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markoc

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1,057 posts

117 months

Sunday 6th December 2009
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Waking yesterday from a drink induced haze on Friday night I was sure that I'd seen someone on the telly putting butter in their coffee. My immediate thoughts were that this was a little wrong, but given the involvement of alcohol I wasn't too sure if I'd imagined it.

Now my hangover has abated and I have a few minutes to kill, the internet tells me that people do indeed do this. Before I put these people in the box labelled "mentalist" and file it away for ever, has anyone ever tried this - importantly a) why, and b) the result.

Before anyone asks, I possess the relevant ingredients to try this but have no intention of doing so.





My "research" turned up a site from a person weirdo who adds random things to his coffee. For example bacon, blue cheese and bananas. www.puttingweirdthingsincoffee.com I can't imagine how dull his life is to get that bored...

OllieWinchester

5,342 posts

113 months

Sunday 6th December 2009
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hurl

That is all.

Symbolica

10,809 posts

136 months

Sunday 6th December 2009
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Did this person happen to be a bit rotund?

sherman

6,511 posts

136 months

Sunday 6th December 2009
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were you watching 'The big bang theory' episode "The Monopolar Expedition" where Sheldon serves up a mug of coffee with a stick of butter in it to bulk up their fat reserves before a trip to the arctic.

Before you all say how geeky I am it was on earlier today. rolleyes

Halb

37,423 posts

104 months

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bfb

1 posts

67 months

Wednesday 8th February 2012
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Symbolica said:
Did this person happen to be a bit rotund?
Putting butter, ghee, coconut oil and other good saturated fats into coffee
is common with the Paleo/slow-carb/cross-fit crowd, and none of them,
not even the ones who don't exercise (like me) are 'rotund' because of it.

The notion that fat (good fats, like animal fats and others) 'makes' you
fat is as scientifically idiotic as saying that listening to country music
'makes' you a cowboy. Or driving a beautifully designed Porsche 'makes'
you attractive by association. (esp when most Americans, even the ones
who own one, mispronounce Porshe anyway. It's POR-sha, for those
who are wondering.)

Anyway, back on topic... it's called 'bullet-proof coffee' and it's a great
way to (a) lose weight and (b) build muscle and (c) improve your brain. ;-)

Here's a link:
http://www.bulletproofexec.com/how-to-make-your-co...

Mr Roper

11,148 posts

115 months

Wednesday 8th February 2012
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bfb said:
Symbolica said:
Did this person happen to be a bit rotund?
Putting butter, ghee, coconut oil and other good saturated fats into coffee
is common with the Paleo/slow-carb/cross-fit crowd, and none of them,
not even the ones who don't exercise (like me) are 'rotund' because of it.

The notion that fat (good fats, like animal fats and others) 'makes' you
fat is as scientifically idiotic as saying that listening to country music
'makes' you a cowboy. Or driving a beautifully designed Porsche 'makes'
you attractive by association. (esp when most Americans, even the ones
who own one, mispronounce Porshe anyway. It's POR-sha, for those
who are wondering.)

Anyway, back on topic... it's called 'bullet-proof coffee' and it's a great
way to (a) lose weight and (b) build muscle and (c) improve your brain. ;-)

Here's a link:
http://www.bulletproofexec.com/how-to-make-your-co...
Have you been stalking the net searching for this topic? wink

Well put by the way.....butter in coffee is wrong but your explanation was good smile

I'm rotund tongue out

jas xjr

10,075 posts

160 months

Wednesday 8th February 2012
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People from India will put butter in a mug of hot milk. Bit of an old school thing to do as everybody is worried about cholesterol etc.

zcacogp

11,239 posts

165 months

Wednesday 8th February 2012
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bfb said:
ChapWhoWroteArticle said:
Dave Asprey is a Silicon Valley investor, computer security expert, and entrepreneur who spent 15 years and $250,000 to hack his own biology. He upgraded his brain by >20 IQ points, lowered his biological age, and lost 100 lbs without using calories or exercise. The Financial Times calls him a "bio-hacker who takes self-quantification to the extreme of self-experimentation." His writing has been published by the New York Times and Fortune, and he's presented at Wharton, Kellogg, the University of California, and Singularity University.
Erm ... some cousin of David Icke, perhaps?


Oli.

dhf

1,103 posts

115 months

Wednesday 8th February 2012
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Whats a Hot Buttered Rum whilst we are on the subject of butter in drinks ?

