you could make it in a martini shaker is you decide to keep shaking it. Might get weird looks from neighbors in the morning, though…

  212. Just wondering if anyone else got headaches from drinking bulletproof coffee? I started drinking it this past week and have had headaches off and on the entire week. I haven’t changed anything else in my routine so I suspect it is my coffee. I would really like to hear from others especially if you have had a similar experience. Thanks!

    • I got headaches for a week or 2, for me my body was adapting from not eating sugar and consuming more fat. I suppose my brain was confused as to where it was going to be getting its energy from. They did subside eventually, I did alter the amount of coconut oil as well to an amount I liked.

  213. I don’t have the butter it made it too cloying for me, I like it with coconut oil, cinnamon and a 1/4 teaspoon of orange extract and very occasionally a smidgen of cloves. It was perfect for winter; for summer I might see if I can get some raspberry essence :) It’s great how you can dress it up to your taste as long as it isn’t sugar!

    It has majorly assisted in my diet, I have lost 43lb in 3 months, only 17lb left, but I know it’ll take just as long to lose the remainder. Marathon and not a sprint I know… 😀

    I also have Narcolepsy and Cataplexy and it has made a difference to my symptoms (eradicating sugar full stop has been the biggest factor) letting my brain work off the fat is massive to gaining back quality of life. (Last year I was in a wheelchair for two months).

    I might even try and spice it up with some cayenne!

  214. What could I use instead of coconut as I’m allergic to it? And what kind of vanilla do you mean? Extract? Thanks!

  215. Hi! I was just wondering if anyone has tried this with Green Tea?!? I like coffee but Green Tea is my go to drink. If it would work with Green Tea I may be a lifer for this drink! I did try it with the coffee and loved that!

  216. Looking forward to trying this! Very surprised you don’t make your own butter! It’s so easy to do – put heavy cream in a mason jar and shake until it separates from the buttermilk. Takes a little while and a little more work but kids can take turns shaking and it tastes so much better than store-bought!

  217. Love, love, love this coffee recipe! My naturopathic doctor recommended I not drink coffee anymore (sacrilege!) but if I must, to drink Decaf Organic. Not many options in the price range I prefer. I discovered organic chicory root that passes my taste buds and wallet and then combined with this heavenly combo. is just amazing! The butter really makes a difference. Thank you for this!!!

  218. I’ve been drinking coffee with coconut oil for a while now without the butter and I love it. Would love to try with ghee next time.

  219. I go for egg instead of butter: I beat the egg in my mug, add the oil and beat it some more, then add my milk/creamer and sweetener. Then I pour in usually freshly made hot tea (I’ve used green tea, and “regular” black tea) very very slowly, while continuing to beat. To mask the egg’s smell, I would add either vanilla, ginger powder (for a very basic masala chai), instant coffee (what they call dirty chai), cocoa (chocolate tea), or both instant coffee and cocoa. I also tried this with brewed coffee instead of tea. The coffee has a strong enough smell to not need any add-ons, although I do add cocoa for a mocha twist. With the whole egg, this actually ends up being a 12-ounce drink, which, because again of the egg, actually becomes quite a filling breakfast drink for me.



  221. Drinking Coffe this way is better but wach the calories! One cup is almost 430 calories and not much nutritional value except antioxidants in coffe and healthy fats. My personal calorie intake should be about 1550 calories per day, so if I spend 450 calories jst on one coffe, I would gain waith in a few days. I used to be healthy overeater so while I ate organic and wholesome but was 20 pounds overwaith. I now eat the same but wach my caloric intake. Lost 20 pounds and felling great

    • Those healthy fats and antioxidants are worth their calorie value. Don’t forget buttered coffee has gained a lot of it’s popularity with low carbers and we don’t watch calorie intake.

