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Coffee will kill you.

At least that’s what some caffeine-deprived people have come to believe. Coffee gets a bad reputation for causing jitters, stomach discomfort, even cancer. You’ll also hear that “acidic” coffee causes osteoporosis. Before explaining how we came around to believing those things, let’s look at some of the proven benefits of coffee. I’m writing this from the perspective of someone who had all of those symptoms when I drank coffee, which led me to give up drinking it for five long, dark years. But being a biohacker, I dug into the research and discovered that not all coffee is the same. I drink 1-2 cups of Bulletproof Coffee every day and experience the health benefits of coffee without the problems coffee allegedly causes.

That said, there are some valid concerns with coffee.

Many of the studies that “prove” coffee is bad for you are based on epidemiological data, but there is also epidemiological data in favor of coffee consumption, as well as lots of clinical research. It is my belief that most studies showing coffee is unhealthy do not control for the production process behind the coffee. People don’t realize it, but different processing methods introduce radically different amounts of potent toxins into the coffee depending on how much and how long the coffee is allowed to ferment and on how damaged the beans were before roasting. That’s why I explain how to find good coffee in your city. It’s that simple: good coffee = good performance. Bad coffee = bad health.

Observational data doesn’t prove coffee is good for you, but its a nice place to start. We will cover some clinical trials at the end of this article that do prove coffee is good for you.

The Epidemiological Data In Favor of Coffee

Long term coffee consumption is associated with a lower risk of type-2 diabetes. The more coffee you drink, the lower the risk.

Coffee consumption is associated with increased insulin sensitivity and improved beta cell function.

People who drink six or more cups of coffee per day are 50 percent less likely to develop diabetes.

In a study on 47,911 Americans, there was a correlation between coffee drinking and a lower risk of prostate cancer. Men who consumed the most coffee (six or more cups daily) had a 20% lower risk of developing any form of prostate cancer.

Coffee drinking was even more beneficial for severe prostate cancer. Men who drank the most coffee had a 60% lower risk of dying from prostate cancer. Drinking one to three cups of coffee per day was associated with a 30% lower risk of lethal prostate cancer.

Women who drink coffee are less likely to suffer memory loss later in life.

A Scandinavian study found people who drink boiled coffee (similar to Turkish or French Press) are less likely to get cancer. (although Bulletproof coffee is paper filtered to remove cafestol, a potent LDL stimulator.)

Women who drink coffee are less likely to develop depression.

Women who drink coffee are less likely to get a stroke.

Women who drink coffee are less likely to develop breast cancer.  The difference is small when adjusted for other factors, but statistically significant.

In one of the largest reviews to date, coffee drinkers had a slightly less chance of overall death.

There’s a fair amount of observational data in support of drinking coffee. Who cares? We don’t want to fall into the same trap as high-carb, low fat extremists like Ancel Keys and T. Colin Campbell who torture data until it tells the story they choose. Correlation does not prove causation, but it does create some questions. Like this one:

What can coffee do for you?

Here are five of the reasons I drink coffee for my health and performance, and why you should consider it too;

1. Better Memory Recall

When Bulletproof practitioner Andrew took the LSAT, his preferred source of brain fuel was a cup of Bulletproof Coffee. The healthy fats, nutrients, a small amount of added dextrose (and a little caffeine-amplifying Aniracetam) along with a few other techniques allowed him to do far better than he would have otherwise.

Besides giving him a burst of energy, caffeine improved his ability to remember the answers.  A study in 2005 showed caffeine could improve short term memory recall. The study didn’t use coffee per se, but caffeine tablets, which isolates only one of the complex chemicals in coffee. As long as you aren’t drinking decaf (I’m going to cover that topic as well), coffee ought to improve your mental skills before a test or job interview as long as you don’t have so much you get overstimulated.

I’ve written about the cognitive benefits of coffee before. In one study, coffee was able to produce the same mental state as Chi Gong exercises. That’s way cool!

