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by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (subscribe)
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Published January 11th 2014
The new rage in coffee

What on earth, you might be asking, is Bulletproof® Coffee? Now this is going to sound yuck but it's not so bear with me.

Bulletproof® Coffee is a full bodied and excellent organic coffee, which is then blended with a spoonful of high quality grass-fed butter and some coconut oil.

It is not greasy as the blender emulsifies the coconut oil and butter, so the texture is more creamy than oily.

Since I first heard of Bulletproof® Coffee a few months ago, I have been trying to get my lips around some.

It was developed by Dave Asprey, who claims: "It can promote brain function, memory, and energy levels. It can serve as a massive source of antioxidants and is associated with all sorts of positive health outcomes … you never feel hungry, get low energy …"

The back story was that he was climbing Mt. Kailash in Tibet and feeling exhausted when one of the sherpas gave him yak-butter tea and he immediately felt rejuvenated. He converted the recipe to coffee.

While Dave Asprey is an American, I tracked his Bulletproof® Coffeedown to a Paleo Cafe which has just opened in Mornington (a beachside area outside Melbourne). But these paleo cafes, which are a franchise, are popping up in various states.

I am normally a cappuccino drinker and despite some of my fears about this coffee being awful, it really tasted great just like an exceptionally rich, creamy coffee. Aroma wise it had a hint of apples, cherries, and vanilla. The consistency is that of a slightly frothy coffee with a small head on it.

I probably made the mistake of ordering lunch as well, as I couldn't finish the whole cup of coffee, even though the lunch was only a salad.

Did the coffee help to improve my afternoon? Well, yes. I felt full but also energised and invigorated and I got a lot done. Whether I will sleep tonight remains to be seen. But at least I'm bulletproof!

The Paleo Cafe also sells the beans at about $38 for a large bag. There might well be cheaper places to buy it on the internet depending on how much postage costs.

A cup of Bulletproof® Coffee, however, was quite reasonable at $4.50. (Dairy free ghee and coconut oil options available.)

Someone on Youtube also did a taste test on the Bulletproof® Coffee which you can view here.

I would say versions of Bulletproof® Coffee are something you are going to see quite a bit of in 2014 as the next coffee trend.

This is where you can try Bulletproof® Coffee for now. But be warned paleo is all the rage and you could find a queue. Worth the wait.

Mornington Peninsula      
Location: 89 Main Street, Mornington. Mornington Peninsula
Phone: (03) 59768371
Open Hours: Monday to Sunday, 7am to 3pm 

Location: Shop 15, 62 Grafton Street, Cairns (opposite Rusty's market)
Phone: 07 4041 3885
Open Hours: 7am to 3pm Monday to Saturday
Brisbane - Paddington  
Location: Shop 2 & 3, 257 Given Tce, Paddington
Phone: (07) 3162 2469
Open Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 7am to 3pm
Brisbane - CBD
Location: Shop 3, 10 Market Street, Brisbane (cnr Market & Mary St)
Phone: (07) 3221 3453
Open Hours: Monday to Friday, 6.30 to 3.30pm
Location: 310-330 Oxford St, Bondi Junction
Phone: (02) 93860163
Open Hours: Monday to Friday 7am to 3pm, Saturday & Sunday 8am to 4pm

There are three other Paleo Cafes opening up early in 2014. These include:

Albury - New South Wales
451 Dean Street, Albury

Townsville - City
City Lane, Townsville
Email: TBC

Newcastle - Hamilton

Mornington just opened in Nov 2013. Paleo Cafe Facebook

If you are interested in some of these newer paleo cafes in your region keep an eye on the Paleo Cafe website.
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Your Comment
I have heard of coffee with salt, coffee with melted cheese, but coffee with butter. Nothing seems out of bounds with coffee beans
by 1nerd (score: 2|113) 2655 days ago
It's awesome stuff. We get ours from
by logan (score: 1|10) 2383 days ago
You can now grab a bulletproof coffee from FITLIFE smoothie n snack bar in Tannum Sands QLD! Love It!
by kirst (score: 0|8) 1740 days ago
It's actually only $28 (not $38) for a 340g bag of Upgraded Coffee beans at Paleo Cafe. They also stock the MCT Oil / Brain Octane oil you'll want for making Bulletproof Coffee. If there isn't a Paleo Cafe near you, the local Australian online supplier is :-)
by info (score: 0|8) 2653 days ago
Yep, in Siberia they eat a form of refried fat to stay warm. So fat in your tea/coffee - not surprised. The cold takes a lot of calories to endure. So order this coffee instead of the large chocolate chip muffin that's really like having birthday cake for breakfast - should be find on occasion, right?
by toni (score: 0|5) 2653 days ago
I wouldn't have thought a coffee made with butter would be considered healthy or full of antioxidants.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12626) 2657 days ago
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