  222. Hi, Katie, At one point I read your delicious recipe for coffee. But, I must say that if some over-aggressive/over zealous person–like me–who also just happens to like coconut and coffee–fails to read all the way through and/or doesn’t get it thru her head the first 4 times she reads it, u might want to do a reminder w/in the recipe itself: “(start out using a 1/4tsp coconut if u do not regularly use coconut).” I used the full amt in the recipe and vomited vehemently 10-15 min later. lol Needless to say, it has been 3 mos since I came back to it. Haven’t had a prob since I started using 1/4tsp in any given thing and working my way to larger amts. I’ve even successfully started giving it to my dogs for their allergies. Keep up the good work, gal!

  223. I now make my tea this way, and can’t imagine drinking it any other way. It’s such a special treat every morning. I make it my magic bullet (with raw milk) and it’s amazing and frothy.

  224. Hi there, I hate to put hot liquids in my blender (hot and plastic is not a good mix!) so I tried blending with my hand blender and it worked great! Thanks for the tips.

  225. read the comments and wanted to add…I also make my coffee this way in the morning and take it to work. I always use a glass blender, never plastic and no magic bullets, the blender has to have to middle section of the lid open to all for the heat. I just put my hand over the hole when i first turn it on. I make my coffee in a different method but after my brew is done i put in the blender, than transfer to glass canning jar to take to work. sometimes i let it get cold and re blend it cold and it is great ice coffee. I use maple syrup to sweeten but usually this is how i brew the coffee. I use one of those single cup Melitta brewers in top of a half gallon canning jar. i put in a paper filter (unbleached) 4 heaps spoons of ground coffee and my home grown stevia that i dry, I pour the hot water over the coffee to allow to drip through, then i can heat it to make hot coffee as i want it with the coconut oil, butter and sometimes maple syrup.

  226. I know Katie is not an egg eater….
    BUT, this coffee is AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS if you add 3 pastured egg yolks to it!
    blend the yolks, coco oil, butter, collagen hydrosylate, etc all together.

    it’s creamy heaven!

  227. Hi, I don’t have grass fed butter, so I just tried to blend my home made organic bean espresso with coconut oil only. Last minute I though of adding some cocoa nibs – DELICIOUS and NUTRITIOUS! I don’t think I’ll ever drink my coffee any other way! No more dairy in my coffee 😉
    Thank you Katie for all the wonderful work you do!

    • While it’s certainly your choice to remove dairy, most of the health benefits from drinking coffee this way comes from the grass fed butter. Aside from being what makes it so smooth and creamy The Vitamin K2 you get from the grass fed butter has a very long list of health benefits and it’s not an easy vitamin to get in. Not a whole lot of ways to get in K2, and much harder to compete with the health benefits of it.

  228. this is based on yak butter tea.. and n coffee or tea it works well especially for keto, atkins or paleo diets
    but don’t all for the bullet proof coffee , its a waste of $$..
    the whole argument in molds in coffee production ended in the early 80s so any name brand coffee
    is already free of thes possible molds and things.

  229. Tried oil pulling this morning, it was hard putting the OVCO in my mouth in solid form; however, once it dissolved it was not so bad. Have a slight headache this am, but all in all not so bad. I also tried the coffee recipe…YUM…I left my Stevia home, so I used a small amount of organic Turbinado sugar….BEYOND DELICIOUS!!!

  230. I buy Coconut Oil in a liquid form and it’s odorless and tasteless. I use it for cooking because my family doesn’t like the solid form and complains they can notice a differnce in the way food tastes. We also do not like the flavor of coconut period. Is it as beneficial to use the liquid form in your coffe? I tried it this morning and just stirred in a tsp. I drink my coffe black and it seemed fine and had no trouble drinking it like this.I just don’t want to waste my time or $$$ if it is ineffective? Thanks. P.S. love your blog and just started following it when I Google hormonal acne. Can’t wait to incorporate your suggestions into my diet. Thanks again.