Be careful however, one study showed that chronic high dose caffeine caused decrease blood flow to the brain. That’s why I drink one cup of coffee per day on average, or two on very long days. Smaller doses of coffee on a daily basis are beneficial. Large doses all the time are detrimental.

2. High Antioxidant Content

For Americans, coffee is the number one source of antioxidants. This won’t be true if you’re eating The Bulletproof Diet, but it’s important to remember when you think of the average American. If you’re eating a Standard American Diet, coffee might be one of your top health foods.

Coffee contains numerous antioxidants, but something many people don’t know is that caffeine is an antioxidant. The caffeine in cocoa, tea, and coffee is a powerful antioxidant that can even protect against Alzheimer’s.

Roasted coffee beans have a higher antioxidant content, which is why we use a special roasting process for Bulletproof Upgraded Coffee Beans.

3. Enhanced Insulin Sensitivity (sort of)

Some studies indicate caffeine can cause insulin resistance. However, the research is conflicting.  An eight week study in September of 2011 showed no difference between caffeinated coffee, decaf coffee, and water on insulin resistance, insulin secretion, or glucose tolerance. In another study, coffee consumption improved glycemia markers including insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance.

I’m going to cover this topic in more detail soon, but there’s no reason to stop drinking coffee over fears of insulin resistance. Reasonable amounts of caffeine can improve insulin sensitivity and other markers of glucose tolerance. In general, people who drink moderate amounts of caffeine have better insulin sensitivity.

Coffee is also a rich source of polyphenols which improve carbohydrate metabolism.

4. Rapid Fat Loss

Coffee is a potent thermogenic. It increases metabolic rate and stimulates movement. It also increases fat mobilization and oxidation which promotes fat loss. If you pair this with our MCT oil (another thermogenic) and the nutrients from grass-fed butter in Bulletproof Coffee, it’s no wonder one of my clients was able to lose 75 pounds in 75 days.

5. Improved Performance

Caffeine is an ergogenic aid, meaning it increases power output.  This is true for both aerobic and anaerobic exercise.  If taken before a workout, caffeine could improve your performance and give you an edge over your opponents.

There is some evidence high doses of caffeine can reduce blood flow to the heart during exercise.  The mechanisms aren’t fully understood, and it was in extremely large doses.

People respond to caffeine in different ways, so be sure to test its effect on yourself.  If you consume reasonable amounts, it will likely improve your performance.  The bottom line is, as always, did you go faster or not?

Summary

Coffee has received an undeserved reputation as being unhealthy, when in reality it improves brain function, scavenges free radicals, and decreases your risk of disease.  It’s a rich source of polyphenols and antioxidants.  The caffeine in coffee can increase memory and improve glucose tolerance, fat loss, and exercise performance.

High amounts of caffeine can cause problems such as decreased insulin sensitivity, impaired brian function, jitters, nervousness, stomach discomfort, and decreased exercise performance.  As with any drug, you can overdose.  Moderate amounts of coffee will do nothing but good for most people:

  1. Coffee can improve memory and brain function.
  2. Coffee is an excellent source of antioxidants.
  3. Coffee can improve insulin sensitivity.
  4. Coffee can accelerate fat loss.
  5. Coffee can improve exercise performance.

My Recommendations

  1. Regular coffee consumption is beneficial as long as the coffee is mycotoxin-free.
  2. If you need coffee to function – you’re addicted and need to find a better solution.
  3. One cup a day is perfect.
  4. Two cups a day is okay.
  5. Three cups a day is the maximum.
  6. Use this guide to make sure your coffee isn’t toxic.  Or watch this video.
  7. If you want to get the most out of your coffee, read this and make Bulletproof Coffee.

IMPORTANT: Be even more careful with your decaf coffee sources. For decaf, most coffee processors use the lowest quality beans with the most toxins for decaf, even the Swiss water process doesn’t use higher quality beans. Once an already damaged bean is stripped of it’s caffeine, until it is roasted, it is at an even higher risk of mold infection as caffeine has a protective effect against mycotoxins. Besides its lower antioxidant value, unless it is carefully processed, decaf is practically guaranteed to contain mold toxins or other bad stuff. Learn more about safe decaf in this article.
If you consume reasonable amounts of coffee on a regular basis, you can get all of the benefits with none of the side effects.

