Drinking Bulletproof Coffee is a craze sweeping the West Coast of America that can boost mental performance, according to the maker.
Bulletproof Coffee is ordinary black coffee blended with grass-fed butter and a unique brain octane oil.
The inventor, Dave Asprey, claims to have come across the recipe high in The Himalayas after sipping tea mixed with yak butter.
Bulletproof Coffee came about after Asprey returned to America and experimented brewing up teas, coffees and other drinks with butter and his special recipe oil.
If you think unsalted butter in coffee is not for you, just remember most Indian curries have ghee as an ingredient and ghee is just like the butter going into the coffee.
Asprey claims Bulletproof Coffee is a health hack – a way to enhance the brain into operating more efficiently.
He alleges his brain power improves when he takes the drink – and on one occasion his IQ jumped by 20 points.
However, scientists and dieticians have looked into his claims and argue that Bulletproof Coffee is a concoction with no scientific basis for increasing mental performance.
They suggest any feeling of wellbeing is a caffeine buzz but buttered coffee is healthy as part of a balanced diet.
Bulletproof Coffee has shot up in popularity and Asprey now has a café dedicated to his recipe and has more than 3 million customers and fans.
He claims his coffee beans have been through a ‘secret process’ to enhance them by reducing mycotoxin levels.
How to make Bulletproof Coffee
Mycotoxins are moulds or fungus natural to crops which are often so small they are undetectable. Some are harmful. Others, such as penicillin, are used as medicines.
A 12-ounce pack of ground Bulletproof Coffee costs $18.95 plus shipping, while a 16-ounce bottle of brain octane oil is $23.50 plus shipping.
“When I first tried that yak butter tea in Tibet I felt like a million bucks. I had to know why. When I got back home, I began researching butter tea,” said Asprey.
“Grass fed butter really matters because corn or soy fed cows don’t make butter with the same fats. They don’t blend well, taste good or make you feel bulletproof.”