Looking for a keto coffee recipe but know that Starbucks is out of the question? This recipe is everything that you need to get going. Most coffee lovers like their coffee in a particular way. You can feel free to use this recipe as a base and adjust accordingly to suit your taste.
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Before we jump into this delicious Keto Coffee Recipe let’s first discuss why you shouldn’t just get your coffee from wherever. Personally, I’ve become accustomed to really high quality coffee and when it’s not high quality I usually notice because I don’t feel as great.
From everything that I’ve seen in the research, good coffee (in moderation – we’re not talking about the ultra processed cup of decaf or a pot of coffee for one person) has a lot of advantages. Here’s just some keto coffee benefits:
- Coffee has been associated with a decrease in risk of death with those drinking more coffee benefiting the most (1)
- Coffee reduces the risk of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s and liver and uterine cancer (1)
- Coffee is rich in antioxidants which fight free radicals, ward off disease and reduce cellular inflammation (2)
- Coffee can increase cognitive function and boost emotional health (3)
Even though there are benefits to regular coffee drinking there are also some risks – not the least of which is exposure to mycotoxins which are commonly found in coffee beans in the U.S. Mycotoxins are byproducts of fungus and in the case of coffee we’re talking about mold. Yes…mold in your coffee.
Mycotoxins are no joke. I should know. I overcame a serious case of mold toxicity back in college. Mycotoxins can cause depression, fatigue, arthritis, muscle aches, memory issues, gut problems and a whole lot more (4).
This is why it’s important to make sure that if you’re drinking keto coffee you’re getting it from a high quality source that’s free of mold and the mycotoxins that it produces. This eliminates pretty much all of the coffee that you’ll find at fast food chains as well as conventional grocery stores.
Since you’re probably on the keto diet to IMPROVE your health it’s important not to add another issue by continuing to drink coffee contaminated with mycotoxins. My preferred brands of coffee that I know are high quality are Bulletproof Coffee and Camano Island Coffee. Both are very good and I feel great when I drink them.
If you’re wondering where to buy the keto coffee brands I mentioned you can order both online or in the case of Bulletproof Coffee you can get it in Whole Foods.
How Can I Make Keto Coffee?
The first place to start is getting back to basics. Good quality keto coffee is obviously going to have low to no sugar. So if you’re used to sugary lattes and specialty coffee drinks this may be a bit of a change for you. But it’s a good one!
The other thing is that a good keto coffee recipe is going to have some fat in it. I like to use grass fed butter and even cacao butter to add richness and flavor to the coffee. If I really want to make it decadent I’ll make my keto coffee with heavy cream and sweeten with a little bit of Stevia. It’s the best.
You can adapt the recipe below to suit your taste. Just remember to keep the sugar low and the fat high to have a truly keto coffee recipe.
The Best Keto Coffee
Coffee dripper or french press (I prefer to use the coffee dripper) Power blender Electric whisk (optional)
- 1 ½ to 2 cups boiling water
- 1 tbsp. organic grass fed butter
- Small chunk of raw cacao butter optional
- 1 drop cardamom or cinnamon essential oil optional
- ½ cup heavy whipping cream
- Liquid stevia
- Kiva organic stevia granules for topping the whipped cream
- Grind the desired amount of coffee in a coffee grinder. This should be enough for one serving to go with the rest of the recipe. I keep the ground a little more coarse so the coffee isn’t crazy strong.
- Add the butter, cacao butter, liquid stevia and essential oil (if using) to the blender.
- Place the drip filter over the mouth of the blender and add a coffee filter. Pour the coffee beans into the filter and then slowly pour the boiling water into the filter.
While the coffee is dripping, make the whipped cream if desired. Add the ½ cup of whipping cream to a small bowl or small coffee pitcher. Beat with a whisk (I use an electric one) until fluffy.
- Once the coffee is finished dripping, blend it all up. Top with the whipped and kiva stevia granules if desired. Enjoy!
- Rapp, Doris. (2004). Our Toxic World.