Please feel free to tweet this article if you’re tired of people giving you crap for your daily cup of coffee!

Update: The Washington Post just ran another article highlighting the benefits of coffee. It’s worth a read.

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  • http://programcsharp.com Chris Hynes

    Trying to calculate the daily coffee intake. When you’re talking about 1-3 cups above, how much exactly is a “cup” of coffee? What about espresso?

    • Little Cub Lou

      That’s an excellent question, Chris, and there’s no way to answer it that will leave us any less confused. According to a response given to your question on Wiki—-”There is no legal “standard” coffee cup; although the most correct answer could be either 5 fluid ounces [for brewed coffee] or 6 fluid ounces [of cold water]. Most table settings come with cups that hold approximately 6-9 fluid oz.

      The SCAA defines the gold standard for a cup of coffee as 6oz of cold water resulting in about 5-1/3 fluid oz of brewed coffee (some water loss due to evaporation and absorption by coffee grounds). Most manufacturers in the United States round this off to 5 oz for marketing purposes so that a 50 oz pot is sold as a 10 cup carafe. If a coffee maker is marked with measurements in cups on the side it usually indicate 5 fluid ounces for each cup.

      Coffee makers and distributors in the United States refer to a “standard serving” of coffee as 6 fluid oz of cold water (the term “cup” is not used on the typical coffee can/package/box sold in a supermarket). This can result in a slight overfilling of coffee makers since a “serving” of coffee (as defined by coffee producers) is usually a fraction of an ounce larger then the typical “cup” (as defined by coffee brewer manufacturers).

      Specialty coffees such as expresso, french press makers, etc, sometimes use other sizes.”
      My China coffee cups hold 5-6 oz. of brewed coffee while my coffee mugs generally hold 8-16 oz. So I guess when I drink my morning coffee in my 16-oz “cafe-au-lait” mug, I’m actually getting my daily quota by some standards, although I often drink another 8 or 12 oz. later in the afternoon.
      Now that i have completely confused you, let’s just raise our mugs and enjoy a coffee together! LOL

  • Leonardo Cavaletti

    Any objections on taking a caffeine pill (rougly 1.5x the amount of caffeine in an espresso) instead of coffee?

    • http://armilegge.com Armistead Legge

      Will answer on the podcast!

  • http://twitter.com/RadiantLux RadiantLux

    I found your blog 4 days ago and I think I have read every post. I have been drinking your recipe with regular drip grind from the store. I’m using coconut oil for the MCTs in addition to grass fed butter. I also tried raw egg yolks for the first time. OMG, that is amazing too.
    I live 40 miles NW of Chicago. There are a handful of small coffee roasters in the city and some retail stores as well. I found a wholesale coffee roaster near me. I asked the roaster all the questions on your list. He said they have many single estate, high altitude, wet process varieties! He said that mold is not really a problem in general. The roaster gave me a couple shops close by which sell their beans. My husband bought a pound of Colombian Supremo and a conical burr grinder. I mentioned in a comment on another post that my organic dairy sells raw, grass fed butter for $14/lb. DH found Kerrygold for 5.88 per pound (2 pkgs. ) Since it is going into coffee, it isn’t as important to be raw, I guess.

    I had no idea it was going to be this easy. I’m really jazzed.

    • Marisa

      I live 35 miles NW of Chicago as well – where do you get your butter? Where did you get that coffee?

  • http://twitter.com/nthmost Naomi Most

    You can add cholinomimetics to the list of interesting sympathetic stimulant molecules contained in coffee.

    http://www.dangerouslyhardcore.com/665/caffeine-therapy/

    Also, this author strongly believes in getting increased insulin sensitivity from coffee IF consumed without sugar or protein as the first “meal” of the day. Bulletproof Coffee fits in quite well with this protocol.

