Caveman Coffee & MCT Oil

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Caveman Coffee offers high quality, fair-trade, sustainably sourced, small batch, single origin, roasted, whole bean coffee (catch all that?), among other great products. I was able to try their light, medium and dark roast coffee blends, as well as their own label MCT coconut oil. With a whole variety of coffee blends, nitro cold brews, whole leaf teas, and k-cup pods, there is a product for everyone at Caveman Coffee. Here is my take on the paleo themed hip local coffee roasters.

Caveman Coffee offers high quality, fair-trade, sustainably sourced, small batch, single origin, roasted, whole bean coffee (catch all that?), among other great products.

White Gold (Light Roast)

This blend is so light and airy, it’s almost like a tea. It certainly isn’t intended for the serious coffee drinker who needs a dark roast and a double shot. This light roasted coffee, blended with the MCT oil, gave me such a pleasant experience in coffee unlike any other. I liked it as a morning drink that offered me a fresh wake-up call and didn’t leave me feeling jumpy. I don’t usually eat much for breakfast, so most coffees leave me feeling over caffeinated. Not this one.

The Ethiopian (Medium Roast)

Overall, this blend was a soft and delightful experience. I did feel like it was more of a light roast than a medium roast. That being said, blending in the MCT oil, or going my traditional route of half and half with sugar, made the drink soft and creamy. I was able to use less cream and sugar and that’s actually really awesome because that’s where the calories lie. Plus, I guess they aren’t good for me anyway. This is a nice blend for anyone who doesn’t like a very strong coffee.

Blacklisted (Dark Roast)

This was the perfect cup of coffee for me. I’m not a fan of really dark roasts, so keep that in mind. I like creamy, sweet coffee. I typically joke that what I really like is coffee flavored milk. Why did I like this roast so much? It gave me the opportunity to have the delicious, creamy coffee flavored drink without adding sugar and cream. I only used the MCT oil, blended it together, and enjoyed a slightly sweet and creamy cup of coffee.

MCT oilmedium chain triglycerides – is a type of coconut or palm oil that has been manipulated from the more common long chain triglycerides we are used to. What does that mean? The process creates an easier to digest fatty acid that may prove beneficial to people with various digestive issues, most commonly those who have had parts of their digestive system removed (like the gall bladder). MCT oil has gained popularity in recent years in the health and fitness community as something that may increase athletic endurance, help you burn more calories, and increase satiation after consumption. Many studies have a positive outcome on the effect of MCT oil, though there are other studies that have come up inconclusive.

I’ve been hearing about the recent trend of using oil and/or butter in your coffee instead of cream as a way to prolong the energetic benefits of caffeine and reduce the crash some may feel after those effects wear off. I had to look into the details of MCT oil specifically to make sure I was educated before I started this post. Since MCT oil is used in situations where one may have issues with their digestive system working properly, I immediately saw the connection this type of oil has with the overall theme of CAVEMAN COFFEE – paleo – as the oil is known to help people who have a gluten intolerance and may even help induce ketogenesis in the body.

MCT oil is a man made process that separates the medium chains in the coconut (or palm) oil from the longer chain triglycerides. MCT oil is missing the lauric acid that is a predominant part of coconut oil. Lauric acid may be useful in fighting infection in the body. My motto is always that nature is best, so in this case, my opinion is that pure virgin coconut oil would be a far better additive to your CAVEMAN COFFEE than the MCT oil, providing you do not have any of the health concerns that may prevent you from experiencing the benefits of the pure coconut oil. Maybe the company will offer their own label of whole coconut oil soon.

One really awesome feature of this great company (besides their super sleek minimalist website design, which you know I’m a sucker for) is their subscription service. You can save money my signing up to regularly receive your desired products while also enjoying some added freebies in each box. Now you don’t have to worry about running out of your awesome Caveman Coffee products.

 

**It is important to note that you should consult your doctor before consumption of MCT oils if you have ever had an allergic reaction to them, have had any type of liver disorder including cirrhosis, or have had a portacaval shunt. Also, be sure to discuss any medications or herbs you are taking to determine if there will be any adverse interaction.**

 

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post, however I did receive the above mentioned products free, to test for my review. All opinions are my own and not influenced in any way. Read full disclosure policy here.

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