Bulletproof Coffee Alternative: Our Top 3 Recommendations

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Bulletproof Coffee has become one of the most popular drinks among biohackers in the past years. It’s a combo of high-quality coconut oil, grass fed butter, and lots of coffee. Combining all these compounds brings lots of energy, focus, attention, and dramatically improves your mood. Compared to standard coffee, Bulletproof Coffee does not leave you with jittery and other adverse side effects.

However, Bullet proof Coffee is far from a healthy drink. It contains animal fats, which many health-conscious people try to avoid. It also contains lots of caffeine (obviously), which doesn’t work well on everyone. Oh, and some people do actually experience adverse side effects like diarrhea, so it’s not perfect for everyone.

bulletproof coffee pros and cons

But is there an alternative available on the market?

Yes, there are many alternatives to Bulletproof Coffee. We tried many of them to find our top 3 recommendations.

Here they are.

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Bulletproof Coffee Alternative

When we were searching for a perfect alternative to Bullet proof Coffee, we tried to find a product that:

  1. Delivers similar benefits
  2. It costs the same (+-)
  3. It is as safe as BP coffee
  4. It is side-effects free

After lots of research and experimenting, we found out 3 perfect alternatives. 

So, should an alternative contain caffeine or not?

Well, we decided to provide at least one caffeine-free alternative for people who want to avoid consuming caffeine.

When it comes to other factors such as benefits and side-effects, my team and I have thoroughly reviewed and tested many other options to find a perfect substitute. However, since we are all different, we still recommend experimenting with various options to find a product that works the best for you.

Who Should Search For A Substitute?

Besides the fact that BP coffee contains animal fats, there are other reasons you should search for an alternative.

The most important one is probably the fact that many people have issues with metabolizing caffeine. Some are fast, others are low metabolizers, but more importantly, many feel strong adverse effects when drinking coffee.

What’s interesting though is the fact that many experience less severe side effects (or non at all) when they take caffeine pills that are combined with L-Theanine.

If you are among people who suffer from caffeine side-effects, then you should definitely search for an alternative. Luckily, we will present one non-caffeine version below, as well as some options that typically cause no issues.

Another group of people who should probably avoid drinking Bulletproof Coffee is those that are more health-conscious.

As you know, the original BP coffee contains animal fats and lots of “healthy fats” in the form of MCT oil (an extract of coconut oil).

While we know that MCT oil is probably one of the healthiest oils on the market, nutritional experts discovered that people who live the longest eat very low amounts of oil. We also know that a low-fat diet has been confirmed as the most effective longevity diet, so if you are in this group, you probably don’t want to add too much of MCT to your diet.

All the alternative products that we will talk about below can be taken with or without MCT oil or coconut milk ( without “healthy fats”), so you don’t have to worry about that. In addition, you can totally skip the grass fed butter if you don’t want to add it to the coffee.

The third group of people who will probably want to avoid coffee is those that get dependant easily on drinking it. This probably has something to do with metabolizing it, but anyway. If you get super productive when drinking coffee, but you can’t focus at all without coffee, you should probably stop drinking it.

You might as well drink it every day (to be productive, of course), but we’re not sure what’s going to happen in the long term. We definitely don’t want you to get dependant on coffee.
As long as you use coffee as a performance booster, but you don’t rely on it, you are good to drink it.

So, finally, which are our top 3 alternatives?

1. Brain Nootropic Supplements For Energy And Focus

Without any doubt, brain supplements or nootropics are the best alternatives to Bulletproof Coffee. They improve your cognitive performance, make you feel better, enhance your energy, are generally side-effects free, and leave no jitters.

brain nootropics

From the cost perspective, a daily dosage of Bulletproof Coffee usually costs even more than a couple of capsules of your favorite brain supplement.

Compared to BP Coffee, you can find brain supplements with caffeine or such without it, which is another advantage. It’s easier to travel with a pack of supplements, it takes only a couple of seconds to swallow a pill or two, and some brain pills leave positive long-term effects.