    • http://armilegge.com Armistead Legge

      Thanks Naomi! You always have the MOST interesting comments ;)

  • http://rmctech.net Ryan Critchett

    Another interesting post. I’ve been back and forth with this. The studies contradict each other. It’s really hard to tell what negative effects coffee has at this point. Somehow, I believe that it’s somehow related to certain kinds of cancer. I mean, there are still people getting cancer who have no idea how they got cancer. We are still largely clueless about this!!

  • Anon

    Any tips for avoiding getting your teeth stained from drinking coffee? Maybe use a straw?

  • Desiree

    Hi Dave – thanks for sharing your explorations in nutrition and health! So according to 23andMe, there’s a gene that indicates what kind of caffeine metabolizer you are. Understanding this differentiation can more than account for the argument over coffee benefits: One way and 2-4 cups of coffee/day is good for you, gives protective factors you mention. The other way and more than the caffeine in a cup of coffee/day (coupled with, say, increased chance of atrial fibrillation, like I have) could be asking for a heart attack. I’ve switched down to the equivalent of a cup/day in tea+chocolate, which is a slower ‘burn’ for my type, and don’t get jitters anymore. – D

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  • Chris

    Hi Dave- I absolutely love your bulletproof coffee recipe and can always count on it to take my morning to the next level. However, I’d like to know your thoughts on green tea.

    I can already speculate that it has a high potential to be contaminated with mycotoxins and the like, yet there are a ton of health benefits to be obtained from it. Would you recommend green tea as a part of a bulletproof diet?

  • Craig

    being in health 20 years, I can say based on direct observation than ANY stimulant is going to tire out the endocrine system. This cannot be disputed. Anything overly stimulated gets tired over time.
    I do agree that types and preparations go a long ways. I was overjoyed by getting this link from a friend.
    Everyone is different. Some are born with more inherent energy, and these types can get away with coffee more easily. Do not get me wrong, I love coffee too, but it has a price.
    I think we all try to share what works for us, but lets all keep in mind that what is medicine to one, can be poison to another. There are FEW universal across the board recommends in diet and health. That will work for all. Except fresh foods, organic, and more vegetables.
    With this in mind, I feel it is more responsible to say, “This works for me, in my desire for a fast-paced lifestyle, but it may not be the best thing for you.”

    Craig Lane
    http://www.healthalkemy.com

    • CK Thiruvathukal

      I totally agree. It wears on the adrenals, etc. I was surprised at lowered rates of certain illnesses, but there is a danger is studies.

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  • Elle

    I just found your site! This post has me intrigued, but I have a question. I’m not a big coffee drinker, but we do indulge in cold-brewed (Toddy) coffee occasionally. I find I just can’t stand the acidity of hot-brewed coffee. Can cold-brewed coffee be bulletproofed?

    • csp8

      upgraded coffee is very low acid

  • Sean

    Cafestol & Glutathione…
    http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/ntp/htdocs/Chem_Background/ExSumPdf/Cafestol.pdf

    “The anticarcinogenic property of cafestol and kahweol has been hypothesized to be related to their ability to induce glutathione S-transferase (GST)……… In addition to a dose-dependent increase in liver GST general activity, a dose-dependent induction of the placental form of GST in liver was observed….”

    Maybe Calcium D-Glucarate balances the LDL-increasing effects of unfiltered coffee… hmmm

    • Dave Asprey

      That’s part of it! Stay tuned for a major blog post about the other reasons!

      • Sean

        Coolness. Looking forward to it!

  • Scott Jerzyk

    Anyone have any thoughts on the cross-reactivity of coffee and gluten antibodies? I’ve seen several blog posts on this lately.

