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Easy Caveman Coffee Recipe

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How much of a cave dweller are you? Well, let me tell you, going all-out caveman might be good for you. Paleo and Neolithic diets are trending right now, and they don’t sound all that crazy. 

After all, we evolved for millions of years to eat and drink certain things, and life as we know it is pretty recent.

You might have heard about Caveman Coffee Co. These guys have taken the caveman coffee idea to another level, and they’ve popularized a nice cup of coffee with grass-fed butter. Today, we’ll make our own!

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How to make a caveman coffee?

To make this specialty, quality matters. In fact, what makes this coffee so delicious is the quality of the ingredients. Get your hands on single-source, single-origin Arabica medium roast coffee and ground it yourself, medium-coarse.

You’ll also need a pour-over coffee pot; it makes the mildest and most flavorful coffee with the cleanest profile. Once you have a cup of premium coffee, melt a teaspoon of grass-fed butter in it. The only thing left to do is optionally add a splash of milk or cream and your favorite sweetener to taste, if honey, even better.

How does a caveman coffee taste like?

Let’s make the most critical question. How does this coffee taste like? Let’s just say butter makes the coffee rich, smooth, silky and palate-coating. It makes it a great source of energy as well! Did you know people in the Himalayas add butter to their coffee to stay warm even during the coldest winter nights? Well, you can too.

Besides, pour-over coffee is aromatic and slightly sweet, so it’s beautifully compatible with butter. Honey is the sweetener of choice for this one since it’s Paleo-compatible; it’s an authentic caveman sweetener that predates sugar.

Other ways of making caveman coffee

If you don’t have a pour-over coffee maker, consider getting one. If you’re a fan of coffee, you’ll absolutely love it. In the meantime, you can make a caveman coffee with a percolator coffee machine, or you can even brew yourself a tall espresso. What matters here is the quality of the coffee.

If you don’t eat animal products or are lactose intolerant, make yourself a cup of caveman coffee with a teaspoon of coconut oil; it’s pretty similar!

How to Make It

  • Prep Time5 min
  • Total Time5 min
  • Serving Size1
  • Energy208 cal




Use a pour-over coffee maker to make a cup of steaming hot coffee. Pour it into the serving cup.


Melt the butter in the coffee.


Top with milk and sweeten to taste with honey.

  • Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size1
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories208
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat9.8 g78 g12.56%
  • Saturated Fat5.8 g20 g29%
  • Cholesterol28 mg300 mg9.33%
  • Sodium105 mg2300 mg4.57%
  • Total Carbohydrate26.5 g275 g9.64%
  • Total Sugars26.9 g
  • Protein6 g50 g12%
  • Calcium210 mg1300 mg16.15%
  • Potassium306 mg4700 mg6.51%
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