If you’re serious about self-improvement and self-mastery, what could be more rewarding than a morning routine that benefits you throughout the entire day?
That’s what drinking Bulletproof coffee does.
And that’s why top performers drink Bulletproof coffee.
From 7+ figure entrepreneurs, to 8+ figure angel investors. From actors like Jeremy Piven to artists like Ed Sheeran. From Olympic bobsledders to professional baseball players.
Adding this drink to your morning routine will significantly impact not only your morning, but the rest of your day, and you owe it to yourself to get past the fact that putting butter in your coffee can make your life better.
Like most entrepreneurs (alright – like most people), I was used to drinking 2-4 cups of coffee every day.
Needing to drink 2-4 cups of coffee every day.
I finally started wondering how good it could be for me if I needed more and more just to get through the day.
Obviously much of the tired, sluggish feeling you get as the day goes on can be attributed to other things – lack of sleep, poor nutrition, poor fitness, etc. But I could tell that much of the crashes I felt throughout the day were coffee related, and they went away for awhile when I drank more coffee.
It got to the point where I realized I did not like the fact that my body was so dependent on this “drug”. If I couldn’t even get through a day without a few cups of coffee, what was wrong with me?
I started feeling like a slave to coffee.
So I went cold turkey.
And it was HELL.
First, coffee can be super enjoyable. Nowadays it is one of my favorite morning activities. Not having coffee in the morning sucked.
Then there was the general sluggishness and tired feeling. And the will power it took to stick to this commitment. It was generally an unpleasant time.
But I think worst of all were the headaches. Starting on day 2 or 3 of no coffee, my head started to feel like it was going to implode.
And implode is a better word for it than explode. It felt like my brain was sucking on a sour candy and puckering, and bringing the rest of my skull along with it.
The headaches lasted for 4 or 5 days, at which point I realized that I must have made the right decision if my body was so dependent on the drink that I was having these horrible withdrawal symptoms.
And then it was over, and I just stopped drinking coffee.
Who needs it, right? I thought I was so tough.
So 8 or 9 months went by, coffee-less.
At the end of the year (this was 2014), I was starting a few new projects, one of which turned into Liberty Premium Grooming Co. I was reading a few blogs to get some ideas for launching products and making connections in my industry, and I stumbled across a post by online entrepreneur Pat Flynn where he talked about Bulletproof coffee.
I had read about it before, but didn’t think much of it. Who wants to drink buttery coffee that’s twice as expensive as other options?
But Pat’s recommendation piqued my interest. If it was helping him be more productive as an entrepreneur, maybe there was more to it.
After a bit more research, I decided that while I may not want to be dependent upon coffee, if there was a way that it could actually elevate me, instead of simply sustain a habit, I should have a look into it.
I did the math, and making it at home came out to about the same price as a large coffee from a popular national chain. So price was not actually an issue.
I ordered a test bag (the small 12 oz bag of whole coffee beans), and then set to work to get the other ingredients.
Alright, side note before we get too far ahead.
If you have no idea what I’m talking about…first of all, thanks for reading so far! Second, let’s talk specifics.
Bulletproof coffee is a great quality coffee, whose beans are dried in such a way as to reduce the possibility of mold forming in the coffee beans.
The typical method of processing coffee beans includes washing them and drying them. Only most commercial methods do not dry the beans “properly”, thereby allowing small amounts of mold to grow.
It makes coffee taste bitter, and can actually lead to the presence of mycotoxins, which can be hazardous to your health.
Anyway, Bulletproof coffee is specifically processed to eliminate the creation of mold.
So you grind the beans, to ensure maximum freshness and enjoyability. You can go ahead and brew your coffee right then, if you want. A French Press or Aeropress is the recommended brew style to get the best brew.
But if you want the real Bulletproof experience, here’s where you have to suspend disbelief and TRY IT before you judge it.
You’ve got your coffee, so now you’re going to need:
Brew the coffee and add to the blender. Then add about 1 oz (2 tbsp) of butter and 1 oz (2 tbsp) of MCT Oil to the blender. Blend it for 10-30 seconds.
Pour into your favorite mug and enjoy one of the greatest coffee experiences of your life.
Seriously. With butter.
As we’re discussing, it increases performance in a number of ways, the most important of which, for me, is the amazing energy and mental clarity it gives me, with no crash.
Back to the story…
So I got my ingredients, and made my first cup of Bulletproof coffee sometime in late 2014.
It was actually about the most satisfying thing I have ever done to start a morning.
First of all, the consistency is like a thick foamy latte, or so I hear. I never really drank fancy coffee, so I don’t have a lot of experience to say that, but that’s how it’s usually described by those in the know.
Maybe it’s better if I say it’s rich, foamy, and coats the mouth lightly with the oil (which is actually an important part of the experience. I ran out of oil the other day and the coffee was significantly different).
The day went on, and I literally noticed an increase in mental clarity. And I didn’t want another cup all day. And there was no crash.
It’s something you can hardly believe until you experience it.
So I had a cup the next day. And the next. And soon I realized I only had enough butter to get me through another day so I had to run to the store.
I picked up like 8 sticks of butter to keep in my freezer so I would never run out. Then I got a larger bottle of MCT oil (this is what I’ve been using). And when I ran out of my little 12 oz bag of coffee, I ordered the big 5 pound bag.
And I’ve kept that up ever since.
It’s now been about 18 months since I started drinking Bulletproof coffee, and I never dare miss a day. I just can’t afford to drop down to “normal” productivity levels.
This coffee boosts my mood, my metabolism, my productivity, and my energy. And unlike drinking “normal” coffee, I don’t get a crash. And I don’t need it just to reach the bare minimum productivity standards. When I drink it, I get a boost, even after all this time.
I probably made a pretty ridiculous sight the first time I traveled while drinking it. No blender, no French Press…it was an experience. But I did it because it is amazing. Good enough to suffer just to make it without the right tools.
We’ll talk about the power of a good morning routine and how to create one soon, but if there’s one thing you can do today to make not only your morning, but your day better, consider checking out Bulletproof coffee and getting yourself a bag, along with some grass-fed butter and some MCT Oil.
Try it for a week. At worst, you get a pretty amazing coffee to drink for a week. At best, you alter your mornings, have more energy, increase productivity, crash less, and feel amazing all day.
I’d highly recommend you checking out more from Dave Asprey, creator of Bulletproof coffee. Click here if you’re interested in feeling great all day with just a butter-filled cup of coffee!