If you're a coffee drinker, you know what it's like to crave caffeine. Even if you can go mornings without it, you might find yourself longing for it. And sadly, there may also be times when you find yourself totally messed up as a result of not having your morning cup! But I feel like even the most consistent venti Starbucks aficionado should be horrified by a new brew on the market that boasts 200 percent more caffeine than an average cup of coffee.
The coffee is aptly named Death Wish and claims to be "the most highly caffeinated premium dark roast organic coffee in the world" with about 660 (!!) milligrams of caffeine per 16 oz. (vs. 320 mg. in a regular cup of joe). The company refers to "sissy Starbucks" (wow) on their website and even offers to buy back their product from the customer who can find a stronger blend. But why would anyone want to buy theirs ... let alone something stronger?!
Maybe that's a rhetorical question. I've known people to be such big-time Red Bull or soda fanatics that they supposedly can't even get a jolt from a regular can of an energizing drink. Because they're constantly swigging caffeine to get through the day, they're always on the hunt for something stronger. So, I guess something like Death Wish would appeal to them. But I would think needing such a questionable amount of caffeine should serve as a red flag. It should prove to these people that it's time to get a grip! Get more sleep. Get your thyroid and adrenal glands and stress levels checked. Detox!
Don't get me wrong ... I love organic coffee, gourmet coffee, special, rare, flavored coffees of all kinds. I definitely get why someone would spending big bucks on it, too, so the $20 a pound price tag on "Death Wish" coffee isn't even that crazy to me. But the idea that some people might need 200 percent (?!) more caffeine than the average cup of joe is mindblowing if not downright disturbing. Because it sounds like a total health hazard.
Would you ever try coffee this strong? Do you see the appeal?
Image via DeathWishCoffee.com