a story about coffee

30 April, 2014



I've never really been much of a coffee drinker because I usually prefer tea, but also, I don't know how to use a coffee machine. (is that even what they're called? haha) I had a job once where my boss expected me to make coffee, and quickly asked me to stop doing so. I could just never figure it out.

Bryan bought me a French press for Christmas last year, and it has been a game changer. Why do we feel the need to over complicate things?! The French press doesn't even require electricity! So now that I can make a decent cup of coffee on my own, I've become quite the connoisseur.

Generally, I buy a good, flavored coffee and I take it black, or sometimes with a splash of milk, because I fancy myself a minimalist, so you can imagine my surprise when a couple of weeks ago, a friend made me a cup of coffee with butter and coconut oil in it. I thought he was nuts, and even made a Paula Dean joke, but quickly retracted after tasting it. It was so, so good. He tried telling me it was healthy, and I didn't believe it, so I looked it up for myself, and it turns out that like everything else on the interwebz, there is conflicting information, so it could be? I say positive thinking, people! Ignorance is delicious, and frothy bliss.

Anyway, if you feel the need to try it out, and you should, here's what to do:

Brew 16 oz of coffee. Add it to a blender with 1/2 tbsp unsalted, butter (preferably from grass fed cows) and 1/2 tbsp of coconut oil. Blend. Enjoy.

8 comments:

Mary said...

Hm. Sounds interesting! I'm gonna give it a shot tomorrow morning.

*Thanks for the comment. I was pleasantly surprised at that picture of me and Kevin. We even look like we got some sun on our faces! :-)

Hollie Nickolls said...

It's interesting, if nothing else. :) I forgot to mention it leaves my always chapped lips feeling soft!

MeghanTopjian said...

I am not a coffee fan… I have never been able to get into it. You'll need to make me a cup.

yours truly, melissa said...

Reeeaaalllly...?! Hmmmm...defn sounds rich and delicious. I'll have to try it sometime if I can be bothered to drag out the blender. :)

Jillian said...

I've been meaning to try this variation on coffee for some time now, but like Melissa (comment above), I can't be bothered to bring out the blender that early in the morning. Now if someone made it for me? I wouldn't turn it down!

Matthew Pike said...

b-b-b-b-b-b-butter in tea?! What the what. April Fools?

Oh and re machines. We have a really fancy one, but I prefer basic. Go figure.

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Katrina Sophia said...

with butter and coconut oil in coffee? mm will give it a try next time since I have coconut oil in the house already!

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Stephanie said...

Oh gosh, I love coffee. I'd drink coffee all day if it was deemed appropriate. I love café au lait with a little bit of sugar. But I'm not super picky.

I'll have to give this a try...sounds amazing!