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Perfect Cup of Bulletproof Coffee

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Bulletproof coffee is quite a bit healthier than your average breakfast, and it has the calories to match. Commonly used in intermittent fasting, bulletproof coffee gives plenty of energy and a great satiated feeling throughout the morning fasting hours.

Now, I want to explain this further. Drinking this coffee will break your fast from the night time, but it will ramp up your metabolism with caffeine and fats. This is to help you get through the fasting process in the 10+ hours ahead.

Personally, I drink 2 cups of this in the morning – fast all day – and eat at 9pm. If you’re only using this for breakfast, and still eating a lunch, then it’s not really intermittent fasting.

I use a Keurig Coffee Maker, it’s seriously the best coffee machine I’ve owned, by far! It doesn’t take up much more space than a regular coffee maker and I also have a small drawer that it sits on top of, which stores all my different flavors. You can use regular coffee in it no problem, too! Yeah, yeah, I know Folgers isn’t the best quality, but like I said you can order tons of different brands & flavors ;)

You can also fresh grind your coffee and use it, so if you don’t trust the quality of the cups then it’s no worry. I actually recommend using freshly ground beans, it’s healthier for you and it tastes better – but I’m a sucker for the pure convenience of them.

Main Components Bulletproof Coffee

Coconut Oil or MCT Oil – Coconut oil technically is MCT (Medium Chain Triglyceride) oil, well about 65-80% MCT anyway. MCT oil is just more concentrated than coconut oil, but both have been shown to aid in fat loss. I use coconut oil because, to me, it gives it a nice taste and it’s a heck of a lot cheaper where I live!

Grass Fed Butter – Cows that have a diet of fresh grass yields butter that has improved consistency and nutritional properties. The increase of fresh grass in the diet proportionally increases the amount of fat content, specifically unsaturated fats, which gives a pleasant firmness. The nutritional quality also increases, it’s loaded with Vitamin K2 and Omega 3 Fatty Acids.

Immersion Blender – Go on and try to mix this up with a fork, you’ll be sitting there for 20 minutes and having terrible results. Oil doesn’t mix with water unless you give it some help. You need a blender to be able to force these 2 liquids together, giving you a finished look like a latte – foamy on the top.

Benefits of Bulletproof Coffee

Fat Loss. Plain and simple, the consumption of medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) has been shown to lead to greater losses in adipose tissue (fat tissue), in both animals and humans.

Eating Fat? Do I even need to explain this one? Eating fat has been shown to lead to greater amounts of energy, more efficient energy usage, and more effective weight loss.

More Energy. Studies have shown that the rapid rate of oxidation in MCFAs (Medium Chain Fatty Acids) leads to an increase in energy expenditure. Primarily, MCFAs are converted into ketones (our best friends), are absorbed differently in the body compared to regular oils, and give us more overall energy.

Heart Attacks? The myth that saturated fats increases the chance of Coronary Heart Disease has been debunked over and over. Recent studies show that saturated fats can actually have a positive effect on your overall heart-health.

What You Need for BPC

It’s a simple recipe, but don’t let that fool you. It tastes great, fuels you during the day, and has tons of additional health benefits. If you want to make it 0 net carbs, simply opt out of using the vanilla and heavy cream!

I want to say that I am not the creator of this recipe. David Asprey is the “inventor” of the original bulletproof coffee, but keep in mind that the name has become mainstreamed and is used to describe any cup of coffee with fat in it.

  • 2 Cups Coffee
  • 2 Tbsp. Grass Fed Unsalted Butter
  • 2 Tbsp. Organic Coconut Oil (or MCT oil)
  • 1 Tbsp. Heavy Cream (Optional)
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract (Optional)

How to Make Bulletproof Coffee

Brew 2 cups worth of coffee into a large container. I used a measuring cup just because I wanted something that was see-through (for your benefit). I have the Keurig Brewed K-Cup Drawer to help with organization.

