Butter Coffee

2 Posted by - July 28, 2014 - Food & Drink

I can’t remember where it was that I first heard about coffee with butter in it, but it’s one of those things you don’t forget easily, so the next time I was online, I Googled that shit. Turns out it’s called bulletproof coffee, there’s a whole cult around it, you can buy special coffee to make it with, and it replaces breakfast entirely.

Bulletproof coffee: They're not paying me to say any of this, but maybe I should ask.

Bulletproof coffee: They’re not paying me to say any of this, but maybe I should ask.

Now, guys, I know you’re thinking, “What are the chances that she’s actually going to use, you know, cult-y coffee and grass-fed organic butter from the teats of magical adolescent cows?”

Look, motherfuckers: Magic grass-fed butter. Boom.

Magical butter from the teats of adolescent purple cows (I'm pretty sure).

Please to ignore the fact that I’m using some kind of generic coconut oil instead of super mega coconut oil of POWAH, and also a K-cup (which the site tells me is laden with toxins, blah blah, shaddup and give me my caffeine).

Easy coffee!

But I did actually put hot water in my blender cup to make sure the blender was warm when my coffee went in it. I am that dedicated to this process.

gently warmed blender cup, no kidding

So basically, the idea here is that you use butter and coconut oil in your coffee instead of, say, Half N’ Half. Important point: unsalted butter. This is the main reason why I went and bought special butter. I don’t love you enough to try it with salted butter, and that, as they say, is that.

The site says to use up to six (that’s a whopping in-fucking-sane 6) tablespoons of butter. I am not that level of wacky. I used two tablespoons of butter, plus a tablespoon of regular ol’ coconut oil. So by my calculations, I used about a third of the butter the site recommends and about a sixth of the coconut oil, if the “six times more powerful than dumb old regular coconut oil” tagline is to be believed. So I’m like 25% as nutso as the bulletproof coffee people, or so.

buttery coffee

And the above picture demonstrates why you must use a blender for this, because I would not dare to ingest that shit. It looks like butter floating in coffee. Oh. It is.

After blending, though, it looks really pleasingly frothy and creamy, and guys, please believe me when I tell you I was expecting this to be really disgusting. Butter in coffee? I know. Please feel free to stage an intervention or something, but this stuff actually tastes really good. Not quite as sweet as creamer, but super light and frothy and yermy…

If cults had this shit instead of Kool-Aid, we’d all be doomed. Just sayin’.

Sounds weird, but it totally works. I know. Just go with it.

Butter Coffee
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In some circles, putting butter in your coffee instead of cream is acceptable. We are going to enter that circle, and do the cult-y dance of butter love.


  • Llama spit July 28, 2014 - 9:54 pm Reply

    While I

    • Jasmin July 30, 2014 - 2:08 am Reply

      what is the second weirdest? Do tell. I am dying over here.

      • Llama spit July 30, 2014 - 10:52 am Reply

        Ok, so I was making cookies a few years ago and I had to step away for a sec. When I got back, I noticed an empty jar of garlic powder sitting next to it. I figured I had used it the night before for dinner and forgotten to take care of it. When baking, the cookies smelled weird, but I couldn’t figure out why. When I tasted them, I remembered that jar. Turns out, my daughter (who was 5 at the time) decided to “help” me and had dumped half a jar of that shit in the batter. I really cannot stress enough how much I don’t recommend garlic chocolate chip cookies. However, should anyone decide to try them, you have to take a selfie of you trying them and post it here because that shit will be hilarious!

        • Cindy August 5, 2014 - 3:41 pm Reply

          Jasmin, I was wondering the same, thanks for having the balls to ask!
          Llama spit…maybe Jasmin and I are on the wrong track of what we were thinking was the 2nd weirdest thing??

  • Veggie Mama July 28, 2014 - 10:12 pm Reply

    Looks like way too much fucking effort for a cup of coffee, haha

  • Ashley Bee July 28, 2014 - 10:22 pm Reply

    I did this and it came out tasting like an oil slick. My tongue felt like those baby ducklings in the Dawn commercials.

    • Ashley Bee July 28, 2014 - 10:22 pm Reply

      Note: I stirred vigorously since I have no blender. That MAY have been my downfall…

  • Mindy July 28, 2014 - 11:32 pm Reply

    Um, hello. It’s like hot buttered rum. Without the rum. You totally shoulda added rum.

  • thriftyschoolmarm July 29, 2014 - 12:03 am Reply

    I’ve actually had Cuban coffee that uses butter and salt, and it is delicious!

  • Craig Thom July 29, 2014 - 12:57 am Reply

    Butter and cream, once the structure is broken and mixed with another liquid, are practically the same thing. The Kerrygold may be cultured, giving it a little buttermilk tang, but that’s it.

  • MrsBox July 29, 2014 - 3:50 am Reply

    Way to fatty for my liking. Coffee is black, or a touch of almond milk for me thanks.

  • Rebekah B July 29, 2014 - 10:49 am Reply

    Thank you for trying this out because I had my doubts as well. I got a recommendation for a bulletproof coffee recipe similar to this but sweeter – a tbsp of coconut oil, tbsp of butter, along with a little vanilla or cinnamon, and some organic maple syrup.

  • Katy McKinley July 29, 2014 - 3:44 pm Reply

    I thought it was disgusting. I like black coffee, so maybe that’s my problem. It tasted like greasy coffee and I could hardly get the whole thing down. I didn’t even want to try it for all of these health benefit claims…I just wanted to see what the hubbub was about. Giant thumbs down for me.

  • Mary July 29, 2014 - 7:25 pm Reply

    But you didn’t tell us if it made you feel invincible (aka the “bulletproof” part) without a caffeine crash, or more importantly, what it did to your digestive system! (I’ve heard horror stories, and given my body’s reaction to regular coffee, there’s no way I’m going near this stuff.) I’m expecting an update!

    • Some Guy August 21, 2014 - 6:41 am Reply

      This is really for people on keto or paleo diets. Keto is already a high fat diet, so it would not have a neg effect.

  • Matilda Iglesias July 29, 2014 - 11:11 pm Reply

    Your honesty is so refreshing. I still haven’t tired it, one day… maybe

  • CheyanneB August 1, 2014 - 7:10 pm Reply

    I love bulletproof coffee. I also like bulletproof chai tea. I drank both daily when I did keto. Anyway, my husband once made me tea and he grabbed the wrong butter and i can tell you that that is a mistake you dont want to make. it was like drinking ocean ass water.

  • Lauren August 5, 2014 - 7:53 pm Reply

    I drink this every morning! But actually with lightly salted butter and I love it 🙂

  • Some Guy August 21, 2014 - 6:39 am Reply

    I love this stuff. Try it with the sugar free salted caramel torani syrup sometime. (Never ever try with regular butter, is super gross!)

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