Frequently Asked Questions
A: Yes! All of our ingredients are non-GMO.Last updated:
A: We use a blend of Peruvian Fair Trade coffees and coffee extracts. Fair trade coffee certification helps support small plot coffee farmers in developing countries. Sustainability is just as important to us as taste!
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A: Cold brewed coffee is sweeter, low in acidity, and less bitter without any added sugar. We could get super nerdy about coffee flavor profiles in Grass Fed Coffee and how we obsessed over them for 14 months, but we’ll let other experts chime in to preserve our dignity.
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A: Some of our coffee is organically certified, and some of it is not. Click the links below for reasons why organic coffee isn’t always necessarily better. That said, there are advantages to organic coffee as well. We will continually revisit our supply chain as we grow, including organic vs non organic coffee.
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A: 80 milligrams of caffeine per serving, which is roughly equivalent to a nice strong cup of coffee.Last updated:
A: Yes, really! People have been putting in butter into coffee and tea around the world for centuries. Check out the links below for more info.
Also, cream is butter, churned. So it’s not that weird, we promise!
Ethiopian Butter Coffee:
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A: Grass fed butter (from pasture grazing cows) contain higher levels of CLA's, Vitamin K2, and omega 3’s, and butyrate when compared to butter made from grain fed cattle.
Grass fed butter in Grass Fed Coffee contains high levels of heart healthy fats and vitamins, which can be a key part of a healthy diet.
Also, butter from grass fed cows is said to be richer and darker yellow as opposed to pale grain fed butter.
Of course grass fed cows are MUCH happier, healthier, and more sustainable… and we think it tastes better too!
Grass Fed Butter:
A: We import German grass fed butter. This was an intentional choice, as there were no sources of grass fed butter in the US large enough to accommodate our initial needs.
We do hope in time that local sources of grass fed butter will grow, so we can support dairies closer to home.Last updated:
Q: The label lists a high daily fat percentage from one serving. Will I get fat from drinking Grass Fed Coffee?
A: When combined with low carb/high healthy fats and protein diets like Paleo and incorporating intermittent fasting, many butter coffee drinkers have actually reduced their body fat percentage.
But we recognize that everyone’s metabolism is different so please consume Grass Fed Coffee under the care of a medical professional.
A: Recent research has shown that there is no link between saturated fats and cardiovascular disease. It is a far more complex relationship than saturated fat = bad. Saturated fats can actually be beneficial, especially when they’re full of vitamins and antioxidants like those found in our grass fed butter. Empower yourself by doing your own research!
A: MCT (Medium Chain Triglycerides) are oils extracted and purified from coconut oil. There are many health benefits to coconut oil. MCT oils make up roughly 15% of coconut oil. Our MCT oil is sourced from Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
Benefits of Coconut Oil:
Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) are fats with an unusual chemical structure that allows the body to digest them easily. Most fats are broken down in the intestine and remade into a special form that can be transported in the blood. But MCTs are absorbed intact and taken to the liver, where they are used directly for energy. In this sense, they are processed very similarly to carbohydrates.
MCT’s have incredible purported benefits in fat burning and muscle building. They are absorbed quickly by the body for energy, just like carbs, but contain more energy per ounce than carbs.
Many athletes consume MCT oils in butter coffee to improve their athletic performance. There are also limited studies that suggest MCT’s improve cognitive function.
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A: We’ve placed a disclaimer on our can because there is conflicting information regarding the safety of caffeine for pregnant women. Additional information on our main ingredients (grass fed butter, MCT oil, coffee) is included below.
Grass Fed Butter has many vitamins and nutrients that can be helpful during pregnancy.
The effects of MCT oil and pregnancy have not been studied extensively. But the benefits of coconut oil (from which MCT is distilled) during pregnancy are extensive. A list of potential side effects from MCT oil and how to mitigate them are listed below.
Research suggests coffee to be beneficial to many areas of health. However, coffee does contain caffeine, which generates conflicting opinions for pregnant women.