    • Dave Asprey

      The data is very spotty. The Cyrex labs offer a test to see if it’s a problem, but the physician who spread this stuff at PaleoFX didn’t get facts straight. He said “10% of coffee cross reacts with gluten.” But a whole cup of brewed coffee has on average .28 grams of protein. Even if you eat beans directly, they are approximately 10% protein, and all protein in coffee does not cross-react. Coffee protein is mostly glutamic acid, glycine and aspartic acid. There are tiny amounts of threonine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, cystine, phenylalanine, tyrosine, valine, arginine, histidine, alanine, proline and serine. It is the histidine that makes bad coffee develop biogenic amines. (BTW, coffee beans contain seven of the nine essential amino acids…but that’s kind of misleading since you don’t get significant protein in brewed coffee anyway.)
      We also don’t know what percentage of the population has the problem – is it high or low? We don’t have data, but I’d guess it’s low, because we don’t see GI problems or other problems of gluten in people who are GF/Bulletproof but drink *clean* coffee. (btw, what brew method, with what beans, were tested for cross-reactivity?).
      Come to think of it, I do get gluten-like symptoms when I drink bad coffee, but I believe that’s from the biogenic amines and mycotoxins, not from any sort of gluten-like cross reactivity. They happen faster than typical gluten symptoms for me. In addition, my hashimoto’s is GONE completely, and it comes back if I eat wheat. But I drink (only my) coffee daily.
      The same doctor who talked about this said, “There is nothing good in coffee but antioxidants” which is patently untrue if you look at its affect as an anti-inflammatory in the brain, its effects on cancer, and the many other things I blog about.
      My advice? If you’re worried, get the Cyrex coffee panel. (and let me know what you learn!). Or just biohack it. Try two weeks without, two weeks with, and see how you do. I think the answer will be obvious. ? Also, stick to paper filters if this is your concern and use a bigger grind. However, people with ADD tend to do better with a French Press/unfiltered coffee.

  • faisalsa

    Have you considered using glass straws? They’re super classy and toxin free. I’ve seen a few brands out there. my favorite is simply straws, i love the travel case each straw comes with http://bit.ly/simplystraws

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  • Mk

    I am very prone to urinary tract infections. All info I have come across indicates coffee can be a contributing factor. I am reluctant to give up my coffee…
    Do you have thoughts regarding the above ?
    Thanks.

    • http://www.facebook.com/LeahEstella Leah Estella Abdenour

      Can anyone help us with this question? I’m very prone to them too. I’ve been loving bulletproof coffee, 1 cup a day. But I’ve started to show signs of another UTI so does this mean I need to stop the bulletproof, at least until the urinary tract infection subsides?

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  • Johnny Franco

    Dave – Paper Filter vs French Press?
    Cafestol elevates LDL so you say remove with paper filter. Cafestol also decreases inflammation and helps ADD’ers so you say elsewhere to leave in (french press)
    Do you give weight to one method over the other? How should one decide?

    • Dave Asprey

      Unoxidized LDL is of no concern and cafestrol is great so French press is better, but some people care about LDL anyway.
      Sent from my nobile phone. You understand….

  • http://www.facebook.com/david.duncan.90663 David Duncan

    Hey Dave, great information love the blog. Just one question i was hoping you might be able to clear up. I read Branden Brazers book Thrive (Vegan i know ehehehe !) and he mentioned that coffee, being a very strong stimulant, places a great deal of strain on the adrenal glands. If this is true, how dose daily use effect the regeneration of the gland. Am I going to have to “repay” the biological dept of being stimulated by coffee at a later time? Or am I safe following the recommended consumption of 1-2 cups a day?

    • Dave Asprey

      That is a common misconception…just as grass fed meat is not the same as grain fed and has diff biological effects, moldy coffee has a different impact on the body than pure mold free coffee.
      Sent from an iphone. That means it’s spelled wrong…and I’m probably lost. You understand… -Dave

      • nkitajolie

        I have been avoiding coffee because of Dr. Berg’s assertions that it (more specifically the caffeine in it) is bad for my (adrenal) body type. I would like to try the bulletproof coffee to see if that might be better, but I was wondering if you knew of any ways for me to tell, based on how I feel or any particular nutritional indicators, if this is a better option for me? Or do I just have to “wait and see” if my weight comes off more easily?

