Is bulletproof coffee the answer to staff productivity?


You might have heard the term ‘bulletproof coffee’, but what exactly is it? Bulletproof coffee is essentially high-grade coffee made from good quality coffee beans, butter (unsalted and using milk from grass-fed cows) and brain octane oil – similar to coconut oil, just a lot stronger.

This unique oil was invented by Dave Asprey, a tech entrepreneur, and is the result of 20 years in the making.

But could bulletproof coffee hold the answer to ultimate productivity?

It claims to boost metabolism, keep you awake and alert, fuller for longer and is packed with antioxidants. The butter and brain octane oil (good fats) work alongside a double hit of metabolism-speeding coffee, causing a longer-lasting coffee ‘hit’ by slowing down the digestive process.

This combination of fat and high-grade coffee gives a more effective, drawn-out caffeine fix compared to a typical cup of coffee, meaning you’ll feel more alert and focused – resulting in increased productivity.

Is there a catch? Well, the only potential negative of bulletproof coffee is the calories – around 400 to be exact, because of the high fat content. This coffee is best enjoyed at the beginning of the day to give that initial kick needed to capitalise on early-morning productivity, before switching back to regular coffee to avoid the added calories.

If you want to try making it yourself, here’s the recipe:


1 cup of filtered water

2.5 tablespoons of freshly ground low-toxin coffee beans

1 teaspoon brain octane oil or MCT Oil

1 tablespoon grass-fed, unsalted butter or ghee


Brew your coffee how you like it, with water just off the boil

Add unsalted butter

Add MCT Oil

Mix in a blender for at least 20 seconds until it’s frothy and kind of looks like a creamy latte.

Esprada only use the highest quality, ethically-sourced Arabica and Robusta coffee beans, which have been carefully roasted to achieve a full-flavoured and indulgent taste.

Although we have yet to programme our coffee machines to dispense ‘bulletproof’ coffee, we’re nonetheless proud of our distinctive Esprada® blends enjoyed by thousands of coffee lovers every day.

To try our range of barista-style coffee ingredients and professional bean-to-cup coffee machines, completely free for one month, contact us today.