How Do You Take Your Coffee—With Milk, Cream, Or Butter?
Care for some butter in your coffee? It sounds disgusting, but adding two tablespoons of the fatty spread to a cup of joe could cut food cravings, boost your energy, and help you focus, according to entrepreneur and biohacker Dave Asprey, who trademarked the recipe as Bulletproof Coffee. It’s now a full-blown health fad.
These days, everyone’s doing it—from Ed Sheeran to Shailene Woodley (well, that one didn’t come as much of a surprise). But let’s get things straight: It isn’t about just swapping milk for butter; more like trading milk and sugar and mass-produced beans for butter (specifically unsalted and grass-fed), brain octane fuel (basically a version of coconut oil), and re-engineered Bulletproof beans.
Ah yes, the beans. You aren’t going to find these at your average supermarket, not even at specialty coffee shops. These ultra-clean beans have been stripped of the usual toxins that Dave says robs us of performance. And you wouldn’t dare use a coffee maker on these; only a French press or the pour-over method will do.
So how do all of these random ingredients come together? A blender. Yes, a blender. Take those beans, add the butter and oil, and blend it all together. Pour it in a mug, and you’ve got what appears to be a freshly steamed (450-calorie) latte with the ability to supercharge your cognitive performance. Sounds complicated. Who’s up for giving this a try?