January Light Squares: Keto Coffee and Tim Ferris Coffee Chart

 

Life of B’s photography SQUARE challenge for this month is #JanuaryLight

I am going to start the challenge with “light coffee” – whiche was made from a pack of KETO COFFEE we received for Christmas. Shared this with America on Coffee (here) and wanted to share it in a post as well. 

Coffee for the first #January Light Square. Back in the day, I recall when vending machines gave the option of black, light, light with sugar, and black with sugar. This coffee is light in color, but it is actually heavy (not light) because it is packed with goodness (MCT Oil, Coconut, salt, etc.) 

 

 

Keto Coffee gifted to us. This was delicious, but we likely will not buy it unless we need it for traveling. Prefer to have black coffee and then if we want kept style coffee, we add Irish butter and almond mile (and hubs might add salt to his and “Octane fuel”). I also added a little xylitol to this kept Coffee and it was good.
Got this Pfaltzgraff mug last fall: porcelain and 20oz (size I like for tea). The little cup right is from an old glass cappuccino set we have.

Lastly,

Here is the chart I shared with “America on Coffee” this week. coffee chart

Image credit: Tim Ferriss

So from the coffee chart –

which type are you?

  • Son 2 is the “Believe’s Vinyl is Higher Quality” 
  • and Son 1 and his gf are “Who Hurt You?”
  • Jennie is “not really into abstract art” but uses a dark roast strong coffee. 
  • We are a mix of three: Geriatric Italian, Thinking Fancy, and Not into Abstract Art.

Did you know I did not have any coffee for almost all of November? And now – barely have one cup a day. Just prefer tea lately. 

 

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41 thoughts on “January Light Squares: Keto Coffee and Tim Ferris Coffee Chart

    1. hi – yes, they are not all the greatest fits and ifs I made a chart – it would be different – but how clever to even look at the different options today.
      I do like the Keurig – but by saying “who hurt you” shows the dislike for this plastic wasting quick option. And son that does the pour over coffee – well that is some good java – but he also uses really good beans

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      1. The chart is funny, even if not all of the categories fit. I don’t do Keurig unless I have to. To me it doesn’t taste as good as coffee made other ways. I also don’t like drip – even using the best coffee ever it always comes out with that funny “drip” taste.

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      2. on Christmas, my son made Irish coffee with WaWa coffee pods for the Keurig and it was really good – whiskey, cream, and the coffee – I only took a small taste because I was alcohol free in December – just decided to be – and his version was a 10 out off 10.
        anyhow, I had one drink on New Year’s Eve – made Irish coffee because I did not get one on Xmas – but it was only a 2 out of 10. kind of a waste of 9$

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      3. Keurig is not necessarily awful, it just isn’t the same as “fresh”, and I’m sure your son could have made any Irish coffee taste great 🙂 Not Irish coffee, but – as a last minute thing, we ended up having New Years Eve dinner at an Irish pub, so I had a couple of Irish Beers with dinner. OK, they were Guinness 😉

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  1. Of course I’m a tea drinker, so this doesn’t really apply to me. I’m the type of coffee drinker that gets my coffee (mocha,cappuccino,?) at a coffee shop and not very often at that. 🙂 I’m not quite sure what keto coffee really is, but reading the ingredients makes me never want to drink it!! Butter?? Love the llama cup!

    janet

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    1. Hi Janet – I likely should have took the time to explain what kept coffee is…
      here is meh take on it

      Keto coffee is basically when you add fat to the coffee
      that fat is usually butter (or ghee) and can be other fats/oils.
      When I first heard of it – it was with Dave Asprey of bullet proof
      a few years ago – since that time – many folks who are into the “low carbs and no sugar with more fats” diet have the keto coffee to stay in ketosis

      I will try and keep this short – but when a person gets off sugar and stops using mainly simple carbs as their fuel source – they become fat adapted and it is such different way to burn fuel.

      the butter actually tastes really good – and if you like whipped cream or a nice full fat milk – it is the butter that makes it all delicious
      but the butter is nutrient dense, anti-fungal and feeds the cells of the. body leaving someone satisfied longer.

      side note – there is a lot of misunderstanding about what it means to be kept, paleo, etc.
      — here is a good article to skim
      https://www.health.com/nutrition/keto-coffee

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      1. Thanks for taking the time to explain a bit, Yvette. I still think my mind would rebel at butter in coffee, but as I rarely drink it, I’ll be fine unless you try to slip it in my tea. 🙂 (I drink that straight.)

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  2. Hello Yvette, Wish you and family, A Very Happy and Peaceful New Year 🙂

    We have a clear split at home, myself and my kids prefer Coffee but my wife and my mother like Tea…

    As I work in Wayanad, the coffee country of Kerala, I get to taste so many different Coffee varieties and coffee tasting itself is an interesting area 🙂

    Have a beautiful day ahead 🙂

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    1. happy new year Sreejith and thanks for chiming in – how nice that you get to sample so many – reminds me that not all coffee is the same for sure – and life is too short to drink bad coffee 🙂

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  3. Great post for January Squares! I never considered myself a big coffee drinker. I always preferred tea, but whichever I had, it had to be in just the right mug, which unfortunately I broke on New Year’s Eve. So I’ll be going out on a quest today to find a replacement. Happy New Year!

