My reverse engineered Kitu Super Coffee

I had a Kitu Super Coffee this weekend, got it at my local Wawa. It was $3.29 per bottle, not bad, but not SUPER great because I’m not a huge mocha fan. But I digress…

It has limited ingredients so I figured I would take a shot at reverse engineering it to make it at home. Here is what I have:

12 oz Coffee, black

12g MCT Oil

22g Whey Protein Isolate, unflavored

1-3g cocoa powder (unsweetened)

2 packets sweetener of choice

Pop it all in a blender or food processor. You may have to wait 20 minutes or so for the foam to settle, or drink it as is, because it gets light and airy.

Notes:

  • I based this on 12 oz of coffee because why not.

  • 12g of MCT oil is a tablespoon. The original bottle has only 5g of fat which would only be 4g of oil if it was all from the MCT. The 12g seemed to emulsify pretty well, I didn’t even notice it separate and I refrigerated it over night.

  • I used 3g of cocoa initially and would personally bring it down to 1-2g. That’s just me!

  • Super coffee in the bottle has 10g protein, but I upped it to 20g. This didn’t seem to change the consistency.

  • Super coffee in the bottle has guar gum. I felt the protein powder helped thicken this enough. My first test batch I added a tad of xanthan gum and it thickened up A LOT.

Macros:

Nutrition Facts Servings 1.0 Amount Per Serving calories 187 % Daily Value * Total Fat 12 g 19 % Saturated Fat 12 g 60 % Monounsaturated Fat 0 g Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g Trans Fat 0 g Cholesterol 3 mg1 % Sodium 39 mg2 % Potassium 326 mg9 % Total Carbohydrate 1 g0 % Dietary Fiber 0 g1 % Sugars 1 g Protein 20 g41 % Vitamin A0 % Vitamin C0 % Calcium105 % Iron1 %

I don’t want to make this too long but feel free to comment. The recipe is pretty basic, but it’s to help anyone who maybe wouldn’t think of this on their own.


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