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Butter In Coffee Benefits: Recipe & Risks

As strange as it may sound, Butter in Coffee Actually Works. What kind of crazy person would put butter in their coffee? Yes, you heard that right. I was skeptical at first, but after some mindless experimentation out of boredom, I’m glad I tried this coffee hybrid.

Despite its sudden popularity in the West, butter coffee has been enjoyed for centuries in the Himalayas, Nepal, Ethiopia, Singapore, and Vietnam.

Businessman Dave Aspey is responsible for the rise in popularity of butter in coffee, which he modified and rebranded as “Bulletproof Coffee”. Is this equivalent to putting some butter in your cup of coffee in the morning? No, actually.

Butter In Coffee

Why Put Butter In Coffee?

This coffee is great for people who are just starting to make coffee at home.
This coffee is great for people who are just starting to make coffee at home.

By adding butter to your plain black coffee, you can turn it into a drink that is full of flavor, satisfying, and filling. In fact, when I have a full cup of this buttery infusion for breakfast, I often skip lunch. There are, of course, other benefits as well, which I’ll list further down this page.

This coffee is great for people who are just starting to make coffee at home because they don’t need any special tools or expensive coffee machines. As long as you have a way to make strong black coffee (I use a V60 or an Aeropress) and a blender (I don’t have a blender? I recommend the Nutri Ninja personal blender), you’re all set.

Benefits Of Butter In Coffee

Benefits of butter in coffee.
Benefits of butter in coffee.

If you’ve ever wondered what would occur if you poured the butter into your coffee, we’ve come up with six compelling arguments in favor of giving it a shot. In addition, crossing it off your bucket list is a neat experience.

1. Keeps You Full for Longer

You won’t feel full from a cup of black coffee. But the magic happens when you add butter to your coffee, the extra calories and fat make the beverage more filling, so you can consume it without snacking for a longer period of time.

For the same reason I mentioned before, if I have butter in my coffee in the morning, I often end up skipping lunch altogether. Like a hearty breakfast, which provides a concentrated source of energy, adding butter to your cup of Joe will do the same thing, making sure you’re ready to take on the day.

2. Increases Metabolism

This fantastic infusion will not only keep you satisfied well past lunchtime, but it will also speed up your metabolism. Coconut oil, a secret ingredient in butter coffee, plays a role in this.

The use of coconut oil is so strongly advised, so why? I’m going to get nerdy on you, so please get comfortable. Sorry.

Medium-chain triglycerides, of which coconut oil is a part, are a class of fatty acids (MCTs). Unlike Long-chain Triglycerides like soybean oil, MCTs have been shown to be metabolized at a faster rate in some studies.

Because of its increased rate of fat breakdown, nutrient absorption, and delivery, the body’s temperature rises, and your metabolic rate increases as your body’s processes speed up.

The insulin response of patients given MCTs was found to be superior to that of patients given LCTs in a recent study. Simply put, this indicates that the body was able to take in more glucose into the bloodstream and put it to good use rather than letting it sit in the bloodstream and potentially leading to health issues.

First, let me give you a complete picture. There are absolutely no positive health effects from consuming one of those disgusting Unicorn Frappuccinos that were briefly the latest and greatest creation by Starbucks.

You’re getting a cup of sugar, artificial flavors, and colors, and who knows what else, along with a healthy dose of “blue fairy powders” instead.

I’m not interested. I’d rather drink coffee that has been made with all-natural, genuine ingredients. Do you see what I mean?

3. A Better Substitute for Sugar and Whipped Cream is Butter

Substitute for Sugar and Whipped Cream is Butter
A substitute for Sugar and Whipped Cream is Butter

Because adding butter to coffee gives it a nearly creamy, latte texture, you can skip adding the extra whipped cream and sugary spoon that you would typically add to achieve the same result.

Quick Fact: Additionally, you’ll be saving yourself from over 17 grams of sugar by making this buttery coffee concoction at home rather than purchasing a latte at your preferred coffee shop. Wowsers!

No, I don’t mean to put a hold on things, but eating too much sugar can result in serious health issues like obesity, diabetes, tooth decay, and fatty liver, to name a few that come to mind.

It doesn’t sound too bad now that you can add butter to your freshly brewed coffee, does it?

4. Reduces sensitivity to caffeine and coffee’s acidic effects

The jitters caused by caffeine are among the most unsettling and unsettled feelings a person can experience. Because you have no food in your stomach when you drink coffee in the morning, the beverage will likely be too acidic for your system to handle.

Because the fat in butter lines the stomach and acts as a barrier, if you add a piece of high-quality butter to your cup of coffee, you can lessen the effects of the coffee on your stomach.

Most people who are prone to becoming jittery as a result of the effects of caffeine never go back to drinking regular brew coffee after discovering the benefits of adding butter to their coffee.

5. Increase Energy Levels and Mental Clarity

We are all accustomed to the quick boost in energy that a good cup of coffee provides, but we also all know that this is typically only temporary.

Because of the saturated fat that butter contains, the absorption of caffeine is slowed down, which means that you will have plenty of energy for the majority of the day as opposed to experiencing a caffeine spike followed by a major crash (which is not cool!).

