How to Supercharge Your Paleo Coffee – Review of Coffee++
Jadah West is the Executive Editor of Paleo Flourish Magazine. She’s also the founder of Salted Paleo. When not running Paleo Flourish Magazine, Jadah loves to spend time at the beach, at her beloved CrossFit, and working as a model.
Over the past few years, it’s become increasingly popular to add fats into coffee. Various cultures around the world (Tibetans for instance) have been doing this for centuries, but it’s caught on very quickly in US, especially among those in the Paleo community.
The general idea is to add healthy fat into your morning coffee to give your brain an extra boost.
These fats can take several forms (butter, ghee, coconut oil, MCT oil, etc.). Once added, the coffee is usually blended.
Nutritional therapist Lisa Fossey says “This gives you a slower ‘high’, which will last for longer, and won’t give you the usual surge of energy that can lead to a crash. The caffeine dilates the blood vessels, allowing the good fats and oil to pass more easily into the brain, where it is thought to give increased mental awareness and concentration. MCT is metabolized to produce ketone bodies that provide energy to the body and the brain.”
I had yet to make this super coffee for myself, so trying Pure Indian Foods’ Coffee++ was my perfect chance.
Coffee++ is a new product, and it combines ghee (clarified butter) with MCT oil, so that you don’t have to do it yourself.
MY FIRST EXPERIENCE
I used freshly ground light roasted beans and made the coffee with a French press. I added two tablespoons of the Coffee++ and blended. Not much of a scent other than the coffee itself.
The first sip I sensed the creamy texture. Similar taste as if you like cream in your coffee but more of a butter flavor. There was a slight aftertaste that I sensed and disliked, but I had a friend try it and they didn’t notice it as much.
AFTER THE BREW
The coffee was satiating, I seemed to not be hungry as quickly as usual, but I honestly didn’t notice that my brain was any sharper than normal.
If you are already a coffee drinker who adds fats to your coffee, then I would definitely suggest Coffee++, as it combines the fat and MCT oil (2:1 proportion) which means fewer products taking up your counter space and one less step to make your brew in the morning.
(As a side note, you can also add Coffee++ to tea, hot milk, or broth for non-coffee drinkers.)
If you’re not already adding fats to your coffee, then I think it’s worth trying, and this product is an easy way to do so.
Also, the Coffee++ is grass fed and organic. It can be ordered from the Pure Indian Food’s website and is $14.95 for 9 ounces.
Check out our video showing you how to use Coffee++
Have you tried Coffee++ yet?
Let us know in the comments what you thought of Coffee++!
Disclaimer: I received a jar of Coffee++ for free for review purposes. I received no other compensation, and this review is based on my own opinion. Note that some links on this page (and throughout this website) are affiliate links.