How to... Bulletproof coffee.

The first time I heard about Bulletproof Coffee was in March of last year 2017, just arrived in Iceland to start my second season in this fascinating country.

Was my co-worker at Rjukandi Hotel, Ölof, who told me about a magical drink that cure hangovers and that gives you a powerful boost of energy at the same time that it helped you to be focused.
Enough data to feed my curiosity ...

The searching.

Instead of looking on the internet, as we all do nowadays, I decided to ask my friend Katrin from Kaffi Kyrrð and bingo!
She, not only knew about the drink! She drinks it every morning!!

A bit of history.

Katrin told me about David Asprey and his trip to Tibet where he drank a drink that gave him a lot of energy ... That's when I connected the dots.
I read a wonderful book, The Third Eye of Lobsamg Rampa, where he speaks about a drink that they take there based on green tea and Yak butter. The book also teach myself that in the tibet the water does not boil to 100ºc but to 80ºc, but this is a topic for a future post.

Returning to the Bulletproof Coffee and summarizing, David Asprey did his research and adapted the drink to a mostly coffee drinker western world , replacing the tea for mold free coffee, and yak butter for grass-fed cow’s butter and the final touch the Brain Octane Oil (coconut oil).

Recipe from David Asprey

  1. It all starts with the beans. Brew 1 cup (8-12 ounces) of coffee using filtered water with 2 ½ heaping tablespoons of freshly ground Bulletproof Coffee Beans. Use a French Press for ease of use and to preserve beneficial coffee oils that paper filters keep out.
  2. Add 1 teaspoon to 2 tablespoons of Brain Octane Oil. You’ll learn much more about Brain Octane Oil below, but keep in mind that this stuff is powerful. Start with 1 teaspoon per cup and work your way up to 1-2 tablespoons over several days.
  3. Add 1-2 tablespoons of grass-fed, unsalted butter or grass-fed ghee.
  4. Mix it all in a blender for 20-30 seconds until it looks like a foamy latte.

My way.

I prepare it with an American coffee, unsalted butter, coconut butter and two different ways if I have a blender or not.
Without blender: I put the ingredients (butter and coconut butter) in a jar with a little milk. I prepare the American coffee and emulsify the contents of the jar with the steamer then add to the American coffee cup.
With blender: Mix all the ingredients in the blender glass and mix it until you get a creamy drink (without milk).

My thoughts.

There are chemical terms that scape my knowledge but one thing it's true, bad coffee makes you weak and the best thing is to experiment myself.
In my case the results were fantastic!
With the Bulletproof Coffee my sense of "alertness" works to the maximum, the sleep disappears as well as the sensation of hunger and my ability to focus multiplies. It's the same thing that happens to me when I drink coffee, but instead of lasting 30-40 minutes and needing almost 1 liter of filtered coffee when I go to work on my laptop ... I just need a cup of Bulletproof Coffee to be focused almost for two hours.
I also recommend only one cup a day and only in the morning, without breakfast.
The feeling of hunger disappears for about 5 hours, but then you are very hungry, so I think that as a method of weight loss is not very useful ....
In any case and against all odds it is a pleasant taste drink, not greasy and with a very pleasant softness and creaminess.

For those who want to know more.

COFFEELOVERS #4 Happy New Year 2018

Happy New Year 2018!

Yes! I know! ... .. it's a little late to congratulate the new year but as a Capricorn for a long time my year starts on my birthday so...

This year I said goodbye to 2017 from Reykjavik, the city where I am living and working, which also has a very special way of saying goodbye to the year that goes by and hello to the year that it was born and does it with an orgasm of fireworks that It lasts all night, having its most memorable moment at the change of year and witnessing from the roof of the Room With a View Hotel.

I wish you all the best for this year that begins to walk with all my heart.

Amilka Lee Gamiz

Room With a View:

COFFEELOVERS #2 Røasters home.

Røasters home.

In March of 2017 I had the opportunity to visit the Nomad, Roasters Home, before leaving for Iceland for the second time, to meet Mariëlla in person. I follow her blog every week since I read an article about her and women in the barista world.

