How to make your own green coffee bean extract*

How to make your own green coffee bean extract

Recipes are like roadmaps You can follow them to a T, or deviate, take the scenic route and see what happens

Your cocktail base (eg vodkas, gins, etc)

Sweet, lower-proof infusions

Mixed drinks using home infusions

Potent flavor, added by the drop

The most common type of liquor, around 40% Alc/Vol (80 proof) and the base for most cocktails

Blackberry Sage Infusion

A sweet, herbal marriage of blackberry and sage

Blackberry Sage Vodka

A vodka marriage of herb and fruit

Blueberry Earl Grey Vodka

Combining blueberries and Earl Grey tea in vodka form

Chai Vodka

The traditional Indian spiced tea, infused

Cranberry Spice Moonshine

A sharable, warm holiday cocktail with cranberry, apple and spice

Earl Grey Vodka

The herbal flavor of Earl Grey tea, in vodka form

Fall Flavors Infusion

Cranberry, apples and spices provide autumn in a bottle

Green Tea Vodka

A green tea infusion fit for your liquor cabinent

Herbal Infusion

A savory combination of rosemary, thyme and oregano

Lavender Vanilla Liqueur

Sweet, floral lavender mixed with vanilla bean

Orange Spice Vodka

A great fall vodka made with orange, vanilla, cinnamon and spices

Pineapple Cherry Infusion

A sweet, tropical mixture of cherry and pineapple

Similar to a sloe gin, but with plum and blackberries

Pomegranate Green Tea Vodka

A fruity, tea-flavored vodka

Pumpkin Spice Infusion

The pumpkin spice you know and love, but bottled

Rosemary Apple Infusion

A sweet infusion featuring fresh rosemary and honeycrisp apples

Rosemary Apple Vodka

A sweet, herbaly vodka featuring honeycrisp apples and fresh rosemary

Strawberry Ginger Vodka

A crisp, refreshing combination of ginger root and strawberry

Sweet, lower-proof cordials that can be chilled and enjoyed as-is or as a cocktail ingredient

Blueberry Earl Grey Liqueur

Earl Grey tea and blueberries come together in this sweet liqueur

Chocolate Liqueur

Pure cacao and vanilla make dessert in a bottle

Cucumber Chamomile Liqueur

Floral chamomile and crisp cucumber take liquid form

Ginger Liqueur

A sweet liqueur that doesn’t sacrifice on that distinct ginger snap

Hibiscus Liqueur

Provides fruity and sweet hibiscus flavor in a crimson hue

Limoncello

Italy’s take on sweet lemony refreshment

Pear Anise Liqueur

Crisp pear, a touch of spice and more than enough to share

Pomegranate Green Tea Liqueur

A fruity, refreshing tea-flavored liqueur

Pompelmocello

Sweet, Italian grapefruit liqueur

Raspberry Limoncello

A sweet Italian liqueur featuring raspberry and lemon

Watermelon JalapeГ±o Liqueur

A spicy-sweet combination of fresh jalapeГ±o and juicy watermelon

Our finished drinks

Autumn Mead Sangria

A sharable sangria with apples, oranges, peaches and herbs

A sweet drink featuring Blackberry Sage Infusion, lemon and honey

Blueberry Earl Grey Pimm’s Cup

The traditional British summertime drink with Blueberry Earl Grey Liqueur

Brandy Rhubarb Crusta

Rhubarb Tincture, brandy and lemon juice rethink this classic cocktail

A tropical combination of Pineapple Cherry Infusion, rum and fresh juices

Chai Milk Punch

A milk-based drink with Chai Vodka and nutmeg

Chai Spiced Wine

A simple, tasty spiced wine using Chai Vodka and a sweet red

Clearly Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned, reimagined with Blueberry Earl Grey Liqueur and Meyer Lemon Bitters

