Bulletproof Coffee

I am told I started drinking coffee when I was six. There is no way to verify this. I have already admitted poor memory. As for my mother – well she is my source isn’t she. Back then coffee meant a milky sweet cup with a dash of nescafé thrown in. As I got older, I lost both the milk and the sugar. Now, unless circumstances prevent me, I drink black coffee only. For most who do, coffee is a ritual. Their morning prayers. Life really does not start without it. There are standards. There are happy coffee days and unhappy coffee days. You do not easily get to mess around with this. Therefore the notion of introducing anything new to it is sacrilegious.

Coffee.Butter. Oil. To be more precise. AKA as Bullet Proof Coffee. Coffee mixed with fat has been used for centuries by people in the Himalayas and South Asia. The coffee should be made from organic seeds. Preferably made into an espresso shot. The butter is made from grass fed cows ghee. The oil is coconut oil. Together is gives you a calorie packed shot that is supposed to boost energy early in the morning. Many people substitute this for their regular breakfast. The belief is that this triggers ketosis as you are skipping carbohydrates completely. This triggers your fat burning mechanism and over time makes you lose fat.

As with all ideas, caution is warranted. The folks in the Himalayas uses this to insulate their bodies and protect themselves from cold. It does not work the same way for you living in Chennai in the 40 degrees Celsius and above weather. The nutrition content of BPC is low as it lacks proteins, carbs, minerals or vitamins. Personally, nothing messes with my coffee. I would rather limit my overall intake of carbs. Or there is bulletproof coffee.


Ritesh is a born again health enthusiast and holds a Certificate in Physiology from Harvard Medical School and a Certificate in Nutrition from Tufts University.

6 thoughts on “Bulletproof Coffee

  • December 30, 2016 at 10:12 am

    I recently came across two things regarding coffee, a cinnamon honey coconut oil combo to be substituted for sugar ( haven’t tried yet) and a kickstarter campaign for Arctic . Arctic is a carafe, filter combo that lets you cold brew your coffee. Have tried keeping the coffee grounds + water combo in the refrigerator overnight and filtering it in the morning and I like it . If only the filteration was cleaner, some of the finer particles escape, giving a nasty look but the taste is closer to the filter kapi of the south.

    • December 31, 2016 at 3:33 am

      Thanks so much. I just bought the Artic coffee maker from kickstarter. Will report on what I think. I love filer coffee. Drink it everyday. Happy New Year.

  • January 7, 2017 at 10:06 am

    hey, how is the arctic treating you?

    • January 9, 2017 at 2:28 pm

      Hi, its not reached as yet. Apparently its on its way. Cant wait, super excited. Thanks for suggesting.

  • January 9, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    well, do post a review when you get it. Thanks

    • January 10, 2017 at 12:13 am

      absolutely 🙂

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