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What is Caveman Coffee?

What is Caveman Coffee?Update 3/4/2013: I’ve teamed up with the fine folks at the Caveman Coffee Co. to pass along a good deal to you guys, my readers. Enter the code TIGHT during the checkout process and you’ll save 10% off your order!

As usual, I first heard about Caveman Coffee and the Caveman Coffee Co. via Joe Rogan on his podcast The Joe Rogan Experience and via his Twitter account. This had me curious because Joe’s always been a big fan of Bulletproof Coffee and now he’s promoting something else. To complicate matters further, the Caveman Coffee he was drinking on his podcast was made the same way as Bulletproof Coffee: with butter!

After a little digging I discovered that Caveman Coffee Co. was started by Tait Fletcher (friend of Joe Rogan; stuntman; former MMA fighter) with former UFC fighter Keith Jardine. Tait also happens to be a friend of Dave Asprey, the man behind Bulletproof Coffee. Without getting into all the drama that there appears to be between Tait and Dave, Tait seems to be taking Dave’s approach to coffee and putting his own spin on it.

Caveman Coffee Co. sells two types of coffee along with Bulletproof-esque accoutrements like MCT oil and butter for the coffee. One of the coolest items at the CCC website is the coffee bell, which is a kettlebell-shaped coffee mug.

So is Caveman Coffee as good as Bulletproof Coffee? I can’t state my personal preference as I’ve never had Caveman Coffee, but I imagine it’s quite similar since both are supposed to be prepared in a similar manner. Both are also purported to be very high quality beans with little-to-no traces of mycotoxins and mold.

But is Caveman Coffee as healthy as Bulletproof Coffee? That’s the million dollar question. According to Joe Rogan, Tait had Caveman Coffee tested and it came back mycotoxin free while the sample of Bulletproof Coffee Tait provided for testing had traces of mold. Dave says this is likely because Tait used an inferior form of testing. Who knew coffee could be so dramatic?

At any rate, Caveman Coffee is now on my radar and it’s something I’ll keep an eye on. I’m considering giving it a try once the results of the testing compared to Bulletproof Coffee are released. I’m also very curious about the White Gold beans at the CCC. I don’t think I’ve ever had coffee made from white beans before!

At the end of the day, it’s all about choices. Dave can do his thing, and while it might be just a little questionable that his friend decided to start his own coffee company that’s a little too similar to Dave’s, Tait’s putting his own spin on it. For us consumers, more options is a good thing!

 

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, Onnit has one available along with Bulletproof Coffee and all of its accoutrements, such as Bulletproof MCT Oil and Onnit coconut oil.

Before purchasing though, make sure to check the model of your Keurig, as the Ekobrew Reusable K-Cup found at Onnit 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.

How to Quit Drinking Coffee

How to Quit Drinking CoffeeDid you know that caffeine is the most widely used drug on earth? It’s not that hard to believe when you consider how many coffee shops there are and how many people rely on them to help start their day. I’ll admit that for a long time I too would grab a coffee on my way to work, but I’ve managed to kick that habit and have felt a lot better because of it. Sure, it could be because I’ve substituted coffee from Starbucks and similar chains with Bulletproof Coffee, but also because I’ve found other ways to get energy during the day.

Caffeine addiction is real and so are its withdrawal symptoms. During the time when I first quit drinking coffee, I would experience serious headaches and cravings for that morning cup of Joe. I quit smoking cigarettes many years ago, but found quitting coffee to be much harder. I admittedly would break down and buy a coffee occasionally and always got a serious case of the jitters that made me severely uncomfortable for a long while.

Now that I’m free from traditional coffee (I don’t lump Bulletproof Upgraded Coffee in with the rest) I have found other ways to gain energy throughout the day rather than relying on coffee after coffee. One of the best ways is to eat a good breakfast. If your stomach is full with cereal, fruit, and juice, you’ll be less likely to crave coffee and you’ll have energy to keep you awake. Make sure you snack on healthy foods throughout the day and eat a good lunch to keep your energy levels up. Avoid sugary treats as they can boost your energy temporarily, but you’ll come crashing down later.

Another reason I was relying on coffee so much is because I wasn’t sleeping enough. I’m sure that most other people out there find that they don’t have enough time to do everything that they need to do. But spreading yourself so thin at the cost of sleep is never a good idea. Shut down the computer and the television at a decent hour and get a solid seven or eight hours of sleep. You’ll feel better in the morning and will be less likely to crave coffee.

