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What Is Bulletproof Coffee: Pros And Cons

Many of us get out of bed in the mornings only to return to the comfort of our homes, complete with a cozy coffee cup. The caffeine in this famous beverage helps us to rouse from our slumber, while the saturated fat in the cream and the carbs in the sugar make us feel full.

But, when we are in the office, it can be difficult to resist a quick caffeine rush. And, what’s better than a quick shot of caffeine to help you power through your day?

A recent fad is the so-called ‘bulletproof coffee’ (also known as a ‘brain-fuel coffee’). The idea is to drink coffee or tea immediately after waking up, to give you a boost of caffeine to get you going for the day.

While this may be helpful, it is not scientifically proven to help you lose weight, and it’s not advised that you do it regularly.

Bulletproof coffee, also known as Brain Octane Oil, has gained considerable popularity over the last couple of years.

If you are a regular coffee drinker, chances are you already know about the benefits of caffeine, and how it can support your mental energy.

But, if you have been thinking about trying something new, then it might be a good idea to give bulletproof coffee a try! With this tasty drink, you can experience the benefits of coffee on a whole new level, without the caffeine buzz.

Why is it called bulletproof coffee?

Bulletproof coffee is a trendy and healthy way to start the day. And with the popularity of the Paleo diet, the idea of coffee as a healthy food is also growing in popularity.

But why is coffee a healthy food? Coffee has been shown to have a number of health benefits, including raising people’s metabolism by 10% and improving their sleep patterns.

It also contains antioxidants called chlorogenic acid, which is linked to improved heart health. And while coffee may not be as healthy as you might think, there are plenty of ways to make it healthier.

Bulletproof coffee is a type of coffee drink that is made by mixing coffee with butter and some sort of oil, usually MCT oil. The idea is to get some MCTs from the butter or the oil, and then use the coffee to absorb them.

The fat in the coffee will supposedly make you feel full, and the caffeine will supposedly make you feel awake and alert.
Some people know it as ‘Coffee with coconut oil’, others know it as ‘Bulletproof coffee’ or ‘Coffee with butter.

Why you’ll love this bulletproof coffee?

It’s the middle of the work day and the office coffee machine has been broken for hours. You’re in the office late and you’re running low on energy.

What’s a grown man to do? Well, if you’re anything like me, you reach for the Bulletproof Coffee. A recent study revealed that drinking a cup of coffee before every meal is one of the best ways to burn fat in the morning.

The reason behind this is that the caffeine in coffee keeps the mind focused and alert, preventing you from dropping energy points. This, in turn, helps the rest of the day.

Benefits of a bulletproof coffee

Bulletproof coffee (also known as a “Protein Bullet”) is a very popular drink that consists of coffee with added coconut oil and grass-fed butter.

The idea behind the drink is that the butter will boost your metabolism and the oil will reduce the blood sugar and caffeine levels in your body. Bulletproof coffee is also a popular weight loss drink, which is why it was invented in the first place.

The butter provides a protein boost, while the MCT oil is a source of healthy fats that enhance energy and brain function. But what about the coffee?

Bulletproof coffee has been shown to improve endurance by reducing fatigue and increasing oxygen uptake. It also increases energy levels and may reduce the risk of cancer .

How to make bulletproof coffee?

Most people know that coffee can be a great way to start the day, but very few know how to make it correctly. Yes, you’re supposed to add cream.

Yes, you’re supposed to use a French press to extract the best flavor. Yes, you’re supposed to add coconut oil. But what about the salt? The sugar? The fat? The water?

How much of each? And how does it matter if you start with bulletproof coffee? Here how to make a bulletproof coffee:


  • One cup of bulletproof coffee (Brewed).
  • One teaspoon to two tablespoon of brain octane C8 MCT oil.
  • One to two tablespoon of grass-fed, and unsalted butter or One to two teaspoon of Grass-fed ghee.


  1. Brew 1 cup (8-12 ounces) of coffee using Bulletproof coffee beans.
  2. Add coffee, Brain Octane C8 MCT oil and butter or ghee to a blender.
  3. Blend 20-30 seconds until it looks like a creamy latte. Enjoy!

Is bulletproof coffee hot or cold?

