Bulletproof Coffee

More and more people have tried Bulletproof Coffee (BPC), and more and more of you are seeing the benefits (memory, fat loss, insulin sensitivity, performance), not to mention it tastes great! For those of you new to BPC, we have provided a little guide to get you on the road to awesomeness!

Recipe (from Bulletproof Executive)
– Start with a cup of of black coffee brewed with mold-free beans (important).
– Add 1-2 Tbs of UNSALTED grass-fed butter
– Add 30 grams of Medium Chain Tryglcyeride Oil (MCT Oil) for max energy, weight loss and brain function (optional).
– Blend with a pre-heated hand blender, Magic Bullet, or (best) counter top blender until there is a creamy head of foam. (It doesn’t work well if you mix it with a spoon).

Now, I am sure many of you will be shocked at the butter content, “What about all that saturated fat?!” but (good) fats are not the enemy! Take a look at just a couple of these articles if you need some more info on the benefit of fat, “The Butter Manifesto” and the “Big FAT blog post‘ from Robb Wolf, also take a look at this info-graphic. Be sure to to get unsalted butter (salted butter tastes nasty in coffee!), and grass-fed is always a massive bonus in terms of nutrients. Waitrose sells a variety of these (1, 2), as does Borough Market.

Apart from the butter, there are some very important points to making the most beneficial BPC, not all coffee is created equal. To keep it simple, badly processed, stored and handled coffee has high levels of myotoxins, these are usually the ‘blends’ of beans you can buy at your chain coffee shop (think Starbucks, Costa etc), and these myotoxins can cause havoc with your body and make you weak!

What we are looking for in our coffee is single origin (not a blend!), wet processed coffee, South American coffees have a good reputation. Here are some tips on how to find the best coffee in your area.

The best place we have found to buy great quality coffee is Monmouth, we particulary favour the Blue Batak and Fazenda Camocim. You can go along and try all their coffees and choose the one you like best.

Here is a video on how to make your BPC….

Part 1

Part 2

Workout of the day
A: Snatch development

B: Each 30 seconds for 12 minutes perform 1 Hang Snatch, add load if successful


  1. Miranda Love says:

    What makes this coffee have such benefits as weight/fat loss and better memory?

    • Is not just ‘this’ coffee. All coffee has been linked to fat loss, through various hormonal interactions.Try reading the links provided Miranda and it all explains it! πŸ™‚

      As for better memory, coffee has long been linked to better cognitive function, so it does more than improve memory (again look at the links)

      BPC is an improvement on ‘regular’ coffee (read: starbucks, Costa, freeze-dried coffee etc) as it focuses on single source beans which are grown and processed in a way to minizmise myotoxin (mold) formation. These myotoxins can cause havoc in the body.

  2. No idea! But it does taste great! I add a bit of 100% cocoa to mine… Nice!

  3. Coffee and butter? I’ll admit I’m skeptical. But definately going to give it a try.

  4. Did anyone else look at that mini blender and think “whoa, I could make individual portions of whipped cream ON THE GO!”? Here is Robb Wolf’s take on mycotoxins: http://robbwolf.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Paleo-Solution-Episode127.pdf (or listen to the podcast as it is funnier with a California accent). Coffee makes me jittery and sweaty and gives me insomnia. Maybe I’ll try a sip of your BPC sometime to see if there is any difference…

  5. The Fazenda Camocim is a natural (dry?) process, isn’t that bad? I’m sooo confused…

    +1 for Monmouth though… Square Mile and Nude are good local roasters to check out too.

    • Yeh its quite difficult to get wet-processed, so dry processed is ok, just make sure its single-origin. The higher altitude the beans are grown at the better.

      Blend coffees tend to be the ‘odds and ends’ that get left over…

  6. Unsalted butter is key. It is more like double cream than butter when unsalted.

    Jay and I have tried a few and have found that these two meet our criteria:

    Beurre Lescure Butter

    Echire Butter

  7. hey, just wondering about bpc, should it be in place of breakfast, or pre wod or post wod? I’m guessing it’s pre, but what if I wod in the evenings? would you suggest first thing and then pre wod? bit confused! πŸ™‚

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