Why I Put Butter in my Coffee


If you’re like me, coffee is an important part of your day.  Not because I need it to wake up, or function, but because I absolutely love it’s flavour.  A slow morning with a warm cup of coffee is high on my Joy List.

Before I discovered bulletproof coffee, I enjoyed my coffee black.  Being lactose intolerant for years, then becoming 90% plant-based, milk was never on my list.

But John, doesn’t bulletproof coffee have butter in it?  Doesn’t that make you shit yourself?

Yes, it goes have grass fed butter, but doesn’t seem to affect my gut.

Here’s my version ingredient list:

  • 1 cup black coffee

  • 1 tablespoon of grass fed butter

  • 1 teaspoon of MCT oil or coconut oil

Why the F would you put butter and oil in your coffee?  Good question! Watch this quick video from Dave Asprey, the creator of Bulletproof the brand. 


Here’s how I make it:

  • Using our Keurig machine, create 1 cup of black coffee (your choice of coffee)

  • Cut a chunk of grass fed butter

  • Scoop out some coconut oil

  • Combine everything in your favourite blender.  My Magic Bullet or Vitamix (links to Amazon.ca)

  • Close the lid tight (it sprays EVERYWHERE if you don’t)

  • Turn on for 30 seconds at higher speed

  • Once frothed, serve and drink!

Here’s BulletProof’s official video:.


This new style of coffee is the first thing I consume with calories and it keeps me working at high capacity for most of the morning.  Try it out, but make sure it’s the first thing you drink. Don’t start your day with toast, or something high carb, then try it. #fatfirst

Comment below and share with a friend.  It’s been a game changer for me. (Link to the Game Changer book)

FoodJohn Charette