Bullet-proof Coffee

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  1. Frank Sanoica

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    My wife sprung this on me today. Her little group (now 5000+ strong) on "Laughlin Buzz" use the term for regular coffee laced with butter, coconut oil, or etc.

    Supposedly this reduces glycemic "spike" otherwise occurring.......part of the "Keto" craze. I use that phrase loosely, and without malice, please, but fail still to adhere to some of these new ideas........

    I managed to get to 75 by eating and drinking like a Glutton (".....small mammal so-named due to it's voracious appetite"). Maybe I'm the "exception to rule"?
    Frank
     
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    I have often wondered: When we are told that if we do such and such, our lives will be extended by a couple of years but if I feel as though I didn't get those couple of extra years by doing such and such when I die, who do I sue?
    I mean, if say, I eat something I do not care for like yogurt in order to extend my life and set aside all that wonderful steak I want to eat but do not and have a massive coronary anyway, who's responsible?

    On the same level, who started the craze of putting butter into coffee? Probably some butter making conglomerate bent on producing higher sales in the wake of the high usage of oleo. What if I don't last another 6 months after I start drinking it? Who do I sue? It's a conspiracy!!
     
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    When I was following the ketogenic diet, I made bullet-proof coffee, too. I didn’t care for the butter in the coffee, but I did add coconut oil and then blended it in.
    The way that I made it was to put a little coffee and my cream and the spoon of coconut oil (usually hardened except in the heat of summer) into the small blender cup, and blend in the coconut oil.
    Once that was blended in, then I poured it into my coffee cup and filled the cup up with coffee and stirred it all together. Sometimes I also added a teaspoon of straight cocoa powder, and made bullet-proof mocha coffee.
    By blending it all together, it will keep the coconut oil from settling on the top of the coffee, and it tastes much better.

    I have now stopped doing the ketogenic diet, and started on a plant-based diet, and it is working for me better than the keto diet did, I feel good, losing weight, and have a great attitude about life with this new food plan.
    (To learn more, check out my thread in the health section of this forum.....)
     
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    The only thing that anyone needs in coffee is coffee.
     
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    I have used half n half in my coffee for years...I like it and refuse to stop. Here recently have been using Left Field half n half with sugar..that is tasty to.
    As for all the hype on all the dos and don'ts..hog wash....moderation is the key.
     
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    Perhaps on some particularly cold mornings I might wish for a syphoning tube to be placed in it going from the pot to my cup in the living room but other than that, black if you please....................
     
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    Yes, @Gloria Mitchell, I do most definitely agree. Sometimes the coffee is too hot to drink so I wait to drink the whole pot when it's moderately hot.......
     
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    @Ken Anderson @Yvonne Smith
    Understood, and agreed! How does one, anyway, blend in oil in a cup of coffee, since oil floats on water?
    Frank
     
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    On this one I do have to defend the bullet proof coffee drinkers. The coffee added to the water gives the liquid enough consistency to accept the oil / butter when it is put into a blending process. Similar to making a good Italian dressing or a balsamic vinegar dressing.

    Between my wife and I, it's my wife who has the patience and wherewithal to make the stuff after just getting out of bed. I, on the other hand, have trouble opening a new can of coffee or grinding beans when I am not awake yet.
     
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    @Bobby Cole
    So, we are "homogenizing" coffee? Drink right away, as even salad dressings ":settle out" after awhile, or perhaps stir the coffee often............
    Frank
     
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    I think that if you just add the oil (butter or coconut oil) to black coffee, it will not blend in, even with a blender, @Frank Sanoica . The reason that it worked for me is because I always use milk or cream in the coffee, and when you blend it with a high-speed blender, then the oil and the cream do seem to homogenize together.
     
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    The fats will eventually separate unless you have an emulsifier included. When you make mayonnaise, you have the oil, egg (or yolk), and one or more acids (usually vinegar and/or lemon juice). When you whip that up at high speed, it doesn't separate if you have done it properly. As Frank said with salad dressing, however, those without emulsifiers will eventually separate. When milk is homogenized, the particles are so small that the milk will break down before it separates.
     
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