My Experience with Bulletproof ® Coffee (Review)

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I first learned about Bulletproof ® coffee from the Joe Rogan Experience podcast with guest Dave Asprey. I was shocked by most of the things I heard Dave talking about. Shocked, yet intrigued. He really seemed to know a lot about the subject of biohacking. I immediately identified with the term bio hacking because I have always been a biohacker, I just wasn’t aware of the term. If you strive to better your mind, body, and soul through the most direct route, then you are a bio-hacker too. So naturally, I wanted to try some of this stuff out and see if it was the real deal or not.

I ordered my coffee from Upgraded™ Self  which is Dave’s official store. I decided to get the package with the MCT oil as well, because I did some research and found many unrelated websites and blogs touting this stuff as pretty much the best oil you can get. It is essentially the best parts of coconut oil extracted in a centrifuge (6x stronger than regular coconut oil). I wanted to just try the Bulletproof ® coffee and intermittent fasting (click the link for more info) without doing the whole bullet proof ® diet protocol.

I received my  coffee and MCT oil, and I bought some grass-fed butter from my local organic grocer (Market of Choice in Eugene, OR). I did some research on different brands and it was hard at first to find one that was grass fed. I found that the Wisconsin based company Organic Valley had a seasonal release “pasture butter” from grass-fed cows. Grass-fed butter is a little bit more yellow than normal butter, and it tastes amazing. I have a Ninja NJ600 Pro Blender which works great to blend up the coffee, but seriously any blender will work fine for this recipe. There is another brand called Kerrygold Pure Irish Butter that you can order through amazon if you can’t find it locally.

I made up my first batch, and was surprised that it didn’t taste as weird as I thought it would. In fact, I enjoyed it very much. I have experimented with sweeteners and between stevia and xylatol, I like xylatol better.

My personal recipe:

24-32 oz of prepared Upgraded ™ coffee (I use a french press)

1-3 tbs of grass-fed butter

1-3 tbs Upgraded ™ MCT oil

1 tbs Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (I enjoy the coconut flavor so I add it in addition to the MCT oil which has no flavor at all)

1 tsp Upgraded ™ Vanilla (or organic vanilla extract)

1-2 tbs Health Garden Kosher Birch Xylitol 1 Lbs. Product of USA (Not From Corn)

I blend it up and drink a cup around 7:30 a.m. and another around 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. It definitely gives you a different feeling than any other coffee. I didn’t drink coffee every day before I started (I used to, but hadn’t been doing it regularly for 6 months), and I was concerned that 2 huge cups with no food would give me the jitters but it really didn’t. I found that it definitely helped suppress my appetite until about 1 or 2 p.m. when I would eat lunch.

I did the intermittent fasting for about 3 weeks without the bullet proof ® diet (click for more info) protocol to see if I could burn some fat and feel better. I wasn’t eating horrible, but I definitely wasn’t eating “bulletproof”.

The Pros:

  • Much more clarity in the a.m.
  • Suppressed appetite until lunch
  • Gave me a good morning routine for “breakfast” that didn’t take very long
  • Started losing inches (1 inch around stomach in 3 weeks, but no pounds which was weird)
  • Started sleeping better
  • Stayed on task easier throughout the day


  • Without doing the full Bulletproof ® Diet you don’t get as fast of results
  • Costs about $1.50 per day (~30 oz) which is more expensive than making cheaper coffee but way less expensive than buying it from a coffee shop
  • Takes some effort to prepare

In conclusion, I actually really enjoyed the experience of trying the Bulletproof ® coffee. After more research and reading Dave’s blog, listening to the upgraded radio podcast, and looking into the bio hacker devices, I decided to make the Bulletproof ® lifestyle my new year’s resolution. I will be posting about my experience with the diet and some of the bio-hacker tools soon!

If you found this post helpful and would like to support my blog, please order your Bulletproof ® coffee using my affiliate link below. Thanks and good luck!


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67 responses to “My Experience with Bulletproof ® Coffee (Review)”

  1. metasym says :

    All good information! Excited to do a trial run of the bulletproof coffee.

  2. Grant says :

    Great post. Similar experiences for me. I was really surprised to notice how well I started sleeping at night (something with which I usually struggle). It definitely costs more and takes more time than regular coffee, but when you compare it to preparing a “healthy” breakfast, the bulletproof really saves time and money.

  3. SStephan says :

    Beginner question: How much coffee grounds do you use in the french press to brew about 16 oz? Thank you!

  4. metasym says :

    I am not sure Bobby, but your attempt to find google image results could have failed due to Asprey’s name being “DAVE” not “Mark”

  5. SStephan says :

    Just checking in…I’ve been drinking BPC for about 7 weeks now and am loving it. My mind is clearer, I have more energy throughout the day and I sleep better too. How great not to have to think about food and better yet not to have to prepare it until late in the day! No cravings either, walk past donuts, sticky buns etc at work everyday with no problem. If you’re on the fence about trying it……….just do it :) You will need to listen to your body and tweak the amount of MCT oil in the beginning, but once you get it right, it’s smooth sailing from there. Thanks Dave for all your efforts and most of all for sharing them with others!

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  8. Alex Limion says :

    Thanks for this info. I’ve struggled with coffee last 20yrs since. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it. Other times it makes me itchy & my nose run. My allergy to mould might cause it … Anyway like you I’m on BP coffee & thoroughly enjoying it. Struggling to find g-f butter on canada but hoping someday..

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  10. Chris says :

    My first cup with MCT oil and Organic Gee butter I had incredible results. Great clarity and focus. My last two mornings using the same formula and I’ve had a terrible reaction in a bad stomach ache. Both times I only drank 6 oz. and my stomach acted up. I’m writing this from my couch and hoping this passes. I know I didn’t add too much butter or MCT oil. All three times now I’ve had the coffee with food, eggs, toast. Any suggestions or thoughts?
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