Bulletproof Coffee Review – The Biohacking Buttered Coffee

I am writing this bulletproof coffee review based on my experience and by doing a short research on the subject since I was very curious to know more about this over-hyped buttered coffee that went viral a few years ago.

Considering the impact Dave Asprey’s biohacking coffee recipe has made on the internet and social media, I think I am arriving very late in the scenario, anyways it is a fresh thing for me and so is for many people who are yet to know about it after me and maybe through this post itself.

People have praised and criticized this particular secret to stay more energized while shedding pounds from Dave Asprey, so it has become very difficult to know whether this thing works or not.

That’s why I think I can help a few people to know the truth with this post, where I will be talking about it in full detail.

What Is Bulletproof Coffee?

In simple words, it is the regular coffee prepared without adding sugar or milk, but using butter instead with a little MCT Oil (or coconut oil).

According to Dave, a large cup of this coffee in the morning helps you to stay more energized throughout the day, which allows you to perform better and be more productive in whatever work you do whereas it also kills the food cravings.

One of the prime reasons why people are attracted towards this coffee is due to its weight loss benefits, it is said that if you will drink this during breakfast you won’t feel hungry at all for the rest of your day! But that doesn’t mean you should avoid food.

There is a specific diet plan to be followed along with the intake of this buttered coffee for achieving its true benefits, which is all about skipping breakfast and giving about an 18 hour gap between your dinner and the next day lunch.

The weight loss mechanism that works here is the same one that has been used by many diet plans “ketosis” which means the body automatically kicks into the fat burning mode when it runs out of carbs.

Dave Asprey discovered this recipe in 2009 after drinking a yak butter tea in Nepal and since then this special coffee has been used by numerous people, including some well known sportspeople and celebrities, he claims that drinking this in the morning improves your cognitive functions.

Bulletproof coffee has been featured on many television shows and it is a very popular thing in the Silicon Valley.

The Actual Bulletproof Coffee Experience

People say that this coffee is delicious; I didn’t believe that initially, butter in coffee? How could that be a good taste? But it was! Without even adding sugar, the taste was good.

Unlike what I expected, I felt hungry later and skipping breakfast did not really felt like a good idea.

Honestly, for a few days the only thing that appeared good to me about this whole thing was the taste and on contrary to the purpose, I often felt sluggish during the day while doing this so called “biohacking”.

Slowly I realized why people are talking about it so much, I felt no real need to eat during my day and I was more alert than usual.

My work doesn’t require any physical effort, all I need is focus and it was helping me in some way with that.

However, even though I wasn’t eating much, I didn’t lose a pound!

A little extra energy during the day was not enough to motivate me to go into the kitchen every morning and make this coffee, so I finally stopped drinking it.

Dave Asprey has also received a lot of criticism from nutritionists and other people who believe that this is just a false publicity method he has used to make money.

On the other hand, I have also seen so many people attributing their increased energy levels and weight loss to this little morning secret.

Overall, I think this thing works well for some people and not others depending on their body types.

See, I do have a lot of weight to shed, but I don’t crave for high calorie food nor do I eat more than needed, so it didn’t work well for me to lose weight. It surely did made me feel more energetic, but I don’t have a tiresome schedule in order to use it for that purpose.

If you are among people who start feeling sluggish after the first half of their work hours, if you work at night or if you have the habit of emotional eating, then I think you must give it a try. After all, the coffee has developed a cult of its own, so there must be some truth to it right?


1 – Make 2 cups of black coffee in the regular way. (You can use bullet proof upgraded coffee for more benefits, says Dave Asprey).

2 – Put 2 spoons of grass fed unsalted butter in it with some MCT oil or coconut oil.

3 – Mix them in a blender, allowing it to be creamy as it should be. (Do not use a spoon or any other way to mix)

4 – Done, enjoy your bulletproof coffee.

If you find it hard to get all the required items then you can also order the upgraded bulletproof kit.

Here’s a video where Dave shows how to make it: –


I hope you enjoyed this post. You may also like to check out some methods to use your subconscious power for achieving your goals.

Do you think drinking coffee in this way can make a change in your life? Have you tried this already? I would love to hear your views on this so please do leave your comments below before you leave this site. (Your email id will be safe and hidden, you can even prefer your secondary email id for commenting)

You can also mail me your queries at hari@zerotoinfinitude.com, I will be very happy to help you.

