Bulletproof coffee

Bulletproof coffee

Butter and oil in your coffee? Sure. A few sips of this piping hot keto coffee emulsion, and you’ll be ready to take on the world. Bulletproof – and delicious. Fill ‘er up!

Bulletproof coffee

Butter and oil in your coffee? Sure. A few sips of this piping hot keto coffee emulsion, and you’ll be ready to take on the world. Bulletproof – and delicious. Fill ‘er up!
1 servingservings


  • 1 cup 240 ml hot coffee freshley brewed
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp MCT oil or coconut oil


Instructions are for 1 serving. Please modify as needed.

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth and frothy.
  2. Serve immediately.


Why add butter and oil to your coffee?

The fat provides satiety and helps curb cravings. The amount of fat can be adjusted to your liking. It can be a good idea to start off with a small amount, lets say a teaspoon, of MCT oil and work your way up to a full tablespoon if you feel good doing so. Some people experience stomach problems if adding too much oil at once.

The fat together with the caffeine from the coffee will give you a boost of energy to start your day. If caffeine isn't your thing, go ahead and try it with decaf. It won't give you quite the same effect but you will still have a great-tasting and filling drink.

MCT oil can be ordered online, but if you don't want to use it or can't find it, try unflavored coconut oil instead.

The recipe for bulletproof coffee was originally created by Dave Asprey. You can read more about his thoughts on his blog.

Is bulletproof coffee good for weight loss?

Not really. Sure, if you drink bulletproof coffee instead of having breakfast you might lose some weight. But you'd likely lose even more weight with a breakfast consisting of only black coffee (or just a little milk), i.e. intermittent fasting.

Here's an article on the subject: Is drinking coffee with butter and oil the key to weight loss?

The main benefits of bulletproof coffee are long-lasting satiety and energy, and possibly a feeling of mental clarity (due to ketones, and the caffeine).

Add flavor

Make this recipe your own by adding your favorite flavors to it. Add some unsweetened cocoa powder and you'll have a bulletproof mocha. Or why not try some cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice. If you feel like adding sweetness to your coffee, check out our guide to keto sweeteners.

This recipe works with hot tea or even bone broth, too, so give it a try. Or if chocolate is your thing, try our keto hot chocolate... a very low-carb morning indulgence!


Here's a video of Matt from Keto Connect making a cup of bulletproof coffee and explaining how and why it got to be the recipe he and his co-founder Megha makes most often.

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  1. Lauren Paddie
    Can you have this more than once a day?
    Reply: #120
  2. Tracey
    I use the Symingtons Dandelion Coffee and add cream. Is that ok for breakfast ?
  3. Marlene Corrall
    Hi everyone I am new to the Keto diet and love it so simple .Just tryed the Coffee and I am hooked
    Reply: #105
  4. Denise
    So with the coconut oil in Bulletproof coffee, I need to melt it or can I put it in the blender solid?
    Reply: #129
  5. Denise
    Did you melt the coconut oil?
  6. Heather Harrison
    I hate butter. I'll use it to cook but this was feral.
    Can I substitute the butter and oil with 60ml unsweetened cream?
  7. Leta
    CHRIS....You are not getting near enough calories...you’re basically in starvation and a lot of people on keto have a hard time losing weight when they’re not getting enough calories...your calories should be way more than this and just a guess because I don’t know anything about you, they should probably be at least more than double what you’re taking in...my calories are at 1760...you should focus more on your carbs protein and fats and research a lot so you can be well informed...also you a food tracker that’s keto friendly like carb manager and set it on the keto macros when setting it up...hope this works for you because there is so much success with keto, you just have to do it right...my husband and i started off rough because we didn’t know really what we were doing...you will keep learning as you go...trial and error...don’t give up because when you get it right, the results are great but it’s imperative to be educated AND track your macros with an app like carb manage
  8. Shirley
    Really great with hot tea!
  9. Shirley
    I don't put mine in blender. It tastes great just adding the butter and MCT.
  10. Alli
    Hi. Am new to Keto but confused re %s between carbs fat and protein ie: 5-10% carbs 20-25% protein and 70-75% fats which would make the protein % more than 60gms more like 89grams for me. Can anyone please enlighten me?

    You are allowed 20 carbs and 60 grams of protein each day. If you stay within those guidelines you will lose weight. I just completed 2 weeks and lost 9 pounds