  231. its funny…i always thought i had a “caffeine sensitivity” my whole life. loved coffee but could only drink half caff or i would get the jitters, heart racing etc. i did a little research on mycotoxins, switched to clean coffee, JITTERS GONE!! and…..the only way i drink mine is bulletproof as well.

    • I’m personally mixed on how much mycotoxins are truly in our coffee, my research pretty much came up with all the better brands all use wet processing which eliminates most of them. What kind of coffee’s are you using now? My wife gets crappy feeling if she drinks coffee. I think I see an experiment coming!

      • i either use coffee from a couple local roasters in denver (pablos or corvus) or jims organic sweet love roast that i get at sprouts. occasionally i get upgrades self coffee on their website. i go to a diner and get crap coffee? jitters. even starbucks. cracks me up how many people think starbucks is “top quality”!

  232. Hi – love the site and the articles. I’m from Australia, currently living in India, and have lived in Ukraine and China as well for extended periods. I’ll be moving to the Philippines soon, so coconut will be easily available in all forms. My personal favourite is the juice from a green coconut – so sweet and delicious.

    A few years ago I was reading about the health benefits of cinnamon, which was great because I love cinnamon! Until I discovered that the ‘cinnamon’ we get in Australia isn’t really cinnamon, but ground acacia bark! Oh, dear! It is not all that good for you (although it does taste great) and in the kind of quantities I was going to taste, can even be harmful! From what I can ascertain, the same acacia (‘Dutch cinnamon’ or ‘baker’s cinnamon’ – or just plain ‘cinnamon’) is sold in Europe and the Americas too in place of true cinnamon.

    There are two ‘cinnamons’ – true cinnamon (originally from Sri Lanka), and acacia bark, originally from China. There are several varieties of acacia – all in the same genus as true cinnamon. Here in India they sell ‘cinnamon’ and ‘acacia’ – so it’s fairly clear!

    I guess that if you can stir your coffee with a ‘cinnamon’ stick it is probably acacia bark. True cinnamon is far too brittle. As for the amount you would get from stirring your coffee, you have no chance of doing any harm!

    You need to ingest more than two tablespoons a day of acacia powder to do any harm. Which was about the amount of cinnamon I was planning to take! Cost precludes that – true cinnamon is much more expensive (probably why they fob off the acacia bark as ‘cinnamon’). Personally, I think the acacia has the better taste. It has a slight ‘hotness’ to it, as well as a taste much like true cinnamon – while true cinnamon lacks that ‘bite’. Some even describe the taste of the true cinnamon as being a little sweet.

  233. I tried this and could not handle the greasy feel it gives. Maybe I have to just learn to deal with it. I have always drank my coffee with organic milk or half and half. Just recently I have had lactose problems and have had to remove all dairy from my diet. I have always enjoyed my coffee in the mornings, but now not so much. Still trying to find a way to make a non diary no chemical good tasting coffee creamer 😐 I do not think it exists. I will persevere and find or create one of my own :)!

    • I’m lactose intolerant as well, sorta. Since going low carb I’ve been able to tolerate dairy MUCH better than before and you should also see if their is a farm in your area where you can get raw milk/cream. When I’m drinking it regularly I tolerate dairy just fine. Little pricey but worth it.

      If you tell us what your doing we can probably help, your coffee shouldn’t be greasy make sure your using a high speed blender and real grass fed butter, not one that has been cut with a veggie oil. If thats not enough you could also try MCT instead of coconut oil, it’s still coconut oil but not a hunk of grease either. I’m sure others will have suggestions for you.

  234. may i ask why my comments say my name is “kelly”? i typed my user name to be kkh, and my name is KELLIE with an IE, not a Y. yet every comment i make ends up being under “kelly”. *confused*

  235. There were so many posts I could not read them all! My question is can you use a “pre-made” coconut\butter blend that can be stored and used when needed?

