Bulletproof Coffee – What is it, what does it do and how to make it at home

Bulletproof Coffee

If you follow me on Instagram and especially watch my Instagram stories, you’d know I’m a big advocate (and lover!) of Bulletproof Coffee.

I have done Bulletproof’s for about 2 years now – I was first introduced to it back in 2015 and I never even drank coffee for 25 years! 2 years later and I’m obsessed.

Now, if you haven’t ever heard of Bulletproof Coffee – which is a part of the Bulletproof diet – let me tell you a little bit about it.

Bulletproof Coffee

Bulletproof coffee was ‘invented’ by Dave Asprey back in 2009 after travelling to Tibet and tasting yak-butter tea drinks. Come 2014 and Bulletproof was trademarked and is now a brand boasting a complete product line and original Bulletproof cafe’s in Los Angeles (Santa Monica & Downtown LA).

What is it exactly? 

Bulletproof coffee or the many other names it may go by: keto coffee, butter coffee, fat coffee – is a drink, very simply, containing coffee, butter & oil.

Separately those ingredients don’t exactly tick any health boxes, but together they are the three components you need to make Bulletproof coffee – a frothy, energy-igniting drink that has a multitude of health benefits including triggering weight loss by way of ketosis, a metabolic state triggered by a lack of carbs that kicks fat-burning into overdrive; it kills pesky cravings; and it boosts cognitive function, mainlining a shining dose of mental clarity throughout the day instead of the highs and lows you get from drinking ‘normal coffee’.

How do you drink it?

The things is, if you do have a bulletproof coffee, you will have it in the morning and it will substitute your breakfast as it is a meal in itself because of the high intake of fat and oils that will put your body into a fat-burning state – this state can’t be reached if you eat with this drink as well.

Have it first thing in the morning as you rise, and then have a snack as you normally would mid-morning, continuing onto eating normally throughout the day.

If you are further wanting to burn fat in particular, you can follow the bulletproof diet which, again, is a diet focused on eating foods high in fat, moderate in protein, and low in carbohydrates. I personally don’t follow this diet but simply eat a variety of fresh, organic (when can), healthy and highly nutritional produce mainly focused on vegetables, but I have no strictness around it.

The original recipe:


  • At least 1-2tbs unsalted organic grass-fed butter.
  • 1-2tbs of Brain Octane Oil or XCT Oil (these are 18x and 6x stronger than coconut oil, with no flavour.)
  • 1-2 cups (250-500ml) of hot coffee brewed with low-toxin beans.

1. Make Coffee:

Brew coffee as you normally would.  Make sure it’s the right kind of coffee.  If you haven’t purchased Bulletproof Upgraded Coffee beans, you can get a great organic roast form your local health-store.

2. Pre-heat blender:

Boil extra water and pour it into a blender while your coffee brews to pre-heat the blender.

3. Froth:

Empty out the hot water from the now pre-heated blender and add the brewed coffee, butter, and Brain Octane oil.  Blend until there is a thick layer of foam on top like a latte. The stronger the blender, the better. A spoon won’t work as it won’t dissolve the butter or make it frothy.

4. Optional:

Add cinnamon or a sweetener like Stevia. Don’t use honey or agave as it messes with the components of the ketosis.

My recipe and how I make it:


  • 1 tbsp unsalted, organic grass-fed butter
  • 1 cap of Bulletproof Brain Octane Oil
  • 1 cup brewed coffee from roasted, organic coffee beans
  • 1 tbsp Great Lakes Gelatin Collagen Hydrolysate
  • 1 tsp organic, raw cacao nibs
  • 1 tbsp Amazonia Raw protein isolate (natural)
  • Organic, liquid Stevia to taste

Follow the above instructions and add all ingredients to blender – blend on high and drink straight away.

This method is much more of a comprehensive meal and you certainly won’t feel like you need breakfast after this either. It will keep you going for hours at a steady pace without the spikes that a normal caffeinated coffee-drink will provide you with.

I often also have a bullet (short for bulletproof) if I have a big presentation or an important meeting as part of the benefits are enhanced brain function and clarity to think and act better and quicker.

Take it with you in your keep-cup, and you help the environment, too.

Hope you love it! Cx

Bulletproof Coffee



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  • Thanks for sharing!! I just knew about bulletproof coffee like two month ago by Melissa Ambrosini and love the idea, in my country we can’t entry those products like de octain oil and that high quality coffee, but I have been trying to do my morning drink with matcha and coconut oil, and sometimes I add coconut cream. What do you think? do you think it works??
    Thanks love the post, keep doing more!

  • Morning lovely;
    I just started the Bulletproof way a few weeks ago and loving it.
    Just wondering… Is natural vanilla extract ok?
    Thanks xx

    • Natural Vanilla Extract as in just addition? I don’t think it would matter as long as it’s completely pure. But I’m assuming there’s alcohol and sugar in there unless you’re using vanilla from the seed x

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