      • CK Thiruvathukal

        I absolutely don’t buy that there aren’t endocrine effects from coffee. I have a few living proof examples. It is a stimulant and almost everything can potentially affect the endocrine system, mold or not. Mold does make it worse. I’ll look at the coffee but wouldn’t use it for a health kick. This reminds me of the whole wine thing. Good writing though.

  • Chris

    Drink bulletproof coffee twice a day!! Never felt better! It’s the sugar that’s killing people in their coffee.

  • bryce hardcastle

    is the bulletproof coffee system a good idea if You’re not trying to lose weight but gain instead?

  • Kim

    I am not used to drinking coffee and I had a cup of the Kerry Gold butter coffee this morning and felt very shaky afterwards. I think it is because I am not used to caffeine. Do you think that’s it, or could it because I ate a piece of toast beforehand?
    Also, I have read that coffee is linked to dandruff. Any thoughts on that?

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  • Armin

    Hi guys,
    I am a bit confused. Do you need to grind the coffee beans or do I make the coffee with whole beans?

    • therealjeaniebeanie

      I think you always have to grind beans to make coffee.

  • CoachCheese

    Question: Can we make Bulletproof Tea instead of Bulletproof Coffee and get similar benefits? If yes, exactly what tea and how, etc.? I just bought five pounds of your coffee for our office, but I hate coffee. (I’m going to try xylitol and dark chocolate to help get it down….)

    • http://www.facebook.com/kelly.denicolo.7 Kelly DeNicolo Huggins

      CoachCheese, I’m right there with you. I loathe everything about the taste and smell of coffee – but I’m a tea fanatic. My guess is that using a green tea would be the best choice, but a high quality black tea might also suffice.

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  • clintonp

    Coffee that is decaffeinated using the Swiss Water Process loses no antioxidants and tastes great. Most good coffee shops use this kind of decaf.

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  • Newbie

    Hi Dave,
    I have been trying the diet and love the bullet proof coffee. However I am not experiencing positive results posted by others. I am eating foods only from the green list, following the intermittent fasting and taking the recommended supplements. I lost one pound during the first week and have gained 2 pounds during my second week. What gives? All my male friends who are doing this lost a lot of weight immediately. One even stopped intermittent fasting because he was losing weight too quickly. All my female friends who started with me are experiencing the same thing. We feel bloated and tired and are constipated too. I am very familiar with detox reactions as I do a detox every 3-4 months and this is completely different. I have a scale that measures body fat as well, so I know that I am not losing body fat and gaining muscle. Is there some extra advice that you would give to women or is this way of eating just not right for me?

    • SeanMagic

      BLOATING… Drink Apple Cider Vinegar before and during meals. I wish someone had told me. Too much fat; my body won’t digest it –> DISTENTION (or Jelly Belly and some gas/bloating); and beatine-hcl doesn’t help me.

      • newbie

        Thanks so much. How much would you recommend?

        • Sean

          A few tablespoons, in as little water as you can stand. Just experiment… Seems to me, drinking some stout ACV DURING the meal is most important… really get those enzymes mixing into the fatty meal.

          My theory is these endogenous enzymes just aren’t getting produced enough in some people (myself) and after a month or so on a high-fat diet, some fats clog-up-the-works, and the distention is somehow corollary of that enzyme-deficiency–>mechanical-inefficiency problem….

          There’s only so much the Migrating Motor Complex alone can do to help this….. Low fat diet + plenty of walking (vacation) will annihilate the distention in a week.

  • Dr. Eigenvector

    While you’ve got a lot right, you’re in denial about coffee. Ever heard of Camellia sinensis? Green or white tea? The cognitive enhancing properties of that plant are >> than coffee.

    While mounting evidence points to adrenal exhaustion in coffee users, white and green tea pack many multiples of the ORAC with none of the risk (though tea grown in the wrong environment can build up fluoride, but if you’re drinking tap water you’re already screwed).

    You should research Bacopa monnieri if you haven’t already.

