1. (of vehicles, glass, clothing, etc.) capable of resisting or absorbing the impact of a bullet.
2. Informal. safe from failure; without errors or shortcomings and beyond criticism:
a bulletproof system; a bulletproof budget.
Living in Canada, it is genuinely a challenge to test if this coffee lives up to the first part of the definition, however it clearly helps me measure up the second. I could feel its effects on my mental clarity and physical energy from the first cup.
Bulletproof coffee, when mixed with Brain Octane Oil and grass-fed butter (ghee) creates a rich, creamy morning beverage, providing an energy boost, not just from the caffeine, but also from the easily digestible calories you consume. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Let’s look at each component of my new morning routine.
The Coffee: ($23.95 CAD)
The Bulletproof brand has developed a proprietary process, which ensures top quality coffee by minimizing the opportunity for mould growth. The beans themselves are grown at high altitude, and each batch comes from a single estate in Guatemala. The beans are hand-harvested and processed, and roasted to preserve flavour. Once roasted, the beans are lab tested, ensuring each batch meets and exceeds Bulletproof’s quality standards. For grins I mixed up a batch of Bulletproof’s original upgraded coffee as I typically would – a splash of milk and a single grain of sugar (I started this as a kid just to irritate my mum – I forgot to stop). The quality of the coffee is apparent, the flavour is bold and sharp, and it makes for a great morning cup o’ joe.
The Brain Octane Oil: ($32.95 CAD)
This crucial component to the overall experience is made from 100% coconut oil. It is odourless and nearly flavourless, so it could be added in any dish for an extra kick of healthy fats. The refining process means that Brain Octane Oil has 16x the healthy fats of Coconut oil, improving health and energy with regular use. Now I know what you’re thinking – “Oil in coffee??” Just wait…
The Ghee: ($22.95 USD – ships to Canada)
The third part of my new morning routine is the ghee. Butter. That’s right, spoonfuls of it. Ghee is a nutrient enriched, purified butter, which when blended with your coffee creates a smooth creamy taste and a kick of energy. It’s like half and half, but more of the good half, and less of that pesky other half. Even the Globe and Mail went buttery in the knees for ghee. At the moment the Bulletproof Ghee is only available through the US online store, however it will ship to Canada. In a pinch you can replace the ghee with a grass-fed butter, available in most grocery stores.
So what happens when you blend all three together for 20-30 seconds?
Let’s talk taste:
This is amazing! I was expecting it to taste oily or slimy, to coat my lips with a weather resistant sheen. Instead it was frothy and smooth. There was a sharpness to the coffee – a great favour.
Let’s talk performance:
From my first day, my first sip of Bulletproof’s Upgraded coffee, Brain Octane Oil, and ghee combination, I could feel the impact nearly immediately. Initially I thought it was a placebo effect, but as the hours ticked by I realized I genuinely had more energy. The night prior, the Wee Baby T slept terribly. I was up until 1 AM, caught about 3 hours of sleep, and then back at it around 5. By 8 AM I figured I was up, I might as well have some coffee. I diarized the following 5 hours:
With quite a lot ticked off my ‘honey do’ list, I decided that it was time to kick back and unwind.
Let’s talk aftermath:
Fearing a crash I had water and a blanket handy, planning on a nap on the couch. To my surprise I was fine until I fell asleep at a reasonable 11:30 PM. I woke up the next morning well rested and ready for the day!
It’s been 4 days since my initial Bulletproof induced power-morning. Each morning I wake up and follow the same routine: French press a brew of Bulletproof coffee, mix in the Brain Octane Oil, spoon in some Ghee, blend, drink, feel better. I was surprised to see how many of my friends already use Bulletproof products. Bulletproof 360 sells more than just coffee! Try this protein powder, or this awesome mug, or even this Cocoa tea!
I received compensation and product for this review, but the opinions stated are my own. The genuine, amazed, incredulous opinions.