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Posted Thu Sep 5, 2013, 1:50pm
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Not out of whack, I just left the old boring sweet western diet. I ventured off to knew things that heal. It all comes down to not wanting cancer again I had to start eating new foods. Leaving others. Trying new things. My next item on the menu is insects hahaha

 
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Posted Fri Sep 27, 2013, 3:59am
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Along the same lines, have you heard of bullet proof coffee?

I drank it for a time before I started really getting into espresso, which is all I drink nowadays.  But during that transition from regular brewed coffee (I used AeroPress), I did try my espresso with different oils. I first used grass-fed ghee, which altered the taste too much. I moved onto coconut oil, but it still ruined my espresso. For some reason I never had a problem with either products in my brewed coffee (bullet proof coffee, that is) but I think it's because there was a much bigger ratio of coffee to the oil. Anyway I switched to something completely flavorless: MCT oil.  While it didn't overwhelm the shot unlike the gee and coconut oil, I found that adding *anything* to my espresso shot completely ruined the experience, particularly the virgin crema that is probably the most important part of the shot, providing core flavor and texture/mouthfeel of the shot.  All this goes without saying milk is the only exception but that's a totally different drink at that point.

Also I even experimented by adding oil onto the puck before pulling the shot but doing so disrupted the extraction process due to the coated grinds.

Anyway I gave up and just decided to consume the oils in a far better approach: ghee or coconut oil on a piece of toast. The only reason why I even tried any of this was because I generally don't have much of an appetite in the morning.

Anyway I found the MCT oil is best used in cooking rather than my coffee :)

BTW I read the other thread on the low espresso brew temp idea.  I guess I'm not the only one here who's a wee bit nutty!
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Posted Fri Sep 27, 2013, 4:16am
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haha thanks mate I AM NOT ALONE! hoo ray! lol
I will have to look into that MTC and yes I never tried the coconut I knew it would be simply to strong, hemp oil works, it is mild and smooth. Makes your throat feel trick lol. We both drink espressos I can not return to milk not in anyway I love espresso wayyy to much! I do not know bullet proof coffee.

I tried putting honey on the bottom of my NP while pulling a shot once but it did not mix well lol. It is ok to just go against the rules and break out, test out something, do some weird thing lol That is the way to learn! haha

Coconut oil on toast with honey is to die for. Thanks for sharing with me I feel better now.
Oh and the water one haha that was a hard on to express lol

Thanks mate and here is to good health!

 
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