#1, I am in no way compensated by any of these companies to recommend their products - I purchased everything that I'm using with my own money.
#2, I am a complete and utter coffee snob. I am the person who travels with a French press, because I refuse to drink, "sub par" coffee.
What am I drinking right now?? Currently, I'm sipping on Kimera Koffee. It is pre-ground, so it's easy to travel with (don't worry, I have a burr grinder at home - I'm not COMPLETELY uncivilized).
On the bag, the coffee states:
- boosted energy levels
- optimized focus and concentration
- enhanced athletic performance
Holy heck - all of those things sound great, right?! The coffee is infused with, 'cognitive enhancers', which is allegedly a good thing (who doesn't want more cognition, right?). I don't know if I feel more focused or like a better athlete when I drink this coffee, in comparison to other coffees... but I do really like the taste of it. It brews great in my little French press or my Ninja Coffee Bar.
My coffee evolution has gone something like this:
A little bit of coffee with my creamer and sugar.... to 6 pumps of vanilla and a quart of milk and a splash of coffee + foam... to americano with about 1/2 cup of half-n-half... to coconut milk and coffee ... to ghee and coffee ... to black coffee... and now, finally, to superfoods hiking coffee. I really feel that this iteration of the progression is essentially the ultimate combination of my entire coffee drinking life - with the added benefit that it supports my recreation time in a somewhat productive manner (or at least I pretend that it does).
And so, I bring you my recipe for Superfoods Hiking Coffee - which is basically a dumbed down version of Bulletproof Coffee - but without the ultra-excessive price tag, and significantly less fat, and quite a bit less aloofness.
The Laird superfoods creamer is a brand that I found online. If you look for them on Amazon, you will notice that the price is almost embarassingly high - I would definitely not recommend purchasing it on Amazon. You can get it much cheaper through Thrive market online or through their own website.
How do I use this coffee? Honestly, the "hiking coffee" is a little bit of a misnomer, because I drink it almost every day - it's really that creamy and delicious. BUT, it has a special place in my heart for a pre-hike beverage ... it's warm, creamy and nutritious, plus, caffeine. Is there any other way to start a hike?
One quick note - blending in a blender is absolutely CRITICAL to maximize the creamy, frothy, foamy deliciousness factor. I HIGHLY recommend blending it. If you stir it, you run the risk of clumps - consider yourself warned.
Let me know if you try it and what you think!