To put it another way, if you would like to move through the Matrix with the grace of Neo, you should put some butter in your coffee. You will have time to thank me later.
Dave Aspey, the founder of Bulletproof Coffee, asserts that if you add butter to your coffee, you will experience improved mental clarity.

6. Absolutely Amazing Flavor!

By now, I’m sure you’ve gathered that I enjoy a pat of butter in my morning brew. Not only does this caffeinated beverage taste out of this world, but it also has no sugar or artificial sweeteners. You have to try it for yourself to believe how much better it tastes than it describes!

Does butter go well with coffee?

Putting butter in your coffee is actually not that bad.
Putting butter in your coffee is actually not that bad.

Putting butter in your coffee is actually not that bad. Since I don’t particularly care for coffee, I used Papua New Guinea’s offering for the butter in a coffee taste test. I was hoping the addition of the sugary, luscious butter would rescue this dish from its bitter mediocrity. Looking back, it was a mistake on my part.

After taking some photos of my mug of steaming butter coffee, I eagerly sipped from the concoction. I was able to distinguish the bitter coffee with an undercurrent of creamy deliciousness. I don’t know why I expected the butter to alter the flavor of the coffee itself, but that’s what I did.

Butter Coffee Recipe

Basic butter coffee ingredients are so simple your sister can make them.


  1. 1 cup of good coffee that has been brewed (V60 pour-over, French Press, AeroPress)
  2. Coconut oil, one teaspoon (or more to taste)
  3. 1 teaspoon of organic grass-fed butter that hasn’t been salted

I’ve found that some of these things are more expensive in my local stores, but I can save some money by buying most of the ingredients online. I’ve even found a Coffee Booster that has everything you need in a single jar. Who would have thought?


  1. Blender: Put your coffee, butter, and coconut oil in the blender and blend for 30 seconds or until it gets foamy. I told you it would be simple.
  2. Pourover: When I make butter coffee, I use my Hario V60. You use a V60 like you normally would, but before you put the coffee in the cup, you add the butter and coconut oil. Then, you froth the milk with a handheld milk frother.

Once you’ve mastered the basic butter coffee recipe, which, let’s be honest, shouldn’t take long at all, you can channel your inner Gordon Ramsey and add a dash of this, a dash of that, and a few F-bombs for good measure.

Quick Fact: If you use this basic butter coffee recipe as a starting point, you can make a lot of different drinks.

When you’re in the holiday spirit, you can even make your own peppermint mocha by adding a little peppermint extract and cocoa powder.

If you want more protein in your morning coffee, you can add a raw egg, but be aware that this isn’t for everyone. Egg in coffee is a “thing”. If you don’t believe me, look at these coffee egg recipes.

Add a little vanilla extract to your base recipe for a classic vanilla latte-style butter coffee.

Typical Newbie Errors!

While this recipe may seem straightforward at first glance, there are a few pitfalls to watch out for if this is your first time making Matrix, er, great-tasting butter coffee. Some of the most typical slip-ups are listed below.

1. Using too much butter or oil

It’s not always true that more is better. For example, it’s not a good idea to put too much oil or butter in your coffee. You should start with a small dose and slowly increase it when you think it’s time. If your body isn’t used to the positive effects that coconut oil can have on your health, adding too much fat to a dish can give you an upset stomach.

This is especially true if your body isn’t used to the benefits that coconut oil can provide, it may take some time for your body to fully adjust after eating those extra-large meals from McDonald’s.

2. Using Low-Quality Butter

Using Low-Quality Butter
Using Low-Quality Butter

If you go add a spoon full of no-brand margarine to your cup of coffee, you will quickly find a new friend – your toilet bowl. The whole point of putting butter in your coffee is to gain some extra health benefits. If you go adding in a spoon full of no-brand margarine, you will quickly find a new friend.

Always make an effort to use unsalted butter of high quality, grass-fed butter, such as Kerrygold butter or something comparable, as your best bet.

The use of high-quality butter from grass-fed cows imparts Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids into the coffee. This not only provides you with some of the good fats that your body craves, but it also causes the fats to be broken down in a manner that is much healthier than that of other oils and fats.

3. Shaking instead of blending

Because it helps to emulsify the fats with the coffee that is based on water, the most important step in making good butter coffee is to use a blender or a hand-held milk frother.

The fats are completely incorporated into the coffee through this blending process, which also prevents the fats from becoming separated and floating on top of your cup of coffee, which, believe me, is not a pleasant experience.

For the love of God, please do not try to make this recipe in a protein shaker bottle, it does not work, take it from someone who thought he could save some time by taking a few shortcuts!

The Bottom Line

The following is the conclusion: everything you need to know about butter coffee has been provided for you in the previous sections. Despite the fact that it would not be beneficial to everyone, it does have the potential to offer some advantages.

Give it a shot, and you’ll see for yourself how well it works! Who knows, you might find that it quickly becomes your go-to beverage for breakfast!

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About David Dewitt

Hi, my name is David and I come from Columbus, Ohio. I am a amateur photographer, and a coffee lover. I love to write, and don't mind me a cup of joe!