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What is Butter Coffee & Why You Should Be Drinking It

Butter Coffee

Let us have a guess. You’ve read the title of this blog and thought, ‘What on earth are the girls at Silver Mushroom banging on about now?’. Or you’ve seen the title and read that key word “coffee” and need to know more. Well whatever the reason, we’re happy you’re here. Now let’s get down to details, fancy a knob of butter in your coffee? 

We heard about Butter Coffee whilst Google deep-diving a few months back. It had stuck in our minds ever since. It’s actually inspired by the Tibetan drink, Yak Butter Tea from the Himalayas. Not only is Butter Coffee supposed to be the creamiest, most delicious way to make coffee, but it supposedly sharpens your brain to the point where you feel like a real life super hero. People are even claiming that Butter Coffee has changed their lives, crazy right? It helps them sleep, it improved their metabolism beyond reason and makes them more alert than ever before.

We’re in!

Why Butter Coffee began

Apparently, aside from being inspired by Yak Butter Tea, Dave Asprey who began this epidemic, said that the reason he first melted butter into his coffee was after reading how children with epilepsy, on a high fat diet (ketogenic diet) had lower risk of seizures, and how Alzheimers patients could benefit from eating more coconut oil. He proposed that there must be a link between health benefits and a high fat diet. He found that the beneficial link between these two types of patients, is something called ketones. Nutritional ketosis, in short, is trying to get energy from fat. Learn more about Ketosis and a Ketogenic diet here. So he swirled some melted butter into his morning coffee and unlocked a minefield of benefits.

How to Make it

The best way to get a feel for the benefits of Butter Coffee is to simply give it a go! Don’t knock it ’till you’ve tried it, as they say.
A good quality French-Press is essential in making your own Butter Coffee. The press gives the coffee a chance to really soak in the freshly boiled water, giving it a delicious ‘full’ flavour. Lucky for you, we have a lovely selection right at your finger tips. View our Coffee-ware here.


  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 tbsp Coffee
  • 1 tbsp Grass-Fed Butter
  • 1 tbsp Coconut Oil


  1. Begin by making a regular pot of coffee in your Cafetiere/French-press.
  2. Pour the freshly brewed coffee into a blender, add the butter and coconut oil and blend for around 10-15 seconds, you should see it become light & creamy.
  3. Pour the concoction into a mug and enjoy! Feel free to add any other ingredients you like at this point, cinnamon and a little whipped cream help to make Butter Coffee extra delicious.
  4. Enjoy!

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