I roast my own beans from single origin green beans (grown in Cairns, Australia and Bali, Indonesia), store them under vacuum and burr grind immediately before extracting by hand using a lever machine. I guess you could say I might be a hard core Espresso drinker.
A slightly sweetened Short Black every morning is how for decades I have started the day – Wired.
Short Fat Black
Anyway there is a lot of press noise these days about people who put butter in their coffee, which got my attention because I love my short black and since starting Keto I appreciate any excuse to get more fat into my diet – a Short Fat black.
The Bulletproof guy
Dave Asprey, in the US, built an entire brand around drinking coffee flavoured mayonnaise – Bulletproof coffee he called it. Personally I think he jumped the shark several months ago. I don’t intend to waste a perfectly good blog post on his claims for his product because frankly there are only 2 that I’m interested in flavour and macronutrition and the remainder (mycotoxins / brain octane) are IMO just marketing.
So how does Mayonnaise made from Espresso taste?
I tried the Bulletproof recipe, which is a cup of “brewed” coffee + 2 tbs of butter and 2 tbs of oil although TBH I used actual coffee (espresso) instead of brewed coffee. Also I used coconut oil instead of brain octane MCT oil. The Bulletproof proprietary oil blend is just refined Coconut oil but has had the coconut essence refined out – meh I think the slight coconut taste works well with espresso and cultured butter. The only downside I found was it was a bit thickshakey for an ideal mouthfeel. After a bit of experimentation I found that 1 tbs each of oil with 2 shots of espresso emulsifies the short fat black up just nicely, and it drinks like a creamy latte with an extra shot.
Breakfast of Keto Champions
Most days I’ll eat an royal omelette (+short black, natch!) for breakfast, but for those days when I am jin a hurry I just whisk up a Short Fat Black instead (It’s a similar amount of energy) and I find that I can still power through until dinner time without experiencing any brain fades from lack of energy.
I am using homemade cultured butter which gives my short fat black a superior flavour and texture almost like a coffee flavoured creamy yogurt. If you don’t make your own butter, there is a Danish commercial cultured butter called Lurpak which is a decent second option.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 234 Calories from Fat 234
Saturated Fat 41g 204%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 117mg 39%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 0g 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. wp-nutrition-label