What Is Bulletproof Coffee?

Bulletproof Coffee is a specific coffee recipe.

Coffee - about 2 fluid cups
Butter - about 4 tablespoons
MCT Oil - about 1-2 tablespoons


Shove that stuff in a blender for 30 seconds or so, then drink it.

Those are the proportionate measurements, true. But if you're halfassing your ingredients, you're not making Bulletproof coffee. You're making a Frankenstein BpC. Why not try the real thing?


First, the water. If you can't get magically processed Tibetan tiger water, use your locally purified whatever.

Next, coffee beans. You want mold-free beans. Yes, you do. Eight O'clock Bean is a bunch of foul trash. Knock that off.

For your butter, grass-fed is actually vital. Not only can you taste the difference, but it also has a bunch of awesome stuff in it that grain fed does not. This is a big deal. Read about it here.

Now the MCT oil. Coconut oil is fantastic. Go ahead and put it in your coffee if you want, but it's not Bulletproof. MCT (medium chain triglyceride) oil is a result of refined coconut oil. It takes out some stuff from coconut oil and the result is a concentration of other stuff. (What are you, a chemist? You want more? Fine.) Regular MCT oil has certain percentages of this and that, and all of that is great.

But.

There's this other thing. The official Bulletproof coffee thing. They make a 18X refined version called Brain Octane Oil. That means it's super duper refined MCT oil. I've had this stuff and without a doubt I notice a difference.

So, clean water, awesome beans, grass fed butter, and refined MCT oil. If those are not your ingredients, maybe it's a tasty cup, but it's not Bulletproof.