A coffee so invincible it has been dubbed “bulletproof,” this burgeoning blend is anything but banal. Bulletproof coffee calls for Certified Clean coffee beans blended with unsalted butter and Brain Octane Oil, a radical recipe for increased alertness and a burst of energy only a certain type of morning person is familiar with. An interesting, yet fruitful combination of ingredients from the likes of butter, oil, and coffee beans, you do not need to be an expert on java to recognize that BPC is not your average cup of joe.

You’ve got to ask yourself, if all your friends started putting butter in their coffee, would you butter up, too? Before you come to a conclusion, consider the benefits of this unusual concoction that may have you jumping onto the bandwagon. From the act of manifesting mental clarity to working toward weight loss goals, this special blend is a surefire way to bite the wellness bullet and bolster your energy levels.

This may be difficult to fathom, on account of the debilitating misconceptions surrounding the notorious block of solid, saturated fat. There are often two extremes when it comes to butter— those who can’t live with it, and those who can’t live without it. And then there are those who put a chunk of it in their coffee and call it a day. Quite frankly, butter has a bad rap sheet amongst the health conscious and salubrious LA crowd of health conscious, fitness junkies walking amongst us. Often seen smeared upon a slice of Wonder Bread or smothered on a croissant, unhealthy foods have been proven to be a slight indicator of what makes butter baneful to the public eye.


Studies on the matter indicate “a small or neutral association between butter consumption and increased cardiovascular risk,” yet British Heart Foundation dietitian Tracy Parker suggests that butter consumption should still be monitored with care. There are an immeasurable number of alternatives to appease butter refuters, from a chiseled looking Fabio promoting I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter to a myriad of healthy substitutes for butter in baking; however, while most are trying to dodge the fatty substance, “Bulletproof executive” David Asprey swears by it.

Asprey is credited with the health crazed concoction that coalesces high-quality coffee with minimal mycotoxins, superfood-esque grass-fed butter, and a purified form of medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) to create a coffee that corroborates the body’s need for healthy fats. That being said, it takes a week or two for the body to turn on its fat digestion systems when switching to BPC.


Misconstrued to be a satanic source of solid fat by scathing cynics, a nutrient dense tablespoon of butter contains more beta-carotene than carrots, 500 IU vitamin A, heightened amounts of vitamin K, vitamin D, and antioxidants, and butyrate. A sunny yellow color, grass-fed butter comes from healthier cows and contains a greater amount of CLA and Omega-3 fatty acids than grain-fed butter.

Studies have also shown that consumption of butyrate can prevent disease and inflammation. While Asprey sticks to Certified Clean coffee beans and Brain Octane Oil, a simplified recipe should work just as well. The main thing to keep in mind is that unsalted butter is an essential ingredient to the recipe, as well as high quality, organic coffee with minimal mycotoxins.

Five Simple Steps to Brewing Your BPC:

1- Brew two cups of coffee as you normally would.

2- As your coffee is brewing, preheat your blender by rinsing it with hot water.

3- Add two cups of freshly brewed coffee, 1-2 tablespoons of Coconut Oil (MCT), and 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter into the blender.

4- Optional, add turmeric, cardamom, vanilla, sugar free sweetners, cinnamon, nutmeg, or cocoa butter.

5- Blend until thick and buttery, with a foam consistency on top.

Made with a little butter and a whole lot of love, BPC’s latte-like consistency is a sanctifying sip down the rabbit hole and into a higher quality of life and wellbeing. Keep in mind that this information does not constitute individualized medical advice and should not be viewed as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or other professional healthcare provider.

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