A recent trend has found people putting butter in their coffee. If you’re anything like us, the closest butter gets to our morning Arabica coffee beans is on the slice of toast next to it. Yet increasingly, internet fitness gurus and health activists are telling us that a blob of butter in your cup of joe is not only good for you, but is also delicious.
We were skeptical too, but we thought we would give it a try, for you, our customers (we’re awesome like that).
Bulletproof coffee as it’s known is supposed to be paleo-diet friendly. For those of you who don’t know, the paleo or ‘caveman’ diet is all about taking what you put into your body back to the paleolithic era — so less grains, legumes, processed food, and fewer dinosaurs (calm down, paleontology buffs, we know that dinosaurs didn’t exist alongside man until 1994). The point of the bulletproof coffee is to give you a boost in the morning and to help your body burn fat. It requires high quality coffee, unsalted, ‘grass-fed butter’ (we didn’t know butter was so picky either), and something called MCT oil, which sounds like something you put in your car. When you mix all of these ingredients together and blend them, you are supposed to be left with a cup of yellowy, buttery goodness that gives you a pick up and helps reduce your waistline.
We’re not really sure on the science behind the whole thing — because, you know, science — but we’re pretty sure that the bulletproof coffee isn’t going to be a cure-all, at least not without some exercise involved. We all know the guy at the gym who wears a headband, spandex jogging shorts, and seems to be there only to ask you what you’re
doing while he’s drinking enough protein shake to fill a bathtub (no, I don’t want to try some of your peanut butter, chocolate, macadamia nut ‘health’ shake).
Anyway, health benefits aside, what about the taste? Apparently it is supposed to look like a normal coffee but with a creamy, golden foam on top, like a buttery latte. We think it looks a bit more like a creme brûlée, or like Gollum after he had dissolved in the fires of Mount Doom. The taste isn’t really any better. It tastes like, well, like melted butter. If you ask us, it’s the perfect way to ruin good quality Arabica coffee beans. It leaves an oily film in your mouth (as you would expect) and, although it did fill us up and make us feel more alert, we put our newfound vigilance down to the awareness that we might spray buttery vomit on a colleague at a moment’s notice.
Supporters of the bulletproof coffee state that it can help you lose a pound a day, although it will cost you at least £4 to get one if you can’t be bothered to make it yourself. We are less than inclined to listen to their shiny-lipped promises of yummy goodness, so we’ll stick with our own high quality Italian coffee instead, thank you very much.
Put the butter down and see what we’ve got to offer here.
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