Bulletproof Coffee Recipe

By Rebecca Paredes
Reviewed by Theresa Greenwell for Scientific Accuracy on 02/21/2024

Bulletproof Coffee Recipe

  • Bulletproof Coffee, aka butter coffee or keto coffee, is a blend of high-quality coffee, MCT oil, and grass-fed ghee (or butter) that offers sustained energy, increased satiety and cognitive function support.
  • Incorporating fats into coffee through Bulletproof Coffee can provide benefits such as increased fullness, weight management support, and cognitive function enhancement.
  • Overall wellness requires a holistic approach involving whole foods and regular physical activity and Bulletproof Coffee can be a valuable addition to a balanced diet. Get the full recipe below.

Are you searching for a delicious coffee drink that complements your healthy lifestyle? Discover the better-for-you benefits of Bulletproof Coffee. This satisfying beverage is a favorite among various dietary devotees including paleo and ketogenic diets. But what exactly is Bulletproof Coffee? And why should you consider making it a part of your daily routine?

Bulletproof coffee is a delicious blend of coffee and quality fats that helps sustain you all day. By combining traditional wisdom with cutting-edge nutritional philosophy, Bulletproof Coffee taps into our desire to live well every day.

Bulletproof Coffee offers more than a caffeine boost. Unlike traditional morning pick-me-ups and energy drinks, the combination of ingredients in Bulletproof Coffee provides sustained energy throughout the day without the dreaded energy crashes. The combination of the rich flavors of coffee with high-quality fats helps increase satiety and helps support your focus. Some choose to replace their breakfast with Bulletproof Coffee while others enjoy adding a satisfying cup of coffee any time of day for their well-being.

Do you want to know more about the original butter coffee recipe? You’re in the right place! In this blog, we’ll delve into everything you need to know about this delightful drink. From its simple preparation to its potential benefits for your body and mind, we’ve got you covered.

What is Bulletproof Coffee?

Bulletproof The Original coffee, Brain Octane Oil and butter on countertop by cup of black coffee

Bulletproof Coffee is a delectable blend of high-quality coffee and carefully selected fats. The ingredients work together to offer a unique beverage experience. This enticing combination goes beyond a regular cup of coffee. It provides the synergistic benefits of sustained energy,[1] increased satiety, metabolism support[2] and support to cognitive function.†

What makes Bulletproof Coffee stand out among other coffee drinks?

The key ingredients in this keto coffee drink are MCT oil and Grass-Fed Ghee (or butter). We specifically chose these high-quality fats for their harmonious flavors and potential benefits. We especially enjoy using Brain Octane C8 MCT Oil in our recipe. It is a concentrated form of medium-chain triglycerides, derived from coconut oil. MCT oil can offer a readily available source of energy for your body and brain. Grass-Fed Ghee or butter adds a rich, creamy texture and contributes to the taste profile of the drink. Ghee is rich in vitamin A, omega-3 fatty acids, and conjugated linoleic acid.

Why incorporate fats into your coffee?

Fats play a vital role in a balanced diet. They deliver essential nutrients to aid in the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins. When combined with coffee, quality fats can help promote a feeling of satiety and sustained energy throughout the day.†

Bulletproof Coffee can be a healthy addition to many diets and ways of eating, not only low-carb and keto diets. Combining the energizing effects of coffee with quality fats can help anyone feel more alert, focused and satisfied without the caffeine jitters or crashes we normally feel from coffee.

The journey of Bulletproof Coffee began when enthusiasts sought a way to elevate their coffee experience to new heights. Dave Asprey, a pioneer in the field of biohacking and wellness, popularized the Bulletproof Coffee recipe. The focus was not only on taste but also on the quality and sourcing of the coffee beans. Recognizing the importance of using quality ingredients, Bulletproof Coffee prioritizes the selection and testing of high-quality beans, ensuring a pure and flavorful cup of coffee.

This unique blend has captivated coffee and nutrition lovers alike. More people than ever are exploring the benefits of incorporating healthy fats into their daily routine.

In the upcoming sections, we will delve deeper into the art of making the original Bulletproof Coffee recipe at home. We will also explore how Bulletproof Coffee can fit into your daily life and enhance your overall sense of well-being.

Is Bulletproof Coffee Good for You?

As we examine the potential health benefits of Bulletproof Coffee, our goal is always to present a balanced science-backed perspective. Incorporating Bulletproof Coffee into your diet can be a part of a well-rounded lifestyle that may offer certain benefits.

Benefits of Bulletproof Coffee

Let’s start by examining the three high-quality ingredients that make up Bulletproof Coffee: coffee, MCT oil and ghee. Each ingredient brings its own unique qualities. When combined, they create a delicious concoction that’s greater than the sum of its parts.

