It seems that most of us have a love/hate relationship with that little ‘cup of joe’ in the morning. Many of us give it up several times over only to have it return into the daily routine not too long after. Caffeine is addictive, and I know for some people the idea of giving up coffee is just as intimidating as giving up sugar or even grains.
Bill and I fortunately don’t have this sort of attachment to coffee. We really enjoy the flavor, and usually purchase swiss water processed decaffeinated coffee just to enjoy the flavor without all of the usual side effects. Neither of us react well to caffeine. I had a pretty significant anxiety disorder growing up, and although I do not have “panic attacks” anymore, I do think I am often in a constant state of anxiety that I am not even aware of anymore. Needless to say, I’d prefer not to have caffeine, because it just causes my anxiety to brew, and I am left feeling not good at all. Bill has also stated that caffeine makes his heart skip beats (well, it actually pauses momentarily – when it resumes, I have the sensation of it fluttering. It freaks me out, even though the doctors have said it’s nothing to worry about – Bill), so in a nutshell, as much as we love the flavor of regular old coffee, the side effects are just not worth it to us.
That is what brought us to Bulletproof Coffee. When Diane was visiting us (another coffee lover who experiences bad side effects from coffee), she mentioned this “Bulletproof Coffee.” She told us that it is supposed to be a really clean bean that didn’t leave you feeling jittery or anxious. Could this be true? Could people really have their coffee and drink it too? We had to try it. When we received our coffee in the mail we were surprised to read the instructions on how to properly enjoy this coffee. “Drink it black or blend it with unsalted grass fed butter”. This must be some good coffee. The butter idea didn’t seem too far fetched to us since we usually use grass fed heavy cream in our coffee, so we figured a little Kerrygold would be just as amazing.
We each whipped up our own cup of coffee in our Blendtec and drank up. We each felt a bit more alert, and did get that “caffeine high”, but to our surprise, we did not experience any anxiety, jitters, headaches, or energy crashes. Once the buzz wore off we were back to our normal selves. It was amazing! Bulletproof Coffee will definitely be our choice of java from now on.
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