Finally, I found that working out improved my overall energy levels. It seems like a catch 22 doesn’t it? Exercising makes me feel alive and energized, but at the beginning I would often feel too tired to exercise. After a week or two of forcing myself to workout, I found that my energy levels increased and I wasn’t as groggy during the day.

As I said, I no longer drink traditional coffee, but I do indulge in Bulletproof Coffee as it’s delicious and doesn’t give me the side effects that I used to get. That being said, there was a period of time when I didn’t drink coffee at all, and the above tips helped me to kick the habit. Hopefully they can help you too lose a bad habit and pick up a few good ones along the way.

Bulletproof Coffee Compared to Regular Coffee

Bulletproof Coffee Compared to Regular CoffeeI was recently asked what the difference between regular coffee and Bulletproof Upgraded Coffee was, so I decided to write a blog post to compare the two. The largest difference is how the beans are grown and how the beans are processed. The utmost care and attention to detail is given during every step to ensure the lowest level of molds and bacteria are present compared to conventional coffee beans that are rife with toxins that can negatively impact your health.

The beans used in Bulletproof Upgraded Coffee are grown and harvested on a high altitude family farm in Guatemala. No chemicals, herbicides, or pesticides are used on the beans while they grow. When ready, the berries are picked at peak ripeness by skilled laborers who are experienced coffee harvesters.

Typically beans are left in the sun to wither and dry or they’re pressed and fermented to remove the outside of the bean. Beans used in Bulletproof Coffee on the other hand are processed immediately after picking in a way that ensures no fermentation will take place. This process is more expensive but ensures a product that is free of mycotoxins. The beans are then sent to the United States where they are roasted in small batches by the country’s top roaster.

But how does the taste compare? Well, it does taste different if you follow the Bulletproof Coffee recipe, since you’re substituting cream and sugar for grass-fed butter and MCT oil or coconut oil. It won’t be like any coffee you’ve had before, and may take some getting used to. That being said, I find it to be delicious, creamy, and I prefer Bulletproof Coffee to a regular ol’ cup of Joe. Also, I still get the caffeine “boost” I’d get from drinking a regular cup of coffee, but without the “crash” and jitters afterwards that I would get from coffee made with sub-par beans.

In short, if you’re curious, I highly recommend giving Bulletproof Upgraded Coffee a try, which can be found at the Onnit website in 12 oz. bags, a two-pack, a bundle with Onnit Coconut Oil, and a bundle with Bulletproof MCT oil. There’s also a reusable K cup if you have a Keurig machine. If you don’t care for the taste with grass-fed butter and MCT/coconut oil, you can also make it black. After all, they are some of the best coffee beans you can buy.

Onnit Pink Himalayan Salt Review

Onnit Pink Himalayan Salt ReviewCall me an Onnit fanboy or a disciple of Rogan and I will not disagree. Listening to his podcast has changed my life and helped me lose weight, get in shape, and eat healthier. Without the knowledge that he passes on to his listeners, I’d be a lot bigger and growing fatter with each passing day. The amount of fruits and vegetables I used to eat in a month I now eat in a day.

On the topic of salt, you would think that salt is something you would want to eliminate from your diet, not add to it. But like many other minerals, salt is something our bodies need, albeit in limited amounts. What type of salt you eat is also very important. After Dave Asprey’s appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience, I decided to look into Onnit’s Pink Himalayan Salt.

I touched on this in an earlier blog post, but pink Himalayan salt is so much better for you than traditional table salt because it is packed with over 80 minerals that refined table salt is lacking. That’s why table salt is white. The lack of color indicates the absence of these minerals. The pink color of Himalayan salt is visual evidence that the salt is packed with the full spectrum of minerals your body needs.

Onnit recently added Pink Himalayan Salt to its store and I picked up a bottle and have used it in place of regular table salt. Despite its name, the salt doesn’t taste overly salty, at least not in the way we’re accustomed to salt tasting. It actually has a full, deep flavor with a mild salty taste, rather than simply a salty taste. It’s hard to explain and something that needs to be experienced. If you’ve thought about limiting your salt intake, consider replacing your table salt with Pink Himalayn Salt from Onnit. Best of all, it’s Kosher and comes with a little spoon attached to the jar!