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Grab your butter, coconut oil, and immersion blender. You can mix this in a regular blender if you want to, but I feel like it’s more hassle than it’s worth in a normal blender.

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Cut off 2 Tbsp. of grass fed butter. I’m surprised at how few people use the packages markings – just cut into it, they work!

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Drop your butter into the coffee and watch it ooze.

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Measure out 2 Tbsp. of coconut oil (or MCT oil) and plunk that it into your coffee also.

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Measure out 1 tsp. of vanilla extract and add it to the coffee.

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Last but not least, the 1 Tbsp. of Heavy Cream. This adds a great creaminess to the coffee.

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Mix it all together very well.

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It will be a bit frothy on the top, but your bulletproof coffee is finished!

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Measure it out into your favorite mug and drink away!

BPC

 

I personally drink both of the cups I make, but if you were to drink 1 cup of BPC it would come out to: 255 Calories, 28.5g Fats, 1g Net Carbs, and 0g Protein.

Bulletproof Coffee Calories Fats (g) Carbs (g) Fiber (g) Net Carbs (g) Protein (g)
2 Cups Coffee 7 0 0 0 0 0
2 Tbsp. Grass Fed Unsalted Butter 200 24 0 0 0 0
2 Tbsp. Organic Coconut Oil 240 28 0 0 0 0
1 Tbsp. Heavy Cream 50 5 1 0 1 0
1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract 12 0 1 0 1 0
Totals 509 57 2 0 2 0

 

Sources

  1. The application of medium-chain fatty acids: edible oil with a suppressing effect on body fat accumulation. 
  2. Physiological effects of medium-chain triglycerides: potential agents in the prevention of obesity.
  3. The linear relationship between the proportion of fresh grass in the cow diet, milk fatty acid composition, and butter properties. 
  4. Conjugated linoleic acid in adipose tissue and risk of myocardial infarction.
  5. A systematic review of the evidence supporting a causal link between dietary factors and coronary heart disease. 
  6. The questionable role of saturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids in cardiovascular disease.
  7. Increased concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids in milk and platelet rich plasma of grass-fed cows. 

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  1. Jenn

    Awesome post, Craig!! It’s exactly what a newbie like me needs to get past the fear of BPC and give it a go – and I’m also looking forward to sharing BPC with my family over the holidays! I love that you included all the science links too, so I can educate them all once I tell them what’s in the super-special coffee I made them. ;) Thanks!

  2. Bob A

    You would be surprised how delicious and satiating this is. I cannot start my day now without my BPC. I actually use one of those Magic Bullet blenders to mix mine and it does a fantastic job as well and makes clean up very easy.

    • Craig

      Megan,

      Do you mean using tea instead of coffee? I’ve done it before with black tea and green tea and it’s worked just fine :) Hope you enjoy – let me know how it turns out!

    • Craig

      Adam,

      Awesome! I started experimenting with it more and more in herbal teas and I’m starting to gain a new love for bulletproof tea. Give it a try if you’re a tea fan!

  3. murphy

    I add 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa and 1 square of 90% dark chocolate (combine ingredients on stove, add to coffee and blend) for a delicious keto mocha. This is the food highlight of my day, every day. I can’t wait to get out of bed every morning just to have this drink…

    • Craig

      Haha Murphy, I’m the same way. It’s morning routine now to get up and get straight to the coffee machine to get everything ready. Love the stuff – and to think I used to think the idea sounded disgusting!

  4. Jean

    Could you reheat it after adding the ingredients. I am envisioning a half cold cup of coffee which is not for me. I really must try – butter in coffee? It does sound disgusting!

    • Craig

      Jean,

      Trust me, it’s not as bad as you imagine. After all, butter is made from cream – so it really just gives a creamy consistency to it. It actually changes color like it would if you added cream too. You can reheat it, that’s fine. The key is the make sure you blend it with a blender/hand blender to ensure all of it is mixed together well. If it’s mixed well, then you can re-heat no problem.