    • you definitely can do that. in my coffee i either use kerry gold butter or half kerrygold and half coconut oil. i sometimes take a little of both, blend it and put it in a small glass jar. i just keep it on the counter since i would only make about a weeks worth at a time anyway.

  236. Along with 1/8 tsp of turmeric, I also add 1-2 tsp of cinnamon but, I have removed all sweeteners from our diet except the occasional honey. So that & the vanilla (just not a fan) are not included but, this is the best coffee ever. Thanks for the coconut oil add I just tried it – delish.

  237. Does that recipe really say 1 CUP of organic or herbal coffee? Or do you mean 1 tablespoon? The recipe is for one cup of coffee, yes, and not a pot? I read everyone’s comment and no one qns it.

  238. I am a tea girl myself will butter/coconut oil work as well with tea and maybe some cinnamon..anyone? :)

  239. Can you give the name of a good organic coffee, please? I don’t want to join thrive market and therefore can’t see a brand name. Thank you.

  240. hi katie, sorry if this question has been asked earlier..forgive my ignorance…taking coffee with butter, will it effect my weight loss plan?

  241. Hi Katie, I’m new and excited to dive into your blog – so much to learn and so many habits to change! This is off topic of this post, but I’m not sure where to ask it. You mention meeting your husband while walking across America – I have a few friends that walked from the west coast to D.C. too and am wondering if it is with the same organization. Do you feel comfortable saying what organization you walked with? It’s such an awesome experience and such a small world to find a wellness blogger has done it too!

  242. I tried this for the first time this morning. not bad. i have never been a black coffee drinker, so is there a way to make it with a cream?

  243. How many “buttered” coffee’s should one drink in a day – I have started taking one a day first thing in a morning – drinking water and mint tea throughout the rest of the day; is taking another coffee in the early evening advisable???

  244. oh this is so exciting to read! I came across Lana and Dave Asprey before I got pregnant with my first baby! I have been drinking my coffee this way for almost two years- except when I was preggo- and I absolutely LOVE it! (I add coconut oil in, as well!) The Better Baby Book by the Asprey’s really helped me at that time, too. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, but by eating well and clean (avoiding processed foods, grains, and most fruits and unhealthy fats — I’m a HUGE advocate for organic, grass fed butter) I am no longer “sick.” I cured myself by putting healthy things into my body and of course by God’s grace.
    LOVE your website! God bless! XO


    • i also have fibromyalgia. i have been able to significantly reduce the dosage of one of my meds, and go off of the other med altogether, all by changing my diet. not nearly enough people take that old adage of “you are what you eat” seriously. i have cut out a significant amount of gluten, processed foods, some dairy except raw milk, local yogurt and my kerrygold butter, all sugars except raw honey, maple and coconut sugar……and the change has been incredible. and i also love my bulletproof coffee. whether the aspreys are making money off of this or not is of no consequence to me. i know that what i am doing is right and i wouldn’t have known about the butter/coffee thing if it weren’t for them. i do buy some of their products as they seem to be of very high quality.

  245. Hi Katie! (Sorry for my english)
    I’m a spanish mom of two boys (4 years old and 19 months).
    I make my morning blended drink with organic coffee, coconut milk, cinnamon and 1/2 banana. I take a teaspoon of Green Pasture´s fermented cold liver oil before. Can I add the fermented cold liver oil to the coffee?
    I give the fermented cold liver oil to my children in a shake with almond or coconut milk, banana and cocoa. I don´t know if it´s the best way for them. Suggestions?
    On the other hand, I noticed that I sweat more since I took the fermented cold liver oil, now I know the reason…
    Thanks! I love your website!

    • You can definitely add the cod liver oil to the coffee if the taste doesn’t bother you. That is a great idea for your kids… really however you can get them to take it is great. Thanks for reading!

  246. I do find it odd that in one breath you assert that fermented coffee beans are spoiled, and in the next you mention taking your fermented cod liver oil (presumably for health benefits, because why else would anyone consume it). That doesn’t seem very rational or balanced to me.

