What Makes Bulletproof Coffee Beans Different?
Our 100% arabica coffee beans go through several steps of specialty sourcing and quality control before they arrive in your kitchen ready to brew.
First, they are hand-picked from small farms in Central and South America. We only use sustainably sourced coffee from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms. Rainforest Alliance Certified farms implement more sustainable practices to protect fair wages, workers’ rights and our environment. Our hand-picking and expert sorting ensure that only the highest quality beans make it into your coffee.
Some packaged coffees are contaminated with mold toxins during storage and transportation. We go above and beyond industry standards with our quality testing. That’s why we test every batch of our coffee beans for mold toxins and heavy metals.
Lastly, our coffee beans earn the specialty coffee grading based on the cup score test evaluation from the Specialty Coffee Association. The Specialty Coffee Association is a nonprofit that helps establish a global standard for coffee value.
Quality matters in every step of the process. Does it make the process longer? Yes. Does it cost us more? Yes. Is it worth it? Always.
Tested for Toxins
Toxins don’t belong in your coffee. That’s why we opt into additional testing for toxins on every batch of our sustainably sourced green coffee beans.
Never jittery. Just great taste and focused energy from this coffee. I don't drink anything else if I have a choice.
Sustainably Sourced From Small Farms
Bulletproof coffee beans are hand-picked and sustainably sourced from small farms that give back to their local communities.
It's a pleasure to drink. It’s ethically sourced. It’s a win-win for the producers, the environment and the consumer.
Rainforest Alliance Certified
We source our coffee beans from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms that implement more sustainable practices to protect fair wages, workers’ rights and our environment.
I am extra pleased to see this brand of Arabica coffee is so smooth and sweet, and best yet, is harvested with sustainable methods, partnered with Rainforest Alliance.
Our coffee beans are expertly blended and roasted for rich, premium flavor.
Best coffee, period. Excellent flavor, no bitterness or acidity. Tastes pure and simple like an excellent cup.
Discover Your Favorite Coffee Beans
Breakfast BlendThe OriginalThe MentalistFrench Kick3-Pack Bundles
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|Tasting Notes||Milk chocolate, orange, berry and citrus||Cinnamon, plum and orange with a cocoa hazelnut finish||Full-bodied with cherry sweetness and notes of almond and caramel||Smooth and sweet with smoky chocolate notes in a medium body||Varies|
|Origin||Central & South America||Central & South America||Central & South America||Central & South America||Central & South America|
|Format||Ground, Whole Bean||Ground, Whole Bean, Pods, Decaf||Ground, Whole Bean, Pods||Ground, Whole Bean, Pods||Ground, Whole Bean, Decaf|
What to Know About Toxins in Coffee
If you drink coffee daily, you should care about the quality of your beans for more than just the flavor. Packaged coffee can contain mold toxins and heavy metals.
Common coffee contaminants include mold toxins like ochratoxin A and aflatoxins. Coffee contamination can happen at multiple stages of the production process, from growing to storage.
We process our coffee using wet methods, which more effectively eliminate most mold toxins than dry processing methods. Our coffee is thoroughly dried in the sun or using mechanical dryers, reducing the risk of mold growth.
Every batch of our coffee beans is independently tested for mold toxins. This testing process matters because it reduces your exposure to toxins.
Quality control for our coffee is our highest priority to ensure that your coffee makes you feel as good as it tastes.
The Bulletproof Clean Coffee Process
Beans are grown on farms in Central & South America
Coffee cherries are hand-picked and sorted
Cherries are processed to reveal the bean
Beans go through a drying process
Beans are tested for toxins
Coffee is expertly roasted to our unique profiles
What Does Rainforest Alliance Certified Mean?
Our coffee beans come from Rainforest Alliance (RFA) Certified farms. When a farm is RFA certified it means that independent auditors evaluate the farms we source from with three key factors in mind: social, economic and environmental impact.
To earn Rainforest Alliance certification, farms must meet certain sustainability standards. These standards fight against the climate crisis, conserve our forests, protect human rights and improve farmers’ livelihoods.
We partner with the Rainforest Alliance to support people and nature thriving together. When you purchase Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee, you support practices that benefit the environment, give back to local farming communities and ensure sustainable operations.