As always, please consume Grass Fed Coffee under the care of a medical professional.
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A: The levels of MCT/Butter in Grass Fed Coffee were carefully selected to provide maximum benefits while limiting any inconvenient effects. But some may experience digestive distress until accustomed to the levels of MCT/butter. This typically happens within 1-4 days.Last updated:
A: We recommend consuming a half can to start. While the effects of Grass Fed Coffee (mental clarity, focus, energy) are steady and lasting, they can be very strong at first for beginners.Last updated:
A: We use organic chicory extract (mixture of dried ground chicory roots and water) from France. When combined with Xylitol, chicory smoothens the mouthfeel and taste of Grass Fed Coffee.
Chicory is also a well known additive to coffee from New Orleans, and contains inulin, which may help with weight loss and general health.
A: Xylitol is a naturally occurring sugar alcohol (not the kind that gets you tipsy) that is present in small amounts in fruits and vegetables. It is used as a sugar substitute, but contains 40% less calories than sugar. Xylitol is processed by the body like a carbohydrate, but does not raise blood sugar levels like sugar, which is why it is considered a no “net” carb sweetener.
Xylitol is also used to prevent tooth decay and has antibacterial properties.
Grass Fed Coffee has just enough Xylitol to taste slightly sweet, without being overpowering.
Q: Grass Fed Coffee contains 11 grams of carbs per serving (8 oz). Where do those carbs come from, if there is no sugar?
A: The 11 grams of carbs in Grass Fed Coffee come from Xylitol and organic Chicory. For comparison, a 12 oz Coke contains 39 carbs from sugar.
For food labeling purposes, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires that labels list the full number of grams of total carbohydrate that come from sugar alcohols (like Xylitol) and fiber. But these sources of carbohydrate are only partially converted to glucose—or not converted at all—so they may have less impact on blood glucose than other carbohydrate components.
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A: Yes and no. Our can liners have two layers, an outer liner containing trace amounts of BPA, and an inner BPA free liner.
The adhesive liner that attaches directly to the can contains trace amounts of BPA. However, this layer never touches the coffee, as the innermost BPA free layer, blocks all access.
Completely BPA free cans do exist, but are currently unavailable for beverages of our size. This was the best solution we could find on the marketplace.Last updated:
A: We’ve run multiple liner tests and passed with flying colors. Our MCT oils will not degrade our liners.Last updated:
A: FDA regulations dictate that any product containing dairy state “Contains Milk” on the label. Grass Fed Coffee does not contain milk, but it does have butter.Last updated:
A: Our Grass Fed butter does contain caseins which can cause an adverse reaction to people who are lactose intolerant. Additionally, dairy products like butter do contain lactose and whey. We recommend anyone that is lactose intolerant or allergic to whey protein consult with a medical professional before consuming Grass Fed Coffee.Last updated:
A: Yes, it is fully shelf stable!Last updated:
A: Our current shelf life studies have Grass Fed Coffee shelf stable for three months. We are currently running an extended shelf life study and will update that information when our study is complete.Last updated:
A: Nope! No refrigeration is necessary. It’s solely a question of personal taste.
We prefer it chilled though!Last updated:
A: Cases (30 cans) will be shipped to your receiving address (US only at the moment) every month.Last updated:
A: We do plan on creating additional flavors and Grass Fed drinks in the future. Stay tuned!Last updated:
A: Thank you for your interest, but we are not currently looking for any investors.Last updated:
Q: I’m a distributor (domestic and/or international) interested in carrying Grass Fed Coffee when production begins (March/April). How can I reach you?
A: Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!Last updated:
A: We believe Grass Fed Coffee is the evolution of energy and of coffee, which is why we depicted evolution on the label. Maybe it works better when you don’t think too much about it.Last updated:
A: Our attempt at humor.Last updated:
A: If you have any additional questions, drop us a line at email@example.com or post in the comments section and we’ll reply. Our FAQ’s will be continually updated as we receive updated information.
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