Homer: Oh Marge, how could you let me let myself go like this?
Marge: Me? I’m not the one who puts butter in your coffee.
– King of the Hill
The Simpsons | Season 9 - Episode 23
The first thing I researched when making buttered coffee was whether cream is actually that much “worse” for you than butter, here’s the nutrition information:
Purely from a stats perspective, it looks like butter is not the way to go when it comes to a healthy morning beverage. Except, according to a guy who claims he hacked his way into health and fitness, this is precisely what you should be drinking! Apparently a “Bulletproof Coffee” every morning is your window to weight loss. Also, for reference eating the neglected food groups remains part of your window to weight gain.
The bulletproof coffee creator discovered this beverage while mountain climbing, Therefore Homer should have continued drinking buttered coffee while he was trying to climb the Murderhorn. Or maybe not. Here’s has an article on the whole Bulletproof coffee diet and why it might all be BS. I think part of the problem lies with the fact that drinking this beverage provides “140 percent of your RDA for saturated fat” – that’s bad. However, it does not contain potassium benzoate. That’s good!
- Rich, Creamery Butter
Melt desired butter amount until it is liquid, immediately add to coffee. Stir and consume.
I personally like some sweetness in my coffee, which likely contributed to my dislike for how buttered coffee tastes. Still, I would say that butter makes a somewhat acceptable substitute for milk or cream. It is, after all, a dairy product, it just adds some saltiness instead of sweetness. And really there are few foods that taste bad if you add butter to them.
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Buttered Coffee Recipe From: King of the Hill (The Simpsons Season 9 – Episode 23)