      I guess I am weird in a way that I kind of prefer warm/cool coffee over hot coffee, so I normally let mine cool off first before I drink it :)

  5. Liz

    I’ve been hesitant to try this but I got a Ninja blender for Christmas… Made my first cup this morning and I am very pleased. Thanks for your recipe! I will have my first cup while getting dressed and the other once I get to work.

  6. Shannon

    This sounds awesome! So if I wanted to do a three day fat fast would I do the 8 oz of cream cheese and the 2 cups of bpc or one cup of bpc and the 8 oz of cream cheese each day?
    Thanks!!!

    • Craig

      Shannon, if you’re doing a fat fast then it would be closer to 1 cup BPC and 8 Oz. Cream Cheese. You want to be in the 1000-1100 calorie range on the fat fast. :)

  7. sunshine

    i love is BPC, at first I was really hesitate to try….butter in coffee…..hmmmmm….but it does add a creamy consistency. I will definitely try to add the unsweeten cocoa and 1 bar of 90% dark chocolate, I am a chocolate addict (haha) Ive been on this Keto diet for about a week and half and love it, but i do miss my chocolate! so definitely gonna try the chocolate. thanks again for the recipe! Im on my 2nd day of intermittent fast! great info and great website!

  8. Jesus

    Hey so I made my first cup of bcp but I have never been a coffee guy especially if it wasn’t on the really sweet side, what can you suggest to make sweeten this up a bit or is bcp just not for me :/

      • Jesus

        A little update, so I gave it another shot I may have over done the ingredients after the coffee, so I stuck with to the recipe but I had salted butter I’m not sure how much that made a difference but when I had it, it had a sharp bad taste probably from adding to much extras. I replaced the butter with more coconut oil and after I added some almond milk to flatten? Out the flavor I enjoyed it much more than yesterday. Adding the milk shouldn’t be too bad right? Thanks Craig btw for all the recipes and stuff its helped my with my start into keto

  9. Barb

    If a blender is not available, a wire whisk will do in a pinch. Put the whisk in the mug. Place the handle between your two hands – like you’re praying. Quickly roll the whisk back and forth. It also gives your arms a good work out! You won’t get as much foam, but it will emulsify the oils. There’s not as much to clean up either. I figured this out when I didn’t have a blender handy and have been using this method often.

  10. Lara

    Hi! Glad I found your website, tons of GREAT info! I love making BPC, but since I didn’t have an Immersion Blender, I bought a small Ikea Frother (like $6 off Amazon). I melt a week’s worth of Coconut Oil, Butter, Heavy Whipping Cream in a saucepan until nice and smooth, then I use my frother in the sauce pan…then pour it into silicone muffin liners, freeze them, and pull out 2 in the morning, microwave them on melt, pour in my travel coffee mug, froth again, pour in about 1/2 coffee, froth a bit more, add rest of coffee, then I’m out the door! I LOVE how I am not hungry until about 12 or 12:30!

    • Craig

      Awesome Lara, though I do recommend getting an immersion blender. Not only for BPC, but making sauces, grinding ingredients, whipping things up. It’s a really useful tool to have. I’ve also had one of those Frother gadgets, and I just get much more use out of my immersion blender.

      Thanks for visiting the site by the way!

  11. Ian

    Hey,

    I’m fairly new to all, but I’ve been enjoying this coffee pretty much every day now and sometimes twice a day. Only difference I did was that I would add 1-2 scoops of Whey Isopure-No Flavor to it just because I tend to find it hard to gain all of the grams of protein I required. As far as consistency is seems to be that same, but in your opinion is that okay?

    • Craig

      Ian, as long as you’re fine with the amount of calories in it (it’s not going over your macros with other meals) then it’s no big deal. I love me some protein powder, just a lot of people have sensitivities to whey/casein.

