Bullet Coffee: Should you have this Caffeinated Butter Concoction?

Bullet Coffee: Should you have this Caffeinated Butter Concoction?

Bullet Coffee, more popularly known as “Bulletproof coffee” is the original Keto coffee. It is the brainchild of American entrepreneur and Bio hacker, Dave Asprey. He founded the Bulletproof supplement brand in 2013. However, the concept of preparing Coffee with Butter has long been practised in the Himalayan and Indian cultures. In fact, the Idea was adopted and refined from a popular local drink of Tibet, called the Yak-Butter tea, a concoction which was served to Asprey back when he visited Tibet on a wellness trek. 

Photo of Yak butter tea by tibbettravel.org

So, why is everyone suddenly bewitched by this age old drink? Let’s find out..

Bulletproof Coffee is made by adding MCT (medium chain triglycerides) oil which is extracted from Coconuts, and grass-fed unsalted Butter or Ghee to a hot brew of your favorite Coffee. This high calorie concoction is consumed to achieve Ketogenesis (process of burning fats in the absence of carbohydrates). The proponents of this drink often consume it in lieu of breakfast since this combination claims to not only promote weight loss, but to also keep you satiated, boost energy, and provide mental clarity amongst other health benefits. 

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However, do these claims hold up?

Though, it may be fine to episodically add this to your diet, but to suggest it be a frequent addition, there is subsequent lack of research and evidence. Most experts believe that drinking 100% dietary fat can cause you more harm than good. As Bulletproof coffee is heavy on oil and butter, it increases your intake of saturated fats which inturn raises your body’s cholesterol levels. This increases the risk of developing Cardiovascular diseases.

Also, while Bulletproof coffee may make you feel full, you’re not getting an array of nutrients that you’d otherwise be acquiring from a balanced breakfast meal. 

Final Takeaway

It may be fine to infrequently incorporate Bulletproof coffee into your diet. Having said that, you need to also consider what you’re additionally consuming the entire day since adding this blend in your diet will overall increase your total calories and intake of saturated fats.  

For now, until further research and subsequent data, you may want to consider swapping this blend with a high fibre, protein packed meal that can help you lose weight steadily and for the long haul. 


Bullet Coffee: Should you have this Caffeinated Butter Concoction?

  • Author: Mubarra
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1


  1. Hot brewed coffee : 1 cup
  2. MCT Oil (Coconut oil) : 1 tsp
  3. Unsalted Butter or Ghee : 1 tsp


  1. Simmer the coffee in water for 6 minutes. Drain and keep it aside.
  2. Add all ingredients (Simmered coffee, oil and Butter/ghee) in a blender and blend on high for 30 seconds to 1 minute, till it resembles a frothy latte.
  3. Pour into a mug and consume hot.


Start with just 1 tsp each of butter and Oil. Once you’re comfortable with the taste and flavour, slowly increase it to 1 tbsp. (Accordingly, there will be a change in calories)


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 80
  • Fat: 8.3
  • Protein: 0

Keywords: Bulletproof coffee, Bullet coffee, Keto coffee, Dave Asprey, Weight loss, Weight gain, Fad diet, Nutrition, Health and wellness


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