Okay, I know what you’re thinking.
It’s some version of can I make it to the can before I hurl all over my laptop.
Don’t hurl. I’m going to teach you how to make something delicious. Right now, you think butter coffee looks like this oily, insulting mess:
But what if I told you, it actually looked like this:
Well, it does. And this gloriously frothy beverage has 28 grams of fat, so that should be a selling point right away. (Look, I didn’t say it was good for you.)
But wait, you say, isn’t butter coffee the scam that douchebag who is trying to sell me ridiculously expensive coffee is running. Yes, it is. Yes, he did say that some version of this elixir resurrected him in the snowy Himalayas. But I’m in Philadelphia so none of that noise matters.
Why do I drink butter coffee? (Besides the fact that it’s damn delicious,) I make it when I have been traveling for days or weeks or months, and I come home and slump in my bed and I wake up and there is no coffee and no milk, and I need caffeine so badly that I can’t even put on shoes to make it to the coffee shop AND WHAT IF IT’S RAINING?
No but seriously, I need coffee immediately upon waking up or bad shit starts happening. I once got 13 stitches because I tried to make soup before my french press was done steeping. Here is a picture of my scar:
So basically what’s great about butter coffee is that it contains everything you need for a perfect coffee drink, but with no perishable items, so you always have them lying around. I’m a big fan of meals you can make with just items from the pantry because I often come home to a fridge that’s either empty or smelling like Hitler’s butthole because everything has gone bad since I left town. Plus, it takes 60 seconds to make, which is perfect for someone who is in a state of desperation. And my desperation is rewarded. With 28 grams of fat.
Other things I like about it: I never get a super jacked up caffeine feel – like, I never feel like a line of cocaine could be a good substitute. (Not that I’ve ever done cocaine. I’m not cool enough for that. I don’t even know where to get pot except from this store I went to in Colorado.) I think that has something to do with the way fats slow down the way you metabolize caffeine. But what do I know.
Now, about all those fats. It’s a lot. Don’t do this every day. But there is some evidence (you can do your own research here – I’m not fully sure I believe everything that supports this claim) that the fats you use in this – yes, even the butter – are actually good for you. Both grass-fed butter and cold pressed virgin coconut oil are nutrient dense and contain medium-chain fatty acids which blahblahblah I really don’t know what I’m talking about here, but there are about 1,000 paleo blogs that will try to convince you that grass-fed butter blahblahblah … I’m bored again.
Here’s the recipe:
1 packet / serving of instant coffee (I’m using Starbucks Via here)
1 Tbsp cold pressed virgin coconut oil
1 Tbsp grass-fed butter (I’m using Kerrygold, because it’s the cheapest grass-fed butter that I know of, but if you really want to get crazy find something non-GMO and organic. It exists.) Mine is salted because I’m too lazy to get unsalted, but use either.
10 oz hot water
*You could also just use a cup of hot brewed coffee instead of the instant coffee+water
Okay, now here’s the magic:
- Combine everything into the carafe of a blender or (in my case) a NutriYum (NutriBullet)
- Blend on high for 30 seconds, until it looks frothtastic.
- Reward your excellent decision-making with a hot steaming cup of butterbeercoffee.