  12. Candy Jo

    So, could I actually forego a meal for BPC ? I can get breakfast down ,but lunch is hard no prob with dinner & no snacks.. Im just so full

  13. Monique

    Is it possible to make this with decaffeinated coffee? I’m not a coffee drinker much and have always stayed away from caffeine, I’ve seen what caffeine addiction can do (family members can’t go a morning without it or they get headaches, jitters, etc…) so I don’t want to go down that rode. Thanks!

  14. Altany

    Hi,
    Had my first go at this recipe (at my wife’s prompting).

    Two mugs made and consumed. Tasted good, went down well.

    Excellent stuff. Thanks for the recipe.

    A

  15. Michele

    Gonna try this with my fat fast. Like I mentioned before, I never have much of an appetite and generally force myself to eat. Before it was all the wrong things and that’s why I gained weight – from not eating and then eating the wrong thing. Anyway, if I’m not hungry, can I just get away with a couple of these during the day?

    • Craig

      Michele, of course you can! I think as you eat more and continue, you will have more success as your metabolism will begin to repair the damage that has happened to it :)

  16. Tina

    Had the bullet proof coffee-WoW- fantastic. I’m so glad there are people out there willing to experiment. I’ve been a low-carb eater for a while but I always seem to lose interest and get tired of all the protein I was ingesting. Even left it for the most part and went to juicing which left me with a nice 15 lb weight gain and an increasing hemoglobin A1C. Started paleo but I just wasn’t going anywhere with my weight and I wasn’t feeling that good. Now I get it- my body needs fat. It’s hard to go against the grain when you work in the medical field but this is what I need. I feel really good and I won’t be swayed from it. P.S. your cookbook rules- can’t wait to start some of those recipes.

    • Craig

      Tina, that’s awesome news you’ve came back :) I used to get bored also, but once you start experimenting in the kitchen you realize that you aren’t really held back like we used to think. There’s so many recipes you can do and stay in ketosis it’s crazy. Also, thanks a TON for buying the cookbook – really helps me out! Let me know whatcha think of the recipes once you get down into it and cook some!

  17. Marissa

    Husband and I are trying this for the first time and using a Yerba Mate tea for our base. The tea definitely could have been brewed stronger but this is still a lot more satisfying and tasty than I thought when I first read what was in it! We’re doing your free 30 day plan and starting week 2 today. With how yummy everything has been and how much we’ve been enjoying the keto lifestyle I think we’ll definitely be purchasing your cookbook. Do you know if you’ll ever have a printed copy or is it only going to be in electronic form?

    • Craig

      Hey Marissa,

      Really glad to hear you guys are doing well (and enjoying it, too)! How’s it been going so far with the weight loss, have you been seeing results?

      The cookbook won’t be available in print form for a long time (if ever) because of the printing production costs I’d have to invest. It’s just too much money to think about for me at the minute. But, you could get the PDF version and print it at Kinkos and have it bound for around 20-30 dollars :)

  18. AndyWear

    I noticed theres no protein af all in this drink and would like some in it. I want to develop and maintain mh muscle while bejng on keto diet. What should i do?

    • Craig

      Andy, you could add protein powder to get protein into it. Though protein for every meal isn’t always needed when you’re maintaining muscle. You can still eat fats and maintain muscle as long as protein comes in other meals. This is more to kickstart your metabolism at the beginning of the day and help you on your way with losing the bodyfat. Keep protein in other meals and you’d be fine.

      • AndyWear

        Thanks for the response craig.
        I would like this coffee to be a staple for me in the morning because at the moment I do drink coffee every morning mixed with protein. It’s pretty gross. lol

        So what if I made this coffee, and boiled 2 eggs for the protein? I was hoping to add some protein in all 3 meals so that I can have a proper spread. I don’t know if I can eat enough protein with just 3 meals a day. And one last question. In the keto diet, so far all the menus I’ve seen, they’re all just 3 meals. Is that really all I need? Thanks!

