Is Bulletproof Coffee All That?

Bulletproof coffee is a staple in the keto diet and the latest craze when it comes to java. One writer shares why it's so popular right now and what happened when she tried it.

In its purest form, Bulletproof coffee (aka butter coffee) is a combination of grass-fed butter, coconut oil and coffee. Created by Bulletproof Executive Dave Asprey, it isn’t your average cup of joe. This coffee claims to give you heightened mental function and an ample supply of energy, making you virtually “bulletproof.”

How does it work?

Butter coffee is a part of a keto-friendly lifestyle. (Know the best time to drink coffee.) The keto or ketogenic lifestyle includes a high-fat, low-carb diet similar to the Atkins diet. (Here’s what you should know before you start the keto diet.) It drastically reduces your carbohydrate intake and replaces it with good fats, forcing your body into a state called ketosis. Butter coffee adds high-quality fats—not sugars—for sustained energy levels and claims to contribute to a sharper, stronger you.

Can you make Bulletproof coffee yourself?

Absolutely! Here’s an easy keto Bulletproof coffee recipe to make your own supercharged coffee at home—and it only takes two minutes.

Keto Bulletproof Coffee Recipe


  • 1 cup of fresh-brewed black coffee
  • 1 Tbsp. organic grass-fed unsalted butter
  • 1 to 3 tsp. coconut oil, to taste
  • ¼ tsp. vanilla
  • Cinnamon, optional—but it can help boost your metabolism


Step 1: Put all your ingredients into a blender or food processor.

Step 2: Blend on high for 20 seconds until your coffee is frothy.

Step 3: Drink immediately and enjoy.

So, does it live up to its hype?

My mind actually felt a little clearer, and it powered me up for six hours. When I made it, it seemed like a richer, creamier latte. I was a fan of the coconut, vanilla and cinnamon flavors.

Note: If you let it sit too long, the fat separates and floats to the top, so be sure to drink the coffee immediately—you’ll get a little butter in every sip.

Buttery coffee not your thing? Here are other ways to make your coffee healthier.

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