Thursday, February 4, 2016

Bulletproof Coffee @ Bungkus, Empire Damansara

Bulletproof coffee is not on Bungkus' official menu, but this is one of the few venues in the Klang Valley that will help prepare it by request (though call ahead in advance to confirm) – with a caveat. Customers must bring their own coconut oil (preferably extra virgin), which the cafĂ© will blend with its organic coffee (cultivated in a Thai mountain region) and butter (from grass-fed cows’ milk). “You must use very good butter, but the recipe only requires a very thin slice of butter,” barista Pearl Banaga explains. The other components are 90 ml of coffee and 40 ml of coconut oil. A cup of bulletproof coffee is sold at RM13.80, compared to RM11.90 for a regular latte.

 Bungkus’ interpretation of bulletproof coffee tastes very rich, with fatty, savoury dimensions from the butter. “I know some people are curious about bulletproof coffee,” Banaga says. “When they sniff it, they think they’ll like it, because it’s quite aromatic. But in my experience, after they’ve tried it once, they often won’t have it any more.” While Bungkus does not aggressively promote the availability of the beverage, Banaga feels it could potentially be targeted at customers who work long hours and want a strong boost. Claims that it can improve the metabolism could also appeal to gym-goers, she adds.

Bungkus
103A, Empire Damansara, Damansara Perdana. Tel: +03-76610685

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11 comments:

  1. No harm in trying at least once :) hopefully I will like it

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    1. Leo: heheh, it'll be an interesting experience :)

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  2. Extra virgin coconut oil is very good for health, but not sure if I like it to be blended with my coffee. :P

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    1. CK: haha, maybe you can try to make your own at home with some coffee, butter and oil :)

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  3. I wonder why they don't just provide the coconut oil?

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    1. The Yum List: i think it's cos they don't actually have the bulletproof coffee on their menu, as not many people order it. but they can oblige customers who really, really want it, heh :)

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  4. I agree with what he said. Most people would only have it once, out of curiosity unless they have a reason to drink it every day e.g. exercising or diet.

    It does suppress the appetite quite well but I think that's due to the coconut oil more than anything, there's a large amount of oil and fat in bulletproof coffee and it satiates you.

    I'll love to try it again though, it's been a while since I last had it. I remember where this place is too, last time I passed by while at Empire. Cheers!

    Happy New Year to you and your loved ones Sean! :)

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    1. Huai Bin: yeah, i can't imagine having bulletproof coffee on a regular basis ... maybe two or three times a year at the most, heh :) it doesn't look like a lot of cafes in kl are going to serve bulletproof coffee, so yeah, if you manage to check out this place and you have some coconut oil handy, it could be worth it. i don't recall feeling especially full after the coffee though, heh :) gxfc to you too! :)

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  5. I like that wooden swing! Oppss... wrong focus :P

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    1. Choi Yen: haha, but you're right, it's a nice swing :)

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