A hipster for a day

I had to tell someone I just drank coffee with butter.
But whom?
I decided on my niece Sarah in Roanoke, Virginia. She’s in her 30s, a dentist and a mommy of three, and very “with it,” as we used to say.
So I sent her a text.
Her response: “Congratulations. You’re now a hipster.”
It left me confused.
So I brought it up with Lakin, my grandson’s nanny, who’s also with it. “Everyone who comes to Austin winds up a hipster,” she said.
I needed to do some research. I needed the internet.
First of all, as you may have surmised, I was in Austin, Texas, at the time, visiting my daughter, her husband, and most importantly my one-year-old grandson for Christmas. We stopped for coffee at a food truck one morning as we took Parker for a walk in his stroller and that’s when my son-in-law Josh asked me if I ever had Bulletproof Coffee.
I had not, but I am always open to new things.
And that’s where the butter came in.
As far as I can tell from various websites, Bulletproof Coffee is a particular brand of coffee, or not (apparently you can make any coffee bulletproof), with butter the thing that separates it from all else.
In coffee?
That’s what I said.
Josh assured me I’d like it, and I think I did.
Websites, again, shed light on the situation. Sparing you all the chemistry, suffice to say the magic of putting butter in coffee apparently has something to do with antioxidants and butter’s way of making them even more powerful. Not just any butter, by the way, grass-fed butter. That’s important.
So far, so good. But there was one more thing I needed to know. What exactly is a hipster?
The online Urban Dictionary said this:
Hipsters are a subculture of men and women typically in their 20s and 30s that value independent thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics, an appreciation of art and indie-rock, creativity, intelligence, and witty banter.
This is about 5% of the total definition on the website. The more I read, the less I identified, especially when Wikipedia, if you’ll forgive me quoting Wikipedia, added a quality of hipsters often is snobbery.
That made it easy to conclude that while I admit coffee with butter is one smooth drink, Ed Ackerman is definitely not hipster material.
I’m back in Pennsylvania and back to drinking my coffee black.

Ed Ackerman