Maybe you haven’t heard of this yet, but bulletproof coffee is all of the rages for folks that are on low-carbohydrate and keto diets. Bulletproof coffee is simple to make and is packed with a few unusual ingredients (for coffee). If you are missing those lattes and want to remain with your low carbohydrate diet, bulletproof coffee may be just the drink to get you going in the morning.

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What is bulletproof coffee?

Bulletproof coffee is a coffee that is made not with cream and sugar, but with grass-fed butter, and MCT oil. MCT oil is an oil where medium-chain triglycerides, a form of saturated fatty acids can be found.  Coconut oil is an excellent resource for MCT oil. To make bulletproof coffee, you combine 8 to 12 ounces freshly brewed coffee, and you combine MCT oil and grass-fed unsalted butter (salted coffee isn’t tasty), in a blender, and drink immediately.


How is bulletproof coffee good for you?

The founder of bulletproof coffee believes you should start your day with a cup of bulletproof coffee and skip the substantial breakfast.  Why would you do that?   There are three main reasons why:

  1. Bulletproof coffee suppresses your hunger; the MCT’s are said to help balance the ghrelin (hormone that increases your appetite) in your body and keeps hunger away until lunch.
  2. Steady lasting energy – the grass-fed butter helps the kick that caffeine gives you to last longer.   The fat in butter helps slow down the rapid absorption of caffeine.
  3. Mental Clarity – the MCT oil converts to ketones, and your brain uses ketones more efficiently than the carbohydrates from cream and sugar.

Ingredients are crucial

It is critical in bulletproof coffee to use super high-quality ingredients; it is replacing your most important meal of the deal. Grass-fed butter is higher in essential nutrients than non-grass fed butter.   You should use organic coffee beans; it is preferred when the beans are the single origin, small batch, arabica beans, and ideally tested for mold and other toxins. Finally, you want to use a high-quality MCT oil. MCT oil is derived from coconut oil, but the medium-chain triglycerides are extracted, so you only get the quality ingredients your body needs.

How does it taste?

Bulletproof coffee tastes bold, delicious, and full of flavor. If you like black coffee, this will be an easier transition for you to enjoy this coffee, than those of us who enjoy coffee that is sweetened.  The butter and MCT oil make the coffee almost thick, like drinking whole milk. MCT oil is flavorless, but the butter will add some flavor to the coffee. Think of the butter as adding a velvety, creamy texture to the coffee.


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Recipe for Bulletproof coffee

2 ½ tablespoons freshly ground coffee
8 to 10 ounces of filtered water
1 teaspoon of MCT oil (it is recommended you progress up to 2 tablespoons)
1 to 2 tablespoons of butter

Prepare coffee, a French press is recommended.   To make coffee in a French press, add grounds to the bottom of a French press, and add 8 to 10 ounces of filtered water.   Allow the coffee to steep for 2 minutes.  Pour coffee into a blender, add MCT oil, and butter.  Blend for 20 to 30 seconds.   Serve coffee immediately.

Some people have found bulletproof coffee to help them lose weight, gain mental clarity, and helps with enjoying the buzz of caffeine all day. If you are looking for your coffee to do a little more in the morning for you, bulletproof coffee may be the answer for you!


Author Bio

Stephanie Manley has been creating Copycat recipes at, since 1995.  If you have enjoyed a particular dish in a restaurant, she can show you how to recreate your special dish at home.   When not drinking bulletproof coffee, she loves recreating the Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha at home.


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