Cool Your Heels

Crisp, refreshing Chamomile Cucumber Liqueur, vodka and lemon

Cranberry Moonshine Cosmo

A holiday version of the popular cosmo featuring Cranberry Spice Moonshine

Ever The Optimist

A sweet sip of Hibiscus Liqueur, Meyer Lemon Bitters and rum

Every Garden

An unexpected mix of tequila and Cucumber Chamomile Liqueur

Golden Mule

The ever-popular mule made with bourbon, honey and Ginger Liqueur

Green Thumb

Our savory Herbal Infusion with rum and sparkling wine

Holiday Highball

The apple cranberry taste of Fall Flavors Infusion mixed with club soda

Holiday Road Punch

A large-batch fruit punch with Pomegranate Green Tea Liqueur

Irish Eyes Are Smiling

A creamy cocktail of Chocolate Liqueur and Irish whiskey

Lavender Vanilla Rickey

A crisp combination of Lavender Vanilla Liqueur, gin and cucumber

Strawberry Ginger Vodka, club soda and a hint of mint

North Star

Fall Flavors Infusion, pomegranate juice and a little bubbly

Old Fashioned

The unadulterated classic Bourbon, Aromatic Bitters and sugar

Otherworldly

An unexpected combination of Ginger Liqueur, Orange Spice Vodka and crГЁme de cacao

Pear Perfect Punch

Crisp, refreshing pear anise liqueur with rum and champagne

Plum Rickey

A simple, tasty blend of Plum Gin, lime juice and club soda

Pompelmocello Rosemary Mojito

A mint-less mojito with Pompelmocello, rum and rosemary

Homemade Rosemary Apple Infusion paired with Lillet Blanc

Pumpkin Spice Spritz

A champagne-based cocktail featuring Pumpkin Spice Infusion

Raspberry Fields Forever

A citrusy-sweet blend of Raspberry Limoncello, port wine and mint

Red Headed Mule

A strawberry twist on the ever-popular Moscow Mule

Rhubarb Whiskey Sour

The traditional whiskey sour with a hint of rhubarb

Rosemary Bees Knees

Provides both sweet and savory with honey, Rosemary Tincture and gin

Some Like It Hot

Pear Anise Liqueur, bourbon and lemon served hot

Sparkling Limoncello Mojito

Limoncello and sparkling wine bring a twist to your standard mojito

Sugar, Spice & Everything Nice

Sweet Plum Gin, frothy egg whites and Aromatic Bitters

Summer In The Hamptons

Rye whiskey base with Aperol, blanc vermouth and Meyer Lemon Bitters

Summer Of 75

Hibiscus Liqueur, sparkling wine and your choice of vodka or gin

Times Square

A sweet take on the traditional Manhattan with Homemade Chocolate Liqueur

Watermelon JalapeГ±o Margarita

Tequila, lime and the sweet heat of Watermelon JalapeГ±o Liqueur

Potent, high-proof flavors and extracts Added by the dash or drop to change the complexion of a drink

Aromatic Bitters

The most popular kind of bitters with citrusy, earthy notes

Hellfire Bitters

Spicy bitters made with chili peppers and coffee

Meyer Lemon Bitters

Sweet citrusy bitters with Meyer lemons, orange and cardamom

Rhubarb Tincture

A potent rhubarb extract, added by the drop

Rosemary Tincture

A potent rosemary extract, added by the drop

How to make your own green coffee bean extract

How to make your own green coffee bean extract

Recipes are like roadmaps You can follow them to a T, or deviate, take the scenic route and see what happens

Your cocktail base (eg vodkas, gins, etc)

Sweet, lower-proof infusions

Mixed drinks using home infusions

Potent flavor, added by the drop

The most common type of liquor, around 40% Alc/Vol (80 proof) and the base for most cocktails

