A Great Cup of Coffee

While ago, I had bookmarked this post by Wellness Mama in which she stated, “The only way I’ll drink coffee.” Of course I was intrigued! I’ve been drinking coffee since I was 14 and have tried pretty much every variation. I’m not a coffee snob (But I don’t really like crappy coffee. So maybe I am.) I’ll be honest, I haven’t really even investigated the idea of a quality coffee bean but since I discovered Bulletproof. Since this past weekend, we’ve upgraded our coffee and I’m excited to use it. So what it is? It’s adding oil and butter to a really quality cup of coffee. Pretty much everything our society has told us NOT to do.

The idea of butter in coffee can especially freak people out. BUTTER IN COFFEE? Yeah, it’s unsalted. And it’s amazing. Believe me, it’s much better than adding in tablespoons of sugar, soy milk or skim milk. Here at Considering You, we love healthy fats. This recipe has all of that.





So here’s the concept that we can get behind. It’s pulled from Dave’s (aka Mr. Bulletproof) article:

…your body is so starved for healthy fats that you feel like you can’t get enough. It will take your body a week or two to fully turn on its fat digestion systems when you switch to a high healthy fat breakfast of Bulletproof coffee. If at first it is a little too rich, try using less butter at first and build up to the amount you like…


Try this just once, with only 2 Tbs of butter, and have nothing else for breakfast. You will experience one of the best mornings of your life, with boundless energy and focus. It’s amazing.


After one drink of Bulletproof coffee, you’ll never be tempted to eat fat-free, insulin-raising, fat-storing toast and oatmeal breakfasts again!

Um. Sold. It improves brain function. Gives us energy. Helps us lose weight. It tastes great. Oh and I used decaf during the photoshoot since it was 7pm. I already am a night owl.

A Great Cup of Coffee (based on Bulletproof + Wellness Mama)
  • 1 cup of French press coffee
  • 1-2 Tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 1 Teaspoon of unsalted butter (preferably grass fed)
  • 4 drops of vanilla liquid stevia
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of vanilla extract
  1. Blend together! I use my Magic Bullet.


Do you drink Bulletproof coffee? Or a variation? Let us know what you think! 


38 thoughts on “A Great Cup of Coffee

  1. Katie Gunser says:

    Very interesting!! I am going to go make myself some right now and will post the results of taste and energy results later this morning.

    1. Considering You says:

      LOVE these updates, Katie!! Thanks for sharing. Was it a good “hungry” for lunch? Or did you feel like it wasn’t enough? And I agree – the froth makes it feel like a cappuccino! -A

      1. Katie Gunser says:

        It was a good hungry/actually hungry rather than just skipping lunch or crazing. Had it again this morning and I can’t wait until tomorrow. I did ask Mary if having a 2nd cup later in the morning would be too much coconut oil/butter in one day. Your thoughts? (PS – I’m Mary’s mother-in-law!)

  2. Daniella says:

    Oh gosh, i dunno, right now just thinking about that is giving me a stomach ache, lol. I guess i’d have to try and see!

      1. Daniella says:

        I think it’s the chunk of butter that gets me! Hahaha. I assume it must melt eventually though right? lol

    1. Katie Gunser says:

      That was my initial thought, but it really is delicious

  3. Lisa says:

    I’m so intrigued! I’ll have to mentally prepare for this for awhile. But I’m down for trying it. Is it against the rules to use raw sugar instead of stevia? I don’t know that I could ever convert from being a sugar kind of girl, and I don’t really care to try. :/

  4. Heather Lynn Kyle says:

    I am into it! I feel like Coco Cafes give a similar feeling (coconut water / espresso) I’m totally going to try this!

      1. Heather Lynn Kyle says:

        We made ours without the stevia, used vanilla extract, with celtic grogg coffee. posted it on instagram @ampersandsocial ! Love it. Going to try to find that stevia though. where’d you get it Allie?

  5. Jonathan Chacko says:

    Perfect timing! I just ordered by Bulletproof Coffee yesterday. I’ll be trying this out ASAP. Thanks for posting.

  6. Kevin Geary says:

    Allie, I’m afraid this is NOT the recipe for bulletproof coffee. Coconut oil is specifically NOT used in Bulletproof Coffee. And the butter quantity is far too low.

  7. Timmy B says:

    Wow. Celtic Grogg coffee, sans stevia, this is perfect. Thanks for sharing. As a endurance runner I need some eggs in morning but am a huge believer in the almighty power of real butter. Will let you know how it goes over a few weeks. Cheers!

  8. OptimOZ says:

    A little cacao butter, vanilla and / or chocolate powder in the mix goes down really well too.

  9. brittany says:

    is stirring it with a spoon okay, or is it totally different if not blended? (i’m thinking less dishes :) )

  10. Emily Burgett says:

    This sounds yummy! I usually have coffee with coconut oil with my breakfast but I’ve been in a breakfast funk (eggs are getting old!) so I’ll have to give this try to switch things up! I buy raw cream at our farmer’s market and make butter from that. It’s super easy!

      1. Emily Burgett says:

        I would love to do that! It really is so stinking easy as long as you can get your hands on some raw cream.

  11. Kelsey Odorczyk says:

    is there any version of this that could be nut free? i cant have coconut :(


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