Have you ever heard of Buttered Coffee? It’s a new culinary trend that has been gaining popularity over the past couple months. Buttered coffee refers to swapping out milk, cream or creamers with grass fed, non salted butter in your coffee. I know it sounds really disgusting. Why would you put butter in your coffee? Well the idea is to infuse your morning coffee with healthy fats that are good for your body and good for your brain. You can read more about it here.
I decided to give buttered coffee a shot. We don’t eat butter, we just have margarine so I wanted to see if coconut oil would work. I brewed up my normal cup of coffee and poured it into the blender. Then I noticed that I had not screwed on the bottom of the blender tight enough and coffee was pouring all over the counter. This is pretty much my only complaint with buttered coffee. How can one be expected to be coherent enough to blend up some buttered coffee if you haven’t had your morning dose of caffeine?
After I cleaned up my mess and assembled the blender properly I tried again. I poured in the freshly brewed coffee and and add a couple heaping teaspoon of coconut oil. This was mistake number two. One teaspoon probably would have been sufficient. A little oil does go a long way and if you add too much oil and your tummy isn’t used to it you will probably get a stomach ache. Which is exactly what happened to me.
Let me just say this about coconut oil buttered coffee. It is delicious! It was probably the smoothest creamiest tastiest cup of coffee I have ever had. I ended up needing to add less stevia than normal because it was so creamy and less bitter than usual. The only downfall is the prep work that I mentioned previously and the extra cleaning you have to do with the blender. I tried making buttered coffee a second time but just stirring in the coconut oil and letting it melt instead of blending it but it wasn’t the same. Blending is definitely the way to go. If you have a Magic Bullet I can imagine that would be the perfect tool for the job.
I’m sure I will be making buttered coffee again soon but I probably won’t make it a daily habit. Have you tried buttered coffee? What did you think?