Bulletproof Whole bean coffee family laid on kitchen table

Bulletproof Coffee Beans
Coffee, when consumed in moderation, has been associated with various health benefits. It contains antioxidants which may help promote overall health. It can also provide a temporary boost in alertness and focus, thanks to its caffeine content.†

Not all coffee is created equal. Small amounts of mold can grow on coffee beans when stored improperly. Along with mold, we test each batch for heavy metals which can be found in conventional coffee.

Brain Octane C8 MCT Oil
MCT oil, derived from coconut oil, contains medium-chain triglycerides that can rapidly metabolize in the body.[3] This provides you with a quick and accessible source of energy. MCT oil has been shown to increase feelings of fullness, support weight management and support cognitive function.

C8 MCT oil turns into ketones in your body within minutes. Ketones quickly cross the blood-brain barrier making them a fuel source for brain cells, giving you sustained energy.†

Grass-Fed Ghee
Ghee, or clarified butter, contains essential nutrients that can support your wellbeing.[4] Vitamin A found in ghee is a fat-soluble nutrient that can support skin and eye health. In addition to vitamin A, ghee contains small amounts of other fat-soluble nutrients like vitamins D, E, and K2.

Grass-fed ghee also contains butyric acid as well as conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). While butyric acid plays an important role in our gut health,[5] CLA has been extensively studied for its ability to support weight management.[6] The benefits of CLA in ghee are a direct result of the grass-fed diet of the cows it comes from.

Lastly, grass-fed ghee contains omega-3 fatty acids, polyunsaturated fats that our bodies cannot produce and that provide overall wellness support. Studies have shown promising evidence that omega- 3 fatty acids may provide support to the brain[7] and body.[8]

Things to Consider

While Bulletproof Coffee can be a delicious addition to a well-balanced diet, it’s important to recognize that it may not be suitable for everyone. The addition of fats may not be ideal for individuals with specific health concerns, such as high cholesterol. If this is a concern for you, it is best to consult with a healthcare professional or registered dietitian before adding it into your routine.

Bulletproof Coffee is a quality addition to a well-balanced diet. Replacing (or adding to) your breakfast with a cup of butter coffee can support energy levels and keep you satisfied throughout the morning. While Bulletproof Coffee may offer potential benefits, it’s not a magic solution on its own. Remember, achieving your wellness goals requires a holistic approach. Fill your plate with whole foods and move your body regularly for a well-rounded approach to your well-being.

How to make Bulletproof Coffee

Grass-fed ghee, brain octane oil and bulletproof coffee blended in mug on table

This is more than putting butter in coffee, but making Bulletproof Coffee at home is easy with our simple recipe. Or, if you’re a visual learner, check out our instructional video. Get ready to elevate your coffee experience with our flagship recipe.

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Bulletproof Coffee Recipe

Ready to make our signature Bulletproof Coffee recipe? Learn how to mix up a cup of high-quality keto coffee that supports your brain and body throughout the day.
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Prep3 minutes
Cook2 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
CourseBeverages, Breakfasts
DietGrain-Free, Keto, Paleo, Whole30
Servings1 cup



  • Brew 1 cup (8-12 ounces) of coffee using Bulletproof coffee beans.
    1 cup Bulletproof coffee
  • Add coffee, Brain Octane C8 MCT oil and ghee to a blender.
    1 tbsp Brain Octane C8 MCT Oil
  • Blend 20-30 seconds until it looks like a creamy latte. Enjoy!
    1-2 tbsp Grass-Fed Ghee

Nutritional Information

  • Servings: 1 cup
  • Calories: 230
  • Fat: 25 g

Bulletproof Coffee Video

If you’re a visual learner, we’ve got you covered. Watch this video on how to make the delicious Bulletproof Coffee recipe at home:


How to Add Bulletproof Coffee to Your Daily Routine

Not sure where to start? The best way to figure out if Bulletproof Coffee works for you is to consistently incorporate it into your daily routine. Below we’re breaking down how to get started and top tips to keep in mind as you get your new routine going support your energy and performance:†

  • Gather Your Ingredients: Check out the ingredient list in our recipe above. You will need high-quality coffee beans, grass-fed ghee or butter and MCT oil. You can save money by purchasing a Bulletproof Coffee Starter Kit.
  • Make Your First Bulletproof Coffee: Follow our recipe above. For simplicity’s sake, stick to your preferred coffee brewing method and aim for a strong, flavorful brew. Don’t forget to blend your fats in for 20-30 seconds for a frothy result.
  • Start Small: If this is your first cup of Bulletproof Coffee, start with a smaller serving of MCT oil and ghee on day one and gradually increase as your body adjusts to the added fats.
  • Timing is Everything: Many people love replacing breakfast with Bulletproof Coffee to support energy first thing in the morning, but this beverage can also be enjoyed alongside a healthy breakfast or as an afternoon pick-me-up.
  • Listen to Your Body: Make a mental note (or write down a note-to-self) how your body responds so you can track how you feel as you make Bulletproof Coffee part of your daily routine. Adjust ingredient amounts and timing according to your preferences.
  • Hydrate: Don’t forget to drink plenty of water throughout the day whenever you consume caffeinated beverages such as coffee, tea, or energy drinks. The caffeine content in these beverages can contribute to increased water loss.
  • Eat Real Food: Eat when you’re hungry! Thanks to its ketone-boosting benefits, the medium chain triglyceride oil found in Bulletproof Coffee is satiating.[9] Pay attention to how satiated you feel to gauge when you may need more energy and food.