Mariëlla, barista and blogger arrived in Barcelona from Holland. In his blog "the exploring barista" and also on his YouTube channel, of the same name, he talks about his day to day in Barcelona, ​​the nearby towns, trips, food and especially coffee and coffee shops.

This 2018 she has taken one more step in her life and works as a freelance, training and consultant barista.

Francisco is the master roaster of Nømad and a great professional who left me pleasantly surprised with his brazilian blend, which he took in 18gr dry espresso and 32gr cup.
I invite you to participate in a coffee tasting at Aquíares Coffee Community, Cartago, Costa Rica.

Nømad Coffee has three spaces in Barcelona:

. ROASTERS 'HOME. Carrer de Pujades, 95 08005 Barcelona
. CØFFEE LAB & SHOP. Passatge Sert, 12 08003 Barcelona
. CADA DIA. Carrer Joaquín Costa 26 08001 Barcelona

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COFFEELOVERS #3 Reykjavík Coffee Culture Intro.

This is the video I made last summer (2017) as a short introduction to the publication of my article for the Forum Café magazine, I hope you like it.

Este es el video que hice el pasado verano (2017) como introduccion a la publicación de mi articulo para la revista Forum Café, espero que os guste.

Forum del Cafe:


Bus Hostel:

Blómasetrið - Kaffi Kyrrð - Borgarnes - Islandia


Después de mucho tiempo, compartiendo en plataformas como facebook o Instagram lo que va sucediendo en mi día a día, mis experiencias con el café, los lugares que visito y las personas que voy conociendo, ha llegado el momento de dar un paso adelante, seguir creciendo, compartiendo y dejar constancia de todo en forma de blog.
Quiero dedicar este primer post al lugar que fue mi oasis en los momentos más duros que viví las dos primeras temporadas aquí en Islandia.

Blómasetrið - Kaffi Kyrrð




En el pueblo de Borgarnes se encuentra el acogedor café Kaffi Kyrrið que es a su vez floristería y gesthouse, todo en el mismo edificio. Desde el primer momento que entras te das cuenta de que estas en un lugar especial lleno de magia y tranquilidad donde el tiempo se detiene.

“We offer you a pause from the hectic big city life and our goal is to make your stay in Borgarnes as pleasant as possible.”
Blómasetrið - Kaffi Kyrrð

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Blómasetrið - Kaffi Kyrrð - Borgarnes - Iceland

After a long time, sharing on platforms such as facebook or Instagram what is happening in my day to day, my experiences with coffee, the places I visit and the people I am getting to know, it is time to take a step forward, follow growing, sharing and recording everything in the form of a blog.

Blómasetrið - Kaffi Kyrrð

Borgarnes is only 60 kilometers up north of Reykjavík, on the Borgarfjörð coast.
Settlement of the famous Egill saga and village where the cozy cafe Kaffi Kyrrð is located, an oasis on my trips between Snaefells and Reykjavik, is in turn a florist and gesthouse in the same building.

A special place full of magic and tranquility where time stops.

"We offer you a pause from the hectic big city life and our goal is to make your stay in Borgarnes as pleasant as possible."
Blómasetrið - Kaffi Kyrrið

In the lower part of the house, as soon as you enter, you will find the florist, the gift shop and the cafe. The space dedicated to the cafe has two spacious lounges with armchairs and low tables where you can enjoy the coffees, cakes and sandwiches that you can find in their menu.
Walls full of pictures and shelves full of books and various art forms that embrace you warmly.
The cafe gives way to a privileged terrace that, when the weather permits, is the best place to enjoy the sun's rays.

On the top floor is the guesthouse that has three bedrooms, living room, kitchen, bathroom and terrace.

But above all the soul of this place is the family that gives a warm welcome to all who visit them.
My heart keeps wonderful moments in Kaffi Kyrrð chatting with Katrín, daughter the owner, about coffee and life while drinking sip to sip the wonderful cafes that she prepares so fondly.
Katrín was the one who presented me the Bulletproof Coffee, to which we will dedicate a complete entry to know where, how and when of this preparation.


Kaffi Kyrrð
Skúlagata 13, Borgarnes