Blackberry Sage Infusion

A sweet, herbal marriage of blackberry and sage

Blackberry Sage Vodka

A vodka marriage of herb and fruit

Blueberry Earl Grey Vodka

Combining blueberries and Earl Grey tea in vodka form

Chai Vodka

The traditional Indian spiced tea, infused

Cranberry Spice Moonshine

A sharable, warm holiday cocktail with cranberry, apple and spice

Earl Grey Vodka

The herbal flavor of Earl Grey tea, in vodka form

Fall Flavors Infusion

Cranberry, apples and spices provide autumn in a bottle

Green Tea Vodka

A green tea infusion fit for your liquor cabinent

Herbal Infusion

A savory combination of rosemary, thyme and oregano

Lavender Vanilla Liqueur

Sweet, floral lavender mixed with vanilla bean

Orange Spice Vodka

A great fall vodka made with orange, vanilla, cinnamon and spices

Pineapple Cherry Infusion

A sweet, tropical mixture of cherry and pineapple

Similar to a sloe gin, but with plum and blackberries

Pomegranate Green Tea Vodka

A fruity, tea-flavored vodka

Pumpkin Spice Infusion

The pumpkin spice you know and love, but bottled

Rosemary Apple Infusion

A sweet infusion featuring fresh rosemary and honeycrisp apples

Rosemary Apple Vodka

A sweet, herbaly vodka featuring honeycrisp apples and fresh rosemary

Strawberry Ginger Vodka

A crisp, refreshing combination of ginger root and strawberry

Sweet, lower-proof cordials that can be chilled and enjoyed as-is or as a cocktail ingredient

Blueberry Earl Grey Liqueur

Earl Grey tea and blueberries come together in this sweet liqueur

Chocolate Liqueur

Pure cacao and vanilla make dessert in a bottle

Cucumber Chamomile Liqueur

Floral chamomile and crisp cucumber take liquid form

Ginger Liqueur

A sweet liqueur that doesn’t sacrifice on that distinct ginger snap

Hibiscus Liqueur

Provides fruity and sweet hibiscus flavor in a crimson hue

Limoncello

Italy’s take on sweet lemony refreshment

Pear Anise Liqueur

Crisp pear, a touch of spice and more than enough to share

Pomegranate Green Tea Liqueur

A fruity, refreshing tea-flavored liqueur

Pompelmocello

Sweet, Italian grapefruit liqueur

Raspberry Limoncello

A sweet Italian liqueur featuring raspberry and lemon

Watermelon JalapeГ±o Liqueur

A spicy-sweet combination of fresh jalapeГ±o and juicy watermelon

Our finished drinks

Autumn Mead Sangria

A sharable sangria with apples, oranges, peaches and herbs

A sweet drink featuring Blackberry Sage Infusion, lemon and honey

Blueberry Earl Grey Pimm’s Cup

The traditional British summertime drink with Blueberry Earl Grey Liqueur

Brandy Rhubarb Crusta

Rhubarb Tincture, brandy and lemon juice rethink this classic cocktail

A tropical combination of Pineapple Cherry Infusion, rum and fresh juices

Chai Milk Punch

A milk-based drink with Chai Vodka and nutmeg

Chai Spiced Wine

A simple, tasty spiced wine using Chai Vodka and a sweet red

Clearly Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned, reimagined with Blueberry Earl Grey Liqueur and Meyer Lemon Bitters

Cool Your Heels

Crisp, refreshing Chamomile Cucumber Liqueur, vodka and lemon

Cranberry Moonshine Cosmo

A holiday version of the popular cosmo featuring Cranberry Spice Moonshine

Ever The Optimist

A sweet sip of Hibiscus Liqueur, Meyer Lemon Bitters and rum

Every Garden

An unexpected mix of tequila and Cucumber Chamomile Liqueur

Golden Mule

The ever-popular mule made with bourbon, honey and Ginger Liqueur

Green Thumb

Our savory Herbal Infusion with rum and sparkling wine

Holiday Highball

The apple cranberry taste of Fall Flavors Infusion mixed with club soda

Holiday Road Punch

A large-batch fruit punch with Pomegranate Green Tea Liqueur

Irish Eyes Are Smiling

A creamy cocktail of Chocolate Liqueur and Irish whiskey

Lavender Vanilla Rickey

A crisp combination of Lavender Vanilla Liqueur, gin and cucumber

Strawberry Ginger Vodka, club soda and a hint of mint

North Star

Fall Flavors Infusion, pomegranate juice and a little bubbly

Old Fashioned

The unadulterated classic Bourbon, Aromatic Bitters and sugar

Otherworldly

An unexpected combination of Ginger Liqueur, Orange Spice Vodka and crГЁme de cacao