        • Craig

          Andy, there’s a number of studies that show that nutrient timing isn’t what we thought it was 10-15 years ago. You can eat all your food in 1 meal, 10 meals, or 3 meals and still be able to get the effect of your food. Though, post-workout there’s some increased nutrient uptake, it’s not significant to require constant eating. It’s really just up to you how many times you eat, you can spread out to 5-6 meals a day if you want. I think the reason that you don’t see a lot of people eating 6 times a day is just because a lot of people don’t work out. A lot of people are on this diet for weight loss (while being sedentary) and just don’t have the schedule for multiple meals.

          As for the eggs, you could definitely do that. Coffee and protein might not work straight up, but some flavors would match well with coffee I’d think. Hope that helps!

  19. Katie

    Hey Craig, I finally got around to making BPC and your recipe is awesome. It gets me through from the time I wake up to the time I get home from work. Just wanted to let you know I accidentally grabbed my imitation coconut extract instead of my vanilla extract, and it was a wonderful mistake. If you like coconut, substitute the vanilla for some imitation coconut. It had a fabulous flavor. And from what I can find, McCormicks imitation coconut extract has 0 everything. No carbs, no calories, nothing.

    • Craig

      Awesome Katie, I’ll have to give that a try some time! Sounds delicious. Funny thing is I used to hate coconut and the taste of coconut, but not I love it :)

  20. JoAnn

    I was totally surprised when I tried this. It really is yummy. I can’t drink it without sweetener though. I add one tbsp. of DaVinci sugar free vanilla syrup (made with Splenda), instead of vanilla extract. It appears to be zero carbs. Also, I usually add the one tbsp. of HWC, but today, I tried it without. It was still creamy with just the butter. Now, if I choose to cut out dairy (just a possibility), I can still drink my coffee. :)

    • Craig

      Hey JoAnn, glad you like it! Butter is still considered dairy (since it’s made from cream) but you could make Ghee from butter and use that instead (it’s non-dairy). :)

  21. AndyWear

    Craig,
    I’m becoming your highest poster lol.
    Anyhow I got a question. I’ve been drinking bulletproof coffee and its been giving me diahrea. I’m not too sure what’s causing it. I know I’m lactose intollerent, but I don’t believe there is lactose in heavy cream. Or am I wrong?

    The difference I made to your recipe is I added pure vanilla whey protein and ceylon cinnamon. I’m using MCT oil. Also, I’m using pretty strong vietnamese coffee. I hadn’t had diahreah from my whey or protein before. Feeling really light headed in the morning. So…..am I doing something wrong?

  22. Sarah

    I finally got brave enough to make BPC. I was a little scared of the coconut oil & butter, but I got over the fear and am so glad that I did!
    I’ve had this every morning now for a week and a half. I have it around 5:00am, and am not hungry until around noon.
    Perfect recipe…really, really good stuff!

  23. tracey

    Hi again,
    How long after the BPC are we to wait to have our first meal? I would like to drop 10lbs. Also, would it help to add Great Lakes Gelatin to our coffee for protein and to keep me satisfied longer? I usually workout shortly after BPC. I do Zuzka Light, Buti and rebounding or power walking. Usually an hour or a little more. I like gelatin because it has helped with my hair and skin. I usually take a tablespoon before bed also as it helps with deeper sleep. Opinions? Thank you so much. I am purchasing your cookbook also.

    • Craig

      Tracey, that depends on you. Some people fast after their BPC, some people don’t. Some people eat a meal with their BPC. It’s more about what works for you and what your macros are (how many allotted calories, fats, proteins, and carbs). If it fits in, you can do whatever you’d like :)

    • Craig

      Kristy, you can still use regular butter but grass fed will just offer a bit more nutrients and vitamins. Kerrygold is a widely available brand you could check out some time in the future!

  24. Quyen

    Hey,

    At the start you mentioned drinking this coffee will break the fast from the previous evening yet from the bpc page.

    they say that drinking bulletproof coffee does not break the fast? I know that your recipe is slightly different, so what ingredients in your recipe would break the fast?

