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Bulletproof Coffee Is Coming To The Arts District

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The Arts District is getting a Bulletproof Coffee, the shop that adds grass-fed butter to your morning brew. Bulletproof Coffee has one shop in Santa Monica, and will soon have another on the ground floor of the Arts District's One Santa Fe building next year, LA Weekly reports.

Bulletproof Coffee, inspired by Tibetan yak tea, contains a dollop of grass-fed butter and "Brain Octane," or medium-chain triglyceride (MTC) oil. Founder and self-described "biohacker" David Asprey claims that a cup of this coffee will replace breakfast and increase the drinker's mental performance throughout the day. The supposed health benefits behind Bulletproof Coffee have been met with skepticism by some, including Gizmodo writer Brent Rose, who called it a "fad diet."

Asprey said the biggest complaint he got about his coffee was that it was too far away for some people to get on the regular, so he decided to open up a second location across town.

Their new, larger space will feature metal floors so that guests will be "electrically grounded" and lighting that fluctuates based on human circadian rhythms, much like their shop in Santa Monica.