Bulletproof Coffee Brew Guide
- DRIP MACHINE
- FRENCH PRESS (3-CUP)
- POUR-OVER (2-CUP)
- PERCOLATOR (MOKA POT)
- COLD BREW
|DRIP MACHINE||FRENCH PRESS
|PERCOLATOR (MOKA POT)||AEROPRESS||COLD BREW|
|Coffee||60 grams||36 grams||22 grams||Full funnel||17 grams||1 cup|
|Water||1000 ml||660 ml||400 ml||Full chamber||220 ml||4 cups|
|Brew Time||Varies||4 minutes||4-5 minutes||Varies||1-1.5 minutes||Overnight, up to 12 hours|
You might have heard that light roast and dark roast beans have different levels of caffeine. This isn’t quite true.
The size of a coffee bean changes the longer it’s roasted. Light roast beans are smaller and denser than dark roast beans. If you measure your light roast coffee with a scoop or tablespoon, you might end up with more coffee per scoop — and therefore (slightly) more caffeine. If you want to keep your caffeine consistent across different roasts, measure your beans by weight instead of volume.
Store your beans in an opaque, airtight container at room temperature.
As a coffee term, acidity refers to bright, tangy, fruity or wine-like flavors in coffee beans. It has nothing to do with the amount of acid, or pH.
Coffee contains five major naturally occurring acids. The average cup of black coffee has a pH of about 5, making it mildly acidic. If you’re sensitive to acid or looking for low-acid coffee, try darker roasts or decaf.
Absolutely. If you want to use Bulletproof coffee beans to make espresso, we recommend our medium-dark roast, The Mentalist — but it’s up to personal preference.
We recommend using a method that preserves the coffee’s natural oils. These contribute to the flavor and antioxidant profile of your brew. Try a French press with glass and steel components.
Direct trade means we buy our coffee directly from growers, without going through middlemen. This allows us to build relationships directly with our farmers.
Ground coffee can lose its freshness faster than whole bean coffee because there’s more surface area exposed to air after grinding. Store your ground coffee in an airtight container to get the most flavor out of your brew.
For the freshest and most flavorful cup of coffee, buy your beans whole and grind them right before you brew them. This step maintains the fragrance and complexities of the coffee bean flavor.
There isn’t a significant caffeine difference in any of the Bulletproof roasts (besides decaf, obviously). However, the way you prepare your coffee can influence caffeine levels. In general, you’ll get more caffeine out of an espresso shot than a cup of coffee from a drip machine.
If you want the strongest coffee in terms of flavor, try darker roasts. These coffee beans have more robust flavor profiles that naturally develop from their longer roasting process. French Kick is a smooth and sweet dark roast with smoky chocolate notes. The Mentalist is a medium-dark roast with dark cocoa and vanilla aromatics, cherry sweetness and notes of almond and caramel. Try them in whole bean, ground or single-serve pods.
Yes. All Bulletproof coffee beans take well to butter but stand just as well on their own. Check out this blog post for other coffee add-ins to enhance your morning brew.
You can use your preferred coffee beans, but your results may vary. At Bulletproof, we carefully control and test our coffee beans for mold toxins. This reduces your exposure to the mold toxins that can be found in lower-quality, mass-market coffee beans.
We’re proud of our attention to detail. But there’s no guarantee that other companies have the same standards that we do. The official Bulletproof Coffee recipe uses Bulletproof coffee beans because they’re certified clean and tested for toxins. That means peace of mind, plus delicious and flavorful coffee beans you can feel good about drinking every day.
It depends on how much you use. However, if you were to use the standard 2 ½ heaping tablespoons of coffee per cup, a 12-ounce bag would make roughly 18 cups of coffee.
For maximum flavor, use an opened bag of coffee within 3 to 4 weeks. Bulletproof coffee beans are best enjoyed within two weeks of receipt. To preserve freshness for as long as possible, store your coffee beans in an opaque, airtight container at room temperature.
Bulletproof Coffee is not vacuum sealed. We package it in multi-layer foil bags that contain a one-way valve that allows the freshly roasted coffee to de-gas while minimizing oxidative degradation. Our coffee is bagged directly after it is roasted to maximize its freshness. This is not a standard practice for commercially available coffee and will cause inflation on occasion, but this does not affect the quality of the coffee whatsoever.