We are used to drinking coffee in a thousand different ways and to appreciate this drink, so wide-spread in the world, in many of its variations.
However, putting butter in coffee is one of the most curious food trends in recent times.
In the United States, this trend has already been popular for several years but, as we know, Ameri-cans love butter in any kind of preparation.
What is most amazing is that this trend is getting popular even in a country like Italy, home of standard-bearers of classic coffee. Everywhere people are getting used to adding butter to their coffee.
Aren’t you curious to know if the butter in coffee is really good? What if it also has benefits?
This mix can change the flavor of the drink in a pretty decisive way and, if you like to taste any coffee-based product, you certainly can’t miss this variant.
Even invoking the fact that you are a lover of tradition is not a good excuse, as coffee with butter actually has very ancient origins. Despite having landed in our country only recently the practice takes up a Tibetan tradition that goes back thousands of years.
Besides, this eating habit has many beneficial effects on your body. You will see that knowing them will make you want to start drinking butter coffee immediately!
Over the years we have become used to ranging from espresso to more imaginative versions such as iced coffee, coffee cocktails, mocha, etc.
So, this time, there is every reason to put aside prejudices and find out more about coffee with butter.
Coffee with butter is good for you?
The trend towards healthy food has brought to the fore many unusual recipes since now almost everyone is concerned about nutrition and tries to make healthy choices.
Thinking that a coffee and butter based drink can have some benefits has a very strange effect. But in fact, many findings support this thesis.
Let’s see what are the effects of butter coffee on health:
- Butter manages to control the blood value of cholesterol, thanks to its content of good fats.
- Both coffee and butter are energizing foods that promote brain activity.
- Improves short-term memory.
- It helps prevent neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases, thanks to its butyrate con-tent. The latter is a short-chain fatty acid that has a positive effect on the cardiovascular system.
- It gives a long-lasting sense of fullness.
- Strengthens the immune system and helps balance hormones thanks to the presence of Omega 3 and Omega 6.
- Its content of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) promotes weight loss as it accelerates metab-olism.
- It has a powerful fat-reducing action.
So, with good reason, we can say that butter coffee is good for you.
Did you ever think that this drink could be so healthy?
We gave you a little clue when we told you that it is a thousand-year-old Tibetan tradition. These people are known to be very wise and long-lived, as they make their choices thinking about their well-being.
Does coffee with butter taste better?
The taste of coffee with butter is very different from that of classic espresso. The consistency is creamier and easy to drink thanks to its softness on the palate.
The effect may change a lot if you make changes to the original recipe. Consider that its inventor, Dave Asprey, took a long time to find the perfect mix.
Just change the quality of butter or opt for a different MCT oil to obtain a product with totally different organoleptic characteristics.
According to most experts, the butter added to the coffee brings out the buttery notes of the coffee beans, enhancing the type of coffee chosen.
To get the most out of this recipe, our advice is to always use hot coffee prepared with Pontevecchio lever machines. In this way, you can taste Bulletproof coffee in its full flavor and get all its beneficial effects.
What is Bulletproof Coffee and how to make it
Bulletproof Coffee (also known as BPC) is a coffee and butter drink. Its discovery is linked to the name of Dave Asprey, president of the Silicon Valley Institute of Health, who imported it to America after an excursion to Tibet.
The original recipe was a tea-based drink mixed with Kayak butter. Asprey was so impressed that he began looking for a way to reproduce it.
Asprey was an obese entrepreneur who was looking for a cure to lose weight and regain concentra-tion. Not finding valid solutions, he decided to leave for Tibet, where the miracle happened. A lo-cal tribe offered him this drink which had extraordinary effects on him: in a short time, he began to improve his concentration, his feeling of hunger diminished and he felt more energetic.
So when he returned to America, he started his quest for the perfect Bulletproof Coffee recipe.
After various experiments, he decided to replace tea with coffee and his choice turned out to be a winner. But the search did not stop. Instead of regular butter, he started using grass-fed butter, made from milk from grass-fed animals.
Furthermore, studying the various coffee blends, he discovered that the most suitable coffee beans were of single-origin, organically grown in the high altitude crops of South America.
The last added ingredient was coconut MCT oil.
Bulletproof Coffee is free of carbohydrates and is a very healthy drink.
Let’s see how it is prepared.
Bulletproof Coffee recipe
Bulletproof coffee is a drink that is generally prepared at home, with a traditional Moka, or with a professional coffee machine.
The ingredients are:
- 1 cup of plain water;
- 2 and 1/2 tablespoons of monoarabica coffee;
- 1-2 tablespoons of grass-fed butter, ghee butter, or clarified butter;
- 1-2 teaspoons of MCT oil.
How to proceed:
- Prepare coffee with your Pontevecchio lever machine;
- Once extracted, add a teaspoon of MCT oil;
- Add 1-2 tablespoons of ghee or clarified butter to the mixture.
Finally, blend it with a blender or a mixer for about 20/30 seconds. The cappuccino-like appearance will make you recognize that your Bulletproof coffee is ready.
Coffee with butter is the latest trend that has reached our country. It is a trend that has spread in the United States for a few years and is gaining a lot of support thanks to the numerous beneficial effects it has on the body.
The original recipe comes from Tibet and has a millenary tradition. The original drink was based on tea, which was later replaced with coffee by Dave Asprey, the man who began to spread this habit in America.
The name by which it is best known is Bulletproof Coffee and, the characteristic that has made it known all over the world is that it is healthy and satiating food.
The chosen butter is produced with the milk of animals raised on the ground and is healthier than common butter, as it can produce good fats.
This feature makes its beneficial action on the body, thanks to the effects on the immune system, the benefits on cognitive function, and the ability to balance hormones.
If you’re a coffee expert and aren’t afraid to experiment with new recipes, you might want to try to see if you like the taste of butter coffee or not.
If not, you can continue traditionally drinking your espresso.
On our site, you will find different models of our coffee lever machines, to prepare a coffee as good as at the bar … with or without butter.