Bulletproof Coffee: The buttered coffee trend that might just sweep the Twin Cities next

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It's Monday morning: You wake up, brush your teeth, and brew some java made specially with grass-fed butter -- wait, what?

If you haven't heard, a trend is plaguing sweeping the hotshot companies of Silicon Valley, and it involves putting butter in your espresso. The newest addition to the West Coast's power beverages is called Bulletproof Coffee, and our arteries don't quite know what to expect.

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Dave Asprey, CEO of the Bulletproof Executive (the company behind Bulletproof Coffee), first discovered the inspiration for his recipe after going to Tibet and drinking yak butter tea. Since spending thousands of dollars (over $300,000 in fact), Asprey claims to have raised his IQ by 20 points and revolutionized the worlds of athletes, CEOs, and celebrities. So when will this trend expand past California?

The Twin Cities generally stays up to date with the latest and greatest (let's not forget gluten-free beer, Hot Dishers), so we predict it won't be long until Bulletproof hits indie cafes like Dogwood and Spyhouse, giving Twin Cities dwellers a taste of Silicon Valley. Until then, Asprey's website gives you a recipe to make it in your very own home.

A kit is available for purchase in Asprey's Bulletproof store, but we're not sure our sensible Midwestern ways would support that kind of frivolity. Will you try this out yourself? Let us know if you plan to jump on the buttery bandwagon or keep on drinking regular old joe like the rest of us.

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Maggie McEvoy
Maggie McEvoy

Best coffee ever! But with a tablespoon each if butter and coconut oil,

Matthew Hegge
Matthew Hegge

A "Fat Coffee", I have heard, is with coconut oil

Mitchell Rognerud
Mitchell Rognerud

It definitely has helped to curb snacking and such. It must be blended, though, otherwise it ends up being a buttery oil slick on top of your coffee.

Becca Buck
Becca Buck

My husband and I started doing this about a year and a half ago- it is seriously the best cup of coffee! Everyone we have made it for agrees!

Scott Knoll
Scott Knoll

You absolutely have to use grass-fed butter and it's also good to add coconut or mct oil. And Dave Asprey actually isn't the founder of this, Robb Wolf is

Jonathan David
Jonathan David

Butter is basically solidified cream, and putting it in hot drinks isn't a new thing, but it overpowers the taste of coffee.

Jodi Anne
Jodi Anne

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Lori Berland
Lori Berland

Hmmm...... it does sound good. I might give it a try. Like they say (whoever they are lol) don't knock it till you try it! :)

Charlie Meyerson
Charlie Meyerson

Just don't use salted butter. That crap is nasty in coffee.

Kenneth Alan
Kenneth Alan

Patrick Voller always ahead of your time... #trendsetter

beej_r
beej_r

Been drinking coffee with butter for  30+ years, this is a very old Scandanavian tradition!

Fran Vanderweyst
Fran Vanderweyst

no thank you i tried 2 put cream in my coffee and burned myself

Susan Morrison
Susan Morrison

Hummm i may or i may not try what the heck i ll try it maybe since i am a tea drinker i will try tea.

Heather Gilsrud
Heather Gilsrud

I smell hipsters. Not much different than cream, just fattier and less creamy.

Rickardo Ehman
Rickardo Ehman

Joe Rogan has been promoting this stuff for years. Train by day. Joe Rogan podcast by night. All day.

kristintrapp
kristintrapp

Loved this article, excited to see butter coffee hit the twin cities. Great style of writing- hope to see more from Emma Stoneall

Josh Lynch
Josh Lynch

Kayli Anne Hermanson your two favorite things!! ;P

Remington Riehl
Remington Riehl

Jimmy Zheng....hmmm I want to try it first at your house jim!

Aleshia Mueller
Aleshia Mueller

This is the first Ive heard of bulletproof coffee, but I've been putting butter in coffee for awhile. Coconut oil is good too.

MaryAlice Beevore
MaryAlice Beevore

About time. I have loved butter in my coffee since high school.

Helen Daniels
Helen Daniels

Cream is shaken up butter. You put cream in your coffee...wth....

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