It’s been months since I’ve prepared butter coffee. I just never feel right taking some excellent coffee beans from 20 Below or Intelligentsia and then “ruining them” with butter, MCT oil, and collagen.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think butter coffee ruins good coffee per se. It’s just a bit like taking juicy, perfectly seasoned pork belly and slathering it in ketchup. Sure it can still be pretty great, but man that’s pork belly under there!
Despite my hesitation in preparing butter coffee, when I do make a cup I never regret it. It’s always a tasty treat.
I make a very conventional butter coffee, with the addition of collagen. The main point I differ on from most is that I use a simple milk frother instead of a blender. I prefer simplicity, hence our film, so the first thing I did when starting to make butter coffee was look at our existing tools. We have a milk frother? That’ll do.
Preparing a cup of coffee mindfully and deliberately is a key part of my morning ritual. If you’re new to preparing your own handcrafted coffee I recommend the following kit:
The grinder nests in the, essentially self-cleaning, Aeropress so it’s a tiny, efficient kit that makes an amazing cup of coffee. I even tend to bring all but the milk frother along when we travel so I can keep up my morning ritual.
Preparing a cup of butter coffee is extremely simple. Simply add the few ingredients to your mug, prepare the first half of an Aeropress Americano (video below), blend, and top with water.