Bulletproof Coffee

A lot has been made lately in the blogosphere of bulletproof coffee.  Avoid mold toxins and see if it affects how you feel after a coffee.  I get the interest in bean sourcing but more interesting to me is the number of folks buying in to the method of adding butter, MCTs, and employing a blender/mixer each morning.

Covered on Chris Kresser and Robb Wolf podcasts.

Why not just get a decent espresso machine and use the steamer or hot water valve?

My setup:
Rancilio Rocky grinder (found a used one on Craigslist from someone in the neighbourhood)
Rancilio Silvia machine (took it on the chin but we decided no xmas gifts!)

Greg's Rancilio setup

Easiest possible awesome brew:
1.  Double espresso with beans from roaster down the street in my fave Syracuse mug.
2.  ~1/4 cup heavy cream.
3.  Fire up the steam wand and just use the water valve to froth it up lazy style (can’t be bothered to do a real steam job).

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  1. Dave Asprey (The Bulletproof Executive Guy) Said,

      July 13, 2012 @ 6:20 am

    Greg, you’re missing out by using heavy cream. You’re making what is basically a latte breve (nothing wrong with that) but it’s lower in butyrate and significantly higher in inflammatory casein (and some lactose) than “traditional” bulletproof coffee. You won’t have the same cognitive effects as using butter and MCT. (and that’s not even mentioning the beans from down the street…at least look at my post about how to find the highest performance in your town so you can have lower toxin coffee too. It matters!)

  2. gregdavisdotca Said,

      July 14, 2012 @ 6:54 am

    I don’t understand how heavy cream is more inflammatory than butter? (assuming both grass fed)

    Using a blender every morning sounds like a tough sell. Add in some MCTs with a swig or tbsp on the side to chase down those benefits sounds more sustainable.

    And I get my beans from te aro which happens to be down the street and has to be the best beans in Toronto. While I’m living downtown I wouldn’t buy any beans roasted more than a few days ago..

  3. Bulletproof Coffee Aboutface | Greg Davis Said,

      August 18, 2012 @ 9:47 pm

    [...] so I wrong about Bulletproof Coffee being a waste of time.  I didn’t understand the difference between cream and butter until doing a bit more [...]

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