When you feel sharp and experience less of an afternoon crash, you’ll be thrilled you traded up your latte for Bulletproof Coffee.

Alternative Recipes to Bulletproof Coffee

girl sits on couch in a yellow matching set drinking a mug of coffee

Bulletproof tip: If you follow a plant-based diet, yes, you can still enjoy the benefits of quality fats in your coffee cup. Try our Vegan Bulletproof Coffee recipe, which also contains gut-supporting prebiotics.

  • Decaf Bulletproof Coffee:It’s easy to swap in decaf coffee so you can enjoy this beverage day and night. Remember to look for a decaf coffee that is Swiss Water processed to avoid any added chemicals.
  • Vegan Bulletproof Coffee:For our plant-based friends, we suggest swapping out grass-fed ghee for our InnerFuel Prebiotic so you can get an amazing tasting beverage with similar gut-supporting benefits.
  • Bulletproof Matcha Latte:If you prefer tea over coffee, check out our recipe for making matcha Bulletproof. Matcha is an antioxidant-rich tea powder that adds a delicious earthy taste.
  • Keto Hot Chocolate:If you’re craving caffeine in chocolate form, our recipe for keto-friendly hot chocolate with coconut milk is the perfect wintertime alternative to butter coffee. Hit your macros and that sweet spot!

Other Ways to Enjoy Bulletproof Coffee

Variety of Bulletproof coffees & supplements lined up on a tabletop

We are constantly evolving to meet the needs of our diverse community. While the classic Bulletproof Coffee recipe is loved by many of our fans and followers, we understand it may not be the most convenient option for everyone. Explore our latest innovations and find the perfect fit for your coffee routine:

  • Power up your day with the convenience of Bulletproof Original Creamer. Simply scoop and stir for a creamy coffee experience, packed with quality fats from grass-fed butter and MCT oil.
  • For a faster and hassle-free Bulletproof Coffee, try our keto coffee creamer packets. Just tear open a packet, pour it into your coffee, and enjoy the benefits on-the-go.
  • Want to give your coffee a boost of collagen protein? We have you covered with our collagen peptide powders. Choose from Unflavored Collagen Peptides for pure collagen protein, Vanilla Collagen Peptides for a touch of sweetness, or Chocolate Collagen Peptides for a keto-friendly mocha experience.

Related: What is MCT Oil? The Ultimate Guide to MCT Oil Supplements

Additional Bulletproof Coffee Recipes and Resources

Products needed to make the bulletproof coffee recipe

Looking for more coffee content to quench your thirst for knowledge? We’ve got you covered! Explore our curated list of blogs that cover a wide range of topics, from the best keto coffee recipes to the health benefits of Bulletproof Coffee, and so much more. Dive into these informative reads and get ready to enhance your coffee experience!

  • Is Bulletproof Coffee Good for You?: Learn more about Brain Octane Oil and how this healthy fat can support your keto diet (and ensure you hit your fat macros). Plus! Discover new and exciting ingredients to blend into your morning mug.
  • More Keto Coffee Recipes: Want endless inspiration to keep you low carb and thriving? From iced to spicy, mocha and more, these delicious keto coffee recipes will never leave you bored.
  • Best Blenders for Hot Liquids: Crafting a successful serving of Bulletproof Coffee begins with the right tools. Find out what to look for in a butter coffee-backed blender. We love Vitamix, Cuisinart and Ninja, just to name a few.
  • How to Choose a Keto Coffee Creamer: Mainstream coffee creamers aren’t always what they’re chalked up to be. They can contain artificial sweeteners and low-quality fats—two ingredients that will do your body no favors. Learn all about how to select a clean, keto-friendly creamer to support your wellness goals.
  • Coffee Bean Guide: It’s time to channel your inner barista! Learn how to choose delicious tasting coffee beans that are healthy for your body. In this article, we go over where coffee beans are grown and how that impacts their taste. We also cover different roasts and other coffee considerations.
  • How to Grind Coffee Beans: Want to learn a basic life skill that will make every cup of coffee you drink taste better? We go over different grinds and how to achieve them so you can achieve the best brew for you.

Related: Inside Bulletproof: How Our Clean Coffee is Made

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