Coffee is one of those addictions that seems to be socially accepted. Some friends of mine need their five cups per day. But why drink crappy coffee that makes you shaky, addicted and gives you a hard down phase after its caffeine effect fades out?
Biohacking coffee, often known as ‘Bulletproof Coffee’, uses tasty fats to slow down your body’s absorption of caffeine and makes enjoying coffee more like a smooth 2 hour ride instead of a 15 minute rollercoaster. You can add flavours, superfoods and other active nootropics to improve its taste and effect even more.
Ingredients for one biohacking coffee
- 6 to 10 grams coarse-ground coffee or one coffee spoon (depends on how much caffeine you want, I mostly use 7 grams), preferably organic and low in mycotoxins, medium roast
- 110 to 180 ml / 4 to 6 oz of hot water at around 93° C / 200° F (I prefer 7 grams of coffee with 130 ml of hot water)
- 1 tbsp / 15 g organic grass fed unsalted butter (or ghee)
- 1 tbsp / 15 g organic virgin coconut oil
- optional flavors / add-ons
- 1 piece / ca. 10 grams of 90%+ high quality dark chocolate
- a pinch of cinnamon powder
- a pinch of cardamon powder
- a lot of biohackers like to put in 1 tsp of MCT Oil (C8 & C10) into their biohacking coffee
- Coffee grinder (I use a mid-range Bodum Bistro Electric Burr Coffee Grinder), optional but highly recommended for a really aromatic taste of the coffee
- French press coffee maker (My choice: A small Bodum Java, 350 ml, perfect for 1 to 2 cups)
- A blender (I use a small WMF Kult X Mix & Go, again perfect fit for 1 to 2 cups)
Instructions for one cup of chocolate biohacking coffee
- Grind 7 g coffee beans on a coarse setting.
- Add the coarse-ground coffee into your french-press coffee maker and pour in 130 ml of hot water (93° C / 200° F)
- Set a timer to 3 minutes and 45 seconds
- Place the plunger unit on top of the french press. Do not press down fully – just a little bit until the plunger sits 1 cm / 0.4 inches below the water level. Gently shake the coffee maker to stir up the ground coffee a bit.
- In the meantime, prepare your blender: Add 1 tbsp of grass-fed butter, 1 tbsp of virgin coconut oil and 1 piece of 90% dark chocolate.
- After 3 minutes and 45 seconds slowly and gently press down the french-press plunger completely. Fill the coffee into your blender.
- Shake the container of your blender a little to melt the butter, coconut oil and chocolate faster. Blend for 30 seconds. Pour in a glass and enjoy the buttery creamy taste of the coffee and its long lasting effect.
What’s your favorite biohacking recipe? Let me know in the comments!