How To Make Bullet Proof Coffee

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Why would you ever put butter in your coffee? Well, if you’ve ever heard of bullet proof coffee – that’s exactly what you do. In this post, we’ll show you exactly how to make this crazy drink and whether or not, it’s worth it’s weight in coffee bean gold.

How To Make Bullet Proof Coffee Video

Dave’s Original Bullet Proof Coffee Recipe

  1. Start with 500 ml (2 mugs) of black coffee brewed with mold-free beans (important)
  2. Add 2 Tbs (or more, up to 80 grams, about 2/3 of a standard stick of butter) of Kerry Gold or other UNSALTED grass-fed butter
  3. Add 30 grams of MCT oil for max energy, weight loss and brain function (optional if you have none)
  4. 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)

Original recipe at Bullet Proof Exec

How To Make Bullet Proof Coffee Transcript

Why would you ever put butter in your coffee? Well if you heard of bulletproof coffee, that’s exactly what you do. I’m gonna show you exactly what you need, how to make it and how it might just change your morning routines forever.

First thing’s first, what is bulletproof coffee? That’s a really great question. It’s essentially two main things: coffee, plus butter. Yes, butter. Now you’re probably asking why would I ever put butter in my coffee? I replied yes because you are a smart, insightful youtuber.

There’s three main reasons you gonna wanna do this:

One, it’s gonna give you a ton of energy without a crash later.

Two, it’s gonna give your body a lot of healthy fats so you’re probably not otherwise get it.

And three, it’s gonna prolong the fat-burning stage that your body naturally goes into in the morning that would otherwise stall out if you dumped a lot of sugar, half and half, other crap in your coffee.

So how exactly do you make bulletproof coffee? Well, you’re gonna need a few things.


  • WHEY PROTEIN (optional)

First, you’re gonna need coffee. Dave sells a specially blend on his site, it’s from Guatemala that has less toxins and less bacteria. The whole processing is a little bit safer but it’s also more expensive so if you try this out for the first time, you might not wanna to just dive down on a five-pound bag of coffee, but you can pick up something like here from seven-eleven for a dollar. You know, if you’re gonna have this everyday, probably wanna invest on something nicer, but if you just wanna give this a shot, do it with whatever coffee you have lying around.

The second thing you’re going to need, is butter. Now, you’re going to want to make sure that this is grass-fed butter not grain-fed butter. The difference between the two is that grain-fed cows do not produce the same type of fat in the same ratios like grass-fed cows do. That means, butter doesn’t come out the same, the fats aren’t as healthy for you, it doesn’t blend as well and it doesn’t taste as well. So you’re gonna wanna make sure that  you get grass-fed butter, trust me on this one.

The third thing you’re gonna need, is MCT OIL. Now, if you don’t have a ton of MCT oil lying around your house,  MCT stands for Medium-chain triglycerides, for those of you who don’t have a PhD in Science. Then you pick up some coconut oil, I picked some up from Trader’s Joe, it tastes delicious, smells fantastic, can’t go wrong with coconut oil, use it on everything.

The fourth ingredient is optional, it’s not technically Dave’s original bulletproof coffee formula, I like to add it because it adds a lot of amino acids in the morning and it tastes really really good is about half-scoop of Whey Protein. This is french vanilla, so it gives you a little bit of that flavor without having to add half and half, sugar all that other crap in it.

Enough of me yapping, let’s actually make this stuff.

First of all, you’re gonna take your coffee and you’re gonna throw it into one of your other cups. Now, if I did mention that you need a blender earlier? You need a blender. Your sturdy stirrers are not gonna cut it when it comes to MCT oil and butter. You’re gonna pour them into that, and you’re gonna take a coconut oil, about a teaspoon or so, and you’re gonna get it in there. Now you’re gonna see why we need a blender because it doesn’t necessarily blend very long or somethin’.

We’re also gonna take about a teaspoon or two of butter — yuumm, and throw it in. Along with that, we’re gonna add about half-scoop of Whey Protein, and then, we’re gonna screw the top on, put on our blender, and hit go.

And that’s what it looks like when it’s done. You unscrew the top, and you’re gonna enjoy. Cheers!

And that’s how you make bulletproof coffee.

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  1. says

    Thanks for this info, I have heard the term Bulletproof coffee on several podcasts but thought it was just a brand of coffee not an actual recipe!

    Going to give this a try, just gotta try and find grass fed butter now. Regarding that, do you have any links to the science behind the difference in butter types?

    • says

      With all due respect, do you really need science to know the difference? Grass fed – varying grasses – even weeds – eaten at the cow’s discretion, and which are not sprayed with chemicals that effectively kill insects by destroying their nervous system.

      Grain fed – cows are fed cultivated grains which have been sprayed with the aforementioned neurotoxins and which are supplemented with feed that will prematurely add weight. Pounds = $$$. Toxins are stored in the fat of mammals, including humans, so when you eat their fat, you eat their toxins.

      • Jim O'Donnell says

        There’s really no reason for the tone, especially when your answer is only partially correct. There’s a lot of reasons why grass fed dairy (considerably different from grass fed meat, incidentally) is more beneficial. Whole fat dairy products from grass fed cows have a very favorable omega fats ratio. Cows are herbivores, but they’re genetically grazing animals that get some grains but are built to eat mostly grasses and leaves. While there’s really no credible evidence that “neurotoxins” appear in nonorganic dairy, the diet of grain-fed cows produces a product that has much more omega 6 fatty acid than pastured dairy. It has a much greater insulin response, which is terrible for people trying to control weight and hypertension.

        Grass fed butter and whole fat products, on the other hand, have a very favorable omega ratio and a much lower glycemic index. The butter has almost a perfect 1:1 ratio. Grass fed ghee is an excellent substitute for vegetable oil in your cooking and can actually help you lose weight.

    • Sandy says

      Turns out there is science (actually chemistry) behind the grass-fed dairy (and beef) thing… Has to do with the building blocks that are used to make trans-fatty acids versus non-trans (or cis fatty acids). Essentially the difference betweeh saturated fats and nonsaturated fats. The building blocks to make bad fat are essentially NOT found in the normal diet of a cow, such as in grasses and plants, but ARE found in corn. In fact, we as a civilization caused the bad fat in standard red meat because we fed cows corn!! With grass-fed meat, while the meat is leaner (more red and less streaked), it also has less of the bad fat and more of the good fat…

      • Sandy says

        There is also a great chapter describing the chemistry of this in the book “The Omnivore’s Dilemma”…

        But if you are more interested in the chemistry, look up long-chain fatty acids and saturated fat….


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