Bulletproof Coffee: Starting the Morning Right

bulletproof coffee

Have you ever tried Bulletproof coffee?

BulletProof Coffee recently launched in Canada. I’d heard of it but hadn’t tried it until last week. I started noticing all the people who swore by it to get through their days – the same people I’ve spent hours wondering how they get so much done in a day. They seem to have the golden ticket and I feel like I’m now privy to their secret.

The Difference Between Good Coffee and Bad Coffee

It pains me to even write this because coffee is life to me. If you were to ask me what makes a bad cup of coffee I would have said it was a personal preference in taste and left it at that. Actually I would have said that decaf is the devil trying to masquerade as my life source but more on that later.

The difference between good coffee and bad coffee is simple although tricky to say, MYCOTOXINS. Mycotoxins are the love child of mold on your coffee beans and cause some pretty crazy health issues including but not limited to cardiomyopathy, cancer,hypertension, kidney disease, and even brain damage.  They are also the reason why your coffee tastes bitter and you want to douse it in sugar.

We got in touch with The Full Moon Cafe who said, “Cheap coffee almost always has mold on it due to the less than stellar growing and processing conditions. The bigger the batch the more moldy beans seem to slip through the cracks and into our mugs.”

Important to note also is the fact that decaf may actually be the worst thing when it comes to coffee. Caffeine is naturally an anti-insect and anti-fungal for the coffee plant. When caffeine is removed from coffee its like a defenseless, useless bean. Friend don’t let friends drink decaf…unless it’s Upgraded decaf.

The Gist on Bulletproof Coffee

Bulletproof coffee (more info here)  is java that has met meticulous growing, processing and finally preparation standards. From high-altitude Guatemalan estates the beans are hand harvested,  inspected and tested throughout production to ensure that no mold is present. Mold-free coffee has the power to improve brain function, memory and energy levels and can also be a great source of antioxidants so why waste time and money on the crap?

bulletproof coffee

The brewed coffee is then blended with grass fed butter or ghee and the Brain Octane Oil to give you a frothy, creamy, cup of heaven.  You’re either intrigued or grossed out but the technical reason why you need to add the Brain Octane Oil is:

Brain Octane Oil is a purified form of medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil. MCTs have carbon tails that come in various lengths, from C-6 to C-12. The shorter the tail, the faster your body can absorb the MCT and convert it to ketones, little molecules that can fuel your brain instead of glucose. Brain Octane is pure C-8 MCT – it has 18 times the C-8 of coconut oil. Why not C-6, if your body processes it faster? C-6 tastes and smells terrible; C-8 is nearly tasteless and odorless, and you can still convert it to energy quickly, speeding up your metabolism and giving you a cognitive boost.

Butter, when it comes from grass-fed cow and is unsalted has lots of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and healthy fats. It also turns your coffee, when blended, into a latte-like java and its so, so good.

How to Make the Perfect Cup of Bulletproof Coffee

I do not have a French Press although that is what is recommended as easiest method to brew. I used my coffee brewer and prepped everything else while the coffee brewed. It was a process that I actually really enjoyed in the morning. The most important part of the process is accurately measuring the grams of coffee per cup, as too much and this can have a serious over-kill kick to it. There was purpose and I knew that what I was going to be getting at the end would be delicious so I did it through half-closed eyes.

bulletproof coffee

a.    Brew 1 cup (8-12 oz.) of coffee using filtered water, just off the boil, with 2 1/2 heaping tablespoons freshly ground Bulletproof Coffee Beans. (French Press is easiest.)
b.    Add in 1-2 tablespoons of Brain Octane™ to the hot coffee (It’s STRONG – start with 1 tsp. and work up over several days). This is not a time to eye out the measurement…get those measuring spoons out and increase in small increments.
c.    Add 1-2 tablespoons grass-fed, unsalted butter or grass-fed ghee
d.    Mix it all in a blender for 20-30 seconds until it is frothy like a foamy latte.

I have used both our big Vitamix and the smaller Breville Boss-to-Go Blender to mix this up and actually prefer the smaller Boss machine as it left me with more bubbles.

bulletproof coffee

A Week Into Our Bulletproof Regimen

Since my husband and I spend close to 18 hours awake a day we actually made two of these coffee’s a day. One in the wee hours of the morning and one right before the kids came home to give us some clarity and stamina to keep up with them.

bulletproof coffee

What we have found is that we feel more focused and like something has changed although we can’t quite pinpoint the change. We have given up breakfasts because lets face it, its still butter, but we really were not that hungry to begin with. The feeling of being full stayed with us longer into the day. I’m sure the fact that I had a steady stream of energy from the coffee helped and I didn’t feel like I needed to eat to get on with my day.

All in all, the addition of the Bulletproof Coffee to both my husbands and my day is a welcome one. I like not having to keep brewing cups because the crash is not happening right away. I like that I am focused enough to sit down and finish a task as that was really hard for me to do. When we weighed the cost of Bulletproof to our regular coffee it was more per bag but we then realized we were only drinking 1/6 of the amount of coffee we usually do so the price was no longer an issue.

If you want to try Bulletproof Coffee I recommend a starter kit, which is what I received. It comes with the Upgraded coffee which is mold free and the Brain Octane Oil. You can also order the Ghee on the American site as well.

Would you consider trying this highly delicious, super-charged coffee?

bulletproof coffee

This is my personal experience and it should not replace medical advice at any point. I am working with Bulletproof Coffee on this post and all opinions are my own.
Aneta Alaei
Aneta Alaei

Aneta is a Toronto-based mom of four that loves a good meal, great company, and learning something new. In her free time, you can find her trying to keep yet another plant alive.

Find me on: Web | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


  1. Victoria Ess
    October 7, 2016 / 9:48 pm

    This is really intriguing! I don’t know if I’m brave enough to try it!

  2. October 8, 2016 / 2:21 pm

    This has me curious. Unfortunately, I am allergic to all coffee… Sad.

  3. October 8, 2016 / 9:15 pm

    So sad to hear this. Tea maybe?

  4. October 9, 2016 / 2:22 pm

    Try it! Think of it as 5 coffees in one minus the jitters and crash and it actually helps curb your appetite

  5. Debbie S.
    October 9, 2016 / 4:03 pm

    Very interesting. I never knew this! I hate bitter coffee and after i read this , I am very glad about that. I would love to try and will look for Bullet Proof coffee!

  6. kathy downey
    October 9, 2016 / 5:25 pm

    I am going to try this,i know hubby will love it !

  7. Julie nowell
    October 13, 2016 / 8:33 pm

    they also have a hot chocolate!! SO GOOD!