    Thanks

    • Craig

      Hey Quyen,

      I just have a difference in opinion and have read that in-taking over 50 calories in a sitting will break a fast. I still count the calories from coconut oil, mct oil, and butter. These break the fasting state.

  25. Deb

    I have no problem having BPC in the morning with a scoop of or Visalus protein powder..and lasting until dinner time. What kind of macros should I hit if I am only having 2 meals at the end of the day? How long can or should this fasting routine be maintained before reverting to multiple meals throughout the day. How frequently can the fast mode be repeated ? I am 5ft 2in and about 135 lbs. want to lose about 15 lbs

    • Craig

      Deb, I fast every day but I also make sure to hit my macros at the end of the day when I eat all of my food. It’s not that I’m eating less calories – I’m eating just as many as I would if I were eating throughout the day. I just do it for the convenience and energy levels I get from it.

    • Craig

      Debi,

      There’s no reason BPC would take you out of ketosis. Since coconut oil is mostly MCT oil, it oxidizes into ketones (which is unique about it). It would deepen the ketotic state, if anything.

  26. Judy Oneil

    Hi, I’m new and I want to know if I can eat Quest Bars they have 3 net carbs in them I have a lot of them. Also what about Premier Protein shake it has 3 carbs in it 30 protein 160 calorie all ready made I have 15 of them. I’m going to Costco on Friday to shop anything special I should get? I drink a lot of Iced Tea I use Now Better Stevia Liquid Extract in it. Thank you for you help!

    Always,Judy

    • Craig

      Judy,

      I’d suggest not eating Quest Bars – especially when you are just starting out. I’d suggest saving them for when you become fat adapted (in 4-6 weeks time). As for the protein shakes, I suggest never drinking them. They’re very high in protein and not very much fat I’d imagine. You should take your time to look up your macros using the Keto Calculator at the top of the website. This will help you understand how much you should be eating.

      Hope that helps!

  27. Cliff

    Hi, I’m using a nespresso machine which produces max 110ml of pure lovely tasting coffee. Being new to Keto (my 3rd week) I’m planning to add MCT oil and 2 tbls of Kerrygold to the 110ml of coffee – almost like a shot! is that going to be ok? or do you have to drink it with more coffee?, does it boil down to personal preference?

    thanks for the brilliant information on here, it is precious!

    • Craig

      Cliff, I saw that machine and thought it looked pretty nice. Just was a bit pricey for me considering I have one. To answer your question, it’s all about personal preference :) Thanks for the kinds words!

  28. Gina

    I hate coffee so I tried the tea instead and I was honestly surprised at how good it tasted. I didn’t have any cream so it was just the tea, coconut oil, butter and vanilla. I was skeptical but it won me over.

    • Craig

      Gina – that’s how I feel. You can’t knock it till you try it. I also don’t use cream in mine, because butter is made from cream so it adds what you need usually. Tea, broth, coffee – doesn’t matter!

  29. Tabatha

    Hi! Do you think this could be a good before bed snack made with decaf of course. I am finding it hard to eat my exercise calories back through the day and this could be the perfect drink to help me stay within goal.

    • Craig

      It could be Tabatha, but I’d just try to eat (well, drink) a bit before bed time. Fats usually give you energy and a lot of people have trouble sleeping if they eat a lot of fats right before bed.

  30. Liana

    Hi!

    I’ve been drinking BCP using Land O’ Lakes unsalted butter, Kirkland Organic Coconut Oil, Golden Creme Heavy Whipping Cream, and Torani Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup…is that ok?

    I also try to fast by not eating after 8pm until 12pm the next. I workout at 5am and drink BCP before I work out. I eat about 1300 – 1400 calories a day and I’m 5’1 approx. 110 lbs trying to get to 105lbs. However, I am still gaining weight slowly…Am I doing something wrong? I come very close to my macros and range from 20-25g net carbs.