  • http://blackbooksblog.com/ AdwordsX

    Hi Dave -

    Good and bad here, so I hope you read what I have to say.

    First, we’ve tried the Bulletproof Coffee concept (using standard coffee and coconut oil in place of MCT), along with your diet and the transformation has been nothing short of amazing.

    I’m clear, focused, in charge of my emotions, happy, positive and feeling like the old me I thought was long gone.

    To anyone considering this approach, TRY IT! It works and we’re only getting started.

    Now – the bad, which has nothing to do with the diet or the coffee . . .

    We ordered your coffee and MCT oil 9 days ago. We’re still waiting to receive it. And because there is no tracking information we have no idea when it will be here.

    UPS Sureshot is, by all accounts I’ve read, horrible service.

    Look, in the age of Amazon Prime you must realize that free shipping that arrives in 1-3 days has become the expectation for many of us.

    I paid you over $12.00 for shipping and you’re using UPS Sureshot?! That’s very NOT Bulletproof.

    You’d be better off, and so would your customers, going with USPS Priority. They supply the boxes and you could ship out what we ordered for under $8.

    I’m OK with paying $12.00 (not really but what choice do I have?) but to sit here waiting in this way – dude, it pisses me off! Scrap this second-rate service and take care of your customers.

    That said – sorry to rant because I thank God for putting you in the world and discovering/sharing what you have.

    All the best to you – John

  • Helen

    I was recently diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and had just about every blood test known to man run with no indications at all as to why. It was effectually shutting down my life. Listening to my kids I first started juicing with mostly vegetables and felt better. I’ve been drinking bulletproof coffee for a week now and feel wonderful. No more fatigue. This has given me my life back.

    • CK Thiruvathukal

      I have chronic issues, autoimmune disorders. I have to say, if that is working, your adrenals might taxed. I am on a thing called ldn. That might be a safer way to go. Juicing is great though.

  • Ted Racine

    What does this mean exactly
    in one of the largest overall reviews to date “coffee drinkers had a slightly less chance of overall death”

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  • Carrie

    Hi. Butter gives me horrible heart burn (feels like a heart attack). I’ve tried to make bulletproof coffee with various grass fed butters… I will get the heartburn. Can I just make it with the coconut oil and get the same benefits?

    • Sean

      Have you tried drinking a 1/2 tsp of salt in water, before or after BP coffee?

  • Matthew Walrath

    The link for “People who drink six or more cups of coffee per day are 50 percent less likely to develop diabetes.” does not redirect to a study that supports the statement…

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  • therealjeaniebeanie

    If coffee is so great, why does it give me migraines? I tried Upgraded Coffee but couldn’t tell any difference so I just try to choose wisely from my local roaster (“Thanksgiving Coffee: Not Just a Cup, But a Just Cup.”) I do love the Bulletproof Coffee recipe made with decaf, though. I just can’t tolerate the caffeine in regular coffee. Thanks.

    • Mark

      The coconut oil and butter slows down the absorption of the caffeine so you might find you tolerate it better in BP coffee.

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  • .

    How can anything make you less likely to die, don’t we all die eventually?

  • wbiz

    coffee or tea..with 1-2 cup consumption..ofcourse with less sugar is good and will have some benefits and i’ve observed this in my elders

  • Hj

    How about what you are drinking out of? What you are making it in, plastic etc

  • markb

    I have been Intermittent fasting for years, with consumption almost always between 30 min (1 meal) and 6 hours (2 meals). I love your buttered coffee in the AM, but does this not break the fast?

  • Linda

    Can you make the coffee in a stainless steel stovetop espresso maker?

  • Pam

    has anyone here discussed Green tea vs Coffee? I am a fan of both, in limited quantities, but my husband doesn’t like the taste of coffee AT ALL!

    • Mark

      Try it with Chai Tea or add a little bit of cocoa to the mix, a heaping half teaspoon makes it more like hot cocoa than coffee.

  • Marvin91

    hi dave
    I wanna ask you how many cup of the bulletproof coffee can I have
    through the day ?

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