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Hot Butter and Coffee?

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?

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  1. 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.

    1. 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.

      1. 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 .

        1. But even if butter in your coffee is your thing (whatever) where have you been hanging out that not only do coffee shops supply you with butter, but HOT butter? Like they'd have a little hotplate with a carafe of hot butter? Maybe it was a joke?

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          1. re: writergirl

            I don't know about butter in coffee, but I absolutely love to put gravy in my cocoa puffs!

            1. re: chipman

              And I hear you can get it at the cafes that have hot carafes of butter for the coffee!

          2. 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.

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            1. re: brtkms

              In SE Asia coffee is often sold ground with a little margarine. I would never have known it except that it's listed in the ingredients. And the coffee tastes pretty good!