Ozmira

1,165 posts

110 months

Wednesday 8th February 2012
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dhf said:
Whats a Hot Buttered Rum whilst we are on the subject of butter in drinks ?
A hot buttered rum is a warm alcoholic beverage made with dark rum, butter, sugar, and cloves mixed with hot water.
Ingredients:

2 quarts hot water (1890 millilitres)
2 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 pinch salt
4 sticks cinnamon
7 whole cloves
1/5 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 cups rum
heavy cream -- whipped
ground nutmeg -- for topping

Makes 3.4L
Directions:

Put all ingredients, except cream, rum and nutmeg into crockpot.
Stir well.
Cover pot and cook on HIGH for 2 hours.
Add rum; stir to blend.
Serve from pot in warm mugs with a scoop of whipped cream and a dusting of nutmeg.

its not to bad actually.

The GMan

2,461 posts

176 months

Wednesday 8th February 2012
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Antonio Carluccio put butter in his coffee in a very early TV show he did.

He was at farm up in the mountains in Northern Italy.


dhf

1,103 posts

115 months

Wednesday 8th February 2012
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Ozmira said:
A hot buttered rum is a warm alcoholic beverage made with dark rum, butter, sugar, and cloves mixed with hot water.
Ingredients:

2 quarts hot water (1890 millilitres)
2 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 pinch salt
4 sticks cinnamon
7 whole cloves
1/5 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 cups rum
heavy cream -- whipped
ground nutmeg -- for topping

Makes 3.4L
Directions:

Put all ingredients, except cream, rum and nutmeg into crockpot.
Stir well.
Cover pot and cook on HIGH for 2 hours.
Add rum; stir to blend.
Serve from pot in warm mugs with a scoop of whipped cream and a dusting of nutmeg.

its not to bad actually.
Thanks,will try it this weekend !

Ilikebeaver

1,619 posts

102 months

Wednesday 8th February 2012
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The GMan said:
Antonio Carluccio put butter in his coffee in a very early TV show he did.

He was at farm up in the mountains in Northern Italy.

That's where I saw it too.

I remember how strange I thought it was then

Flibble

2,585 posts

102 months

Wednesday 8th February 2012
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bfb said:
Anyway, back on topic... it's called 'bullet-proof coffee' and it's a great
way to (a) lose weight and (b) build muscle and (c) improve your brain. ;-)

Here's a link:
http://www.bulletproofexec.com/how-to-make-your-co...
Holy... I've not seen a site with so much pseudo-scientific bullst in a long time. Almost everything on it or linked from it is false. Stunned.

dazco

4,224 posts

110 months

Wednesday 8th February 2012
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bfb said:
(esp when most Americans, even the ones
who own one, mispronounce Porshe anyway. It's POR-sha, for those
who are wondering.)
Strange thing to do, come on Pistonheads and start telling people how to pronounce a name you cannot even spell. biggrin

dave_s13

11,335 posts

190 months

Sunday 18th August 2013
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Random thread resurrection or what, thanks google.

Anyway, I tried this this morning as a pre workout experiment.

2x shots espresso - fresh ground beans
Teaspoon butter
Teaspoon groundnut oil
1/2 teaspoon sugar

Suprisingly it tasted bloody lovely. I had grave reservations of how rank it would be but it was really very nice indeed. It was that nice I had a second cup!

Did a good run/fitness session too!

Flibble

2,585 posts

102 months

Sunday 18th August 2013
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Does the butter and oil blend in at all or do you just get a slick of grease on top of a cup of sweet coffee?

dave_s13

11,335 posts

190 months

Sunday 18th August 2013
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Flibble said:
Does the butter and oil blend in at all or do you just get a slick of grease on top of a cup of sweet coffee?
It all seems to blend in together fine. It's worth trying for a laugh, I really did find it quite pleasant indeed.

Burgmeister

2,124 posts

131 months

Sunday 18th August 2013
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bfb said:
Putting butter, ghee, coconut oil and other good saturated fats into coffee
is common with the Paleo/slow-carb/cross-fit crowd, and none of them,
not even the ones who don't exercise (like me) are 'rotund' because of it.

The notion that fat (good fats, like animal fats and others) 'makes' you
fat is as scientifically idiotic as saying that listening to country music
'makes' you a cowboy. Or driving a beautifully designed Porsche 'makes'
you attractive by association. (esp when most Americans, even the ones
who own one, mispronounce Porshe anyway. It's POR-sha, for those
who are wondering.)

Anyway, back on topic... it's called 'bullet-proof coffee' and it's a great
way to (a) lose weight and (b) build muscle and (c) improve your brain. ;-)

Here's a link:
http://www.bulletproofexec.com/how-to-make-your-co...
What an unusual first post. Bet you're fat!