Pear Perfect Punch

Crisp, refreshing pear anise liqueur with rum and champagne

Plum Rickey

A simple, tasty blend of Plum Gin, lime juice and club soda

Pompelmocello Rosemary Mojito

A mint-less mojito with Pompelmocello, rum and rosemary

Homemade Rosemary Apple Infusion paired with Lillet Blanc

Pumpkin Spice Spritz

A champagne-based cocktail featuring Pumpkin Spice Infusion

Raspberry Fields Forever

A citrusy-sweet blend of Raspberry Limoncello, port wine and mint

Red Headed Mule

A strawberry twist on the ever-popular Moscow Mule

Rhubarb Whiskey Sour

The traditional whiskey sour with a hint of rhubarb

Rosemary Bees Knees

Provides both sweet and savory with honey, Rosemary Tincture and gin

Some Like It Hot

Pear Anise Liqueur, bourbon and lemon served hot

Sparkling Limoncello Mojito

Limoncello and sparkling wine bring a twist to your standard mojito

Sugar, Spice & Everything Nice

Sweet Plum Gin, frothy egg whites and Aromatic Bitters

Summer In The Hamptons

Rye whiskey base with Aperol, blanc vermouth and Meyer Lemon Bitters

Summer Of 75

Hibiscus Liqueur, sparkling wine and your choice of vodka or gin

Times Square

A sweet take on the traditional Manhattan with Homemade Chocolate Liqueur

Watermelon JalapeГ±o Margarita

Tequila, lime and the sweet heat of Watermelon JalapeГ±o Liqueur

Potent, high-proof flavors and extracts Added by the dash or drop to change the complexion of a drink

Aromatic Bitters

The most popular kind of bitters with citrusy, earthy notes

Hellfire Bitters

Spicy bitters made with chili peppers and coffee

Meyer Lemon Bitters

Sweet citrusy bitters with Meyer lemons, orange and cardamom

Rhubarb Tincture

A potent rhubarb extract, added by the drop

Rosemary Tincture

A potent rosemary extract, added by the drop

How to make your own green coffee bean extract

How to make your own green coffee bean extract

December 5, 2014

Bulletproof coffee has taken the health world by storm with its promises to increase energy, digestion, brain performance, and even metabolic rate Designed by Dave Asprey, The Bulletproof Coffee phenomenon has been popularized by the Paleo community but is popular with even those that don’t eat Paleo Designed by someone in Tibet, Asprey experienced the drink on a hiking trip there and brought the drink home to the United States The drink is the new “it” morning beverage that claims to be a health secret to get in on Even Dr Andrew Weil says the drink may be beneficial

What is Bulletproof Coffee?

In case you’re not familiar with Bulletproof coffee, it involves making a clean, non-toxic coffee free of pesticides, herbicides, etc and blending it with medium chain triglyceride (MCT) fats which increase energy and possibly performance, and are said to ward off hunger Dr Frank Lipman even says these fats have been shown to improve digestion and lead to a higher metabolism Once coffee is blended with a source of MCT fats, a rich, frothy beverage results that’s consumed first thing in the day

What’s Wrong With the Original Recipe?

