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What is Bulletproof coffee?

June 13, 2018

What is Bulletproof coffee?

Dr. Navjot Kaur, ND


If this is your first time hearing about Bulletproof coffee then you’re in for a real treat. Some people call it keto coffee, fatty coffee, butter coffee etc. You get the picture! My husband and I love starting our day with a nice big cup of Bulletproof Coffee.

Our body requires fat as fuel for most physiologic functions, specifically when it comes to optimal brain function. Bulletproof coffee has a high amount of healthy, well-sourced, saturated fat and this is healing for our body.

It also can help improve metabolism, weight loss, improve gut health, and increase mood and energy.


  • Brew eight ounces of well-sourced organic coffee
  • 1 Tsp. – 2 Tbls. of MCT or coconut oil
  • 1 Tsp. – 2 Tbls. of grass-fed butter
  • Blend for 30 seconds (this is to emulsify the oils for better absorption)

Also, consider not only the source of the coffee, but also the method of brewing. The originator of Bulletproof coffee, Dave Asprey, suggests using a French press so that the oils in the coffee are preserved and not eliminated through a filter. Certainly, do not use instant coffee (highly processed) or K-cups, because of the potential exposure to plastics.

You can also add in collagen protein made from grass-fed cows as an additional source of protein. Do not add sweeteners. Any sweetener, including maple syrup, sugar, or honey, will trigger an insulin response. The purpose of Bulletproof coffee is to promote “ketogenesis”, a metabolic state where your body elects to burn fat in the absence of carbohydrates.