“No diet will remove all the fat from your body because the brain is entirely fat. Without a brain, you might look good, but all you could do is run for public office.”  George Bernard Shaw

For those of you who do not follow “scientific” research on the Internet, it’s now been confirmed that coffee may have health benefits, including protection against Parkinson’s disease, type 2 diabetes and liver disease, including liver cancer. Coffee also appears to improve cognitive function.  Additionally, more than 4 cups of coffee is linked to early death,  may raise blood pressure, increases the risk of heart attacks among young adults, and is linked to gout attacks.

Well, that clears that up.  The beauty of Internet research is that it’s possible to find facts to support any bias.  That’s when it’s time to do the death bed test.  Doesn’t that sound like fun!  Actually, I use it as a way to put things into perspective.  People standing around my death bed… what will they say?  “At least she never drank coffee to excess.”  Well, cross the obsession about coffee consumption off my list of important issues.

So let me give you my favorite recipe for coffee, which I consume in copious amounts.  The secret to my favorite coffee is to put unsalted butter in it.

jar w:butter

I generally get the same reaction from most people.  “Butter in coffee!”   Then I quiz them on butter, or more pointedly, I ask them what butter is made from.  Multiple choice.  Butter is made from a) butter buds b) grass c) cream.  Actually, both b & c would be technically correct.  Putting butter in coffee is the same as putting cream in coffee.  To make it appear more normal I simply magic wand the mixture.

w wand

Finally, unless I’m home alone, I pour the coffee, which now has all the beauty of a latte, into a cup.  If I’m home alone I drink it out of the jar.

in cup

People that I serve this to love this drink or are too polite to comment on my sanity.  Then I assure them that a nice cup of butter coffee in the morning along with a bit of protein is a good way to start the day.  Good fat and protein are great to kick your brain into gear.  I read that on the Internet.

And because I love coffee too much to obsess about over-consumption, I’ll have to find something else to worry about.  Or not.

Loveya – The Grandma

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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

2 Comments Leave a comment

  1. I’ve made bullet proof / butter tea. 1/2 tsp each sencha green tea and Assam black tea steeped 3 minutes – ish for about 6 oz water. 1/2 tsp powdered ginger, 1 tsp of turmer, pinch of cayenne, sprinkle of sea salt and a dollop (I’m guessing more than tsp but less than tbsp of butter. I think you sampled some of mine one day long ago and far away.


    • Yes! This sounds like something I might make later in the day. Maybe after lunch for an afternoon boost. My two ingredient recipe is about all my brain can handle early in the morning. Thank you, Robert.


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