      • Sharon

        Craig and Liana,
        I have the same issue with the weight – I think its mainly in our heads :P I am at 102 right now and my calories are set at 1200. I really get wound up if I cross that line (trying to get to 101, started at 107 – height 5.3) and I KNOW I am being really OTT but can’t seem to control it. I am also using it to control my seizures so thats another motivator for me, regardless, taming the beast in our heads is no simple task.

        Craig – I really struggle with the macros, specifically the carb/protein. I can usually get my fats to 80% (would rather they be higher) but my protein stays under. Short of seeing a nutritionist or giving up my 90% chocolate, not sure I can beat it!

        THANKS for all your help!!!!!!

        • Craig

          You should be able to incorporate eggs and/or meats to get your protein up while still having a good chunk of fat on your plate. You can measure prior to cooking to make sure that your macros end up turning out what you want them to be. That would be the best bet.

          Since you’re doing this for medical reasons, I would especially advise to making a meal plan for the day, or week (calculated out) so you know exactly what you’ll be doing with a plan of action!

  31. Casey

    I am looking forward to trying this but I have a question. Does the coconut oil make a difference as to wether it’s hydrogenated or non???

    • Craig

      You shouldn’t be eating hydrogenated oils as they’re quite unhealthy and filled with trans fats (something you want to avoid). It should be quite easy to find regular coconut oil :)

  32. Sharon

    I tried this early on in keto and found it WAY too much but now, four months in, its yummy. I do have a question though, I tried making it today using a pack of Starbucks instant Via, 1tbsp of c/oil and 1tbsp of Kerry. Added 1tbsp of HC and a dash of vanilla and it still seemed too strong, so I added another err, splash of cream (:P) I calculated the calories for one serving around 342 – sure its because I added more hc but, is it because I was coward with the other ingredients that it tasted so strong?? I also had trouble frothing it – using an older Oster free stand mixer.

    • Craig

      I use a hand mixer to mix mine up – it may be time to invest in a new one! The strength in the taste of the ingredients might just be a personal thing, and you may want to look into expeller pressed coconut oil (no taste) or using MCT oil in replacement to it (though I prefer coconut oil). Glad to hear you’re coming around to it though :)

  33. Tia

    First, thanks for this awesome site! I’ve been making almostBPC for several months, no butter or vanilla. This sounds much better. Just stating week two of keto diet. Already feel better and lost 4 pounds. :-) my question is on the coconut oil. Expeller pressed, one said it was virgin(?), some say nothing. I have tried several types, is there really a difference? I always get organic, but not sure if I should look for anything else. Thanks!

    • Craig

      Expeller pressed coconut oil just has no taste. If you’re not a fan of the taste of coconut, then expeller pressed will be best. Otherwise it doesn’t make too big of a difference :)

      Glad you’re doing well and feeling better on keto, and thanks for stopping in to make a comment!

  34. Tia

    Thanks Craig. Now a member. This coffee has made a great difference in my mornings for sure. Thanks for info on the oil as well. I’ve made my BPC this morning with a touch of torani syrup. Only chocolate I’ve had in almost a month. Mmmm!

    • Craig

      Sounds delicious Tia, I know a lot of people that use Torani syrups in their coffee – I have done it a few times and it definitely adds a whole new flavor dimension to it all – it’s yummy :)

  35. Kon

    I always thought of putting butter into my coffee, since I don’t want to purchase heavy cream. Just one question can you substitute other type of oil for coconut oil, such as canola, olive, or veggie?

    • Craig

      Kon,

      Canola and veggie oil is loaded with processed polyunsaturated fats which are pretty terrible for you. Along with that they’re loaded with omega 6′s. If you don’t like the taste of coconut oil (which has many health benefits, metabolic advantages, and is rather cheap) you could alternatively use MCT Oil. This is a mix of coconut oil and palm oil, but has no taste.

