A Different Way to Start Your Day: Bulletproof Coffee

Why drink bulletproof coffee

Person adding butter to black coffee

What’s the first thing on your mind every morning? Ten bucks say it’s your cuppa Joe! Nowadays people can even get different types delivered straight to their door. For example, Iron and Fire offer subscriptions to those who need that steaming cup of coffee as soon as their eyes open. The coffee industry is ever evolving with each passing year bringing us new gizmos and gadgets all to achieve that perfect cup of coffee. Previous years have brought us flavoured syrups and coffee pod machines for use in the home. You can check out somewhere like We7.com to see what’s new for coffee. Social media has had a big role in pushing the industry for the new and next big thing by popularising fad coffee such as the whipped one that everyone had on their Instagram at one point.

Coffee is one of the best things about being a hard-working adult person. It’s delicious, offers a wide range of health benefits, and is a warm, comforting beverage that just makes everything in the world seem right. To cement your position in adulthood, you will find yourself looking up Coffee Brewing Tips in your downtime without realizing.

For those who want to give their morning a bit of an extra “kick”, why not try Bulletproof Coffee?

Bulletproof Coffee isn’t a brand; it’s a recipe. For one cup of Bulletproof Coffee, you will need:

  • 1 you-sized cup of coffee
  • 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter (grass-fed, preferably)
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil

Drop these ingredients into the blender, mix, and drink.

Now, before you get up in arms about the “sacrilegious desecration” of your coffee (by adding butter and oil), take a beat and think about WHY you’re adding these two unusual ingredients: it gives you fat.

Fat has MANY uses:

  • It helps to suppress your appetite. The coconut oil and butter will tell your body you’re not hungry, helping you to avoid snacking well into the mid-morning.
  • It gives you an energy boost. Every gram of fat contains 9 calories, while every gram of protein or carbs contains 4 calories. If you want a lot of energy, eating these fats is the way to go.
  • It can promote weight loss. Your body is designed to STORE fat, not burn it. However, if you consume enough fat in your diet, it’s a signal that your body doesn’t need to store fat in anticipation of “starvation”, thus allowing it to burn fat more easily.

Bulletproof Coffee was created as a “lifehack” to give you more energy, and it has become a popular choice for a number of reasons:

  1. It’s delicious. It may taste a bit odd at first, but once you get used to the mixture of butter and oil in your coffee, you’ll love it.
  2. It’s a quick meal. Don’t have time for more than a cup of coffee in the morning? Drinking a cup of Bulletproof Coffee will give you energy and keep you from snacking.
  3. It’s low-carb. Carbs are the enemy of weight loss and fat burning. Anything that helps you to cut carbs is a good way to improve your chances of slimming down.

However, it’s not exactly the “super-duper healthy” option. First of all, it’s over-loaded with fats. While saturated fats are good for you, they have to be consumed in moderation. Overdoing it on the fat (even when it’s healthy) is never smart.

It’s also not an ideal meal replacement. A cup of buttery, coconutty coffee doesn’t replace a well-balanced meal of protein, complex carbs, fiber, fats, vitamins, and minerals. You’re getting A LOT of fat in every cup, but missing out on everything else.

Finally, it’s not as filling as a proper breakfast. Each cup of Bulletproof Coffee contains a whopping 400 to 600 calories, but you’re only getting a single cup of thick, frothy liquid. While the fat will suppress your appetite, it won’t tell your stomach that you’re full. You may still feel hungry after a cup of Bulletproof Coffee.

This new style of coffee has some awesome “pros” about it, so it’s worth a try. However, the “cons” make it less than a healthy replacement for your meals. Enjoy a cup of Bulletproof Coffee on occasion, but perhaps it’s not wise to make it a part of your daily life.


Written By: Andy Leloquin
Andy had battled with weight loss issues his whole life. To overcome this, he studied fitness and received NFPT certification in 2013. He is also a martial artist, a weightlifter, and health nut!