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    1. Hi Sue – sorry your favorite mug broke. I know how hard it can be to find the right replacements – for years my favs were Crate and Barrel 20 0z mugs – from their early 2000s line…they do not make it anymore – and now I use other 20 oz ones – like the porcelain too
      hope you find the right one to replace yours

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  4. Happy New Year! I’m a tea person myself, but I thoroughly enjoyed the espresso machine/has NYer subscription but never reads it. Hahaha

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  5. I’ve taken to drinking my coffee black on account of the way too much cream and sugar I was bathing my grounds in. It was becoming more and more, until I finally said no mas.

    As for the coffee chart . . I AM into abstract art, even if this insists I’m not, 😉

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    1. same here – into the abstract — and thanks for chiming in… it was a fun idea for Tim to create this list but not the “best” descriptions – not saying I could do better tho –
      and I mostly prefer black coffee as well

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    1. Not sure of the category – when did instant coffee first come out? And The chart is missing a few things – like instant coffee! And my sister drinks the Starbucks Vie – ahhh is like instant coffee – she loves them – taste so good and easy to make on the go –

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      1. I don’t know but we always had instant coffee at our house. My mom used to drink it too then switched to tea in later years as coffee bothered her stomach. I use Nescafe Classico which is a dark roast and it’s very good. I bought some of the Starbucks Pumpkin Latte for Thanksgiving and it was instant and in tube-like packets and very good (although I think 21 grams of sugar in one drink).

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  6. Happy New Year, Yvette! Very interesting on the coffee. I have heard about it, although, I have never tried it. The Bulletproof Coffee founder, Dave Asprey, lives on our Island. He has written some interesting, and somewhat controversial books. You may have heard of him. I am a traditional, picky coffee person (my family describes me a little differently:). In your cartoon, I am the New Yorker. One (maybe two) very good cups of coffee a day. I am in awe that you managed to not have coffee for a long period of time.

    Your title caught my interest because Tim Ferriss is my favourite go-to podcast. I also receive his weekly newsletters. Is this something else we have in common, Yvette? I look forward to connecting with you in 2020!

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    1. Hi again – and I knew that you liked and followed Tim Ferriss and because of you- I plan to give his podcast another chance (later, when I have some time). And just this morning on a. walk I wa mentioning one of my favorite parts about his book (4-hour workweek) was the way he encourages and helps people to face their fear and move forward. So good.
      Anyhow, I think I just prefer tea to coffee and some days only have half a cup. Today I did not have any coffee – so for me I guess I just enjoy it less, not sure why.

      and how cool that Dave lives on your island. nice…
      I did not know his material was controversial – but maybe it is because he suggested eating fat when the culture we live in believes the lie that fat makes you fat (when it doesn’t -it is sugar and bad carbs that clog the body and damage arteries) and maybe his support for the benefits of red meat have people mad because there is a huge push to have fake meat – which does not feed the human tissues and cells the way real meat does.

      I know Dave Asprey is a huge business man and his products are in Target now and his prices are high (like his activated charcoal seems too high) but he is a top mentor for me and I have learned so much from him about enzymes. healing, and how if he stayed the natural course with modern sick care – he likely would have been another cancer patient. And maybe I would have as well…

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      1. Hi Yvette, A couple of the reasons I like Tim Ferriss is he has many interesting, thought-provoking guests on his podcast. I should have started keeping track of the guests I especially like. I like how he interviews them, the questions he asks, and how he usually does not take over the conversation. I only listen to podcasts when I am commuting in the car. Otherwise, I relish quiet time.

        Re: Dave Asprey. I finished reading his book, “Game Changers” a couple of weeks ago. I still have one week left on my elibrary loan, so I did a short scan to refresh my memory on why I thought parts of it were controversial. This is out of context and overall the book is great, informative, many gems.

        He does discuss the benefits of brain enhancing drugs, pharmaceuticals and how he wants to live to 180 (I suspect, tongue in cheek). He does talk about an occasional pharmaceutical dosage of an hallucinogenic drug as being worth it, psychedelics, LSD, leading to increased positivity, creativity, focus and empathy. I learned a new word, Nootropics, drugs that make you smarter, increase cognitive function.

        Again, out of context and he does discuss these topics more in depth. I don’t know enough to judge and I realize this is not new information, yet controversial. Also, interesting.

        Wonderful to hear how he is a top mentor to you, Yvette, and he has changed people’s diet, health and lives for the better. He is a great example on how he transformed his own health.

        A very lengthy response, Yvette, although you gave me lots to think about. I greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and gems.

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  7. I have been wondering what the Keto Coffee tastes like. I have passed by it many times in the store and have kind of had this negative feeling of Keto Coffee, but if I ever get a chance I will try it, now that I know it tastes good.

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    1. Hi – we have now tried three different kinds of packaged kept coffee – and Melissa – I love the “unsweetened” the most because I can add xylitol or leave it plain. I also love the powder because I can make a strong unsweetened mug of it when I need an energy and Brain boost. works well. The ones with stevia in it had a slight taste I did not like.
      and side note – some people have GI stress when they eat xylitol – but I think that is because they have gut stuff that needs to be cleaned out the and the xylitol starts to do that.
      so anyhow, not all folks can do xylitol (I use the birch only) and my stomach is pretty cleaned out from years of working at it and it does not cause me any distress.
      But I love the keto powdered coffeee so much

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