  247. I have been drinking my “bulletproof” coffee for about 9 months now and I love it! I make mine with 1 TBS of coconut oil (have just ordered some MCT oil to try as well), 1 TBS of Organic Valley cultured butter, One scoop of the Collagen Peptides by Vital Proteins, about 1/2 teaspoon of Matcha powder and a little sweetener…. I put it all in my Ninja in the individual sized cup with piping hot organic coffee and blend for twenty seconds…. yummy, healthy goodness!!

  248. Hi there :-) I have learned a lot from you and your blog. Thanks for the info! I want to try this, but I was wondering if regular kerrygold butter is ok because that’s what I have on hand. Also, do you think a stick blender would work if I blended in a mason jar? I’m trying to make this quick and easy.

  249. I have been putting coconut oil in my coffee for a while now and I love it. Haven’t tried the butter, will have to try that today!!

  250. As I was pulling out my blender to make your recipe I dropped it and broke it!! I was in the process of pouring everything into a mason jar to shake it up when I realized I still had my food processor to work with. Thanks for posting. I only added the butter and the coconut oil. Yummy!

  251. Thank you for the information about an alternative to plastic bottles. Planning on going to our Athletic Store to see if they have them if not I’ll order on Amazon.
    Your recipes have been very helpful to me!
    I love grass fed butter in my coffee!!

  252. I tried this(minus the butter and I used truvia instead of stevia, not sure if there is much of a difference) and I thought it was going to turn our totally nasty. I was so wrong! It was so delicious and creamy. Definitely doing this again.

    • Truvia is much different than pure stevia. Truvia has added chemicals in it and it also has a much more bitter taste.

  253. Just wondering, is the coconut oil melted when you put it in the blender? and is it black coffee or coffee with milk that you out in the blender? Thanks

  254. Hi, I tried this and it did not not turn out too well. The coconut oil and butter mixed with the coffee got my blender extremely greasy. How to work around all the grease left in the blender? There was not a ton of foam. I made this in my magic bullet. I do not understand the reason the coconut oil and organic unsalted is healthier than coconut oil and organic half and half. The latter makes more foam and taste creamier. Also a lot of vanilla extract has alcohol in the ingredients. Thanks for clarifying all this…

    • Butter has less dairy protein and more fat so it is typically more easily digested, but I do like raw half and half or raw cream too. I wonder if the issue may be the blender? I use a very high speed blender to get the froth, though even in my blender, it does leave a film of oil.

    • i use tava brand vanilla flavored ghee (clarified butter) so theres even less dairy protein than butter, and the vanilla in it has no alcohol. instead of coconut oil i use mct oil, which is a concentrated form of the good stuff in coconut oil. a tblsp of ghee, a heaping teaspn of mct, black coffee and a heaping teaspn of raw honey, blended in the one-cup container on my ninja blender. it comes out perfect. i wonder if you are using too much of the butter/oil? btw half and half has something else in it thats not so great for you (casein?) and the ghee is doable for people who are lactose intolerant. see if you can find some unsalted ghee to do it. ghee is chock full of the good stuff in butter, tho more concentrated. (vitamins d and k) ghee is also great to cook with because it has a higher smoke point that butter. grass fed of course! i get the ghee, mct oil, raw honey and bulletproof coffee beans all at thrive online market.

  255. So I’m not new to organic coffee, but due to a number of health issues, I’ve gone organic everything (95% of the time). I’ve always liked creamer, but even that Natural Bliss by Nestle isn’t good for you. I’ve been seeing a LOT of pins and articles about virgin coconut oil and unpasteurized butter or ghee in coffee and would love to try it. Is it possible to blend the oil and butter into the coffee with an immersion blender? It’s what I have available.

    • it comes out more frothy with a “real” blender, but it does work fairly well with an immersion blender. thats what i use to make it when i travel. at home i use the one-cup attachment for my ninja blender.

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