Five Reasons Butter Coffee Is Here to Stay

I have been drinking Butter Coffee for about 2 weeks now. I find that it keeps my appetite satiated so I’m not as hungry throughout the day. I am keeping track of my calories, fat, protein and carbs along with the other vitamins, minerals and amino acids on Cronometer.com, that way if I’m lacking in any nutrients I can make sure to adapt my diet accordingly.
That being said, I wanted to share an interesting story I read on Huffington Post this morning.

 

Five Reasons Butter Coffee Is Here to Stay

To some, the concept of mixing butter and coffee is certainly weird and/or gross. But what about cream? Is it weird/gross to put cream in coffee? Of course not. It’s completely ordinary. Considering that butter is simply churned cream, why would butter coffee be weird?

1. There’s Nothing Weird About it

To some, the concept of mixing butter and coffee is certainly weird and/or gross. But what about cream? Is it weird/gross to put cream in coffee? Of course not. It’s completely ordinary. Considering that butter is simply churned cream, why would butter coffee be weird?

The “cream” normally added to coffee is of course half-and-half, meaning equal parts milk and cream. By stirring half-and-half into coffee one easily achieves a homogenous consistency. Stirring doesn’t work, however, with butter or straight cream because the fat is too concentrated. Perhaps some people are mistakenly envisioning butter coffee as black coffee with oily butter floating about, as per this photo. What an unfortunate misconception.

Enter a butter coffee drinker’s kitchen and you’ll undoubtedly see a blender, prominently positioned on the counter. Butter coffee drinkers blend their cherished concoctions into lavish, frothy delights. Butter coffee is a modern, Western take on an ancient Tibetan tradition. For centuries, Tibetans have been churning tea with yak butter and salt to makepo chaa creamy, nourishing beverage. So there’s nothing abnormal about blending full-fat dairy into caffeinated beverages, and with nutritional science increasingly demonstrating the wonderful health properties of both butter and coffee, it’s no wonder the latest nutritional innovation includes both.

Read the complete story here.

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