Hot Butter and Coffee?
- ipsedixit May 22, 2007 03:21 PM
Ok, who here puts hot butter in their coffee?
I had never heard of such a thing until today.
I was at a local coffee shop today and the person in front of me asked for hot butter in their coffee. The clerk was a bit flabbergasted and said "sorry, but no can do".
My curiosity piqued, I Googled "hot butter" and "coffee" and turned up a few interesting links, but nothing really worthwhile.
Anyone out there add butter to their coffee? And how did you start?
Sounds disgusting, yet I thought hot buttered rum type drinks were disgusting until I tried them and realized it's great with things like hot cider or cranberry juice.
I have never heard of this however I love it when I dip butter bread in my coffee and the butter melts into the coffee, which is essentially the same thing. I like to do this with my hot cocoa too.
I use to work with a lady at a snack counter kind of place. We made a big urn of coffee for the lunch rush. She always put a pat of butter in the coffee, insisting that it made the coffee taste richer, smoother. I can't say that it really made a difference as it was 2 tablespoons of butter to like a couple gallons of coffee. Nobody ever said that the coffee tasted buttery .
I had this in Hanoi. The coffee was really strong, like an espresso, but extra smooth. I asked what was in it, and apparently they put a little bit of butter in it. It definitely made a difference. I doubt it would go that well in a typical cup of joe, but in a rich espresso or similar brew, it seems to work great. And I'm not even that much of a butter person.