As you can see, there are many benefits of taking brain nootropic supplements, but where can you find the best ones?

Luckily, we compared the most popular nootropics on the market to find out the top 3. Here you can find our top-rated nootropic stacks >>

2. Yerba Mate Tea With Addons

Yerba mate is an infamous south-American tea that is especially popular in countries like Brazil, Argentina, and Peru. It’s found in the Amazonian rainforest, which makes it sound quite magical.

yerba mate

Actually, this tea is magical in many ways – it contains 15 amino acids, and 24 vitamins and minerals. Besides, it’s one of the best natural energy boosters on the market.

Its effects are nearly as strong as the effects of coffee, so there are a lot of reasons why to switch your morning cup of coffee for Yerba mate.

Yerba mate is already strong enough, but if you want to get even more from it, you can combine it with MCT oil and prepare it the same way as a cup of Bulletproof Coffee. However, adding too much may cause diarrhea, so go easy on it.

Click here to buy our favorite Yerba Mate tea >>

Check our favorite MCT oil >>

3. Super-Strong Cocoa

Last but not least, let’s talk about cocoa. Cocoa powder is itself a potent energy booster, but if you prepare it in a special way, you can expect even more potent benefits.

cacao

For best benefits, we recommend the following ingredients:

  • Raw cacao powder
  • Himalayan pink salt
  • Cinnamon
  • MCT oil or coconut milk 
  • Almond milk

Combining raw cacao with MCT and other ingredients will result in a drink that will give you a strong energy boost. The taste is discussable, but be sure this drink will provide you with lots of brainpower and energy.

This is a great caffeine free alternative.

Here you can get our favorite cocoa >>

Which Is Our Favorite Alternative To Bulletproof Coffee?

All three mentioned alternatives are great, but which is our favorite one?

After thinking about this for a while, we’d say that we like all of them. However, we do take/drink them on different occasions.

For example, we take brain supplements during the week every single morning to get optimal brain performance.

We drink Yerba Mate tea in the afternoon (around 2-3 PM) whenever we need lots of focus, but we want to stay calm.

And we occasionally pamper ourself with cocoa when we had enough of BP coffee and other drinks.

Those are our 3 substitutes for bulletproof coffee.

Where To Buy Them?

There are many stores where you can buy our favorite alternatives. Those that we suggest are verified, have great customer service, and amazing products.

  1. Our favorite nootropic supplement >> 
  2. Our favorite MCT oil >>
  3. Our favorite Yerba Mate >>
  4. Our favorite cocoa powder >>

That’s all you need to make a great BP substitute.

Let me know if you have any other questions. Take care!

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, many organic and bio coffees are similar to Bulletproof Coffee.  What makes Bulletproof Coffee stand out is its proven quality. 

Grega Gostincar

Grega Gostincar

Grega Gostincar, MSc, is the founder of Your Inception. He has been researching, testing, and experimenting with nootropics since 2015. Greg, a certified expert in nutrition and brain biohacking from Emory University, is one of the most recognized researchers in the field of nootropics.

2 thoughts on “Bulletproof Coffee Alternative: Our Top 3 Recommendations”

  1. “However, Bulletproof Coffee is far from a healthy drink. It contains animal fats, which many health-conscious people try to avoid.” — says who? You? I mean really – can you dead-lift your own body-weight or squat the same? No offense – but judging from your photos – I’d say no.

    Show me your unbiased (not-paid for by whatever CORP. to get the results they want) research and any anecdotal evidence

  2. I said that many health-conscious people try to avoid animal fats, why do you ask No, I can’t deadlift my own weight nor do I want to – I feel well in my body, I fast, flexible, and extremely healthy. It’s more than I need to live a great life. What kind of unbiased research do you want to see? For me not able to deadlift my own weight or for health-conscious people trying to avoid animal fats?

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