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Christian Kettner
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My wife and I drink bulletproof coffee on a regular basis....has anyone else tried it?
 
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I have friends who do. I'm breastfeeding now so I haven't tried it yet but it interests me. Do you like it? What do you put in yours? Are you trying to lose weight?
 
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What is it? I love coffee I thought you just meant strong and thick at first.
 
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Not exactly, but close. I use grassfed cream/butter or raw coconut oil, but one at a time. I can't get that much oil mixed into the coffee. I do try to get all those good oils in a day, but spread out over the day.

I do use REALLY GOOD coffee and enjoy my two cups a day. I limit the caffeine and enjoy it more that way.
 
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R Scott wrote:Not exactly, but close. I use grassfed cream/butter or raw coconut oil, but one at a time. I can't get that much oil mixed into the coffee. I do try to get all those good oils in a day, but spread out over the day.

I do use REALLY GOOD coffee and enjoy my two cups a day. I limit the caffeine and enjoy it more that way.


OK...I drink good organic coffee and I use unrefined organic coconut oil, so I put how much oil in my cup? I am not sure I will love this as much as I do each separately.

 
Christian Kettner
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I just copied this off the Facebook post that Paul made about cowboy coffee..I figured it would be more appropriate as a thread of its own here instead of hijacking his Facebook post...
Dave asprey has a blog called the bulletproof executive...he came up with the idea for bulletproof coffee when he was hiking in Tibet and was offered yak butter tea by sherpas....sherpas are legendary for the superhuman performance at high altitude.
Dave explains the health benefits of 100% grassfed butter and the coffee on his website and has tons of free info and podcasts on biohacking and mostly increasing mental performance longevity etc.
The basic recipe is to brew with low toxin beans.....coffee beans are very prone to get moldy while they are being processed ...although the mold itself is not heat stable while roasting the beans the toxins they give off(((its their way of saying I was here first this bean is mine...take that))are heat stable and remain in the bean
Some believe this is why coffee gets a bad rap in some studies while in others its the best thing since sliced cheese.
The best processing methods are those that "wash" the beans immediately after harvest to remove the husk and beans from high elevation areas and in central America seem to be best...and hey..they travel less from there.
The basic recipe is this and my amounts are vague he gives more exact measurements on the websitent
Cup of coffee(ill usually do about 14oz.and we split it
2 tablespoons grass fed butter
Mct oil or just straight coconut oil ...I use a good sized tablespoon and I know that coconuts have a big footprint but coffee does as well so what the heck.
Preheat a glass blender with hot water and your mug...put it all together and blend for a little while and you will get something delicious with a big head of foam like.a latte
If you just mix the butter in you'll get a very unappealing oil slick of butter floating on your coffee...the magic is in the blending
I have used one of those newfangled shake mixing bottles and it comes out good as well and I leave the coconut oil out sometimes and its good as well
Hope this helped clear it up...can ramble.forever on this stuff...listening to hundreds of underground health and Wellness podcasts are what brought me to permaculture..hey bulletproof coffee can be my first permies thread!
 
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Some of my friends add a raw pastured egg yolk, some use coconut oil only, some use butter only and some use both. The yolk emulsifies the oil.

Supposedly it helps keep energy up and fights sugar cravings.
 
Christian Kettner
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Matu that sounds awesome...raw egg is so good for you...we have been adding some collegin powder to ours...it adds to the foamy top and don't even know it is there ...I noticed I am nit getting those mistery bruises any longer.
 
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Judith just start by adding a little and see if you like it...just make sure its unsalted butter salty coffee sounds yucky...you have to really whip it up and keep it hot,so everything the coffee goes into should be preheated.
Some people use those little battery operated frothers but a blender works best....the smoothie shakers with the little blender balls work we'll but I don't like putting hot liquids in plastic so I just use a Mason jar with the blender ball and shake like hell...At home I use a glass electric blender.
 
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One if the good side effects from coffee that has lots of fat in it is that it will curb your hunger while keeping your body in a state of ketosis if you want to try intermittent fasting and have a shorter eating window from 2-8pm ,
 
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I have tried bulletproof, I don't think it's that much different from the organic coffee that I can get locally. It will break you from cheap coffee forever. I put cinnamon only in mine. I drink about 6 cups a day when performing my off farm drudgery, that has me out of bed at 5 am.
 
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I don't get the actual bulletproof coffee beans they are pricey and I like roasting my own beans.
Green beans can be bought in bulk and store a long time until you roast them and I also like the sweet Maria's site because it has so much info on the farms the beans are grown on and how they are processed ..even the elevation.the bulletproof exec site tells you what to look for to get a good low toxin bean...he had the info on his site long before he sold any of his products.
 
Christian Kettner
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Never tried cinnamon in coffee ...sounds good
 
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Matu I am overweight and going to start doing something about it..I am going to start doing some intermittent fasting and shortening my eating window....I work at trader Joe's and I am surrounded by food I need to work on my willpower as well and stay away from the free samples!
 
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we add coconut milk to our coffee
i certainly notice how the extra fat keeps me full longer through the day. sometimes i look up and notice i should have eaten lunch an hour ago!

we dont buy the name brand bulletproof coffee, but we do get organic.
 
