You’ve heard the term, now meet the brew!
I’ve known about bullet proof coffee for awhile now. It’s a pretty amazing thing, and I’ve tried it from time to time with the inferior coffee beans that we’d normally get from various roasters… or even just the cheap stuff from the store. The thing is, I knew in my heart that there were better beans out there, but I’ve never been able to stomach the price of them.
So I averted my eyes from the labels on coffee even though that’s the first thing I look at on every other product. Ignorance is bliss right? And I knew I could never make it without coffee so I preferred not to know. Yes, it was a conscious decision and I knew one day I would have to square with it. I mean you can’t make the choice to have a real food lifestyle and just turn a blind eye to certain areas of your diet.
Enter: My knight in shining armor (aka Stuart)
Stu found a coffee bean company called Tonx. They sent us a 2oz free sample of beans. Because they are brilliant, not unlike drug dealers who know it’ll only take you one free hit to be hooked. 😉 But coffee is a GOOD drug so it’s all good! Their packaging is amazing! They roast the coffee right before it’s mailed to you so it’s got the roast date right on the bag!! They send you info on the very bean that you’re about to grind and brew and the farms and the people and the places that the beans come from. It’s awesome!
And then if the packaging and the special “club” feel of getting your coffee in the mail doesn’t suck you in, the actual taste of the coffee will! It’s the best coffee I have EVER tasted and that’s saying something. I usually have to “doctor” my coffee with plenty of honey and half’n’half in order to enjoy it because of that bitterness that’s inevitably in most coffees. This time around, however, I made it BULLETPROOF and it was fabulous! Seriously like no coffee I’d ever had! And they are not paying me to write this post, sadly! 😉
Needless to say we are subscribed to Tonx now and official Tonxians! 🙂
So what about it being all bulletproof? You ask. Ah yes, I shall explain!
First you get your good coffee beans. Like these
Brew up some coffee just like usual. But now comes the good part! Instead of loading it up with junk like sugar and fake creamers, poor it into the Vitamix that your amazing man got you as a surprise at Christmas! 😉 And in case your amazing man hasn’t done that (yet) any ol blender will work.
NEXT, or actually it might be better to do this before pouring in the coffee, but I didn’t think of that till later so for now this is the next step. Chop a chunk’a butter, yep! Grass fed is the very best option, but it’s difficult to find near us, so organic was what we had to use. Opinions vary on how much to use, but I was making 2 “mug sized” servings so I used about a Tablespoon.
Plop it in, and like I said, this would probably be better done before adding coffee. Yup! (see the melty butter! Woo Hoo!!)
Give it a good whir and this part is key, because when I’d tried bulletproof coffee before I just mixed it with a spoon, and that can work, but it doesn’t really mix it that well and you end up with an “oil slick” feeling when you sip… not so yummy!
Ah foamy frothy buttery goodness on top!
Poor into mugs. I added honey to mine after the blending process because I just like it a bit sweet, but I noticed I didn’t need to use as much this time!
(Don’t tell Stuart that my mug had more “froth” than his.)
Now, I haven’t been drinking this regularly enough to tell you that it’s made a huge impact on my health or anything though I’ve heard claims that it does make people feel good, hence the “bulletproof” part of it. But I do know that good fats in quality butter and coconut oil are good for your body, so drink up! 🙂