  11. Bahareh
    Hi. Everyone talks about brewed coffee but I only drink Italian style espresso made in Moka. I make my bulletproof coffee with two shots of espresso, 2/3 cup of unsweetened almond milk, 1tbsp butter and coconut oil and some spices. Is this wrong? Does it have to be one cup of coffee? I would imagine not but thought I should ask and hopefully someone will answer. Thanks.
    Reply: #128
  12. robyn
    If I go out for coffee is it better to have Capaccino with soy, almond milk or cream.
  13. Tyler
    I just did this as decaf and it totally got rid of a sugar craving. It felt like a treat. Plus, if you don't have a blender, you can put it in a jar and just shake it. Works just as well.
    Reply: #139
  14. Myschelle
    I had my first cup today. I'm hooked. I used brewed coffee, coconut oil, a splash of canned coconut milk and heavy whipping cream-frothed in the blender and sprinkled with cinnamon. HEAVEN! Felt like a gourmet coffee shop splurge.
  15. Friso
    Never thought this was gonna be good, but it is! We don't use brewed coffee but I can simply get two americanos from our machine, add the butter and the coconut oil, blend and voila! The 'fatty' taste takes a little getting used to, but it's manageable.
  16. Friso
    You probably could but as the coffee is hot, you should keep pushing on the lid while shaking otherwise the lid may 'explode' off the cup while shaking and believe me, that's not pretty.
  17. Jane
    No salt in this recipe. It calls for 1 Tbs unsalted butter, not salt, plus 1 Tbs coconut oil mixed in coffee.

    I am new in just looking into keto diet for adrenal fatigue. But I'm pretty shocked that the recipe asks for 1 tablespoon of salt. I already use pink salt. But I don't know if I would enjoy this much number 1 and number 2 I'm on high blood pressure pills. I've been told to reduce salt? Does anyone have any thoughts on this?

    Reply: #131
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  19. Angela
    Hi, can I add mayonnaise and salted butter if I don't have coconut oil or any of the compliant oils. I need a response urgently. Thank you.
  20. Denise
    I love this coffee so much, I kinda crave it. I drink a decaf sometimes at night (all the same ingredients) and sometimes if I need a pick-me-up, I’ll do a half caff in afternoon (but then skip the nighttime indulgence just because I don’t need or want to overdo the fat.)

    Can you have this more than once a day?

  21. mycholatez
    I don't think so, that bulletproof coffee burns the calories. I am drinking this coffee last one year, but I don't get a result. I have not affordable the blender of making the coffee, and I found the https://chocolatemachineinfo.com/how-to-make-bulletproof-coffee-witho... website and using Frother to shake it very well.
  22. Joss
    if you drink this coffee - it mean you are not aloud to have breakfast or you can have a omelette or something after the coffee or with the coffee - thank you
  23. Sanita Salan
    How many days of drinking Bullet Proof coffee and with cream is healthy?
  24. Sanita Salan
    I heard it was 3-4 days. Never to go beyond that...in ways it’s cannot destroy and lower the metabolic rate...is it only supposed to be done for 3-4 days? Is i
    This correct or not?
    Reply: #125
  25. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Sanita!

    One cup a day should not be a problem, it should not lower your metabolic rate. Bur personally I think you always should be a bit careful when you drink "calories" it could easily become to many...

    I heard it was 3-4 days. Never to go beyond that...in ways it’s cannot destroy and lower the metabolic rate...is it only supposed to be done for 3-4 days? Is i
    This correct or not?

  26. Adlena
    I do what I call a fat coffee that has 1 tbsp butter, 1 tbsp coconut oil, 1 tbsp almond butter, half a square of 92% cacao and a few drops of stevia. I mix that with 2 servings of coffee and it's amazing! It's my breakfast on the mornings that I don't fast.
    Reply: #130
  27. DANAP
    I also add a raw egg to mine.
  28. Don Berry
    That sounds great to me. Now i want to try it. Question: why almond milk?
  29. Cynthia
    If the coffee is hot, it should melt in the coffee. So premelting is kind of pointless.
  30. Cynthia
    That sounds awesome!!!
  31. Kid
    Restricted salt is old information, if not eating processed foods boxed or canned. You can salt al you want !! Up calcium in take and the blood pressure will go down and eating Keto soon you will not need meds for blood pressure 🤗
  32. Sanam
    Can i skip bulletproof coffee?
  33. Allana Williams
    Any way to make this iced?
    Reply: #135
  34. debby
    debby Hi everyone. I dont own a Blender..Can using a wisk kichen tool do the same?
  35. Carl S
    You could try to ice it, but I would think all the fats would solidify and be pretty gross.
  36. Pearl Harris
    I just like my cup or 2 of Black Coffee daily, is that OK.
  37. Neera
    Hi how many times can you drink coffe in a day while doing keto diet.
    Reply: #138
  38. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    Neera, that is going to vary from person to person. Some people find that the caffeine can affect their blood sugar and it can raise cortisol in some as well. Generally, fat added coffees are not a great "meal replacement" as there is no protein or nutrients. If you are eating full meals and are talking about black coffee, then that's going to be up to you as long as you are satisfied with your progress.
  39. Martha Christian
    Thank you for that idea! The blender wakes everyone up in the morning . I use the blender in the garage now because of the noise. Thank you, thank you.
  40. Daryl Ellison
    I have been on a keto diet since August 1st. Was 267lbs, now 215.Started drinking my coffee with butter and MCT oil. At the time I started drinking my coffee like this I had been stuck between 220 and 224. I have noticed steady weight loss since then. I don't put it in a blender, but I do mix it with a hand blender in the cup occasionally.
  41. Pierce Nunley
    My partner thought this was wonderful so I tried it. YUCK!
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