Rocky Bulletproof Coffee is by far one of the most interesting and daring coffees that can be served.
With the combination of raw egg and other ingredients, the drink isn’t intended for the casual drinker – nor the coffee puritan that’s looking to distinguish the notes between Balakichi berries cultivated in the North or South of Panama.
No – this drink is very specific and not everyone is going to raise their hand to have one.
But once you try it – 9 out of 10 chances you’ll be introducing it to your friends & family.
Originally created in California by Dave Asprey – Bullet-Proof Coffee was created to reduce hunger, increase energy, and assist in thought clarity.
In other words – it’s kind of a diet drink.
The original ingredients include:
- 1-2 tablespoons of Brain Octane® MCT oil* or Virgin Coconut Oil
- 1-2 tablespoons of Grass-Fed Ghee or unsalted butter
* The MCT oil is recommended by the company that created it, but through my experience, the very minute differences in flavor don’t necessarily justify the extra cost.
Where does “Rocky” come from??
In 2018, G Coffee Company brought this drink to Wroclaw.
Initially, the ingredients were in line with the original version – but one of the café’s guests suggested that an EGG be dropped in the drink.
So just like in the movie ROCKY I, it was named Rocky Bulletproof.
If you want to be REAL tough – don’t even crack the egg open, just throw the whole thing into the blender!
So here is the recipe and the order of the ingredients to be added:
1 – add 1-2 tablespoons of Virgin Coconut Oil into the mixer
2 – add 1-2 tablespoons of Grass-Fed Ghee or unsalted butter into the mixer
3 – brew (pour-over or french press) 20g of coffee with 300ml of hot water (~96⁰C) and pour into the mixer
4 – stir 1-2 teaspoons of Honey (optional) into the hot coffee
5 – add 1 raw egg into the mixer
6 – quickly close the mixer and blend that magic potion until everything is completely liquified
Although you might think that adding a raw egg into a drink is both dangerous and disgusting, we’ve got two answers for you:
Eggs cook in water temperatures as low as 60°C – so no need to worry there.
In terms of taste – the egg adds a creamy feel to the drink and you’ll even get a good amount of foam. People might even suspect it’s a latte coffee.
The amount of milk is minimal – it’s in fact only the butter that may contain the milk.
Seriously – try it and tell us what you think!
This drink is made with pour-over style coffee.
You can use a Hario V60, Aeropress (+ Prismo?). Chemex, French Press, or Mocchamaster to brew in that style.
It allows you to have a full drink and will taste like a latte. Within 30 minutes you’ll feel energized.
Leche del Toro
If you have an espresso machine at home or a mokka pot – you can make the same recipe above. The only difference is that you need to add a touch of water and a double espresso (rather than 300ml of coffee).
The Leche de el Toro is very thick and opulent. Tastes like liquid caramel if you use Grandissimo coffee.