Do You Need Bulletproof Coffee Beans to Make Bulletproof Coffee?

Do You Need Bulletproof Coffee Beans to Make Bulletproof Coffee?Late last week I wrote about a recent episode of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast featuring Bert Kreischer where the two got on the topic of Bulletproof Coffee. Bert told Joe how his father told him he was making Bulletproof Coffee and Bert discovered that he wasn’t actually using Dave Asprey’s Bulletproof Upgraded Coffee beans to make this coffee. Bert wondered if Bulletproof Coffee could actually be made without Bulletproof Upgraded Coffee beans, but rather just organic coffee beans?

The original idea of Bulletproof Coffee doesn’t belong to Dave Apsrey. He simply took something that already existed, wrapped it in his Bulletproof brand, and marketed and sold it to his customers. The original idea can actually be traced back to someone called Robb Wolf. He came up with the idea a long time ago and wrote about mixing coffee with MCT oil and butter. I believe the idea of putting butter in coffee and tea isn’t new and has been around for decades (if not centuries), but mixing butter and coffee along with MCT oil was Robb Wolf’s.

The truth is you do not need Bulletproof Upgraded Coffee beans to make Bulletproof Coffee, and Bulletproof Coffee isn’t a unique and special thing. It was a combination of great marketing along with some misleading information that created the Bulletproof Coffee–and butter coffee in general–trend.

Rather than spending the money on an expensive Bulletproof-branded product, look for quality organic coffee beans locally and use those. You get to support a local business, get a fresher product, and don’t need to wait for something to be shipped to your home. Obviously this may not be an option for everyone, but if you live in a city with boutique coffee shops who roast their own beans, you can find there a wider variety of quality beans along with knowledgeable staff who can help you.

You do not need Bulletproof MCT oil to make Bulletproof Coffee either, nor do you need MCT oil at all. Instead, you may choose to use virgin coconut oil in your coffee, which is how MCT oil is made. Nearly all grocery stores should carry some type of virgin coconut oil for you to use. If you find that you like the coffee prepared in this fashion, you may want to experiment with MCT oil, at which point you may have to look to online for it since it’s not something that can be found at a typical supermarket.

Joe Rogan Says Bulletproof Coffee is Bullshit

Joe Rogan Says Bulletproof Coffee is BullshitIs Bulletproof Upgraded Coffee as good as Dave Asprey says? If you believe Joe Rogan and the guys at Caveman Coffee, the answer is no.

I first wrote about this topic a while back where I discussed how the guys at Caveman Coffee tested Bulletproof Upgraded Coffee beans for mycotoxins to see if they were as clean as Dave Asprey had claimed, and it turned out they weren’t. Joe was relatively quiet on this topic until a recent episode of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast with Bert Kreischer where Joe got into the topic a little further.

He spoke on this topic in great detail, so I’ll write about this stuff in bullet points because it’s more efficient for me to write it that way and quicker for you to read:

  • Without any evidence, Dave Asprey says that mycotoxin-infected coffee is everywhere.
  • Dave Asprey said that 75% of coffee has mycotoxins and that’s not true.
  • All coffee is essentially mycotoxin free.
  • Mycotoxins are everywhere, in breast milk, in corn, and it’s not an issue.
  • Caveman Coffee and/or Onnit took their coffee and Bulletproof Coffee and had the beans tested. The Caveman Coffee had no mycotoxins (likely due to the wet processing) while Bulletproof Coffee did contain mycotoxins.
  • Two mycotoxins were found in Bulletproof Coffee. They were below threshold levels, meaning the levels of mycotoxins found were essentially insignificant and should cause no concern.
  • This means that whatever processing is used on Bulletproof Coffee does not eliminate all the mycotoxins.
  • Caveman Coffee and/or Onnit spent a lot of money ($4,000) to have four kinds of coffee tested for mycotoxins and none of them had any mycotoxins.
  • Dave Asprey said the test to find mycotoxins was very expensive but it really didn’t cost all that much.
  • This put Joe in a moral dilemma whether to sell Bulletproof Coffee on the Onnit website.
  • Joe decided to continue to sell Bulletproof Coffee on the Onnit website but all misleading information (or Dave Apsrey’s “bullshit” as Joe called it) was removed.
  • Whatever unique method  that Dave Asprey uses to remove mycotoxins isn’t necessary. It is unique to them and it isn’t used by the rest of the coffee world.
  • Joe feels responsible for Bulletproof Coffee and Dave’s misleading advertising gaining popularity because he had Dave on the podcast and it blew up afterwards.
  • Joe says he got fucked by Dave Asprey and feels hoodwinked about Bulletproof Coffee.
  • Dave says Bulletproof Coffee provides cognitive benefits but there’s no mechanism in Bulletproof Coffee that gives a unique benefit. It’s not special.
  • Bulletproof Coffee is not made with genetically modified beans from Mars that make your brain grow. It’s just coffee. It has caffeine in it and caffeine has cognitive benefits and antioxidants that can be beneficial.
  • Dave has no degree in nutritional science.
  • Joe says that Dave’s a parrot repeating things.
  • When Dr. Rhonda Patrick was on Joe’s podcast, she said small levels of mycotoxins could actually be beneficial to the body.
  • Dave said that the children of parents who go through famine live shorter lives. Dr. Rhonda Patrick corrected this on Joe’s podcast and said they actually live longer lives, not shorter.
  • Bulletproof Coffee is hooey.

And there you have it. There’s the truth about Bulletproof Upgraded Coffee, and that’s how Joe Rogan really feels about Bulletproof Coffee and Dave Asprey.

