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Coffee+Butter=Bulletproof?

January 10, 2015 , , , ,

Bulletproof

Bulletproof

This week I decided to try this fad about which I have heard so much..butter in black coffee.  The admirers think this produces a perfect high.  Some people have told me about using coconut oil in black coffee, but I decided to go with dairy butter for my taste test.  I began with a very small dab of butter, slightly afraid of what it might do.  It was hardly perceivable, so I used about a tablespoon total in a cup.  I was hankering after the taste that was described in the literature by the proponents.  The taste of dark rye toast with butter, dipped in coffee was, more or less, the flavor of the drink. It felt greasy, but I think cream in coffee too slick and thick, so that was similar.  It was rich, but not in a way I appreciated.  For me, this was something I could do without for the rest of my life.  Nothing ventured, nothing gained.  When both butter and coconut oil are added this drink is called bulletproof coffee.  People are going wild for it.

The morning at my desk produced two different reasons to call my banks..somehow both of them had issues on line the same day.  Both issues with both banks took much longer to resolve on the phone than I had expected.  My cranky attitude swelled as I listened to too much phone hold music for dummies.  I noticed that I was full of angst at these trivial problems.  I wondered if this high level of anxiety had something to do with that wonder coffee.  My gut feeling was distinctly unpleasant waiting for the bankers to take care of my accounts.  I was in no real danger, but had a high level freak out in mind and body.

I recently declared patience to be one of my three words for 2015.  The assault to test my patience began as soon as I made the statement.  Events aligned to make me wait for everything, not just this banking.   The high performance bulletproof life is a conflict of interest with my patient, persistent, poetic self.  I have returned to sipping small cups of coffee and milk that I keep nearby in a thermos all morning.  I like the light, steady dose of tasty hot richness for hours.  I do not aspire to be bulletproof in any way.  I leave that to those who want to take off like rockets and feel invincible in the morning. Invincibility is just not poetic.

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Interesting! I hadn’t heard of adding butter to coffee, but I’m a little intrigued. Thanks for stopping by and being part of the link-up!

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Diana

January 10, 2015

Thanks Diana. It has suddenly become the topic of much ado, so I had to know for myself.

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Pamela Morse

January 10, 2015

Wow. I had not heard about the butter in coffee AKA Bulletproof coffee. But it sounds icky. I wonder what it would taste like sans cream. I hear that patience word…. and I have been trying to be more patient this year as well
(PS have heard about people using coconut oil in coffee. ICK)

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Stevie Wilson (@LAStory)

January 11, 2015

I think I did hear about this….but butter in coffee sends my textural sensitivities into “uh-uh-no!” mode. And when you described it as a dark rye type of taste….rye is entrenched in my “flavors not intended to meet my taste buds” list!

Hooray for the coffee that suits each of us best. For me, it’s sweet with flavored cream; a holdover from living in Oregon, where the damp makes hot and sweet heavenly. Before that, I drank it black, from age 12.

My 13 yo? His favorite coffee is tea. My 10 yo goes for a type of sweetened demi-tasse. My Accomplice drinks his pretty much the way I do…

Now I’m glad I brewed a pot before I read this!

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shanjeniah

January 11, 2015

Butter in coffee? have not heard of that one before. I prefer mine straight from the pot with no additives or froth so I will pass.
Interesting though, thanks for sharing

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C J Alan

January 12, 2015

Did you put it in a blender, because if you don’t it will be greasy.

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marbaird

January 15, 2015

I used an electric whisk….it is just to my style.

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Pamela Morse

January 16, 2015

I recently saw this on an Arabic site…butter in coffee…or maybe it was in a book I read…LOL I do it…it’s really good…well, with Earth Balance, anyway!

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The Chaos Realm

January 24, 2015

I may try it one more time, but my initial impression was not good.

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Pamela Morse

January 24, 2015

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