Let me just start by saying how grateful I am for Dave Asprey and for his work on the Bulletproof diet. My life has been impacted greatly as a result of stumbling on Dave’s work. One of my dreams is to someday meet him in person, shake his hand and offer a heartfelt thank you. It is my belief that Dave truly enjoys helping others change their lives, as do I. My desire to pay it forward is what brings me to this post today.
There are some really good Bulletproof Coffee Alternatives out there.
My life has been changed in so many ways, but most importantly my health. Being healthy is much better and I will live longer for it. The message here is simple. No matter how much I admire Dave, his work or his products, as a smart consumer I realize that some of what we get from Dave, while sincere, is also great marketing.
I have been following my version of the Bulletproof diet for about 2 years. My weight is way down, my BMI is much better and I am off all prescription meds for diabetes. I still splurge on Bulletproof products from time to but for the most part, I buy what I call, Bulletproof Coffee Alternatives. I have not seen any notable difference in my body or how I feel, nor in my progress. Admittedly, I don’t have the same sensitivities Dave has but most people don’t.
Most of my shopping now is done online, although a do shop at a few local retailers that usually have what I need.
Bulletproof Coffee Alternatives – Kicking Horse Coffee
Kicking horse is one of my favorite coffees in lieu of Bulletproof coffee. I always buy whole bean coffee and grind it as I need it. Wanna hear a funny story? One day I was trying to find some MCT oil because I had run out and I never go a day without Bulletproof coffee. I was in a different retail store than I usually shop in and grab some oil, along with my first can of Kicking Horse beans.
The next morning I brew my coffee, blended it as usual and took a big sip. I almost choked on the garlic taste in my mouth. It was so strong I could barely stomach it but like I said, “I don’t go a day without my bulletproof coffee.” So, I drank it anyway.
By the time I finished it I was pretty upset with Kicking Horse Coffee.
Reaching out to Kicking Horse Coffee Company
I immediately looked up Kicking Horse Coffee online and click the link for customer service. I express my disappointment and demanded they make this right. This seemed crazy to me and I wanted to know how in the world they could be sending out a product like this.
I have to admit the turn around time was very short, they got back to me right away. The CSR was very polite and was going to go out of her way to take care of me but also wanted to get to the bottom of this. She asked for some information and said she would be sending me a check and some coupons for discounted product in the event that I decided to try the product again.
She was going to call me the next day to discuss what she found in her investigation.
When I got up the next morning I decided to take another shot and grind some fresh beans. The aroma was amazing, so my hopes were high that I would have a decent cup of bulletproof coffee to start my day off right. I added some Kerry Gold Irish Butter to my cup and then the MCT oil I had gotten the day before.
Wow, there’s the garlic… hahaha
It turns out that in my hastiness at the unfamiliar retailer, I had grab MCT oil infused with garlic. Needless to say, there was nothing at all wrong with the Kick Horse Coffee beans I had been complaining about.
The customer service person and I had a great laugh on the call later that morning. During my time speaking with her I had explained what I was doing, the bulletproof diet, and that I had been looking for some bulletproof coffee alternatives. She told me that they use independent lab testing for mycotoxins at Kicking Horse and sent me some data.
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