Bulletproof coffee (also known as ‘Hot Coffee’ in some regions) is a popular way to enjoy coffee without the caffeine. It involves blending a shot of espresso with butter and/or grass-fed butter oil, coconut oil, or MCT oil.

The butter/oil/liquid mixture must then be heated with hot water to create a creamy drink that has a rich flavour and also provides some mild energy.

It is a term that has been used to describe a drink that is allegedly the most healthy and beneficial to the body.

But is it actually true? Perhaps it is the drink itself which is doing the magic, or perhaps it is the method of consumption which is responsible for the results. Bulletproof coffee can be drink either it is hot or cold.

Drink moderately 

Bulletproof coffee is traditionally taken in the morning to help kick start your day and kick start your metabolism, but due to how speedy you drink it. It can often lead to overindulgence and make you feel sick, so, it is recommended that you take your bulletproof coffee, slow down, enjoy it and do not drink to excess.

Potential downside of a bulletproof coffee

Bulletproof coffee is a way to take a drink that is high in fat and caffeine. Usually it contains coconut oil, butter, and collagen.

It is claimed that for people who are trying to lose weight this is a good way to get the fats in without the calories. A hot cup of coffee, or Bulletproof Coffee, has become a popular method of improving health and boosting energy levels, but the caffeine hit can be quite an uncomfortable one, especially if you’re not used to it.

Some of its potential downside are:

  • Not good for a vegan diet

Bulletproof coffee is coffee with a couple of extra ingredients that make it taste amazing but do nothing to make it healthy. This is a serious problem for anyone hoping to eat a high-vegan diet.

A high-vegan diet is one that limits or completely excludes meat, eggs, fish, and dairy products. Vegan diets are becoming more popular and therefore more “bulletproof coffee” is being made.

This is a problem because the amount of saturated fat in bulletproof coffee, which people often claim is low, is nearly the same as the amount of saturated fat in a traditional american diet. Therefore, bulletproof coffee is not a healthy vegan diet.

  • High in saturated fats

You’ve probably heard of bulletproof coffee, which is a way to add fat to your diet, but it’s not a new idea. Coffee has always been a source of fat in some cultures.

With the Dutch enjoying their beans in a variety of ways for centuries. In fact, the Dutch are so used to drinking it like this that some people actually get upset when it’s called coffee without the fat.

  • Can raise cholesterol levels

If you’ve read our article on the Benefits of Bulletproof Coffee, you’ll know that this is a very popular way of starting the day thanks to the increase in fat burn and hormonal benefits.

However, it does have some downsides and should be used as a short-term solution. Firstly, it’s not very good for cardiovascular health, and can lead to an increased level of triglycerides in the blood.

Secondly, it’s really tough for some people to stick to a healthy eating plan with the amount of caffeine in the drink – so make sure you only use it for the first few months of your diet.

What is an MCT oil?

MCT oil is a form of dietary fat that has been shown in studies to help keep your metabolism revved up, as it is claimed to be metabolically active at temperatures up to 99.4℃ or even higher.

MCT oil is a liquid form of medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which are a type of fatty acid that are found in coconut and palm oils.

These fats are burned for energy faster than other fats in the body, and MCT oil is said to help keep the body’s metabolism running at a steady pace.

How much MCT oil should I take daily?

The ketogenic diet is low carb, high fat and meant to achieve a state of nutritional ketosis. This state is marked by a lack of glucose (blood sugar) and high levels of ketone bodies by the liver, leading to the metabolic state of ketosis.

However, many people enjoy the ability to feel more alert during the day when they are not eating carbs, and this can lead to over eating and obesity.

MCT oil, which is mostly medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) is the brain food of choice to achieve nutritional ketosis, and is one of the best things you can do for your body. Because most MCT oil has a low burning point, it’s not a good idea to fry things with it.

The amount you should take depends on how well you tolerate it, and what benefit you’re trying to get. The most you should have in a day is around 4 to 7 tablespoons.    

Lucy Harper

Lucy Harper

Lucy Harper is the founder and owner of our coffee content site. With a lifelong passion for coffee, Lucy has dedicated herself to sharing her knowledge and expertise with others. Her goal is to help coffee lovers of all levels to explore the world of coffee and discover the joy of the perfect cup. When she's not writing about coffee, Lucy can often be found in her kitchen experimenting with new brewing techniques and coffee recipes.