Organic Coffee with Butter

A new craze in the coffee world is to add butter to your cup of java. What is the point of organic coffee with butter? Is this something you should try or are there drawbacks? Natural Living Ideas writes that there are 7 good reasons to start adding butter to your coffee.

Although coffee alone possesses a number of scientifically backed benefits, adding butter is said to lend a creamy texture and some important nutrients to your morning brew.

In fact, despite the recent publicity, the practice of adding butter and other fats to coffee for its health benefits is not a new one! This drink has been enjoyed for centuries by people from the Himalayas, Ethiopia, Nepal, Vietnam, and Singapore, while yak-butter tea drinks are consumed in Tibet by mountain trekking locals.

The reasons they cite for adding butter to your coffee are these:

Butter is a better idea than whipped cream and sugar

  • Grass fed butter contains omega 3 fatty acids which are good for you
  • Butter contains vitamin K, the “forgotten vitamin”
  • Butter contains conjugated linoleic acid which has been touted as helping in weight loss
  • Butter, unlike, sugar lasts in your systems and makes you feel full longer
  • Butter lines the stomach and reduces the irritant effects of coffee
  • Butter provides a longer lasting energy boost than sugar

But what are the drawbacks? If you have a problem with your cholesterol you should probably ask your doctor before adding more dairy fats to your diet. And if you have a milk/dairy allergy or are lactose intolerant avoiding dairy products in your coffee is important.

Why Grass Fed?

Those who promote putting butter in your coffee say that it should be grass fed butter. Apparently butter from cows that only eat grass and not grains contains higher amounts of linoleic acid.

How Do You Make Organic Coffee with Butter?

There are all sorts of variations on the theme but basically you make a cup of organic coffee and add one or two tablespoonsful of butter. The health benefits of coffee come from the antioxidants and the caffeine and both are preserved in this concoction.

Are There Any Side Effects?

It turns out that butter coffee is an acquired taste. Some folks get nausea when they first drink butter coffee and some experience diarrhea. Make sure that if you have lactose intolerance that you avoid butter in your coffee unless it is also lactose free. If this drink makes you nauseous it is best to avoid it. That having been said many drink and enjoy organic coffee with butter. Whether it results in weight loss is questionable as the best way to lose weight is to reduce calories and increase physical activity.

Which Organic Coffee?

Our first and best choice for organic coffee is coffee from Colombia. If you would like your coffee sent directly from the Colombian eje Cafetero (coffee growing axis) contact us and we can arrange for small batches or shipping containers full of Colombian coffee for you.

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