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Christian Kettner wrote:Never tried cinnamon in coffee ...sounds good
Cinnamon is a thermogenic. I have done IF in the past, with decent results. I did 4 hour window 5 days in a row about 6 months ago. The last few times I have tried I have failed big time.
 
Christian Kettner
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Cool ...I think coconut has some excellent properties as well that would compliment the cinnamon. I hear ya on the I.F. thing...you almost need to psych yourself up
 
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I've been interested in BP coffee but have never bought any. I seem to be very sensitive to coffee and I can only assume from hearing Dave interviewed, it is because of the mycotoxins. I used to drink coffee somewhat regularly, but the health effects after drinking it made me obviously aware, coffee was something to be avoided. I've been warned by a naturapath that I trust more than any doctor that coffee is horrible for health.

I like a good cup of tea now instead.

It is interesting to note, that the EU tests coffee for toxins and rejects batches that exceed their levels. Where do you think those get shipped?

Pull up a Joe Rogan Experience with Dave to hear him talk more about it. He's been on a few times.
 
Christian Kettner
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IT very well may be the toxicity of the beans...since I have switched to cleaner ,higher quality coffee I have not had the jitters or gut pains I used to have....I think it is wise to be careful or stay away from coffee for a while if its causing you trouble....nomatter how good or clean the coffee is, it artificialyy jacks up your adrenals and can make you more and more reliant on outside stimuli to keep yourself going.
One thing that alot of people do is go heavy on decafwhen they are having problems with caffienated coffee and that may not be the beat choice either if you are going for micotoxin free coffee because the caffeine is the bean's built in defense against mold and provides its antifungal protection....so while decaf may have less caffeine...it may be toxic as hell with the very toxins that have been linked to innumerable diseases the.most prolific in coffee ...aflatoxin..is a fungal toxin that is well known to promote disease and is even used by scientists to promote cancer in animal studies.
*** the only surefire thing to do is ask how a coffee is processed...(you will office end get a blank stare))..but only if you know it is a single source coffee from one area and not a cheap blend is this first question even relevant...
You want wet process,washed,or mechanically processed beans(I know mechanically processed may not be as green as natural process)
Natural process would be the type of processing that you want to avoid if you are experiencing sensitivities or just want the cleaner coffee
High altitude is better ..the higher you go the less likely your beans will experience mold
I usually shoot for. Central America because it is the closest and they do more wet processing.
Guatamalan grown coffee is almost always a sure bet to be the cleanest micotixin free coffee if you had to guess ...they just seem to have tons of water and like Kerry gold butter from Ireland just happens to always be grass fed because they just have so much amazing grass....guatamalan coffee in my experience so far always seems to be wet process.
That's why I started roasting my own coffee ...because I got transparent discriptions and photos of the farms on the websites I bought from and it was just plain fun.
 
Christian Kettner
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And yes ...it seems crazy that the EU's standards are so much higher for testing...and this goes for all of their stored grains as well....the same toxins come into play and some people that have food sensitivities here...go abroad and are fine.
I'm not anti Dave...his stuff ain't cheep
I do my own cheap version but if had the bucks I'd buy Dave's stuff along with his supplements because he's a perfectionist
Dave charges more for his coffee because of the meticulous level of testing and he is extremely in control of his processing....that's what you are paying for with his stuff...
I always wanted to try tea versions of bulletproof coffee recipe just for fun...maybe with some strong English or Irish tea....after all the original idea came from yak butter tea in Tue first place.
 
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We get coffee from Dave the Coffee Guy, but I'm betting it's a different Dave. http://hawaiiwhitemountain.com/ It's an estate grown and processed coffee grown here on Hawaii Island. You can put butter in it if you like, I suppose, but it's pretty good plain, too.
 
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Looks like really good coffee!!! Love Hawaiian coffee!!we have been not been adding butter to our coffee lately...(possibly because we are now getting enough healthy fats in our diets)
Strange because at first it was almost this "primal" urge to get more clean fat in our diets,but as of late the urge to put it in our coffee has subsided. We kinda just go with what our bodies seem to want.
 
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I drink Bulletproof on occasion. For me it's just organic black coffee and a tablespoon of organic coconut oil.

Like others have mentioned here, I have developed a sense for when I "need" it and when I don't. When I first started I would have it every day. Now I have the bulletproof version once a week or so when my body or brain is craving that healthy fat.
 
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Christian Kettner wrote:Looks like really good coffee!!! Love Hawaiian coffee!!we have been not been adding butter to our coffee lately...(possibly because we are now getting enough healthy fats in our diets)
Strange because at first it was almost this "primal" urge to get more clean fat in our diets,but as of late the urge to put it in our coffee has subsided. We kinda just go with what our bodies seem to want.


My wife and I are addicted to Asprey's coffee beans. I usually use grass-fed heavy cream or coconut milk (or sometimes just drink it black). My wife usually puts in a blender with one or more of cocoa butter, Kerrygold, or amino acids, depending on what she feels like using.
 
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