Why You Should Put Butter in Coffee

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Why You Should Put Butter in Coffee

I have to admit, I hadn’t heard about such a thing as putting butter in coffee until recently. It’s the latest “hit” among health conscious people. I kind of felt left out and outdated since I consider myself a health nut, I should have probably known about it much sooner.  After a lot of information digging, I realized that the concept of butter in coffee is anything but new. For instance, in Tibet people drink Tibetan tea in the morning which consists of butter, tea, and salt or black pepper.  In Singapore, coffee beans are stir-fried with butter in a wok.  So how does putting butter in coffee make it healthy? Let’s find out.

Why You Should Put Butter in Coffee

Gives you more energy

Adding butter or coconut oil boosts energy.  Pairing grass-fed butter and coconut oil with coffee will not only supply but help with the absorption of healthy fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, K & K2 and healthy fatty acids such as conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) and medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs).

Helps with weight-loss

Coffee is a potent thermogenic. It increases metabolic rates and fat mobilization which promotes fat loss.  Thus, adding coconut oil  (another thermogenic) and grass-fed butter makes it a very effective way to shed pounds.  It also makes you feel full until lunch so you don’t feel compelled to snack.

Improves brain function

Butter provides the perfect balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fats.  Arachidonic acid contained in butter  plays a role in brain functions and is a vital component of cellular membranes.


Coffee with Butter Recipe

  • 1 cup of organic coffee
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil (here)
  • 1 teaspoon organic grass-fed unsalted butter (where to get)
  • ¼ tsp vanilla
  • raw organic honey to taste
  1. Put all ingredients in a blender and blend for 30 seconds until rich and creamy.  Enjoy!


My experience was that I felt more energetic which led to increased productivity. Give it try, if you’re curious.


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    • Hi Marty! It has to be coconut oil because you need the good fat in your coffee! Coconut milk doesn’t have the same properties.

  1. How is this different than using cream in your coffee? It’s the same as butter, since whipping up cream makes butter.

    • Hi Erica! Thank you for you question! Cream is lower in fat than butter and since fat is good for us then this is why butter is better.

  2. I use heavy cream in my coffee (only drink 1 cup/day). Would that be an acceptable substitute for the butter since it has a higher fat percentage than whole or skim milk?

    • Hi Cissy! I also use grass fed cream in my coffee as well. However, cream is undeniably lesser in fat than butter. Most kinds of butter have about 4/5 fat content (80 %) as opposed to the 30-35% fat content in cream. And since fat is good for us then this is why butter is better.

    • wowI That’s a lot 🙁 I don’t remember being it that much. They also sell that butter at whole foods or Trader Joe’s.

    • They also sell Kerry Gold butter at Walmart, Kroger, Publix, and my local Costco also carries it!

  3. How about ghee? I get quality ghee wherei live but no access to unprocessed butter. Or I can use the fat from raw milk. Will either work? Thanks

    • Hi Paul! Yes, ghee would be perfect! In fact, it’s even slightly healthier for you 🙂

  4. Do you use hot coffee? I know hot beverages and blenders don’t mix, but I just couldn’t drink it lukewarm!

    • Hi Rachel! I do use hot coffee. I don’t use a blender, I just stir in butter! Let me know if you have more questions.

  5. So delish… I’ve been drinking bulletproof coffee for a while now and this recipe adds a nice twist… Perfect balances of fats and coffee!

    • That’s a great idea! and as long as you put butter in, it will work!

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