Bulletproof Coffee Aboutface

Okay so I may have been wrong about Bulletproof Coffee being a waste of time.  I am embarrassed that I didn’t know the difference between cream and butter until doing a bit more research spurred on by Dave Asprey himself leaving a comment on the site.  I’m on board that if you’re going to drink a significant amount, daily butter has the advantages of (a) less likely to cause unnecessary inflammation, and (b)  has more butyrate, which you can google around about to see some awesome health benefits.

EDIT: Nice infographic on butter.

I gave the method a try for a few weeks ago and have to say I’m still going with it for now.  I like how I can get a lot more calories in using butter and some MCT.  Makes morning intermittent fasting more viable if the 2-3 meals to follow balanced with work/family are more likely to hit a sufficient number of calories to let me get some training in when I get a chance.

Of course I have a few refinements/questions I’m exploring:

– Still using my cherished espresso machine to make the shot.  Is it worth the effort if I’m not savoring a crema?  I think so based on preferring the taste over drip coffee.. but there are some other cool brewing methods I’d be interested in if when my wife goes back to work we need to save more time.

– Do espresso machines store/affect mycotoxin content in coffee?  Asprey seems a legit dude and if he is so worried about mycotoxin’s, it occurs to me that I’d be interested to follow that up. I haven’t seen him comment at all about espresso actually. I should at least backflush my machine regularly.

– I can’t find any damn 100% guaranteed grass fed butter in Canada.  L’Ancetre or Organic Meadow are good options but they are only grass fed seasonally and it’s hard to weigh their feed claims seriously if it’s not a clear message.  So, I actually this place that sells grass fed ghee that I might try.  I posted a message to the Toronto Weston A Price Yahoo group to see if anyone would split the shipping costs.  Works out to about $12 / pound for 100% grassfed ghee.  I’ve never tried a good quality ghee.  One advantage is it doesn’t require refrigeration.  We’ll see if I get to give it a try.


  1. Viktor Said,

      December 5, 2012 @ 12:46 am

    Hi Greg. I’m curious how your version of Bulletproof coffee turned out? I’m very interested in trying this coffee and happen to also live in downtown Toronto. When reading reviews for the coffee I found a number of Canadians that had the same issue as you did with finding grass fed butter.

  2. gregdavisdotca Said,

      December 19, 2012 @ 2:41 pm

    Yeah the grass-fed butter thing is a pain. Considered a dairy share option but ended up sticking with L’Ancetre butter. Compared it to organic meadow and judging by color it seems to be superior.

    Enjoying it now with butter, MCT oil, collagen hydrolysate, and an egg yolk. Tried one batch of upgraded coffee beans. Thought they were really good but been buying Tearo beans for the most part locally.

  3. Shannon Said,

      April 14, 2013 @ 7:49 pm

    I’ve been drinking the bulletproof coffee in Taiwan the past year, but since moving home (April 2013) I have yet to find grass-fed butter in Toronto. Any suggestions on brands???

  4. gregdavisdotca Said,

      April 15, 2013 @ 9:51 am

    Best you’re going to get is L’Ancetre. Not 100% grass finished but it’s the best of the organic butters as far as I can tell. Compare colors with Organic Meadow and you’ll see it’s superior.

    Only other option is to go with a dairy share, and there are a few that do Toronto dropoffs, but I couldn’t bring myself to be that committed.

  5. Tsn Said,

      June 22, 2013 @ 1:38 pm

    Hi, what exactly is a dairy share?
    How can I get into that?

    I absolutely love grass-fed butter and I am pretty saddened that I can’t find any Kerry Gold Butter. Thank you

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