The original Bulletproof coffee involves blending coconut oil (a well known superfood high in medium chain triglyceride fats) with grass-fed butter The official Bulletproof website also uses a medium chain triglyceride oil made from coconuts and sustainable palm oil, known as Brain Octane The healthy fats blended with the coffee help create satiety, ward off hunger, jump start the metabolism, and can help the caffeine from coffee digest more slowly, which prevents insulin crashes often caused by caffeine intake

It all sounds pretty great except for the fact the drink contains butter Butter in coffee? We don’t think so! Despite the health claims surrounding butter, it’s still an animal-based fats high in cholesterol and comes from dairy cows, which we know is not the best source of nutrients or the kindest option The good news is, you don’t need butter to get the benefits

Here’s how to make it vegan:

3 Tips for Making Vegan Bulletproof Coffee:

1Irish Eyes Are SmilingA creamy cocktail of Chocolate Liqueur and Irish whiskey. Use Organic, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

You can still make Bulletproof coffee by simply using all coconut oil instead of half coconut oil and half butter And while you can use palm oil since it’s another plant-based source of medium chain triglycerides, it’s probably best to avoid this oil due to the high amounts of controversy surrounding its production and environmental dangers There is also no research that shows it to be more beneficial than coconut oil (which has much more research supporting its health claims)

Don’t just use any coconut oil, however Be sure to use organic, extra virgin coconut oil which is cold-pressed so all the nutrients in the oil are retained Other coconut oils may be processed with pesticides, bleaching agents, hexanes, and heated at high temps that destroy the natural nutrients

2 Or, Opt for Coconut Butter

If you’re not into using oil and want something more like the texture of butter to create a creamier coffee instead of just a rich one, use raw coconut butter, aka vegan butter This magical superfood is different from coconut oil and cream Coconut butter is raw coconut meat that has been pureed and ground It’s a wonderful whole food replacement to butter that’s rich in MCT fats, fiber, and even a little protein to boot!

3 Add Some Non-Dairy Milk To Make it Extra Frothy

The butter in typical Bulletproof coffee creates an incredibly frothy texture when blended, however since we’re not eating butter, use non-dairy milk instead Choose an unsweetened version since added sugars are never a great idea, and add this to the blender with your coffee, coconut oil or butter, some stevia if you need a healthy, zero glycemic sweetener, and even cacao powder for an extra superfood boost

Vegan Bulletproof Coffee Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • organic coffee ( or chai or green tea) of choice (See why organic coffee is important here)
  • 1 tsp-1 tbsp of organic (raw) extra virgin coconut oil or butter (Start small if you’re new to using MCT’s in your coffee since they’re pretty potent for first users in their strength and abilities to “get things going” for digestion)
  • 1-2 tbsp of non-dairy milk (Unsweetened coconut milk or unsweetened almond work great here)
  • ground vanilla if desired, or alcohol-free vanilla extract
  • stevia if a healthy sweetener is desired (no sugary sweeteners)
  • optional: 1 tsp or tbsp raw cacao and some cinnamon

Directions:

1 Brew your coffee first

2 Add the hot coffee and other ingredients to your blender Even a small blender like a Nutribullet or Magic Bullet work here

3 Blend for 30 seconds (at least) This is what makes it frothy and mixes the ingredients together perfectly- don’t stir them into a poured cup of hot coffee – it won’t work

4 Pour into your favorite coffee mug and enjoy before breakfast

Why Before Breakfast?

Drinking your Bulletproof coffee at least 30 minutes or even an hour before breakfast provides your body with healthy fats that are said to improve mental function, slow down the effects of caffeine entering your blood stream (which benefits blood sugar) and will jump start your digestion before food is consumed If consumed with meal, the fats will more than likely upset your stomach and you may not get the same brain-boosting benefits

Does it Work And Should You Try It?

You’ll have to test it out and see how it works for you Some people do wonderfully with higher amounts of fat while others don’t I have tried this several times myself and can tell you that mental focus, energy, better blood sugar, and digestion all seem to be consistent benefits experienced quickly Do keep in mind to start small with fats and moderate the rest of your fats throughout the day If Bulletproof coffee doesn’t work for you, that’s okay – a regular cup of Joe is never a bad thing Enjoy your cuppa however it works for you, healthy fats or not

*Note, other fats like olive oil or nut butter are not recommended (and probably won’t taste too good) These do not have MCT fats like coconut, which are what benefits the brain, digestion, and the blood sugar*

Have you ever made vegan Bulletproof coffee or tea?

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