Video: How to Make Bulletproof Coffee On-The-Go!

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Bulletproof Coffee has become the daily breakfast routine for thousands of people because it gets their morning started off on the right foot.  Check out the official Bulletproof Coffee Recipe and video here.

One thing I get asked a lot is how to make Bulletproof Coffee when traveling or on the go. The good news is that it doesn’t require a ton of time or any fancy equipment to make a good cup of Bulletproof Coffee, even when you’re making it in a hotel room or grocery store without your French press and Vitamix blender!

Reverse French Press, AKA Cowboy Coffee

Here’s a video of me making a cup of Bulletproof Coffee while on the road:

The easiest, cheapest way to make a cup of Bulletproof Coffee on the go doesn’t require you to carry around anything but your coffee, butter, your travel-friendly, leak-proof 3-oz Brain Octane oil, and a good, leak-proof travel mug. Another tip for frequent travelers: Upgraded Coffee Beans now come in ground form so you don’t have to remember to pre-grind your beans before hitting the road.

Here’s a quick checklist of the steps I followed:

Packing List:

Steps to Brew Coffee:

  • Ask a local cafe or coffee shop for a couple of cups and some hot water (make sure to tip them for their assistance!)
  • Stir your coffee grounds into the hot water and make sure to break the crust of grounds that forms on top of the water.
  • Gravity will pull the grounds to the bottom of the cup, but you can tap the cup to help the grounds settle to the bottom.
  • Keep stirring and tapping the cup to settle the grounds as the coffee is steeping, a process that will take 4-6 minutes.
  • Once the grounds are settled, pour the coffee into another clean cup, making sure that the majority of the grounds stay in the first cup, and tap the second cup to make any remaining grounds settle.
  • Pour a small bit into your travel mug to preheat the mug: no one likes cold coffee!
  • Fill the travel mug with your coffee, grass-fed butter, and Brain Octane Oil, and then shake the crap out of it for 2 minutes until it is fairly well blended.

This method won’t give you perfect, ground-free coffee, and the blending won’t be as thorough as it will with an actual blender, but it will give you a good cup of Bulletproof Coffee without the hassle of lugging around your French Press and Blendtec all over the place.

If you don’t mind toting some smaller gadgets around with you, here are some other fun tools that can help you make a darn good cup of Bulletproof Coffee while traveling:

In short, there are tons of ways to make it work for you: how else do you hack your Bulletproof travel?

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By Dave Asprey

  • James Gordon

    Dave, that’s pretty cool. Absolutely love BP coffee. (My only problem is that I’m in that phase of using 4-6 Tablespoons of butter each time I treat myself to the concoction, which is about twice a day. How long does this phase last?). I’ve been following your BP website for the past year and I learn something new every time I tune in. Thank you so much for trying to improve the life we live. I can’t wait for my BP diet book to arrive.

    • Kary

      I’m not about to muck up my blender every time I want a BPC, so blender ball here I come!

    • Kathy Goff

      I just tried a new product called Nutpods instead of butter. I found 2 tablespoons works for me and is as good as butter. Made from coconut cream and almonds. No dairy. I ordered it from Amazon.

  • hailbringer

    add a mixer ball and it will blend indeed 🙂

  • monroe444

    I bought a mini battery operated milk frother. It’s not optimal because it doesn’t emulsify the butter, MCT oil, and coffee, but it’s better than nothing when I’m not at home. I was wondering if a metal shaker ball would work.

  • ok heh

    Hey honey before I forget, make sure you get your passport and pack the grassfed butter.

  • Ben

    I made fatCoffee specifically for this!

  • Kathy Boast Tschudy

    OH MAN…. I JUST ordered last night. I guess the next order I’ll have to do the travel size coconut oil….

  • I am going on a business trip very soon, and wanted to find some bulletproof travel tips. Thanks for the info. The Hario battery-powered frother is my personal fave. We use it at home in Tokyo. I will soon be getting another one for business travel.

  • SeattleGuy

    Just a thought, but you could take a reusable K cup on the road to filter out the grounds. I was just on the road, did this, and it worked well. Add the blender ball bottle and you almost aren’t missing a thing.

  • disqus_rpB6j9qGRq

    Why? Why would you not just bring the non-coffee ingredients and buy a fresh cup of coffee? They will more willingly provide a cup if you do. You’re bringing a thermos anyway, which will insulate your dairy. How is a mouth full of dirt-textured coffee-grounds better than just drinking coffee-shop brewed coffee with your grease?

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  • pb81

    I would highly recommend the Espro French Press. It’s a French press / thermos combination. It keeps your coffee hot after you brew, and it does a good job of keeping the coffee grounds on the bottom separated from your coffee after you press.