I remember the first time I heard someone mention putting butter in their coffee and I looked at them like they had three heads. It sounded pretty gross, but then I started to do my research.
It turns out that there are actually a lot of great reasons to try this coffee, but there are some things that are important to remember: the butter should be grass-fed and unsalted and, of course, higher quality organic coffee is always better. Why grass-fed butter? Because cows that aren't grass-fed usually feed on corn and soy products that they can't properly digest. This causes butter made from the milk of non grass-fed cows to have a bunch of bad fats that you don't really want.
Research indicates that pairing your coffee with some good fats can help you maintain that energy buzz longer and avoid the caffeine crash, as well as increasing your cognitive function so your body AND your brain are awake together. Biologically, the brain is made up of 60% fat and relies on healthy fats for its energy, so that part actually does make a lot of sense. Also, the correct way to drink it is to put in the butter and possibly some MCT oil into your coffee and then blend until creamy, which definitely sounds a lot tastier than just having melted butter in your coffee. I may just have to try this and get back to you guys.