Onnit Introduces Onnit Coffee by the Caveman Coffee Company

Onnit Introduces Onnit Coffee by the Caveman Coffee CompanyWhen Caveman Coffee first launched I asked someone over there if Onnit would be carrying Caveman Coffee Company products and they wouldn’t give me an answer either way. I should have known something was up, but this wasn’t what I expected. Rather than simply stocking Caveman Coffee Co. products on its virtual shelves, Onnit has gone a step further and had the guys (former UFC fighter Keith Jardine and friend of Joe Rogan/former MMA fighter/stuntman Tait Fletcher) over at Caveman Coffee come up with their own unique product that you can only find on the Onnit Labs website.

Onnit’s signature roast is Colombian Amber, a medium-light roast coffee, hand-picked from a single estate in Colombia by the individual farmer and his family who are also responsible for growing the beans. Once the beans are picked by hand, they are then washed and dried to ensure a quality product and prevent the growth of molds and toxins. They are then transported to America where they are roasted in small batches at altitude in New Mexico by the savages over at the Caveman Coffee Co. Each batch is roasted and quickly shipped to ensure that when you’re buying a bag of Onnit’s signature roast–or any of the Caveman Coffee beans–you’re getting the freshest product possible.

Much like Bulletproof Coffee, Caveman Coffee is meant to be consumed in the Bulletproof style: with grass-fed butter and MCT oil. You can also choose to substitute the MCT oil with coconut oil if you so choose. Both the beans (though not the exclusive Onnit roast) and the Caveman MCT oil are available on the Caveman Coffee website, while you can find the Onnit Colombian Amber medium-light roast and Onnit coconut oil on the Onnit website.

Onnit is running a little sale on its new Colombian Amber coffee beans, available in either a single bag, a twin pack, or a combo pack with one bag of coffee and one jar of coconut oil. If you want to check out Caveman Coffee’s MCT oil and beans instead, use the code TIGHT during the checkout process and that will save you 10% off your entire order.

Does Caffeine Keep You Awake?

Does Caffeine Keep You Awake?With Tim Horton’s Roll Up the Rim to Win! promotion going on, I find myself drinking more coffee than I usually do. I’m not sure exactly why, when at the very most I only win a free coffee and never anything more, but at least I get a coffee out of the deal which is more than I can say for buying a lottery ticket.

Recently, about six hours before going to bed, I purchased an extra large coffee from Tim Hortons. Only when I sat down at the computer and took that first sip from the coffee did I start wondering whether the caffeine would keep me from falling asleep.

People usually drink coffee in the morning as part of their daily routines and they tend to avoid it at night. The caffeine in coffee is a stimulant and affects the central nervous system, heart, muscles, and blood pressure, though the effects of caffeine could be reduced greatly depending on how much caffeine a person typically consumes. I know that if I go without it for a long while and then introduce caffeine back into my body, I’ll get shaky hands and an uncomfortable jittery feeling.

Because caffeine’s a stimulant, many people use it in the morning and throughout the day to keep them awake and feeling alert. They will also avoid consuming it later in the day and evening as they believe it will keep them awake. But is this true? Will the caffeine in coffee prevent you from sleeping well?

One of the effects of caffeine–and the reason why so many people start their day with a cup–is the blocking of chemicals in the brain that make you sleepy. The effects of caffeine will take about six hours for half of the caffeine you consume to disappear. This means that coffee I drank about six hours before bed will take twelve hours for its caffeine to fully leave my body.

Fortunately, I find that within a few hours, whatever jolt I got from coffee begins to dissipate and that by the time my bedtime rolls around, I’m ready to hit the proverbial hay and get some shuteye. I typically can sleep just fine without any side effects from the coffee I had six hours earlier. The only times I find that I can’t sleep is when I’m focused on not sleeping, watching the clock, and worrying about getting as much sleep as I can.

The truth is though, caffeine affects everyone a little differently. If you’re not used to consuming caffeine regularly via coffee or an energy drink, it’s best to avoid it six to twelve hours before bed or you’ll risk losing sleep. If you’re a caffeine fiend, you’re likely more adjusted to it and will be able to sleep just as well as you would had you not had any caffeine so close to your bedtime.

How to Make Bulletproof Coffee K-Cups for Your Keurig Coffee Maker

How to Make Bulletproof Coffee K-Cups for Your Keurig Coffee MakerWhenever the choice comes down to two options, whether it’s Keurig or Tassimo, VHS or Beta, or even HD-DVD or Blu-ray, I always seem to make the wrong choice. This was the case when it came to my coffee, as I chose a Tassimo over the Keurig. While Tassimo does have some good options if you like lattes and things of that nature, the Keurig does have one thing going for it that the Tassimo doesn’t: Bulletproof Coffee!

Now don’t get too excited just yet, as Bulletproof Coffee isn’t available in the little K-cups we Keurig owners have come to know and love. To make Bulletproof Coffee in your Keurig coffee maker, you need to buy a reusable K-cup. So you’re not only helping the environment by eliminating empty K-cup after empty K-cup from clogging up our landfills, you’re getting arguably some of the best coffee on the market, made in the most popular and easiest to use coffee maker.

I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before somewhere on this blog as I’ve written about Bulletproof Upgraded Coffee a number of times, but this will be the first time I’ve dedicated a blog post to it. At any rate, reusable K-cups can be found virtually anywhere that K-cups are found, but if you haven’t been able to locate one yourself, Amazon has one available along with Bulletproof Coffee and all of its accoutrements, such as Bulletproof MCT Oil.

Before purchasing though, make sure to check the model of your Keurig, as some reusable K-Cups like the Ekobrew Reusable K-Cup is not compatible with the following models: Keurig B30, B130, B150, B155, B3000, the Vue Brewer, or Mr. Coffee KG-5. If the Keurig machine you have isn’t one of those listed, you’re in luck! It will now be that much easier to make your Bulletproof Coffee each morning.