    • Craig

      For oils, I would just say double up on the butter. Normally I’d suggest MCT Oil but that is made of processed coconut oil. You may need to look up whether or not it can cause allergic reactions for people allergic to coconut :)

  36. Jess

    So I feel like I’m doing something wrong because I really don’t like this recipe. I like my coffee black and adding cream and things to it is just weird. I’ve also tried it with tea (green and irish black) but I still can’t seem to find a way to make this recipe that’s palatable to me. Is there something else that I can do instead of BPC that still fits into the intermittent fasting?

    • Craig

      Jess,

      If you’re doing true IF then you can skip breakfast completely (or just drink a black coffee) and eat in a 2-6 hour window at the end of the night (or whenever you want, really). Some people just won’t like this recipe, but many do. Make sure you’re using grass fed unsalted butter and organic coconut oil (expeller pressed if you don’t like the taste). With that said, if you don’t like cream in your coffee, you probably won’t like the butter (they are similar tastes once mixed together).

  37. Tasha

    First time trying this and…awesome!! It’s like a really good latte from the coffee shop. I added the unsweetened cocoa powder too and just a little sugar in the raw (I’ve gotten to use to having a little sugar in my coffee). Thus will definitely become a normal part oft morning!!

    • Craig

      Woot! I’m super glad to hear you liked it Tasha! If you’re following keto, though, try to replace the sugar in the raw with a natural sweetener with stevia or erythritol :)

  38. Michelle

    Hi what is your take on almond milk I love coffee and yes bpc is amazing sometimes I use clp to make smoothies with almond milk etc but what are your views on it. And where can I get my hands on a complete shopping list?

    • Craig

      Michelle, what do you mean by a complete shopping list? Almond milk is fine to consume, but the point of BPC is to get fats into your system easily. If you have other alternatives, you don’t really need BPC to be honest (if you don’t want to have it on certain days).

  39. Gena

    Craig, please forgive me in advance – I think I posted this question but can’t find it anywhere my question is can I drink the bulletproof coffee with chocolate peanut butter coconut oil, instead of BPC when intermittent fasting?

    • Craig

      Gena,

      You can I suppose but it takes away the health benefits that BPC has. If you want to just do it as a source of fat, that’s fine. You just need to make sure that it’s worked into your other macros.

      The other thing I said when I answered (I can’t find it either, but I remember your question), is that BPC will knock you out of intermittent fasting unless you are doing 12 hours between meals (7am and 7pm for example). So if you want to keep IF truly IF, you shouldn’t bother with BPC. I know I’ve said that’s what I do, but that’s what made me feel best (and people have complained that it confuses them, so I am just clarifying).

      Hope that helps!

      • Gena

        Thank you so so much! I am glad is asked – I am looking forward to getting back on track! Oh the other question I asked was about the security if the site want to buy the book, but wanna make sure you encrypt?!!

        • Craig

          Yes, once you are taken to the checkout, it is through PayPal or the Cart System (where you actually enter credit card information and things like that). These pages are completely encrypted and should show you at the left of your URL bar that they have valid SSL certificates. PayPal is one of the worlds largest online transaction takers, so they spend tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars a month to make sure their site is secure.

          Hope that helps!

  40. xD3S1x

    so i’ve never made Coffee at home and kinda confused with the tools i need to make this coffee..
    so searching on Amazon UK what kinda coffee maker am i looking for? (if i wanna make it from fresh beans as well)
    best place to get MCT Oil? Amazon or somewhere else?
    what beans should you recommend?

    • Craig

      You don’t need any special tools to make this coffee. You can make it the regular old way – the machine is just for pure convenience :)

      I prefer to get my MCT Oil on Amazon – it’s really expensive in other places, and I found it’s the best price there.

      As for the coffee beans, you can look for some organic locally sourced coffee – usually in health shops but you can sometimes find them in regular grocery stores. Just keep an eye out for a good quality bean (not super processed) and I think you’ll be good to go!


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