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Old 06-16-2013, 06:34 AM   #1
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Yuck

I have tried using coconut oil in my coffee and it seems slimy and leaves a film in my mouth. Same with butter in coffee.

Anyone else have this issue?
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:41 AM   #2
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I think it may depend on how you blend it (with a strong counter-top blender or an immersion/stick blender).

I can't stand the sight of floating fat nor the mouthfeel of certain fats so I use a very heavy-duty counter-top blender and also 1tsp of sunflower lecithin to emulsify it - it also helps to prevent the 'curdled' appearance when the drink cools. (I add CO or MCT oil to coffee or cocoa as well as water-based or unsweetened almond milk-based chai.)
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:46 AM   #3
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Are you using virgin, or refined? Do you normally like the taste of coconut?
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:48 AM   #4
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I did in the past when I tried to use coconut oil in tea. I'm not a big tea drinker, and don't drink coffee, so now I get my coconut oil in other ways. I think a frother is supposed to help emulsify it which would break up the film of fat and mix it into the beverage.
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:58 AM   #5
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Are you using virgin, or refined? Do you normally like the taste of coconut?
It is extra virgin organic CO. I like coconut generally... just not a ton of it.
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Old 06-16-2013, 07:00 AM   #6
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I think it may depend on how you blend it (with a strong counter-top blender or an immersion/stick blender).

I can't stand the sight of floating fat nor the mouthfeel of certain fats so I use a very heavy-duty counter-top blender and also 1tsp of sunflower lecithin to emulsify it - it also helps to prevent the 'curdled' appearance when the drink cools. (I add CO or MCT oil to coffee or cocoa as well as water-based or unsweetened almond milk-based chai.)
That is the problem... I did not blend it. I just plopped it in there and drank it. I will try that as well as the lecithin. Thanks!
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Old 06-16-2013, 07:09 AM   #7
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Yea i tried a fat bomb and it was the grossest thing ever taste like biting into a piece of frozen raw chicken.I tried butter in coffee that was gross too.
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Old 06-16-2013, 07:52 AM   #8
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Hmm, maybe you are putting too much? I only put about a tsp in a cup. Makes your lips so soft. However, one day I had put my coffee w/cco in a travel mug. I was sipping on it while at my desk at work. (keep in mind my office can be pretty cold in the winter) It was probabaly about 3/4 gone and I had been away from my desk doing other tasks. I came back and took a drink and . Until I realized what those chunks were in my coffee I thought I was going to hurl! But I still use it in my coffee. I just don't drink it after it has been sitting long enough to get cold.
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Try "frothing" it with 1tsp butter. I use an aerolatte (thanks Ntombi) and it makes it frothy then when I brew my coffee into it, it disperses into the coffee instead of floating on top
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I have tried using coconut oil in my coffee and it seems slimy and leaves a film in my mouth. Same with butter in coffee.

Anyone else have this issue?
i have these same issues with it too.
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Old 06-16-2013, 08:33 AM   #11
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I use my hand blender and it comes out yummy!
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Try "frothing" it with 1tsp butter. I use an aerolatte (thanks Ntombi) and it makes it frothy then when I brew my coffee into it, it disperses into the coffee instead of floating on top
Yep, comes out like a latte, and it stays emulsified the whole time.

I do it with tea and coffee.
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I use a little cream with it. I have tomhave a little creamy to go with the oily.

Something I have been doing lately is using the really thick coconut milk/cream from a can. It has quite a bit of oil in it, but doesn't leave your coffee with a slick on top.

I use the Whole Foods brand because it doesn't seperate, pour it into a bottle, and add vanilla davincis (you could use any flavor). I add it to 1-2 cups a day
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Try "frothing" it with 1tsp butter. I use an aerolatte (thanks Ntombi) and it makes it frothy then when I brew my coffee into it, it disperses into the coffee instead of floating on top
Is this the same as an immersion hand blender?
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My frother is smaller than my immersion blender.
I like it because I can use a big mug to make a cup of coffe (1/2 or bit more full), and froth in the same cup without any mess or additional dirty dishes (am I lazy or what?). I purchased a brand called Cuissential.
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This is what my frother looks like. It's battery operated and comes with a travel case. I keep it on the shelf with all my SF syrups. It was twenty bucks. There are some that are even heaped, but I heard that this version lasts longer.

If I want my tea or coffee to be more like a latte, I froth the HWC, sweetzfree liquid Splenda, and coconut oil first, bringing it to a light whip, then keep frothing as I pour in the coffee or tea. If I'm being lazy, I just add everything together and froth it for a few seconds.
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This is what my frother looks like. It's battery operated and comes with a travel case. I keep it on the shelf with all my SF syrups. It was twenty bucks. There are some that are even heaped, but I heard that this version lasts longer.

If I want my tea or coffee to be more like a latte, I froth the HWC, sweetzfree liquid Splenda, and coconut oil first, bringing it to a light whip, then keep frothing as I pour in the coffee or tea. If I'm being lazy, I just add everything together and froth it for a few seconds.
OK, I think I have seen these.... I will invest in one! Thanks!
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What Ntombi said. And yes, mine does taste like an expensive coffee drink to me. But I must have the sweetener and HWC in addition to the oils. Have tried it w/out and as you would say, yuck. But with, and blended, YUM. Have one almost every morning now. Also, imo, your coffee has to remain hot, so sometimes I reheat and re-blend if I've been drinking it slowly.
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I use a little cream with it. I have tomhave a little creamy to go with the oily.

Something I have been doing lately is using the really thick coconut milk/cream from a can. It has quite a bit of oil in it, but doesn't leave your coffee with a slick on top.

I use the Whole Foods brand because it doesn't seperate, pour it into a bottle, and add vanilla davincis (you could use any flavor). I add it to 1-2 cups a day
That sounds delicious! I'm going to have to try it. I love coconut cream.

Thanks for the tip!
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