As a busy professional, it’s what you go for after you press snooze, when you get into a food coma after lunch, or when you just need an excuse to get out of the office.
Admittedly, every morning this guy is at Starbucks for a cup of coffee. You’d think that at a corporate owned and operated coffee shop there would be no “small town” feel. Especially in New York City. But everyone there knows me. And I normally don’t even have to wait in line because hey, I’m a great guy.
Or I just go there a lot.
Now, some people prefer Dunkin Donuts (if you are, I’ve lost all respect for you), others prefer boutique coffee shops, or even hole in the wall delis or street carts, and some prefer making their own cup of joe. (Fun fact, click here to see where “cup of joe” derives from)
Nothing against going to Starbucks, or Dunkin’ Donuts, or a boutique shop. It’s enjoyable and convenient. I still do it up from time to time.
However that was BEFORE I discovered how to make a fucking ridiculous cup of coffee on my own. And I don’t mean that I learned how to use a coffee maker either.
Making your own cup of coffee is kind of a pain in the ass. After you press snooze 50 times and actually wake up, you’re jumping from one meeting to the next, banging out emails, and getting to work.
So it’s quite easy to see why making your own coffee might be low on your list of things to do in the morning.
Enter bulletproof coffee.
I heard of it via bulletproof exec. Maybe you have too. Thing is, never was a fan of making my own. Until my roommate made me a cup, trying to sell me on the idea of making my own coffee. He did a good job. The coffee, spoke for itself.
So today’s post is going to try to convert you into a do it yourself coffee pro. If not, at the very least, show you how to make an incredible cup of coffee that is not only healthy for you, the modern professional, but also going to make you productive as fuck.
Here’s what we’re going over today:
- Why Bulletproof Coffee is Good for You
- What You Need to Make Bulletproof Coffee
- How to Make Bulletproof Coffee
Why Bulletproof Coffee is Good for You
- Makes You More Productive
- Cost Efficient
You can check out this article by Popular Science about the health benefits of coffee, but from a high level contains some pretty good shit for you:
- May help to prevent Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
- Helps to burn fat
- Prevents type II diatabetes
- It can make you smarter
- Increase your energy levels
Another benefit of bulletproof coffee is that it contains MCT, or medium chain triglycerides, which studies have shown to help . . .
- Increase your energy levels
- Make you feel fuller
- Control your weight
Now, that’s what up.
Makes You More Productive
The active ingredient in coffee, caffeine, is the most commonly consumed psycho active substance in the world. It helps you to concentrate more, improves your memory, and even puts you in a good mood.
No wonder so many people drink it.
I mentioned before that I bought a good amount of coffee from Starbucks. And after taking a look, my spending habits at Starbucks really add up. And I’m not even a fan of drinking fancy mocha latte frappuccino craziness.
At the end of a given week I’m looking at about $25/week spent on coffee alone. NOT INCLUDING weekends. Which adds up to $100/mo., ONLY Monday through Friday.
ONLY on Starbucks coffee.
With bulletproof, my weekly expenses are butter, and the coffee beans. All totaling about $10/ week.
That’s about $60 I’m saving myself per month.
Maybe you spend more, maybe you spend less, and maybe you don’t care. Just another point to get you to try some bulletproof coffee. But what have you to got to lose when you might be able to save more money?
And nothing against anyone who likes getting their cup of coffee from Starbucks or even Dunkin’ Donuts. Just some bonus points to show you the advantages of drinking bulletproof coffee.
But if that doesn’t sell you . . . this last point will.
I can’t even begin to explain to you the wonderfulness of the creamy frothiness that I can only describe as fucking ridiculously awesomely delicious.
So, if you want to know how to make this cup of fucking ridiculously awesome deliciousness.
Then keep reading.
What You Need
Here’s a quick list of stuff that you’ll need to put this cup of coffee together.
- Useful Thermos (optional if you work from home)
- Coffee Beans
- KerryGold Unsalted Butter
- Coconut Oil
Now, for what you’ve all been waiting for . . .
How to make Bulletproof Coffee
Below is what I do every morning do to make sure I get to work at a reasonable hour and am still able to enjoy a good cup of coffee. It’s nothing special and is probably going to look a lot like yours.
- Pour beans into bean grinder
- Pop coffee grinds into coffeemaker.
- Press “Brew”, take a shower and look awesome.
- Pour fresh coffee into NutriBullet
- Put 2 Tablespoons of Kerry Gold unsalted grass fed butter into NutriBullet
- Put 2 Tablespoons of coconut oil into NutriBullet
- Blend for 20 seconds. With or without Mississippi’s.
- Pour into Useful Thermos
- Arrive at work and enjoy the fucking deliciousness like a boss.
A couple of quick notes
Do I have to use grass fed butter?
Um, yes. You HAVE to use grass fed butter. Grass fed cows improve the nutritional content of the butter. According to a study led by Hannia Campos of the Harvard School of Public Health, grass fed butter contains higher conjugated linoleic acids (CLA’s) which offsets the effects of saturated fat.
Does it have to be Kerry Gold?
No, whatever grass fed butter you can find works.
Does the butter have to be unsalted?
I mean, you really want salty coffee?
Do I have to use coconut oil?
You don’t HAVE to use coconut oil. MCT oil works fine as well. Technically, coconut oil is MCT oil, just in a lower concentration. Just make sure that the only ingredients in the coconut oil are coconuts.
Does it have to be from bulletproofexec.com?
You don’t have use the exact ingredients from bulletproofexec.com. I personally haven’t tried it, but from the research I’ve done, this recipe works just fine.
Do I have to use a NutriBullet?
Any blender will do, but if you want to make good smoothies and shit, invest in a good one. I use a NutriBullet which works fine to make veggie shakes and smoothies. I’ve also used a Ninja before and that works great too.
Do I have to use a Useful Thermos?
Definitely use the Useful thermos. I’m a slow coffee drinker and this thermos keeps it hot for a long ass time.
Well, there you have it.
Health, time, and money.
All in one cup of coffee.
If you don’t need to save money, or you still like to go to Starbucks, or whatever, no hard feelings.
But be honest . . . that’s a good fucking cup of coffee, isn’t it.
Thanks for reading and if you’ve got any cool tips/questions for saving time and/or money to be healthy, or just being healthy – please send them my way to firstname.lastname@example.org
See you soon,