On these forums, one learns two very important lessons about coffee:
- Coffee is helpful on keto, because it stimulates ketogenesis and fatty acid metabolism.
- Coffee should be avoided at all costs on keto, because it inhibits ketogenesis and fatty acid metabolism.
Make of these what you will.
Note, however, that the word used is always “coffee,” never “tea” or “caffeine,” so the chemical(s) involved in the relevant effect of coffee (whatever that be) is/are something other than caffeine.
Since I regularly drink about a pot of coffee a day and lost sixty pounds with no effort on my part since starting keto, I don’t see that coffee has a deleterious effect. BTW, I’ve gone caffeine-free several times over the years, and after about two weeks, the addictive effects (mostly headache and irritability) vanish.