Next time you order your morning takeaway coffee, don’t be surprised if you’re asked if you’d like butter with that… The ‘butter in coffee’ trend has been going on a while, since the story first broke some time back. Yes it might sound weird, but a lump of butter blended into a cup of coffee is now the first choice among a growing throng of trendsters. A quick search on Google reveals several stories on this topic, including a video by the original ‘Bulletproof Coffee’ (registered trade mark!) pioneer Dave Asprey. On his website, he tells how he was rejuvenated by a hot cup of tea with yak butter stirred into it on a trip to Mount Kailash in Tibet. At 18000 feet above sea level and minus ten degrees outside, as the were the conditions Mr Asprey found himself in at the time, we can imagine a cup of anything hot could taste nice! But he got to thinking about the qualities of what he was drinking in more detail, eventually inventing his own recipe. It seems to have caught on! Mr Asprey's recipe uses his own brand Upgraded Coffee (high quality low toxin coffee) and Brain Octane Oil (for increased cognitive function), and expresses a preference for grass-fed unsalted butter, which he says ‘doesnt make cholesterol levels worse, it optimises them!’. Mr Asprey mentions unsalted Kerrygold butter specifically, and sings the praises of its high quality throughout. Last week's report on butter coffee on the Irish Central website reiterates this.
As we well know, this famous Irish butter is made from the milk of cows that graze on luscious grasslands nearly all year round, producing sweet protein rich milk, that in turn makes rich cream that gets churned into delicious butter. It’ s nothing new to the Irish to discover the country’s most famous butter is now being named as THE butter to use for this new coffee trend. Sure,don’t we know how delicious it is – haven’t we been spreading Kerrygold on our toast, brown bread and scones and dobbing it generously on plates of steaming spuds for decades?! So what are you waiting for? Taste your first cup today – apparently according to Asprey, if you whizz the coffee and butter up in a blender it comes out like a foamy latte and gives you enough energy to last for six hours – a good start to any morning!