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10 thoughts on “Bulletproof Coffee Review – The Biohacking Buttered Coffee

  1. Trevor Moy

    What a great post! I love the way you tried this and didn’t think it made any difference to you and eventually stopped drinking it.
    A couple of things here,
    1. A cult thing to
    2. A new fad
    3. Is a lot of what is being said more to do with, a wanting something to happen, a belief in something, and a need for something?
    4. If 1, 2 and 3 are the cases, why not try an alternative?
    What are the alternatives?
    1. Try exercise
    2. Try an alternative therapy
    3. Try positive thinking – minded development – self-help programs

    I’m not knocking it as you didn’t, at least you gave it a try and it obviously didn’t work you. It’s good to have someone with an honest opinion that doesn’t beat around the bush.

    1. HARI S NAIR Post author

      You just summarized what can actually work in this comment. I think being aware of what we are putting into our stomachs daily can make a significant difference, since weight loss is about 90% food as the new researches have shown it has become obvious that the first few things we should do is to be careful about the false hunger, sugar intake and keeping yourself hydrated.

      I am trying a few things and I hope I will come up with a working formula soon, thank you so much for sharing your thoughts, Trevor!

  2. Yaser

    Hey Hari,

    Love the honest review .
    I love coffee, I need at least one cup a day, never had buttery coffee lol seems interesting but I rather stick with what’s working for me.
    I think the only people who would try this new blend of coffee are people who are curious and want to believe this will help them lose weight.
    As Trevor mentioned, we should all stay active and exercise instead of shooting the dark.



    1. HARI S NAIR Post author

      Yeah Trevor’s comment makes a lot of sense but this coffee has been favorite to a lot of people including some celebrities, they have even mentioned it in media many times. I too never tried anything in coffee except milk and sugar until I tried this one, I don’t know how it will work for others but, it is delicious I must tell you.

  3. ToveL

    Hi, and thanks for sharing this post about this coffee.
    I don’t drink coffee because I have some problems with the caffeine. It makes me feel unease.
    I do drink tea and I have a website promoting coconut oil. I liked the tea in the beginning with coconut oil and butter but now I like smoothies and other drinks better. I will try and make cocoa with coconut oil next time.

    I wonder. How long did you drink your coffee? A week? Two weeks? Just curious.


    1. HARI S NAIR Post author

      I had it for about a month and it boosted my energy levels, but it didn’t help me lose weight. I used two spoon of coconut oil in it, I think you should also try it some time with coconut oil since you like that flavor.

  4. wendy

    I drink my version of bulletproof coffee. I pour coffee in my cup and I add a bit of heavy whipping cream and a bit of grass fed butter (I prefer salted) or sometimes I do the coconut oil. I am in Ketosis and have been for about 2 months. When you are a fat burner rather than a carb burner, you really aren’t hungry for breakfast or lunch. Often I only eat once a day. I feel amazing! I’ve been eating high fat since March and I have lost 35 pounds.

    1. HARI S NAIR Post author

      Wow, good to hear ketosis worked for you Wendy. Bulletproof coffee is indeed a very good thing for people in a ketosis based diet since it helps to kill the food cravings, I understand that you have found what works for you and this is what I hear from many people who use this particular coffee in the morning, that they don’t feel a need to eat while they are still active. I too felt a less need to eat after trying this for a while but then when I saw that I still weighed the same I lost hope and stopped drinking it.

  5. Tara

    Hi there

    Love the name of your site, by the way.

    I read your coffee review. I must admit, I had never heard of this stuff before – maybe because I don’t live in The States. It sounds fascinating – although not very healthy on the face of it.

    I very much liked that you tried it yourself and gave your honest, personal opinion.

    The point you make that it may work for some people and not for others is a very good one, as this does seem to be the case for most “diets”. So maybe its worth a try.

    Thanks for the information

    Best wishes


    1. HARI S NAIR Post author

      Yes Tara, I find it unjustified to judge thing from how it works for me because I have seen that many a times what has caused some major changes in my life proves out to be of no use to people whom I recommend it and vice-versa, so I believe in keeping the conclusion open for readers to decide.

      Happy to know that you liked the name of the site, it signifies a certain spiritual realization I had in my life at a juncture.


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