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.
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.
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.